Solid Tumor Medical Strategy Leader, Senior/Executive Medical Director – Global Medical Affairs

Bothell, Washington
Apr 02, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The Solid Tumor Medical Strategy Leader, Senior/Executive Medical Director will function as a scientific and medical expert for the Medical Affairs department at Seattle Genetics, as well as other groups across the company.  He/she will develop overall solid tumor medical strategy and lead the cross-functional medical affairs plan for the designated therapeutic area. He/she will serve as the sole Medical Affairs representative on one or more solid tumor Global Product Teams.   He/she will lead the interactions with Cooperative groups, NCI/CTEP and other top thought leaders in the applicable therapeutic area community, serving as the primary Seattle Genetics externally-facing medical expert.  This person will be responsible for providing medical expertise and leadership to the medical affairs and commercial teams and have responsibility for execution of specific projects.  The role also includes supervision and mentoring of Associate/Medical Director(s) and other medical affairs staff.  The role will interface with multiple internal functions including medical information, medical communication, medical affairs operations, field medical science liaisons, commercial (marketing, sales, managed markets), health outcomes, regulatory, clinical development and safety as well as external partners and physicians in the community.


  • Develop and execute the overall medical strategy for designated products and therapeutic area
  • Serve on Global Project Teams as Medical Affairs representative and medical expert
  • Help identify and effectively interact with key thought leaders to engage in scientific and medical exchange to meet the needs of hematology-oncology patients and advance the field of study
  • Serve as the medical lead on lifecycle strategy, including evidence generation strategy development and execution of corporate-sponsored Phase 4 studies
  • Assure appropriate close coordination with Commercial and Marketing teams to support their efforts, including medical expert support of product launches
  • Collaborate with the field medical liaison team and support reactive material develop to address their healthcare provider questions
  • Collaborate with MA Operations group to evaluate and manage Investigator Sponsored Trial efforts, including review of protocols and ongoing safety evaluations
  • Collaborate with Medical Information specialists on the development of medical information letters and documents
  • Coordinate with Clinical and Translational Medicine teams on strategic priorities and study support
  • Collaborate with Medical Communications on the preparation of manuscripts, abstracts and presentations for scientific meetings as well as other scientific communications initiatives


  • Extensive experience and strong understanding of oncology drug development and medical affairs
  • Medical degree required, oncology training (ideally ABIM-certified) preferred
  • Experience with direct patient care preferred
  • Prior team leadership and direct management accountabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively address the scientific and non-scientific community

Other Competencies: 

  • Demonstrated passion for helping patients with cancer and for the science of oncology
  • Strong leadership presence and the ability to work effectively with other clinical and scientific leaders
  • Collaborative style both internally with other company leadership, but also with external thought leaders, medical professionals, and partners,
  • Global perspective and mindset; ability to work effectively with colleagues from myriad cultures, backgrounds and geographies

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.