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Head of Dermatology Medical Affairs


Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Job Function:  Medical Affairs
Job ID:  65323

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul, and skills into making a difference for people living with severe disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation.  Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?


To strengthen our Dermatology Team, based in our US Atlanta HQ, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Head of Dermatology Medical Affairs.


The Head of Dermatology Medical Affairs provides medical expertise to the Dermatology commercial and medical teams and provides clinical and scientific guidance to the Medical Affairs team ensuring the successful implementation of the medical portion of the business unit's plan for its products in the dermatology space.


You like to work in an environment where you can: 

  • Derive strategic medical plans for both CIMZIA and Bimekizumab (a phase 3 development asset) as part of an integrated strategic plan for an asset portfolio approach.   
  • Brainstorm science-related data needs and their communication channels and platforms
  • Assess the need for and ensures execution of key exploratory data analysis projects (via liaison with Medical Affairs members of PST, Medical Affairs members of other regions, and biostatistics) 
  • Conduct Medical review of Grants and IIS proposals in the dermatology CORE function 
  • Build, maintain and nurture authentic scientific/medical engagement with National and Regional key opinion leaders.  
  • Assess the need for planning and running medical advisory boards within appropriate dermatology customer base.  


You will contribute by: 

  • Knowledge management - maintains expertise in dermatology by collecting competitive intelligence and disease state expertise from both literature and KOLs (via liaison with the MSL team) 
  • Data dissemination – in collaboration with the Medical Information and Publication Manager, manages the publication plan developed each year by the Medical Director in collaboration with the Patient Solutions Team (PST).
  • Education and training - develops of training materials and programs to ensure brand teams, sales training department and the medical teams have appropriate levels of expertise in relevant disease states and with relevant products 
  • Ensuring appropriate focus, timely preparation, review and submission of publications at scientific congresses 
  • Ensuring quality assurance and review of medical materials including brand promotional materials and internal medical education resources 
  • Providing input to global R&D to best represent patient unmet needs in development programs including pipeline assets.  
  • Reviewing topics for CME events related to relevant therapeutic areas and provides professional input for symposia development and key congresses in accordance with Company educational programs and scientific communications and publications policies 
  • Developing partnerships with key opinion leaders to help determine existing data gaps and appropriate data mining programs for Dermatology products with indications in therapeutic areas; developing this feedback into a exploratory data analysis plan, approved by the Medical Director and implemented in conjunction with PST and/or an external agency


Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills: 
Minimum Qualifications:

  • MD or DO degree 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong preference for completion of dermatology residency training program
  • Any additional scientific/medical training or experience in immune-dermatology related conditions is a plus.  
  • Will consider MD/dermatologist trained who are interested in transitioning to manufacturer career
  • Leadership and management along with employee development expertise is required
  • Able to build strategic working relationships with both diverse internal and external medical and scientific experts, as well as brand team members 
  • Ability to think based on both business and scientific principles 
  • Strong project management skills, including projects managed via a matrix organization
  • Self-motivated, proactive problem solver 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills


Why you should apply 
At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve. 

If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.


About us.

UCB- Inspired by Patients. Driven by Science. Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this create value for people living with severe diseases?” By putting patients at the heart of what we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees and operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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