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Medical Director, Medical Affairs

Company: Sage Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

General Scope and Summary SAGE Therapeutics is searching for a highly motivated and experienced individual for the position of Medical Director, Pipeline NCEs. -The Medical Director will lead development of the strategic brand plans to establish the medical footprint for SAGE in - neurology - and movement disorders. -The Medical Director will be responsible for the execution of tactical medical plans, developing foundational materials, training, and programs to understand the MOA and clinical potential of - pipeline compounds - including - SAGE-324 in Essential Tremor. -The Medical Director will partner with cross-functional teams, including Clinical Development, Medical Communications, Regulatory, Operations, Program Management, and Marketing to provide medical leadership in delivering therapeutic initiatives. - Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead the execution of the tactical plan for SAGE-324 in essential tremor.
  • Support Medical, Legal, and Regulatory review of educational and promotional materials. - Provide medical expertise in the review and approval of external resources, communication, and publications to ensure medical accuracy, objectivity, and fair-balance.
  • Manage thought leader networks. -Lead KOL engagement efforts in movement disorders and cognition through development of Strategic Working Groups with top thought leaders in cognition and movement disorders to inform medical strategy and tactics. -Lead advisory boards with healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, neurologists) to collect needed clinical insights to inform medical strategy and tactics.
  • Work with Clinical Development and HEOR teams to support inclusion of appropriate trial endpoints and outcome measures in phase 2b/3 to inform physicians and payers.
  • Represent Medical Affairs on cross-functional internal brand teams.
  • Represent Sage at various scientific and clinical congress meetings.
  • Ensure alignment of the brand Medical Affairs activities with the launch readiness and program management plans and objectives.
  • Provide medical expertise in support of developing content (slides, websites, standard response letters) for medical communications and education to advance disease state and clinical understanding.
  • Lead evidence generation efforts, including post-hoc analyses of phase 3 data sets, phase 3b/4 planning and execution, patient survey planning, and execution to inform satisfaction, preference, unmet needs, and ethnography. Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient. -Must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills, and the ability to analyze complex issues to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs, and - recommendations. -Must have a d emonstrated ability to translate strategy into action, excellent analytical skills, and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues and mitigate risks. Basic Qualifications
    • This position requires an MD, DO, or PhD/PharmD with prior experience in Neurology - a nd Movement Disorders.
    • 5 years of combined pharmaceutical industry and/or academic/clinical medicine expertise. Preferred Qualifications
      • Prior experience in helping to develop medical strategic and tactical plans in support of drug launch is highly preferred.
      • Must possess excellent communication skills, relationship-building capabilities, and a proven ability to influence decision-making without authority.
      • Must be willing and able to travel and regularly meet with HCPs/KOLs in the Northeast region initially, then more broadly across the US, Canada, and Europe as necessary.
      • Is able to perceive non-obvious opportunities by connecting the dots between existing knowledge, new data, and HCP unmet needs in real-time.
      • Must be highly perceptive, socially intelligent, and intuitive.
      • Leadership skills, including a passion for working within multiple teams and proven ability to achieve results in a matrix organization.
      • Is seen as a scientifically credible leader and collaborative partner to internal and external stakeholders.
      • Consistently and systematically collaborates with internal stakeholders to plan approach to bring meaningful value to healthcare providers.
      • Ability to manage many complex projects in parallel, structuring the actions of many people toward share outcomes.
      • Highly motivated, decisive, and results-oriented individual with the flexibility and creativity to excel in a rapidly growing and changing environment.
      • Ability to flexibly tailor effective communication to multiple social styles.
      • Must embrace Sage's Core Values: Put People First, Improve Lives, Cultivate Curiosity, Do Right, and Forge New Pathways.
      • Title commensurate upon education, experience, and qualifications. Employment Type:EmployeeNumber of Openings:0Job ID:R001172#Biotechnology #Careers #ThisIsSageAll Sage new hires will be required to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or, if not, that they are legally entitled to an accommodation due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and Sage will consider, among other things, whether the proposed accommodation would create an undue hardship.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.EEO is the Law EEO is the Law - Poster Supplement We value our relationships with professional recruitment firms. To protect the interests of all parties, and given the large volume of inquiries received from third-party placement agencies, we are not able to respond to all agency inquiries. We do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates for current or future positions. Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of a signed agreement between our company and a placement agency does not create an implied obligation -and, if an unsolicited candidate represented by a placement agency is hired, we are not obligated to pay a fee. Only approved recruitment firms will be allowed to provide services to Sage Therapeutics, Inc.

Keywords: Sage Therapeutics, Cambridge , Medical Director, Medical Affairs, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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