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Associate Director, Medical Education - Depression

Sage Therapeutics
Working from Home
Start date
Mar 22, 2023

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General Scope and Summary

Sage Therapeutics is searching for a resourceful, results-oriented, creative thinker for a role that is responsible for the design and execution of strategic and practical medical education initiatives for products and relevant disease states for both internal and external stakeholders. The Associate Director, Medical Education will work with the Senior Director, Medical Education and Training to lead the development of medical communications materials, including slide decks, FAQs, medical symposia, medical booth materials, and digital education resources. The role requires a high level of collaboration with Medical Directors, MSLs, Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance as well as the hands-on attitude necessary to refine and build medical communication resources.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Execute the medical communications strategy for assigned therapeutic area.

  • Develop and maintain MSL resources, including but not limited to disease state slide decks, reactive product decks, one-pagers, FAQs, and training slide decks while ensuring materials are consistent with the Global Scientific Platform.

  • Lead the creation of non-CME live and virtual medical education programs (e.g., symposia) and medical booth educational resources (infographics) through collaboration with vendors and internal teams.

  • Manage the development of digital, web-based, and mobile optimized materials to enhance online HCP education, while ensuring scientific accuracy, objectivity, fair-balance, and alignment with the medical communications strategy.

  • Assist in the management of multiple vendors to ensure high quality and timely delivery of materials within allocated budget.

  • Lead materials through the internal review and approval process by working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and vendor partners.

  • Ensure fair balance and integrity in medical education materials and that materials conform to appropriate regulatory, medical, and legal compliance guidance

Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters degree or higher.

  • 5+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, including 3+ years of experience in managing medical communications efforts in a highly matrixed organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ability to travel (~10%) for scientific congresses as necessary.

  • PhD, PharmD, or MD.

  • Prior experience in depression, postpartum depression, or CNS preferred.

  • US launch experience preferred.

  • Veeva experience preferred.

  • Experience working with external vendors on a day-to-day basis.

  • Excellent analytical skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, as well as effectively influence, collaborate, and communicate with internal and external partners.

  • Willing and able to travel for scientific congress meetings as necessary.

  • Strong team player that has a customer service approach and is solution-oriented.

  • Embrace our core values: Put People First, Improve Lives, Cultivate Curiosity, Do Right, and Forge New Pathways.

  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.

Benefits and Compensation The base salary hiring range for this position is $152,122 - $209,168.*
  • The actual salary offered within the range is dependent on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, qualifications, education, skills, and performance.
  • This position is eligible to participate in the Companys annual bonus plan; the bonus varies based on performance and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program.
  • To support your well-being, we offer a comprehensive benefits and wellness package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage upon hire. More information can be found in our Benefits Guide.
*Base salary ranges are periodically reviewed and subject to change. #LI-Remote


Sage is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing novel therapies with the potential to transform the lives of people with debilitating disorders of the brain. We are pursuing new pathways with the goal of improving brain health, and our depression, neurology and neuropsychiatry franchise programs aim to change how brain disorders are thought about and treated. Our mission is to make medicines that matter so people can get better, sooner.

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