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Associate Director, Medical Affairs Excellence

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start date
Feb 7, 2023

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Clinical, Medical Affairs
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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Associate Director, Medical Affairs Excellence


Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

Associate Director, Medical Affairs Excellence

Company Profile

Ipsen is a dynamic and growing global specialty-driven biopharmaceutical company, focused on innovation and specialty care. At Ipsen, we’ve created a workplace that recognizes and promotes an entrepreneurial spirit in our employees and are building a strong legacy of helping patients with difficult-to-treat diseases across oncology, neurosciences and rare diseases. We know we can only be better and smarter if we work diligently together as ONE Ipsen, across all functions and geographies. We strive to break down silos and empower teams to deliver effective therapeutic solutions through highly differentiated medicines for patients with unmet needs.

We take pride in our culture, which is rooted in collaboration, to deliver results for our core customer – the patient. This level of involvement by cross-functional teams promotes a strong sense of unity and pulls together all colleagues locally and across our key geographies, which span 115 countries across North America, Europe and Asia. As a growing organization, Ipsen North America is comprised of our United States and Canada locations, with employees supporting functions including Commercial Operations, R&D, Business Development and Technical Operations.

Our employees are the driving force behind our mission at Ipsen, and to sustain their passion and focus every day, we offer a wealth of fulfilling challenges and growth opportunities through unique leadership and training programs. At Ipsen, you will work alongside industry leaders and contribute within a fast-moving and truly game-changing global organization, recognized for its talent and patient solutions. At Ipsen, we’re making hope a reality for the patients we serve.

Position Summary

The Associate Director coordinates the development and implementation of a Best-in-Class Medical Education and Scientific Engagement strategy for US Medical Affairs in collaboration with internal stakeholders, therapeutic area experts, scientific societies and other third parties, to provide tailored education focused on improving patient outcomes.

Candidate will serve in Medical Affairs mastering stakeholder management for cross functional teams, He/She will also be responsible for External engagement and external and internal medical education, field excellence, congress management, medical grants, advisory boards.

This position will report to the Director, US Medical Excellence

Essential Functions


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Coordinate and define the medical education strategy across TAs in the US

Coordinate with the TA Medical Directors and across functions (including global to identify educational gaps and differentiated collaboration opportunities to enhance evidence-based medical education

  • Define the strategy and plan for external medical education, including and not limited to, (1) medical activities in the context of medical congresses - pre, during and post event, (2) independent medical education (IME) programs, (3) Ipsen driven medical education event/activities

Coordinate the scientific engagement strategy and implementation

  • Work with BE, legal, TAs to develop external medical education strategy framework principles that include both independent and company driven strategies
  • Define and develop strategic mapping of medical conferences, =and provide medical input on cross-functional planning
  • Develop framework for medical congress planning and management, partnering with Global teams as appropriate
  • Coordinate, with internal stakeholders (Global and regional knowledge transfer, publications, medical information, and other relevant functions), specific materials for local medical functions (including MSLs) that involve external medical experts

Lead the strategic design and ensure end-to-end execution in the US, in collaboration with global functions

  • Define and develop, in collaboration with relevant internal stakeholders, a short, mid- and long-term Medical Education and Scientific Engagement strategy
  • Participate in the development of the integrated brand and medical plans
  • Coordinate insight generation activities across functions to ensure consistency and efficiency
  • Drive and deliver impactful content to drive a holistic customer engagement experience that incorporates digital content creation and virtual channels.
  • Collaborate with other departments (e.g commercial/marketing, medical communication) in the creation and review of their external materials
  • Develop standards, metrics and dashboards to generate insights and drive excellence in medical education and scientific engagement
  • Ensure close collaboration with Legal and Business Ethics to define ethical effectiveness of scientific engagements
  • Provide program analytics to support internal communication regarding the impact of supported educational activities
  • Set up tools to understand how the company approach to medical education and scientific engagement is perceived by medical experts, scientific societies and centers of excellence.
  • Effectively manages the overall annual medical education budget; provide financial oversight through routine reviews with Finance and updates for Medical Affairs leadership.



  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Degree in Life Science preferred


  • 7+  years substantial relevant experience of pharmaceutical industry
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the development and execution of scientific communication and engagement strategies and plans
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing cross-functional projects with significant business impact
  • Excellent understanding of industry guidance and best practices
  • Experience managing and developing relationships with vendors
  • Experience with developing, reporting, and tracking research and medical performance metrics and able to train/develop staff in these areas

Core Competencies (Specific knowledge, skills and abilities that enable an individual to effectively perform the job)

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of ICH-GCP and FDA regulations.
  • Proficient in the use of computer software systems (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Share Point, CTMS, EDC software, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good leadership skills and decision-making skills.
  • Comfortable with presentation and reporting to senior leaders and external KOLs.
  • Ability to work across multiple functions and cultures.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required.
  • Excellent English communication skills: written and verbal.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to deal with competing priorities.
  • Strong reasoning and creative solving skills.

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) is a global, biopharmaceutical group focused on innovation and specialty care. The group develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas - Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. At Ipsen, we focus our resources, investments and energy on discovering, developing and commercializing new therapeutic options to provide hope for patients whose lives are challenged by difficult-to-treat diseases. Ipsen's North American operations and headquarters are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where our fully integrated biopharmaceutical team across External Innovation and Partnering, Research & Development (R&D), Manufacturing and Commercial collaborate. Cambridge is home to Ipsen's third global hub, in addition to R&D centers in Paris-Saclay in France and Oxford in the United Kingdom. With additional offices in Basking Ridge, N.J. and Mississauga, Ontario, Ipsen employs approximately 600 people in North America. For more information on Ipsen in North America, please visit or


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