Director, Medical Affairs, Oncology

Tarrytown, New York
Jan 27, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The Director of Medical Affairs, Oncology is responsible for the development of medical strategy, planning & execution of assigned medical affairs activities at Regeneron. The Director will provide scientific and/or medical leadership by thoroughly understanding oncology disease areas and serving as a key scientific/ medical resource.

The Director will work in a multifunctional, matrix organization, working closely with colleagues within the medical affairs group (including field medical, medical operations, medical education, medical information, HEOR, publication management and medical statistics), as well as those in research & development, commercial, access & reimbursement, and patient advocacy. He/she will also collaborate with external collaborators such as health care practitioners, research groups, payers and alliance partners.

A day in the life might include the following activities:

  • Develops and implements Medical Affairs strategy and plans to support overall cross functional team objectives
  • Participates in scientific engagement with external communities (including experts, clinical investigators, and other healthcare professionals /stakeholders) in order to educate and advance scientific and medical understanding of relevant disease areas, including the management of disease, standards of patient care and roles of our medicines
  • Builds working relationships with external partners, including patient groups and professional organizations.
  • Provides medical leadership, insight and strategy through collaborations with other internal functions and project teams (i.e. Commercial, Clinical, Operations, Regulatory, Biostatistics, Project Management, and Patient Advocacy).
  • Manages activities which involve expert advisors such as drafting scope of work for consultancy agreements, contracts, setting up meetings and advisory boards
  • Develops scientific communication platform & an aligned publication strategy
  • Provides strategic direction and scientific and medical support for publications and presentations as needed, working closely with the Publication Manager.
  • Attends medical conferences as Medical Affairs representative, assists with congress planning and strategy, leads meetings and development of meeting summaries.
  • Is responsible for medical affairs activities consisting of data generation, data analysis and interpretation. Plays a key role in developing evidence generation strategy and execution of post-registrational studies, including interventional and observational research
  • Develops medical content for congresses, symposia and advisory boards and leads such activities
  • Supports Clinical Development on strategy, background research and problem solving.
  • Participates in competitive intelligence and/or other market/industry assessment activities and projects and developing internal FAQs.
  • Leads evaluation of investigator-initiated study applications
  • Maintains deep scientific and medical knowledge of relevant therapeutic/disease areas as well as an understanding of patient and physician interactions and clinical decision making and impact.
  • Provides medical training for internal staff (including Field Medical colleagues, medical information, commercial, and sales) on products and disease related aspects
  • Works with finance to develop and forecast project budgets for medical affairs activities.
  • Supports compassionate use requests 

This opportunity might be for you if you have:

  • M.D.. PhD or PharmD with expertise in Oncology disease areas
  • Clinical, research and/or drug-development experience in Immuno/oncology
  • More than 10 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and/or medical affairs
  • Successfully work in a matrix, cross-functional environment; excellent collaboration skills; experience working across functions to achieve results.
  • Excellent medical communication skills.
  • A thorough understanding of the healthcare environment including all external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate understanding of medical affairs accountabilities for evidence generation, external engagement and internal advice; direct experience preferred.
  • Disease area expertise and appropriate medical and/or clinical experience.
  • The ability to travel 30% of the time
  • Outstanding work ethic and integrity, including high ethical and scientific standards.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment. Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives.
  • New and unique ideas that move the science forward and add value and deal with scientific concepts and complexity comfortably.
  • The functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment and broad knowledge and perspective and are future oriented.
  • The ability to make good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment. The ability to make these decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills particularly motivational, negotiation, listening, judgment, analytic, and conflict management skills, demonstrated by ability to lead teams.
  • The ability to work independently and engage in collaborative decision making, to complete tasks in a timely fashion, and function in a fast-paced and rapidly expanding environment.
  • Demonstrated matrix leadership qualities; clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures. Monitors process, progress, and results.
  • The ability to cope with change, can shift gears comfortably, can decide and act without having the total picture, can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • The ability to formally present in a variety of settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and supervisors.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external colleagues and gain their trust and respect.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides amazing benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and stock for employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.