Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Director Medical Affairs - Ophthalmology

Location US-CA-Irvine
Job ID
Pos. Type
Full Time



Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance. Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit. These values help us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.


Serve as medical expert for the B+L Surgical Division, in support of the following activities:

  • Support clinical evaluation reports (CER) of Class 3 ophthalmic devices, through review of scientific literature and materiovigilance data.
  • Serve as clinical liaison to R&D project teams for product design, validation and risk analysis
  • Collaborate with internal (R&D) and external (KOL) stakeholders to design and execute post-approval clinical studies to support commercial objectives
  • Drive scientific publications plan, including primary and co-authorship of manuscripts, posters and podium presentations.
  • Serve as clinical resource and reviewer for promotional and regulatory documents
  • Manage medical affairs call center, serving as subject matter expert for majority of cases


  • Prefer ophthalmologist (MD) with at least 2 years surgical experience; also willing to consider optometrist (OD) with at least 3-5 years cataract co-management experience
  • Minimum 2 year’s experience in medical device (preferred) or pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to create scientific presentations, as demonstrated through authorship in peer-reviewed journals or papers/posters at major congresses
  • Prefer prior exposure to medical device design and development
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Aptitude for learning quickly and working independently in fast-moving environment


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