Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Public health physician jobs

There are several physician job openings at the CDC. 

CDC medical officers/physicians serve as advisors, consultants and administrators. The results of their work are felt worldwide as they conduct cutting-edge medical research, collaborate with and/or provide specialized services to CDC partners, and institutionalize national and international health programs and scientific investigations. Qualifications for a medical officer are determined by the grade level of the position.

Learn more about these job opportunities here: https://jobs.cdc.gov/medical-officers

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Medical director jobs in medical communications

Looking for a medical director job in medical communications? Here are a few recent examples from active job postings on LinkedIn:

DermX Media 

DermX Media produces top notch Dermatology HCP virtual and in-person conferences throughout the year. In addition to conferences, DermX Media provides digital channels for education and marketing to our audience of Dermatology healthcare professionals. We are looking for a professional who has ample experience in building continuing medical education programs for healthcare professionals across on-site and digital channels and can liaise with dermatology companies to assess their needs.


  • Build, lead, and execute the development of DermX’s strategic plan for non-conference related CME programs
  • Develop strategic plan of action including goals, action, timing, and metrics
  • Identify gaps and educational needs specifically in dermatology
  • Research as necessary to develop proposal/grant request
  • Oversee the development of grant writing and execution
  • Liaise and leverage relationships with dermatology companies to assess their needs
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of important clinical issues, relevant literature, clinical practice guidelines, approved therapeutic drugs and regimens, therapeutic pipelines, and key opinion leaders in Dermatology


PRECISIONvalue is the top payer marketing agency in the country. We partner with global pharmaceutical and life sciences companies who are developing ground breaking treatments to make medicines accessible and affordable. We excel at demonstrating the economic, clinical, and societal value of creative medical treatments to payers, providers, patients, and policymakers. With us, you will collaborate with teams as we improve market access and support our clients in their mission of improving care for patients around the globe.


Content Development:
  • Lead and manage resources, both internal and external, to ensure timely, on-budget production of deliverables
  • Develop content around brand product messaging to achieve the strategic needs of Client’s branded products
  • Conduct unique literature searches through conventional and/or nontraditional sources and develop enduring materials including slide decks with speaker notes, brochures, discussion guide and digital assets
  • Ensure clinical accuracy of all work completed and that all work aligns with applicable Government and industry regulations and guidelines
  • Attend and facilitate medical/legal/regulatory approval reviews
  • Work in close partnership with account, strategic services, creative, and project management teams.
  • You will identify clinical resource staff needs, recruit, and handle freelance writers as well as plan, assign, and direct work to Medical teams; interview, hire, and train, and mentor employees
  • As a member of our new business development team you will provide proposal research support, assist in the development of new business pitches, new business proposals, budgets and responses to RFPs and RFIs and will attend and present at pitch meetings
Oversee Project Completion
  • Oversee and manage resources, both internal and external, to ensure on-time/on-budget production of deliverables
  • Work closely with account, strategic services, creative, and traffic teams
  • Participate in project planning and contribute to development of project timelines
  • Serve as a clinical resource for internal teams and clients to address related needs
  • Liaise with internal, client and medical/legal/regulatory teams to ensure seamless submission and approval process (e.g., highlighted references and annotations) for project deliverables

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Professional Certificate Programs

You can complete professional certificate programs on sites like Coursera and edX on topics such as:

Agile Project Management
Product Management 
Lean Six Sigma
Strategic Management
Corporate Finance
Product Design and Health
Inclusive Leadership
Business Writing
Leadership and Management in Education
Entrepreneurial Mindset and Leadership
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Data Science
and more

In some cases, you may also earn credit towards a university degree program. Both Coursera and edX offer degree programs (eg, MBA, MS) from universities such as:

HEC Paris
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan
Georgia Tech
Boston University
Indiana University
and many others

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Rapid Q&A: medical director jobs in pharma

Rapid Q&A:

Q: I'm interested in applying for a medical director job in pharma and biotech companies. Are these jobs only for physicians, or do non-physicians hold medical director positions?

A: It depends on the type of medical director position. In many pharma and biotech companies, certain medical director positions may be held by a range of health professionals including physicians (MD, DO), pharmacists (PharmD), researchers (PhD), advanced practice nurses, and others. Other "medical director" positions may be only for physicians who have subspecialty training and an active medical license.

The following are snippets from several different job postings for "medical director" positions in pharma and biotech companies:

This position requires a minimum of a masters level advanced scientific/medical degree (e.g. MD, PhD, PharmD, MPH or other masters level degree), with experience in Neurology

Physician (M.D. or equivalent) ideally with board certification in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Surgery. Subspecialty training/certification is a plus. Active or eligibility for a US Medical license is required.

MD strongly preferred (PhD or Pharm D level degree or equivalent can also be considered); Board certification or board eligible; Advanced training in the respective therapeutic area strongly preferred

MD, DO, or advanced relevant medical degree preferable with clinical, research and/or industry experience in cellular therapy and Hematology/Oncology.

Advanced degree required (PharmD, MD, PhD) with sleep and psychiatry training or experience preferred.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Medical Affairs Professional Society

The Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) is an organization that is advancing the Medical Affairs profession.

The mission of MAPS is to "elevate the role of Medical Affairs to be a partner with its Commercial and R&D colleagues, and lead the industry in scientific dialogue and the education of stakeholders on the safe and appropriate use of products and to accelerate access to medicine for the benefit of patients."

The MAPS Global 2020 conference is March 8-11 in Miami, FL

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Master in Clinical Service Operations (MCSO)

Harvard Medical School offers a program called the Master in Clinical Service Operations (MCSO).

The Master in Clinical Service Operations (MCSO) program provides physicians, clinicians, nurses, allied health professionals and administrators with the operations management training they need to lead teams, optimize efficiency and improve the patient experience.

Given the rapid change across all sectors of health care, the importance of formal training in operational aspects of health care has never been more critical. Health care organizations require high-performing, collaborative teams that can work together seamlessly to deliver value-based care, ensure patient satisfaction and achieve better outcomes.

The program provides learners with clinical operations skill sets and knowledge that are essential to lead health care organizations in the United States and internationally.

Program objectives include:
  • Improve overall clinical operations, manage operational workflows, optimize supply chains and facilitate hospital and system-wide innovation to provide value-care and an outstanding patient-centered experience.
  • Build collaborative teams of multi-disciplinary stakeholders, including physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and administrators who are well equipped to work with a hospital’s corporate functions.
  • Evaluate productivity and financial measures, manage operational, organizational and capital budgets, assess physician and staff compensation and understand regulatory compliance and audits.

Friday, October 18, 2019

NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship Program

Apply today for the NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship Program and pursue a one-of-a-kind opportunity to address important issues in health policy by conducting studies using restricted data from National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data systems and programs.

Statistical information plays an important role in informing actions and policies to improve the health of individuals and communities. With this guiding principal, the National Center for Health Statistics and AcademyHealth developed the NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship Program

The program is designed to encourage the use of NCHS data systems and programs by the health services research community in response to current health policy questions, and provide a basis for future health policy.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 1, 2020