Director, Field Medical Affairs - Early Development

Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Jun 22, 2019
Pharm Country
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

With over 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo research and development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart and kidney diseases, and other rare diseases.

Job Summary:

The Director, Field Medical Affairs - Early Development Medical Science Liaisons provides overall leadership and direction for a national field-based Medical Affairs team of Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) whose role is to support products and/or product indications with an emphasis of early stage clinical development. The position is responsible for leading national level projects and initiatives through cross-functional alignment with including Clinical Development and Clinical Development Operations and within Medical Affairs. In addition, the Director will have demonstrated leadership commensurate with an executive level position at DSI. The position will be a member of the Field Medical Affairs Leadership Team. This is a remote position, qualified candidates can live anywhere in the continental United States.

  • Management of a team of field-based Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs), including screening and recruiting candidates, mentoring, creating professional growth and development plans, and successfully conducting performance evaluations based on regular assessment of direct report Medical Science Liaisons. Must ensure compliance with company policies and procedures as well as all rules and regulations governing the Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with internal stakeholders to inform the development of appropriate Medical Affairs and Field Medical Affairs strategies to support early stage product development objectives for as well as well as engaging KEE and establishing knowledge of therapeutic area landscape.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Clinical Development, Clinical Development Organization, Global Medical Affairs, Medical Research & Strategy, and HEOR to support therapeutic area specific product clinical research program(s) by providing investigator and study site recommendations as well as providing feedback to inform the conduct of clinical research studies and programs.
  • Lead regional, national and executive level projects and initiatives through cross-functional alignment with other Medical Affairs functions and DSI departments.
  • Ensure the appropriate utilization of financial and other resources required to achieve the medical objectives; and effectively manage project specific and administrative budgets for their MSL Team.
Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Qualified candidates must have a PharmD or Ph.D. in a health sciences related field from an accredited college or university; MD acceptable but not a requirement.
  • A minimum of 4 years Medical Science Liaison experience with 6-8 years of pharmaceutical industry experience including clinical trials, medical & scientific affairs strongly preferred
  • 2 years of managerial experience of individuals with an advanced scientific degree preferred.
  • Previous experience in Hematology or Oncology is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated understanding of legal and regulatory guidelines of pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven track record of strong strategic leadership, teamwork, innovation, project management and demonstrated ability to manage, lead and mentor individuals
  • Viewed external to DSI as a scientific/clinical expert and key representative of the pharmaceutical industry in general, and DSI specifically.
  • Capable of fully representing the Executive Director, Field Medical Affairs at DSI meetings, functions, events.
  • Effective written and verbal skills; effective presentation skills
  • The position requires expert, working knowledge of therapeutic areas of interest as it directly relates to the pharmaceutical business
  • Must have a valid driver's license with a driving record that meets company requirements
  • Ability to travel up to 75%
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Title
Director, Field Medical Affairs - Early Development

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
DSUSB Medical Affairs

New Jersey