Associate Director, GMA Oncology- Medical Information and Education

Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Oct 24, 2020
Pharm Country
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years & Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 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 cardiovascular diseases, under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

Job Summary:

The Associate Director, Global Medical Affairs, Oncology- Medical Information & Education (MI&E) works with the Director, Medical Information & Education and GMA Oncology TA/franchise partner in development and review of global high-quality medical information documents, ensuring accuracy and scientific balance.

This position is responsible for execution of global scientific deliverables. The Associate Director executes MI&E action plans and works closely with regional teams to ensure alignment and consistency on medical information and training content. The Associate Director leads the execution of internal global medical education training to support regional medical affairs team needs. The Associate Director will help develop global MI&E databases or platforms.


Ensure high quality, scientifically sound Global Medical Information Guidance Documents, to prepare Regional/Local Medical Affairs for responding to unsolicited requests from healthcare professionals
  • Oversee the timely execution of the development, review and approval process incorporating input/recommendations from other reviewers (e.g., Peer Reviewers, Legal Affairs reviewer, Supervisor) and discussing with other functions as needed
  • Ensure detailed peer review of medical information documents and provide appropriate and effective feedback/recommendations.
Ensure execution of Medical Education training plan to internal associates Internal medical training programs and content
  • Develop medical educational resources for external reactive use
  • External content to be used by Regional Medical Science Liaisons
Oversee comprehensive medical review and clearance of materials/programs as member of the GMA review team.

Providing subject matter expertise to ensure comprehensive, high quality, medical review and appropriate sign-off/approval of materials/programs

Oversee the development of a GMA Medical Information and Education content and database:
  • Interact with DS IT department and Medical Affairs systems personnel in the development and/or updating of systems-based solutions (e.g., electronic inquiry and document management systems)

Serve as integral member of the GMA Team to:
  • ensure Regional Medical Information and Training function is aligned with the overall GMA strategies, plans and objectives;
  • assure knowledge and information transfer between Regional Medical Information and Training function and other functions across Global/Regional Medical Affairs;
  • drive the consistency in Global/Regional medical information
  • plan and staff Medical Information booths at targeted medical conferences
  • oversee projects/initiatives within GMA, or across functions, as assigned
  • assist in developing/reviewing/updating Global policies and procedures
  • sharing best practices across Global Medical Information, training new colleagues
Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3-5 years in a medical related field including industry experience in Medical Affairs (experience in medical education is strongly preferred)
  • Demonstrated expertise in working successfully with cross-functional teams to achieve results
  • Ability to lead teams; demonstrates strong leadership skills
  • Strong oral/presentation and written communication skills
  • Strong relationship management skills; ability to work well within an international and cross-functional team.
  • Expertise in pharmaceutical industry and applicable regulations
  • Experience in setting and adhering to departmental budgets
  • Knowledge of scientific methods, research design, and medical practices and procedures

Preferred Skills
  • Oncology expertise
  • Global medical affairs experience
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
Associate Director, GMA Oncology- Medical Information and Education

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Global Medical Affairs Oncology

New Jersey