Thermo Fisher Scientific Medical Director, Clinical Affairs in Remote / Field, Florida

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

How will you make an impact?

The Medical Director of Clinical Affairs will be responsible for leading market advancement of Thermo Fisher Scientific allergy and autoimmune assays in the US through the creation and communication of scientific information, execution of clinical and health economic US evidence generation activities, the development and engagement of National key opinion leader relationships and as a key internal liaison for FDA submission of new products. In addition, this individual will accelerate national adoption and integration of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s allergy and autoimmune assays, as well as our instrument platforms through clinical studies, research papers and scientific congresses. The person in this role will lead development of a clinical and scientific roadmap that aligns with company strategy and includes key technical and disease state-based milestones.

  • Translate dynamic and complex medical and scientific content into actionable information within the company. Support compliance and patient safety related matters.

  • Successfully work cross-functionally to maximize utilization of scientific and medical content between Clinical Affairs, R&D, Evidence Generation, Marketing and Sales.

  • Build and promote our brand within the scientific community as a company fundamentally committed to better science for better patient care.

This role may be based anywhere in the continental United States which is near a major travel hub, though will most ideally be located in the East or Midwest. Significant domestic travel and occasional international travel are required, up to 50%.

What will you do?

  • Develop and execute a US clinical affairs tactical plan in allergy and autoimmunity, aligned with the global strategic roadmap and tactical plans.

  • Develop, influence, and utilize key opinion leader network to drive advocacy for our products, including initiating collaborations with clinicians and laboratories utilizing our products.

  • Oversee, and coordinate new program ideas, evaluate their potential impact, and assist in making modifications as needed in line with our global strategic roadmap and tactical plans.

  • Initiate/execute symposiums, as well as abstracts, at major national congresses and establish/monitor KPIs to ensure efficacy in influencing targeted customer base.

  • Establish clinical studies and generate publications, white papers, abstracts and presentations to aid product awareness and maximize product positioning

  • Initiate and maintain professional relationships with prominent healthcare providers, laboratorians and key decision makers as they relate to Thermo Fisher Scientific allergy, autoimmune and instrument diagnostic products

  • Conduct peer to peer scientific discussions and data review with potential customers and national thought leaders

  • Serve as key US internal liaison with clinical trial sites participating in trial data generation for FDA submission; participate in review of clinical data for FDA submission of new products

  • Attend scientific and medical congresses both at the National and International level to engage in most up to date discussion and identify thought leaders for potential investigator initiated or sponsored. Listen for and interpret new clinical data and competitive intelligence, and report back on findings to clinical affairs and marketing stakeholders

  • Identify and engage national groups working with guidelines, as well as support development & implementation of evidence-based clinical guidelines.

  • Collaborate to support designated advisory board members and meetings

  • Keep abreast of current trends, participating in professional groups, and researching pertinent professional literature / clinical research claims that relate to our allergy and autoimmune business and products

  • Support compliance and patient safety related matters

  • Interface with Evidence Generation team and Marketing team to provide clinical expertise in message development, with the goal of incorporating IDD’s products and services into laboratories and the practice routine of health-care providers

  • Partner with internal colleagues and external stakeholders in health economic and outcomes research evidence generation, including support for reimbursement and guidelines development and/or implementation.

  • Inform on developments in the clinical and market environment as relevant to the objectives of the organization.

  • Adjust plans appropriately to assure successful goal attainment.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

How will you get here?


  • Clinical degree required (MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree)


  • Strong clinical/medical background (training and/or experience) with ability to successfully communicate and teach in a complex and competitive environment

  • Experience in allergy, rheumatology, immunology, gastroenterology or pathology

  • Previous health care (i.e. life science, diagnostics, medical device, pharmaceutical) experience in a corporate setting, such as a role in sales, marketing, research and development, or clinical affairs.

  • Experience with investigator-sponsored and company-sponsored studies, as well as selection of and partnership with clinical research organization with knowledge of study design and performance monitoring, are all required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • An active KOL network in allergy and autoimmunity

  • Active membership in related key national professional associations.

  • Strong analytical and qualitative skills are required, as well as the ability to interpret and integrate study results, draw conclusions/implications, and translate into business decision recommendations.

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize clinical and health economic data and influence strategy development.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently, to take initiative, be resourceful, and exercise astute clinical judgment to drive performance

  • Ability to lead and influence change is required, as well as the demonstrated ability to motivate and lead diverse constituencies.

  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office applications is required.

The Immunodiagnostics Division ( IDD ) of Thermo Fisher Scientific develops, manufactures and markets complete blood test systems to support the clinical diagnosis and monitoring of allergy, asthma and autoimmune diseases. With 1,500 employees based in 25 countries worldwide IDD is the global leader in in-vitro allergy testing and also the European leader in autoimmunity diagnostics.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Apply today!

This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance.


Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.