Associate Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs Alzheimer’s Disease, Global Medical Evidence Gen
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.
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.
The Associate Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs – Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), Global Medical Evidence Generation in the Neurology Business Group (NBG) works closely with the Senior Medical Director to provide medical leadership and accountability to the AD portfolio and continued support as a key partner to Clinical Development, Real World Evidence, Discovery and Commercial Operations. The candidate will work closely with the Senior Medical Director to drive a process to understand barriers and knowledge gaps in the AD therapeutic area, orchestrate development and oversee execution and dissemination of strategic evidence generation through the utilization of the integrated evidence generation plans and evidence generation activities for the AD portfolio. The candidate will work in close collaboration with internal functions and external stakeholders to close data gaps required for adaptation, access and ecosystem readiness for disease modifying treatment (DMT) uptake and new product development.
In close collaboration with the Executive Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs AD Ecosystem and Pipeline, and the Senior Medical Director, this role is responsible for generating data in close alignment with the relevant internal and external stakeholders and building external coalitions with patient and research organizations to enable adaptation of these data/tools to ensure ecosystem readiness and DMT adaptation to serve patients and health care system (HCS) needs. The Associate Medical Director is a member of the NBG group responsible for developing and maintaining excellence in global medical affairs activities.
The Associate Medical Director will be responsible with the Senior Medical Director for developing, implementing, and managing the coordination of all 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 and will provide guidance and resources to these matrixed teams as necessary.
- Work with the Executive Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs and the Senior Medical Director to develop, coordinate and control annual medical strategy plans and budgets for the global Alzheimer’s therapeutic area
- Work closely with the Senior Medical Director to 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
- Work closely with the Senior Medical Director to 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 patients with AD, enabling clinical adoption of a new treatment and optimizing medical practice
- Work closely with the Senior Medical Director to build coalitions with external stakeholders to understand treatment pathway barriers and generate and utilize data that enable a better treatment and care for AD patients.
- Work closely with the Senior Medical Director to provide medical oversight 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 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.
- 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 preferably an MD/DO and/or PhD and ideally some industry experience, preferable in medical affairs or similar function
- Knowledge of the neuroscience and neurobiology of neurodegeneration/dementia/cognition/supportive care diseases, including Alzheimer disease
- 5 -7 years experience
- Experience in driving projects with external and internal stakeholders and impact on patient outcome and/or HCS benefit
- Strong and adaptable learning 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, willing to lead laterally
- Strong interpersonal, team building and communication skills
- Preferably analytical and data managing 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.
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