Director of Medical Information

Redwood City, CA, United States
Oct 29, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Director, Medical Information (DMI) is responsible for management of medical information activities at Allakos. The DMI is responsible for ensuring medical accuracy for global promotional and medical materials, working in collaboration with the Medical Affairs, Clinical, Regulatory, Legal, and Commercial departments. The DMI assures that review materials contain appropriate, robust, accurate (medically/scientifically), current references, and aligned with an internal Scientific Platform. Also, the DMI is responsible for maintaining and delivering quality written responses to medical information inquiries and developing processes and a Medical Information Call Center team that complies with regulatory policies and procedures. In addition, the DMI is responsible for surveying the medical literature for relevant new data in disease states of interest and for working closely with the team of medical scientists to ensure their materials are medically/scientifically accurate and clinically impactful when responding to inquiries.

This person will report to our Senior Director, Medical Affairs Strategic Planning and Medical Operations. The position is based in Redwood City.

  • Working under minimal direction, provides timely medical information responses to questions covering Allakos products in development from patients, health care professionals, and internal employees
  • Independently creates new Standard Responses (SRs) and updates existing SRs based on an understanding of in-house data and the medical literature
  • Supports Promotional/Medical Review Committee meetings by participating in the review and approval of promotional/medical materials to ensure medical accuracy
  • Trains medical scientists and sales team on Medical Information processes
  • Assists in the management of Medical Information vendor
  • Assists in the development of standard processes related to Medical Information services
  • Performs critical analysis and synthesis of internal/external literature
  • Provides coverage for the Medical Information booth at US medical conferences.
  • Collaborates with medical scientists' team to develop educational materials for use by medical scientists.
  • Active member of the publication planning committee
  • Up to 10-20% travel, domestic and international

Qualifications and Experience:
  • A bachelor's degree; advanced degree (eg, RN, MS, PhD, PharmD, MD) preferred
  • A minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech/device industry, primarily in Medical Affairs management
  • Understanding of FDA, Sunshine/transparency and other healthcare regulatory requirements and relevant medical professional and biotech/pharma industry guidelines (e.g. PhRMA Code, AMA and ACCME guidelines)
  • Experience in managing medical information vendors and call centers
  • Ability to create, track and plan timelines and budgets
  • Demonstrated expertise in development and execution of medical information strategies desired

The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Allakos is an equal opportunity employer. Allakos will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.