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Medical Affairs Director Career

Career as a Medical Affairs Director in Singapore | Medical Director Singapore | Medical Affairs Director Online Training

Medical Affairs Director

A Medical Affairs Director is generally a qualified, licensed medical doctor who has acquired substantial experience in medical practice and in the drug development / pharma-biotech industry. A Medical Affairs Director job function is one of the highest positions in the corporate healthcare and pharmaceutical enterprise. A Medical Director is proficient in all areas of clinical research, medico-marketing, international regulatory landscape, brand management etc. They create strategies to evaluate the overall performance of their organization and products. Medical Directors work on aggressive matrices by which they measure their performance and present a set of benchmarks allowing them to guide their organizational decisions. This function is accountable for supervising the everyday operations of their division as well as framing for it long term goals. A Medical Affairs Director is regarded to be a thought leader in his/her medical specialty and is typically a part of the senior management team of the company. The following are some responsibilities of a Medical Affairs Director:

  • Making sure that the division / organization is operating in accordance with all applicable regulations by organizing audits and staff training's
  • Providing feedback in the creation of all essential documents
  • Acting as an authority and guiding the division / organization towards its short and long term goals
  • Providing inspiration and assistance to all staff members and teams
  • Attempt to seek new business possibilities and sustain relationships with existing clients
  • Create tools, tactics, new product ideas etc for the overall growth of the organization

Competencies & Skills:

- Excellent leadership and strong management skills
- Excellent communication and public speaking skills
- Ability to coach, mentor and train others
- Ability to delegate tasks
- Excellent decision making ability
- Strong personal integrity


- Advanced Degree in Science or Medicine is required (MD, DO, or PhD)
- PG Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine or Clinical Research is recommended
- Extensive experience in Medical Affairs

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