Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs Alzheimer’s Disease, Digital Medical Value

Eisai Inc.
07110, Nutley
Jan 11, 2022
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

At Eisai, satisfying unmet medical needs and increasing the benefits healthcare provides to patients, their families, and caregivers is Eisai’s human health care (hhc) mission. We’re a growing pharmaceutical company that is breaking through in neurology and oncology, with a strong emphasis on research and development. Our history includes the development of many innovative medicines, notably the discovery of the world's most widely-used treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. As we continue to expand, we are seeking highly-motivated individuals who want to work in a fast-paced environment and make a difference.  If this is your profile, we want to hear from you.


The Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs, Digital Medical value – Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), in the Neurology Business Group (NBG) provides digital medical value leadership and accountability to the AD portfolio and continued support as a key partner to Clinical Development, Real World Evidence, Discovery and Commercial Operations.


In close collaboration with the Executive Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs AD Ecosystem and Pipeline, the candidate will drive a process to identify and understand digital opportunities in the AD therapeutic area, in collaboration with internal and external functions orchestrate necessary development and oversee execution and dissemination of strategies and tactics to act on these digital opportunities. The candidate will work in close collaboration with internal functions and external companies and stakeholders and strive to build coalitions with key health care professionals (HCPs). The focus is to provide optimal digital support for AD patients, their caregivers and the HCP to optimize care, adaptation, access and ecosystem readiness for disease modifying treatments (DMT). The goal is to ensure the optimal utilization of digital solutions within the AD landscape and enable adaptation of these solutions in clinical practice to optimally serve patients and health care system (HCS) needs. The Medical Director is a key member of the NBG group responsible for developing and maintaining excellence in global medical affairs activities.


The Medical Director will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the coordination of digital medical value strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease-related programs as they relate to the developing medical affairs function and will act as a liaison with global and regional AD medical affairs leads.


Essential Functions:

  • Work with the Executive Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs to develop, coordinate and control annual medical strategy plans and budgets for the global Alzheimer’s therapeutic area as it relates to digital medical value, and act as a liaison with global and regional AD medical affairs leads to provide digital medical value guidance to these matrixed teams as necessary.
  • Within the scope of digital medical value design, plan, direct, and implement medical evidence generation and Phase IV clinical studies or programs for assigned products, with the goal to support approval, optimize labelling while maximizing access for AD patients, enabling clinical adoption of a new treatment and optimizing medical practice.  
  • Strategize direction/content, plan, coordinate and execute broad-based activities supporting the Global Medical Affairs team, including educational programs, advisory boards, symposia and congresses as deemed appropriate in relation to digital medical value
  • Build coalitions with external stakeholders to understand digital medical value gaps and barriers in the patient pathway and generate and utilize data that enable a better treatment and care for AD patients.
  • Provide medical oversight from a digital medical value perspective for phase IV protocol development, interpretation of trial results, final study report conclusions, and publications. Provide critical medical input into the lifecycle management strategies in responsible therapeutic areas.
  • Medical/Scientific digital medical value subject matter expert: Serve as a medical leader and subject matter expert  providing direction for assigned products including (but not limited to) scientific communications, publication planning/review, advisory boards, health outcomes plans, MSL activities, speaker programs, investigator-initiated research and CME grant reviews or other internal key business processes.
  • Responsible for digital medical value related review of medical and scientific content of Regulatory, Safety, Scientific Affairs, Medical Affairs and Commercial outputs for assigned therapeutic areas.
  • Strong leadership in her/or his area with soft skills to make sure this responsibility is executed with utmost focus to the culture of Eisai and serving patients, their caregivers, and the health care systems



  • This position requires a dynamic individual with an MD/DO and/or PhD and pharmaceutical or relevant diagnostics industry experience
  • Preferably understanding of the neuroscience and neurobiology of neurodegeneration/dementia/cognition/supportive care diseases, including Alzheimer disease
  • 8 plus years experience
  • Strong and determined candidate with experience in driving relevant digital medical value projects with external and internal stakeholders and impact on patient outcome and/or HCS benefit
  • Global/regional or large country experience in medical affairs or similar function preferable
  • Strong and adaptable leadership mind set, self-starter and stimulated by challenges, inclusive and team player, motivated by outcome for patients, good communication skills and able to align different stakeholders’ views and create win/win solutions, strategic mindset
  • Strong interpersonal, team building and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Eisai requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide valid proof of vaccination as of their start date, to the extent permitted under state law. This requirement is a condition of employment at Eisai, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at an Eisai site, field based or is fully remote. If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a medical condition (including pregnancy-related), or because of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.




Eisai is an equal opportunity employer and as such, is committed in policy and in practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.  Similarly, considering the need for reasonable accommodations, Eisai prohibits discrimination against persons because of disability, including disabled veterans.


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