Medical Affairs Lead - CNS

26 Feb 2021
28 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Senior Management

I am currently collaborating with a leading global pharmaceutical company who are looking to expand their neuro-psychiatric development team with a passionate physician who has expertise in neurology or psychiatry drug development.

My client has a broad CNS portfolio across the areas of Neurodegeneration, Schizophrenia and Treatment-resistant Depression.

If you are a strong medical doctor still practising medicine or a pharmaceutical physician, with a demonstrable research background within the neurological field for example: Alzheimer’s disease, Schizophrenia or Depression, please read below.


  • Lead the Therapeutic Area Medical Team at the International Multidisciplinary Core Teams and take clinical development responsibility for the assigned projects.
  • Accountable for the medical oversight of the clinical trial program during development, study conduct, analysis and reporting as well as for the continuous benefit risk assessment.
  • Medical leadership in regulatory meetings and for the submission strategy, and contribute to the assessment of safety related issues and to regulatory dossiers
  • Chairperson or as part of the cross-functional Global Clinical Development Team / Medical Sub team and as a medical project representative at advisory boards, adjudication committees and at clinical trial data monitoring boards.
  • Approve publications within your projects, develop new business strategies and acquire new assets
  • Development Review Committee responsibility for assigned molecules in the portfolio
  • Identify the need of studies to be conducted and you provide input to Medical Affairs strategy documents such as Scientific Platform, Publication Plan, Product Maintenance and Optimization Summary.
  • Use your medical expertise to ensure timely progression of the clinical trials to ensure that novel therapeutics can be brought to the market and to the patients in need!


  • Medical doctor
  • PhD advantageous
  • Clinical or research experience in neurology or Psychiatry
  • Experience in Alzhiemer’s, Schizophrenia or Depression drug development
  • Specialist Medical training in Neurology or psychiatry is highly advantageous
  • Industry experience preferred but not necessary
  • Investigator experience or industry experience in local or global clinical trials
  • Fluent in English with very good communication and presentation competencies


  • Comprehensive salary
  • Enhanced bonus scheme
  • Long term incentives
  • Car allowance
  • Relocation package
  • Travel allowance
  • 30+ days holiday
  • Complete relocation package
  • Clear development pathway
  • Senior, strategic, role within a global pharmaceutical company

If you are interested, get in touch with me ASAP…

Vincenzo B. Dessena

Clinical Development and Medical Affairs Consultant

Email: vdessena (at)

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