Associate Director/ Director, Medical Affairs Strategy (Women’s Health)

Brisbane, CA, United States
Feb 13, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Myovant Sciences aspires to be the leading healthcare company focused on innovative treatments for women's health and prostate cancer designed to improve the lives of millions. We are on a mission to develop and deliver empowering medicines for women's health and prostate cancer through purpose-driven science and transformative advocacy. We are looking for passionate and hard-working individuals who share our excitement for this mission.

We are currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated, experienced individual for the position of Associate Director / Director - Medical Affairs Strategy. The position reports to the Senior Director - Medical Affairs Strategy. The location of the position may be remote or based in Brisbane, CA.

Summary Description

The Associate Director/Director - Medical Affairs Strategy will contribute to building a best-in-class medical affairs organization at Myovant. This role will be a driver of medical strategy and dissemination of key scientific data. The successful candidate will provide medical and operational input into core medical affairs activities and will coordinate with Commercial to ensure alignment between Medical Affairs and Commercial strategy.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Leadership of the strategy and development of Medical Platforms for relugolix use in Endometriosis
  • Develop and implement Publication Plans, working closely with the Medical Communications lead
  • Develop and implement the Medical Advisory Board Plan to gain medical input from the healthcare community
  • Play a highly visible role during exchanges within the medical/scientific community to develop close relationships with a group of scientific key opinion leaders
  • Define and attend relevant medical and scientific conferences to support speakers and presenters, ensure success of publication/communication goals, and participate in the collection and reporting of competitive intelligence within company guidelines
  • Ensure cross-functional medical alignment with the US MSL team, Medical Information & Medical Operations, RWE & HEOR and European Medical Strategy
  • Work closely with the Commercial organization to bring the medical perspective to commercial strategies and tactics
  • Partner with Myovant's Research & Development organization for ongoing and post-marketing clinical development activities
  • Strategy and oversight for the development of a supportive US Investigator Initiated Study program
  • Define and attend relevant medical and scientific conferences to support speakers and presenters, ensure success of publication/communication goals, and participate in the collection and reporting of competitive intelligence within company guidelines
  • Recruit and retain Key Medical Affairs talent

Core Competencies, Knowledge and Skill Requirements
  • Good working knowledge of good publications practices and guidance (GPP3/ ICMJE), Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct and other guidance related to pre and post-marketing practices and scientific data communications
  • Adherence to corporate and healthcare compliance guidance in all activities, including those related to clinical trials, scientific interactions with internal and external groups, and responses to unsolicited requests for medical/scientific information
  • Working knowledge and experience with Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to multi-task under limited direction and on own initiative
  • Daily demonstrates a positive, 'can do' and service oriented attitude. Strong oral and written communicator; detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy.
  • Self-motivated, with initiative and the ability to take ownership of, and follow through with, specific tasks.
  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities quickly while working under tight deadlines.
  • Strong PC experience and demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as the position will interface with key opinion leaders
  • Ability to effectively communicate, collaborate and deliver an excellent work product in a fast-paced, and rapidly growing dynamic company


  • A relevant scientific or healthcare degree is required (eg, PharmD, PhD, MD)

  • Minimum 6-8 years in the biopharmaceutical or related healthcare industry, preferably with at least 4 years' direct experience in medical affairs
  • Prior experience as a Medical Affairs Leader in the introduction of a novel new clinical product is highly desired
  • Strong organizational skills and experience in business planning, including development of budgets and adherence to performance targets

  • Domestic travel in support of Medical Affairs initiatives (up to 40%)
  • Residing in the San Francisco Bay Area commutable to Brisbane or willing to relocate to the area
  • Regularly required to operate standard office equipment
  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time
  • Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, and occasionally stand and walk
  • Regularly required to use hands to operate computer and other office equipment
  • Close vision required for computer usage
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 20 pounds

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Equal Employment Opportunity