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Director, Medical Information- HRD, Immunology

Lexington, Massachusetts
Start date
May 21, 2024

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Job Description

About the role:

The Director, Medical Information & Review will work closely with the Sr Director, Medical Information & Review and assigned US Medical Team(s) to lead a high performing team responsible for medical information and medical review activities across a broad portfolio of products within a given therapeutic area. The Director will also support implementation of US Medical communication strategies and other scientific communication activities as identified.

How you will contribute:
  • Proactively manages medical information personnel and activities for assigned products in therapeutic area to include development of written and verbal responses, including clinical dossiers.

  • Responsible for ensuring team provides high-quality, balanced and timely medical information for multiple products upon the request of internal and external business partners, health care professionals (HCPs) and consumers. Serves as a technical and/or operational resource for direct reports.

  • Collaborates directly with medical strategy (Medical Director, Scientific Director) personnel in the development / execution of medical communications and research activities and leads operational and scientific projects aligned with company objectives and alliance partnerships for assigned therapeutic area.

  • Manage Medical Review personnel in the participation and contributions to cross-functional promotional review activities including: 1) providing strategic scientific consults on brand messages, 2) reviewing promotional materials for content and accuracy, 3) coordinate the development and review and approval of clinical data on file to support promotional claims.

  • Leads the Medical Review process, procedures, and documentation of Non-Promotional Medical Review of Medical Materials in partnership with internal stakeholders. Medical Materials may include medical slides, medical training materials, medical education materials, white papers, publications, and other types of medical and scientific material.

  • Leads, manages, coaches and develops Medical Review personnel to support high performance, alignment with USM Medical Strategies, and support the delivery of high-quality product information, promotional product communications, and other medical and scientific communications. Assesses performance against identified Medical Review functional goals. Create, maintain and communicate metrics and key performance indicators to Leadership.

  • Maintains current and up to date knowledge on FDA Regulations and Guidance documents and enforcement action letters as applicable to promotional claims and shares implications with Medical Reviewers to enhance the team’s knowledge, understanding, and awareness of best practices.

  • Supports the development of (Sr) Medical Information & Review Managers by supporting training activities to develop direct reports.

  • Assess new alliance partnerships for resource needs; develops appropriate joint Medical Review policies/processes; collaborates with Sr Director, Medical Information and Review and alliance partner in the development of policies/processes that reflect best practices and are in compliance with Takeda policies/processes.

  • Works closely with Scientific Communications Leadership Team to ensure standardization within the Medical Information and Review function of defined policies, SOPs, and best practices.

  • Ensures overall team is maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of therapeutic area, product(s), and health ecosystem developments by participating in relevant team and company meetings, attending scientific congresses, and a commitment to continued professional development.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:


  • The qualified candidate will have a doctoral degree in a health sciences related field such as a PharmD, MD or Ph.D., with a thorough grasp of the pharmaceutical industry.

  • 3-5 years of managing people.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Significant understanding of issues in medical information and medical review.


  • Post-doctoral residency or fellowship, or sufficient applicable experience.

  • Significant experience and knowledge of clinical trial reports, data presentation, interpretation, and communications

  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international or weekend travel may be required.

  • Requires approximately 5-20 % travel.

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

Lexington, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$169,400.00 - $266,200.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


Lexington, MA

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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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