Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs


MindMed is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel product candidates to treat brain health disorders. Our mission is to be the global leader in the development and delivery of treatments that unlock new opportunities to improve patient outcomes. We are developing a pipeline of innovative product candidates, with and without acute perceptual effects, targeting neurotransmitter pathways that play key roles in brain health.   

Founded in 2019, we are continuously expanding our presence and global footprint. We are constantly searching for high-impact individuals in various clinical, technical and business operations domains to strengthen our team of patient-centric, intelligent individuals.

The Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs, will significantly contribute to the successful development of a medical affairs strategy and execution of medical activities for investigational medicines within MindMed’s central nervous system (CNS) development portfolio.

The role will require the candidate to understand the science behind the treatment, identify clinical, functional and economic endpoints relevant to value demonstration, capture the voice of patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals, augment investigator and site selection for clinical trials, and develop strategies to engage key external stakeholders.

The role reports to the Vice President, Global Medical Affairs.


  • The Senior Director of Global Medical Affairs will help the Vice President of Global Medical Affairs build and oversee a capable and talented Global Medical Affairs organization to develop and execute scientific/medical communication, education and scientific content about CNS disorders and investigational products for the treatment of these disorders
  • Responsible for significantly contributing to medical affairs activities such as strategic insight gathering/exchange, strategic publication planning, development and conduct of medical/scientific advisory boards and educational programs, response to requests for scientific/medical information, and scientific/medical interaction with healthcare providers, thought leaders, payers and other key external stakeholders
  • Responsible for the development and delivery of accurate and fair-balanced clinical/scientific information to healthcare professionals (both proactively and in response to requests for information) in accordance with promotional compliance and regulatory requirements in a global setting
  • Represent Mindmed’s science externally with the highest standards of evidentiary rigor and scientific credibility
  • Build on established professional relationships and develop new relationships as appropriate with the scientific/medical leader community to exchange scientific/medical knowledge and identify current and future opportunities for clinical development and commercial planning
  • Engage with patient advocacy groups to exchange scientific/medical knowledge and enable patient engagement and input into planning and execution of clinical trials, and into commercial planning
  • Actively contribute to strategic project plans, including but not limited to:
  • integrated product strategy, integrated evidence plan, scientific/medical communication plans, patient advocacy engagement plans, future launch planning, and other key program deliverables across the product lifecycle.
  • Help select and manage external scientific communication and patient engagement partners
  • May lead, manage and coach a team of medical affairs professionals, including medical directors, medical science liaisons and other relevant staff
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest scientific and medical advancements in relevant disease areas
  • Support preparation of clinical sections of relevant regulatory filings to Health Authorities, as deemed necessary
  • Help develop strategy for review and approval of investigator-initiated study program


  • M.D. or D.O., preferably in psychiatry, or equivalent advanced scientific or clinical degree (Ph.D., Pharm.D., Psy.D.)
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, with increasing leadership responsibilities and accountabilities in a Medical Affairs role, including a deep understanding of related regulations and compliance considerations
  • Strong track-record of building and developing an established network of relationships among the global thought leader psychiatry community
  • Demonstrated ability in helping develop and execute successfully a Medical Affairs strategy during the development and commercialization phases of a product life cycle
  • Experience hiring, managing/developing direct reports, building talented teams and leveraging relationships to influence across a matrix structure
  • Broad working knowledge of FDA and EMA requirements, industry compliance, clinical trial design/strategies, commercial/publication strategy, and medical information process
  • Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills and proven success working in a multi-functional team-based environment
  • Effective presentation skills to key stakeholders and key decision makers
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the organization to achieve corporate objectives

Work Environment and Travel:

  • The work is performed primarily in a remote office environment with occasional in-person meetings, and/or travel
  • Less than 25% travel at this time, and it may increase depending on the needs

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