Field Medical Director, Mid-Atlantic

Working from Home
Jan 15, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

At Sierra Oncology we believe our employees are our greatest asset. We are looking for exceptional individuals who share our commitment to developing and commercializing targeted therapeutics to address serious unmet needs in oncology. We are led by a senior management team with a proven track record in research, clinical operations, product development, regulatory affairs and business development. Interested in advancing your career surrounded by great colleagues?

Company Description

Sierra Oncology is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company on a quest to deliver targeted therapies that treat rare forms of cancer. We harness our deep scientific expertise to identify compounds that target the root cause of disease to advance targeted therapies with assets on the leading edge of cancer biology. Our team takes an evidence-based approach to understand the limitations of current treatments and explore new ways to change the cancer treatment paradigm. Together we are transforming promise into patient impact.


Job Summary

The Regional Field Medical Director, Mid-Atlantic is a member of a field-based team of scientific and clinical experts who develop and enhance relationships with Key Opinion Leaders and internal stakeholders to help support the medical objectives at Sierra Oncology. This position will report to the Senior Director, Field Medical Team Lead. The preferred cities for this position include NYC, Philadelphia


  • Identify, engage and cultivate relationships with key opinion leaders, clinicians, investigators and other HCPs within academic and community settings in accordance with compliance guidance for Medical Affairs activities.
  • Develop and execute territory plans in alignment with Medical Affairs strategies and support product launches.
  • Provide medical support in the assigned territory to academic and community HCPs to ensure accurate disease and product information and non-promotional medical education related to Sierra Oncology medicines.
  • Serve as medical liaison to support research inquiries and discussions and facilitate External Scientific Research (EST) process for proposals arising within assigned territory.
  • Support payer discussions as needed and in compliance with related policies and regulations.
  • Provide support for congress meetings, including scientific coverage, competitive intelligence, medical booth staffing and external engagements.
  • Participate in ongoing training program and contributes to development of resources for external engagements, and scientific communication.
  • Provide medical support to commercial teams with training activities.
  • Deliver medical/scientific presentations to internal & external stakeholders.
  • Support planning and execution of regional/national advisory boards.
  • Responsible for development and execution of individual development plan.
  • Responsible for individual documentation of field engagements and contributes to aggregate reporting of the Field Medical Team activities and value to the company.
  • Travel to meetings, face-to-face engagements, as required, estimated at 60%.
  • Other related duties as assigned.



  • PharmD, PhD or similar life sciences degree, preferably with Medical Affairs and Oncology experience, ideally in hematological cancers.
  • Minimum 3 years Field Medical Affairs experience in hematology/oncology, or equivalent experience and skill set to support the responsibilities.
  • This Director Level role will require strong scientific acumen, preferably a background in Hematologic Malignancies (ideally within Myeloproliferative Neoplasms)
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skill, including formal presentation skills, and well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and execute against key objectives and deliverables, on time and within budget.
  • Strong analytical skills: ability to understand and interpret clinical research.
  • Resourceful, flexible, and ability to adapt to changing conditions in a fast-paced organization.
  • Motivated, self-starter who engages quickly, rolls up their sleeves and operates very effectively in a high-performance smaller, biopharmaceutical organization.
  • Working knowledge of CRM systems and advanced knowledge of Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and a strong aptitude for adapting to new software and apps.
  • Ability to travel and manage a demanding schedule, which may require some evening and weekend availability (anticipated travel up to 60%).


Additional Information

Diversity Statement:  At Sierra Oncology we believe a diverse workforce drives our success as a company. We are always working to create an environment where different backgrounds and viewpoints are valued and celebrated.

Sierra Oncology is an equal opportunity employer. Sierra Oncology makes employment decisions, including in recruitment and selection, without consideration of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or disability.

Sierra Oncology is a mandatory vaccination workplace.  Offers of employment are contingent on proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or qualification for exemption for medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief. 

Recruiter Statement: Sierra Oncology acknowledges that providers may be a valuable resource for identifying and recruiting candidates for employment.  However, we require that all recruiters engage directly with Sierra Oncology’s Human Resources Team and comply with Sierra Oncology’s requirements prior to transmitting any resumes/CVs or introducing any candidates to Sierra Oncology.  Sierra Oncology’s Human Resource Team is the only function within the Company that can enter contractual relationships with external recruiters and recruiting agencies.