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Medical Director, Medical Science

Sage Therapeutics
Working from Home
Start date
Feb 9, 2024

Job Details

General Scope and Summary

SAGE Therapeutics is seeking an experienced Medical Director to play a key role on the Clinical Development team at Sage on a late stage asset and in Translational Medicine. Working with cross-functional teams and external collaborators, the Medical Director will take a key role in the creation and execution of clinical development plans and in the development of strategies that will ultimately lead to global approvals of Sages products.This individual may also work with a cross-functional team to establish a translational medicine strategy and to design and execute studies to demonstrate target engagement or to better understand a drugs mechanism of action.

To be successful in this role, the individual will be a creative, resourceful, integrative, and enterprise thinker who is self-motivated, has a strong work ethic, and operates with a high degree of independence and professional integrity. Additionally, the individual must be able to build relationships and influence decision-making while managing to pre-specified timelines. The candidate will be expected to thrive in the dynamic environment of a successful and growing company and to develop positive collaborations with contract research organizations, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • For assigned programs, represent Medical Science on Study Teams as the Study Medical Lead or as the Translational Medicine Lead. Be accountable and responsible for the medical input in the execution of the development plans prepared by the Program Team and the clinical development plans that underpin them.

  • For assigned studies, provide medical leadership to the Study Management Team of the Clinical Sub Team, providing medical science input to overall clinical study planning and implementation according to GCP and Sages Quality System; in this role, provide medical oversight for clinical trials according to SOPs.

  • For assigned programs, be responsible for the study design of clinical trials, leading the preparation of clinical study synopses and being a contributor to the writing of protocols/major amendments, the design of data collection systems, interpretation of clinical data, and the preparation of final clinical study reports. Engage with external experts and organizations as needed to achieve these aims.

  • Serve as a key contributor to regulatory strategies and author and/or review appropriate regulatory documents.

  • Be accountable and responsible for the ongoing assessment of benefit/risk, including support of adverse event reporting and safety management under the direction of the DSPV function.

  • Serve as a key contributor to translational medicine, including biomarker selection, endpoints assessing the impact of the relevant asset on brain circuitry.

  • If needed, serve as the Translational Lead for assigned programs. Engage with relevant internal and external stakeholders as the workstream demands.

Education, Experience and Specialized Knowledge and Skills

The successful candidate must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient in that setting. Must excel in a multidisciplinary environment as an integral leader and provide medical science leadership within assigned teams. The ability to analyze complex issues to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs, and recommendations is essential. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong problem-solving ability, and attention to detail and quality are critical to success.

Basic Qualifications

  • Medical degree and 5+ years of broad bio/pharmaceutical industry experience in drug development, Phase 1 through launch.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Neurology and/or Psychiatry.

  • Knowledge of the drug development process, as well as technical, business, and regulatory issues.

  • Research experience in a relevant Neuroscience field, with imaging, neurophysiology, or neurostimulation expertise. Diplomacy and professionalism, clicking easily with the company and leadership, with the foresight and savvy to contribute to the corporate goal of becoming a leader in CNS disorders and bringing medicines to patients.

  • Highly motivated, decisive, and results-oriented individual with the flexibility and creativity to excel in and contribute to a rapidly growing company.

  • Able to command respect from peers and subordinates alike; capable of highly independent work as well as being a team player and role model.

  • Able to effectively interface with Clinical Operations, Regulatory, and other disciplines.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills, allowing for open and effective dialogue throughout the Company.

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and proactively identify and resolve issues.

  • Ability to influence without authority, lead change, and manage resistance to change.

  • Must be able to solicit information, persuade others, and shape outcomes.

  • Must have the passion and ability to forge and nurture key partnerships and collaborations with the external scientific community, including academia, governmental organizations, nonprofit organizations, and CROs.

  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.

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

Benefits and Compensation The base salary hiring range for this position is $222,571 - $306,035.*
  • 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


Welcome To The Workplace With A Difference

Our vision is to fearlessly lead the way to create a world with better brain health – a vision we can only achieve with the help of our amazing team of highly knowledgeable, deeply passionate individuals.

At Sage, we believe that life is more than just a destination. We’re concerned with the journey, and we care deeply about everyone contributing to and benefiting from our own company journey. This means helping people discover the right path for them and carefully guiding colleagues along the way.

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