Director, GMA Oncology, Rare Disease

Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
Mar 23, 2021
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/Associate Director, Global Medical Affairs Oncology (GMA), Rare Disease will work under the direction of the Senior Director, and will be responsible for supporting Pexidartinib supporting activities on new indications, assisting with defining compound/program medical strategies and for leading select medical affairs projects within a specific compound or indication.


Provide clinical/scientific and Medical Affairs expertise to a specific therapeutic area/program, the Medical Affairs team, and to the organization generally

Partner effectively with functions within Global Medical Affairs, including medical information; field medical; patient advocacy; health economics and outcomes research; medical education and grants; scientific and medical communications; and operations

Establish and maintain productive relationships with critical cross-functional partners including Research and Development; Biostatistics/Data Management; Regulatory and Marketing

Serve as a key contributor to develop and execute strategic and tactical medical plans that comprise an important part of the brand strategy and are aligned with the overall program and corporate objectives

Develop and maintain disease area expertise to enable meaningful contributions to scientific engagements, evidence generation, medical information and publication planning and execution

Contribute and provide expert review of medical content for medication information and medical education

Contribute to the development and execution of a strategic and robust Global Medical Advisory Board Plan to inform disease burden, knowledge gaps and clinical practice patterns

Develop and cultivate productive partnerships with relevant professional societies, key opinion leaders and patient groups

Develop and drive Phase 3/4 studies and registries, as appropriate

Review and approve Investigator-initiated studies

Represent Daiichi Sankyo Global Medical Affairs both internally and externally through presentations at key internal meetings, presentation and/or support of presentations at Congresses and Medical Advisory Boards, and interactions with key investigators

Perform all work with the commitment to compliance with relevant Codes of Practice, relevant SOPSs, and local regulations

Participate in a dynamic, interactive, team-oriented culture

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • PhD, PharmD or MD degree in a relevant scientific field
  • Minimum of 5 years of Medical Affairs experience, preferably as an Associate Director; 8 years of professional medical affairs experience at Director level.
  • Excellent knowledge of current clinical practices and therapeutic area background in Rare diseases, Oncology, Endocrinology, or other relevant area.
  • Outstanding communication skills; able to Lead, influence and motivate others; show strategic ability to interface with multiple stakeholders
  • Able to navigate complex and difficult situations and exhibit solution-oriented approaches to challenges;
  • Possesses strong knowledge in and understanding of medical activities (including scientific communications, medical information, evidence generation), relating to the commercialization of rare diseases
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, GMA Oncology, Rare Disease

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Global Medical Affairs Oncology

New Jersey