Executive Director, Medical Affairs, Oncology

Executive Director, Medical Affairs, Oncology

Job Title: Executive Director, Medical Affairs, Oncology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: San Francisco, California
Salary: US$180000 - US$250000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: HQ000MEDAFF_1515803515
Contact Name: Ben Richardson
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 13, 2018 00:31

Job Description

The Executive Director will be an integral component of My clients Medical Affairs leadership team, providing pivotal leadership to the Medical Affairs hematology/oncology team comprising of therapeutic area experts and Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs). Oversee field KOL interactions, publication planning, investigator initiated research, and other core medical affairs capabilities. Develop a medical and scientific strategic platform to support marketed products, products in development, and lifecycle plans.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day clinical and medical guidance while working closely on joint projects with the medical affairs team and other departments within the organization (clinical development, commercial, etc.). Projects include medical affairs studies, scientific congress/conference strategy and planning, advisory boards, development of educational goals for medical education, publications, field force training, review of medical information standard response letters, health economics and epidemiology analyses, and marketing/policy related projects.
  • Identify, develop, and maintain relationships with thought leaders in the fields of hematology, oncology, and blood and marrow transplant. Collaborate with thought leaders to develop clinical therapeutic concepts that warrant additional study, identify messages for scientific communications based on preclinical or clinical data, and gain feedback on strategies to support the scientific and medical affairs plan for marketed products.
  • Collaborate with and provide scientific and clinical support and training for internal departments, including Marketing, Sales, Clinical Operations, Research, Corporate Development, Managed Care, and for external audiences, such as patient advocacy groups, physicians, other health care providers, and formulary and clinical guidelines decision makers.
  • Provide scientific input into manuscripts for publication and presentation at scientific meetings
  • Participate in appropriate cross-functional and cross-company Clinical and Commercial teams to inform brand strategies and tactics and represent Medical Affairs.
  • Collaborate with Clinical Development in the strategic planning, management, and execution of Phase IIIB and Phase IV trials. Define the medical strategy governing Investigator Initiated Research and oversee the proposals review and grants process.
  • Provide clinical and scientific support in responding to inquiries from healthcare professionals and managed care organizations.
  • Provide medical review of promotional material

Essential Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree required. MD degree preferred.
  • Clinical experience in hematology/oncology or blood and marrow transplant highly desired.
  • Previous (> 10 years) medical affairs or clinical development experience in hematology/oncology or blood and marrow transplant highly desired.
  • High degree of professionalism, integrity and collaboration required.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with post marketing Phase IV and Investigator initiated studies preferred.
  • Experience with strategic and tactical planning for marketed product preferred.
  • Strong leadership, team building, negotiation and ability to execute.

Ability to travel Required