Senior Manager, Medical Education Grants

Cambridge, MA, United States
Nov 23, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Senior Manager, Medical Education Grants

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

The Senior Manager, MedEd Grants is responsible for the strategic and end-to-end tactical execution of the IPSEN US Medical Education plan for oncology/endocrinology, neuroscience, and rare disease. The Senior Manager, MedEd Grants manages IPSEN's relationship with priority professional societies, organizations, groups and medical education providers. This individual is responsible for planning, budgeting, receiving, reviewing, approving and paying for grants. The focus of the role will be on activities within the US. The Senior Manager will report to the Director of USMA Operations.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Leads the USMA IME and Professional Grant Process
  • Accountable for RFPs that support industry-leading evidence-based Independent Medical Education support across the US IPSEN portfolio to improve the HCP's knowledge, skills, competency, performance and/or patient outcomes and build external trust.
  • Establishes structures, policies and practices that facilitate effective collaboration within the USMA Disease Teams. Collaborates across functions and within the medical matrix to develop and execute the IME strategy.
  • Expert in applying the appropriate combination of perspectives (financial, scientific, etc.) when making timely decisions.
  • Ensures compliance with industry and company standards for review and approval of IME grants.
  • Represents USMA at key external organizations, for example Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, to ensure IPSEN standards for IME meets or exceeds industry standards and benchmarks.
  • Assures that decisions regarding the recipient, content, format, speaker or any aspect of IME activity remains independent from any commercial influence and meets certain defined criteria.
  • Maintains appropriate external relationships with key IME-related professional organizations and industry alliances and forums to represent IPSEN USMA.
  • Leads development and effective management of the overall annual budget; provides financial oversight and stewardship through routine reviews with Finance and updates for USMA leadership.
  • Serves as the USMA strategic point of contact for interacting with grant requestors (i.e. academic institutions, professional societies, medical education providers) and internal partners including grant review teams, legal, etc.
  • Monitor the status of medical education programs and develop an audit process for live education programs
  • Manage the grant system including contract generation, reconciliation and payment
  • Manage USMA grant budget including reporting and deliverable reconciliation for sponsored activities
  • Designs and implements internal communication plans to share metrics and impact of supported educational activities






  • Bachelor of Science degree with a bioscience major is desired;
  • Graduate degree preferred - advanced clinical / scientific degree preferred (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)





  • Minimum 5 years' Pharmaceutical industry experience, with a focus in medical affairs grant programs (oncology/endocrinology, neuroscience, or rare disease) preferred


Core Competencies



  • Appropriate knowledge of IME best practices and regulations (e.g. ACCME) required
  • Proven project management and matrix team leadership, tracking and reporting of program metrics
  • Experience managing funding programs for US medical education, professional development, and sponsorships
  • Proven ability to work in and embrace a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a high level of autonomy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to deal with competing priorities.
  • Strong reasoning and creative solving skills.
  • Good presentation skills.


IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.