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Medical Director Global Medical Affairs Renal Care

Req # JR - 008845 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States Job Category Clinical Date posted 04/24/2020

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Global Medical Affairs Renal Care

Medical Director, Medical Affairs

Baxter International

Deerfield, IL

Every day, millions of patients and caregivers rely on Baxter’s leading portfolio of critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products. For more than 85 years, we’ve been operating at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers that make it happen. With products, technologies and therapies available in more than 100 countries, Baxter’s employees worldwide are now building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations. To learn more, visit , and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

Position Overview:

The position of Medical Director, Medical Affairs (MA), Renal Care will work closely with Clinical Development, research and development, innovation and commercial teams. The person will report directly to the Senior Medical Director, global medical affairs Renal Care. The role will provide the highest level of expertise regarding renal care therapies and products. The medical director will represent medical affairs as the medical/clinical expert in renal care (general nephrology, chronic kidney disease end stage kidney disease, renal therapies, etc) both internally and externally. The incumbent  will engage with business development and new product development teams to strategize and evaluate innovative solutions and products and oversee Medical input into product development, and global evidence strategy to support  successful launch and product adoption. The incumbent will partner closely with the Global Clinical Development team and the Clinical Strategy Lead to ensure excellence in clinical trial planning and design to support evidence generation.  The Medical Director, MA will assure the highest standard of practice, ethics, scholarship and knowledge to drive the goals of the team and the business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Provide scientific knowledge and expertise to support the development of innovation in therapies and products in Renal care

Assist in development of global business strategy and support effective implementation

Provide medical expertise and knowledge to assure safety of Baxter products in development as well as those in the field

Collaborate with clinical development in developing clinical trials to support successful launch of therapies/products

Work closely with global product safety, quality, regulatory organizations in managing product issues

Provide medical expertise/ input and advise to R and D, clinical development, commercial, regulatory, manufacturing, legal and other functions

Provide medical leadership in therapy and product education by creating and providing educational and training materials for internal and external use

Provide expert medical guidance to medical affairs team members for exploratory, new product development and existing products

Develop medical and scientific relationship with KOLs/SMEs, and support advisory boards

Provide support for global evidence generation, publication strategy and implementation

Key Qualifications

Proven knowledge and expertise in general nephrology, chronic kidney disease, transplant, end stage renal disease and related fields such as physiology, pharmacology, diabetes, hypertension, etc

Excellent knowledge of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

Excellent communication skills written and verbal as well as presentation skills in English

Exceptional project management skills

Ability to travel about 30% of the time

Ability to work with cross functional teams, across regions and external partners

Education and Experience

Formal medical degree or equivalent ( eg MD,  MBBS, )

Formal fellowship training in Nephrology specialty

Clinical nephrology practice of at least 5 years including peritoneal dialysis experience with direct patient care required

At least 5 years of industry experience preferred

A Career that Matters

Baxter employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We passionate about understanding the unmet needs and applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life or patients every day.


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Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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