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.

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone know where I could apply for one of these positions?