Senior Director, Global Medical Lead

Senior Director, Global Medical Lead

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Based in Cambridge, MA and Gaithersburg, MD. We are committed to improving the health of people worldwide with our fundamental research and our work in the area of development of immunotherapies utilizing the full potential of the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases and other serious diseases. We believe in scientific rigor, innovation and passion as driving forces. BioNTech was founded by scientists and physicians to translate science into survival by combining fundamental research and operational excellence.

With decades of deep immunology expertise and experience in developing and optimizing mRNA as part of its broad suite of novel technologies, the company is working with the global community to defeat life-threatening and serious diseases such as cancer, COVID-19, malaria and tuberculosis. The first ever approved mRNA vaccine was created in the labs of BioNTech in Mainz, Germany. A fully integrated immunotherapy powerhouse. We remain focused on bringing our broad pipeline of next-generation immunotherapies and vaccines to people around the world to address cancer, infectious diseases, as well as a growing list of other medical conditions. To accomplish this, we continue to be deeply rooted in science and academic research while also having built a fully integrated, global immunotherapy company with cGMP and GMP manufacturing facilities anchored around deep expertise in immunology and complemented by an expanding set of capabilities.


The Medical Lead, Global Medical Affairs Oncology is a key role in the Global Medical Affairs Oncology team and works closely with partners internally in the medical team, as well as with other R&D functions such as clinical development, pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs, preclinical and translational research, PKPD, publications and program management.  The Medical Lead works within this cross-functional team that is responsible for the development and life cycle management of one of our cancer therapies. 


The Medical Lead GMA is responsible for:

  • supporting the acceleration of our clinical trials,
  • advancing scientific knowledge,
  • communicating scientific data and educating healthcare professionals,
  • bringing in impactful medical insights and strategic planning, 
  • collaborating with stakeholders to transform cancer care to improve the lives of patients with cancer by driving innovation in the field of immuno-oncology.


The Medical Lead is responsible for working closely with his/her management and other Medical Directors of the Global Medical Affairs Oncology team to build, monitor, track, manage, and assist with the development and implementation of the Global Medical Affairs plans and initiatives.



  • Advanced science degree: MD or PhD, with experience in oncology (required) 
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry or equivalent academic experience with demonstration of successful results 
  • Demonstrated understanding of drug development and experience with phase1 to phase 3 trials 
  • Strong global medical affairs experience, including medical affairs strategic planning and execution of tactical initiatives  (minimum 3 years) 
  • Knowledge and application of business planning & leadership principles, such as goal setting, action plans, monitoring tools, and directive and supportive techniques to develop and implement action plans 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with teams, manage a diverse work group, motivate them, and maximize productivity 
  • Creation and oversight of cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams 
  • Possess budget experience and knowledge 
  • Experience in working in a team in a matrix structure in changing competitive environment, changing product technology, and changing needs 
  • Demonstrated orientation & credibility with internal and external customers 
  • Creation of solid plans and reports for which performance and progress can be measured and evaluated 
  • English – excellent command of spoken and written English (German a plus)
  • High integrity and work ethic 
  • Adaptability and ability to remain focused in the presence of shifting priorities and strategies in a timely response to the business climate 


Benefits for you. 

BioNTech US is committed to the well being of our team members and offers a variety of benefits supporting our diverse employee base. Salaried/Position-Targeted Hourly Employees working 30+ hours per week are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life, AD&D, STD and LTD Insurance

  • HSA & FSA Spending Accounts

  • Health & Wellness, including free onsite gym access

  • Adoption & Surrogacy Assistance

  • Vacation and Unlimited Sick Time

  • Holidays and Floating Holidays, including discretionary winter shutdown

  • 401(K) Plan with Significant Company Match

  • Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development

  • Commuting Assistance and subsidized parking

  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance

  • Pet Insurance

Plus more benefits that will be shared upon hire!


Have we kindled your pioneering spirit? 

Then apply now for our location Cambridge (Boston) and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

*BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, political opinion, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or social origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, physical appearance, health status or any other aspect of personal status. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!

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