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Director / Executive Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs Communications

Rain Oncology
Newark, CA
Start date
Mar 5, 2023

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Marketing, Marketing/Corporate Communications
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay

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Director / Executive Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs Communications

Are you ready to join a growing, innovative, precision oncology powerhouse? Rain Oncology Inc is committed to building a passionate team of core scientific, clinical, regulatory, and business leaders to bring new therapies for cancer patients struggling with limited treatment options.  Our focus has been and will continue to be new oncology therapeutics based on targeting the biological drivers of the cancer, regardless of tumor type.

We envision our company culture driven by spirited individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset who want to solve problems, and leaders who are sufficiently experienced to know success in the drug development industry comes with great challenges; it will never be a straight line.  We are looking for team members that are passionate about helping patients at the worst time in their lives.  Rain Oncology strongly believes that we are tremendously fortunate to aim our careers towards having a direct impact on patients, and we intend to fully leverage this opportunity with aggressive developmental timelines for a multitude of pipeline programs, all unified across a precision oncology strategy. 

Key Performance Objectives:

  • Lead and develop Medical Affairs communications strategies. Including
    • medical and scientific communications
    • publication planning
    • medical advisory boards
    • medical educational programs
    • compendia strategy
  • Establish and execute a strategic publication and congress plan
  • Lead and develop the scientific statements/scientific platform for Rain pipeline
  • Lead and manage the development and execution of key medical education programs to fill learning gaps that are identified through medical affairs insights
  • Manage external vendors/medical agencies assisting with scientific platforms, medical communications, and publication planning; manage corresponding budgets
  • Drive major US national and international Congress Planning, strategically targeting relevant meetings, and assuring data for development programs meets strategic objectives. Attend medical scientific meetings and congresses to represent the company
  • Support development of medical/scientific content for scientific exchange, advisory boards, and training
  • Coordinate and oversee investigator sponsor trial program, including providing input into ongoing evidence generation activities to support business priorities
  • Oversee expanded access program (EAP)
  • Develop SOPs for the activities conducted by Medical Affairs
  • Will build, hire, and lead medical information services and IST teams for launch readiness

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Doctoral Degree (PhD, PharmD, MD) with experience in oncology preferred
  • 15+ years of experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry
  • 7+ years of leadership in Medical Affairs, with experience building teams and working with cross-functional in-house and field-based teams
  • Prior oncology launch experience and start-up experience required
  • Must have strong knowledge of oncology and the regulatory requirements relating to Medical Affairs activities
  • Demonstrated record of product launches and ability to bring strategic insight to commercialization plans
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills especially in relation to understanding and interpreting scientific and clinical research and literature
  • Demonstrated leadership in ambiguous situations
  • Adept, nimble, energetic, and comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative environment

The pay range that the Company reasonably expects to pay for this position is $218,000 - $278,000; the pay ultimately offered may vary based on objective considerations, including job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and education. An annual cash bonus and equity grants may be provided as part of the overall compensation package, in addition to a full range of financial, health and wellness benefits, dependent on the position offered.

Rain Oncology Inc is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud of our ongoing efforts to foster diversity & inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Rain are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

San Francisco Bay Area Candidates Only*



The beauty and complexity of life is near limitless, with the world around us based on the cyclicality of the seasons and marking a shift in the progression of life. When the rains come, they bring sustenance to the life all around us, from which there is renewal and replenishment.  Water and the rain help reinvigorate life and strengthen us for the path forward.  

Rain Oncology was named to symbolize the renewal, sustenance and replenishment that reinvigorates life afforded by the rains.  In the same way, we hope to provide a renewal and reinvigoration for patients debilitated by cancer.  Rain Oncology hopes to leverage industry-leading insight into the mechanisms triggering cancer to find precision therapeutic strategies that may offer patients an improved chance of getting their lives back.

Rain Oncology was founded in 2017 as a precision oncology company leveraging a deep scientific knowledge of drug mechanism and designing clinical trials with the most appropriate patient population most likely to benefit from treatment. Rain is focused on a few critical objectives: (1) strive to greatly enhance probabilities of therapeutic success for patients by focusing on genetic biomarkers that may predict optimal therapeutic strategies, and (2) pursue biomarker-based trial designs of limited size that enable rapid decision-making and redirecting of strategy when needed, minimizing expense and preserving capital resources.


Our team is the heart and soul of Rain Oncology.  Not only is a dynamic, energetic, entrepreneurial team essential to drug development success at Rain, it's also paramount to the type of culture where people feel rewarded every day.  

Rain Oncology is looking for team members that don't want to work in a conventional corporate environment.  We are looking for professionals who believe, at their core, that a small company that empowers its people can move much more quickly and effectively than large organizations with significantly more financial firepower.  Rain Oncology is looking for experts who want more control in galvanizing 21st-century science for patients.






Stock Symbol: RAIN



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