Director, Medical Education & Communications, Hematology TA

CSL Behring
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Oct 31, 2020
Pharm Country
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL's therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

The Director Medical Education & Communications is responsible for generating and implementing the global medical communication and education strategy for specified Therapeutic Area (TA) in alignment with the overall TA objectives. Based on an excellent understanding of the science and therapeutic use of products in the TA, the incumbent will lead the development and execution of scientific communications to support commercialization.

Incumbent will contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers through scientific interactions with the medical community, while providing medical support to the commercial and extended cross-functional development teams.

  • Serve as a key scientific lead, in close collaboration with medical affairs, for their assigned TA, providing editorial, scientific and strategic expertise.
  • Devise and implement global Key Opinion Leader (KOL) engagement strategy. Develop and maintain KOL contacts and integrate external knowledge into internal development plans -, marketing initiatives and publication plans. Responsible for KOL identification, KOL planning and management and KOL training.
  • Responsible for reviewing all project related content in publications and presentations within the TA for message accuracy and consistency working closely with medical affairs who will lead the publication strategy and implementation.
  • Identify educational gaps of our core targeted HCP audiences through bona fide educational needs assessments.
  • Liaise with Regional representatives to ensure global understanding of educational needs.
  • In strict accordance with all applicable external and internal compliance standards, develop medical education strategy/execution plans and scientific communications to fill identified educational gaps.
  • Oversee development of core educational materials and programs and management of medical education agency.
  • Liaise with Regional representatives and global medical affairs to ensure global implementation of medical education activities.
  • Monitor and assess the quality and outcome measures of educational activities to ensure effectiveness against stated goals/objectives.
  • Coordinate to attend and audit educational activities, as required. Develop and maintain the education activity reports.
  • Assist in the development of the Target Product Profile (TPP) and Target Product Claims (TPC) process to guide the relevant Clinical Development program ensuring input from regions and countries as required.
  • Develop strong relationships with key internal groups (including R&D, Commercial Operations Regions, Stats, Legal, Finance, etc.) and external stakeholders (ie. KOLs, agency partners, etc.)

  • MD/PharmD/PhD or equivalent post graduate qualification in a health related discipline is strongly preferred.
  • A candidate with extensive work experience (~10 years) as an MSL, R&D researcher/scientist or other similar roles that require deep scientific knowledge may be considered.
  • Minimum of 10+ year's relevant medical- or bio-pharmaceutical industry experience required. Relevant TA expertise and commercial/marketing experience preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of OIG, FDA and other relevant current government, industry, and organizational guidelines preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, presentation skills, and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to partner with scientists, academicians, and clinicians