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Head of Medical Immunology (all genders)

Wiesbaden, Germany Req ID 2121039 Category Medical Division AbbVie

We are searching for our office in Wiesbaden (Germany)

Head of Medical Immunology (all genders)


Key responsibilities

  • Lead the brand-aligned Medical team over all products/therapeutic areas in the Medical Area Immunology and ensure its compliance to corporate requirements and processes on medical activities
  • Encourage Medicals (Medical Unit Leads,  Advisors, Managers, MSL Teamleads and MSLs) to identify innovative medical strategic approaches that support the brand
  • Drive Medical Strategy for the Brands within the Brand Team and integrate it into the Brand Plan
  • Assure alignment of strategies across several Brand Teams
  • Explore with other affiliates opportunities for international collaborative studies
  • Contribute to/participate in international project teams
  • Develop consolidated budgets for Medical activities across Brand Teams
  • Identify the need for local medical projects and manage the project portfolio across indications/products
  • Specifically, oversee and supervise the initiation, conduct and analysis of the results of clinical/scientific programs and clinical education activities; drive the integration of these results in the brand strategy
  • Understand AbbVie in-licensing  opportunities for early phase/discovery  products with academic centers
  • Guide and supervise MSL activities across indications/products/therapeutic areas together with the MSL Teamleads
  • Responsibility as a member of the medical department for all aspects of pharmacovigilance  fulfilling internal report obligations on medical products and devices of AbbVie products and support of the QPPV and the deputy for pharmacovigilance and medical devices




  • Ability to build and develop a team of specialists skills and talents
  • Ability to think and plan strategically and to adopt an open-minded approach to common challenges
  • Ability to understand and to empathize with other stakeholders both within the company and external
  • Ability to manage and work closely within a team in a matrix organization, and in particular with a commercial team and with in-field personnel from other functions
  • Ability to deal with conflicting interests within a multi-functional team and the leadership skills to bring these interests together
  • Ability to deliver high quality presentations both independently  and as part of a team when incorporating technical data for external communication
  • Ability to lead a field-based team effectively and efficiently

Education / Knowledge

  • University degree in Medicine, Pharmacology or Natural Sciences
  • MD or PhD preferred
  • Understanding of the needs and agendas of all leading medical specialists in  in the therapy area of Immunology
  • Knowledge of fluent English
  • Knows the local regulatory requirement and GCP, ensures that compliance requirements are met with all clinical trials
  • Experienced in conducting and analysis of clinical Ph. lllb/IV  studies
  • Familiarity with AbbVie, including IMD processes
  • Good familiarity with principles  of financial management
  • Good understanding of statistical research methods


  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Academic and/ or professional scientific background
  • Experience of working in a complex matrix organization
  • Minimum two years experience of managing a team
  • Experience of working in an in-field, stakeholder-/ customer-facing role
  • International mindset, open to the german culture and market
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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