Director, Medical Affairs Training and Scientific Education

Medical Affairs
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Position Summary:      


The Director Medical Affairs Training and Scientific Education leads the development & implementation of industry-leading Medical Affairs training and Scientific Education. The Director is responsible for the creation and continuous updates of all Taiho clinical/scientific materials to train MSLs. Furthermore, the Director is responsible for the proper collection, review and distribution of Therapeutic insights provided by the TOI Field based team. The Director takes a leading role in the creation, review and distribution of the scientific outputs of conferences/meetings attended by the Medical Affairs Department and shares them with internal stakeholder.   In addition, the Director leads the development and maintenance of a compliant external engagement strategy for the Medical Affairs staff.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assesses initial and ongoing clinical/scientific training of Field Medical Affairs personnel as needed.
  • Creates and continuously updates oncology clinical/scientific materials, as well as trains the MSL force on:
    • LONSURF related information
    • Disease are specific information including updates on emerging treatment landscapes/drugs in development.
    • Taiho Oncology pipeline information/presentations
    • Ensure Quality Assurance (QA) by creating audits/assessments for all training programs, conducting assessments at the conclusion of each program.
    • Provide scientific expertise about competitor products and development programs to internal stakeholder and contribute to analysis of scientific trends affecting the TOI portfolio
    • Work with /support other TOI and TPC stakeholder as needed and appropriate
  • Ensures training/information material must meet Company Medical Legal Regulatory (MLR) standards
  • Responsible for the proper collection, review and distribution of Therapeutic insights provided by the TOI Field based team including:
    • Review of monthly insights report from MSLs, including follow up/feedback on specific insights (document corrections as appropriate)
    • Facilitation and reporting of monthly “Insights” meetings and follow up on identified action items.  
    • Monthly reports on trends seen through review of scientific exchange activities.  
    • Establish an appropriate and compliant information reporting and storage system for therapeutic insights (manual entries) from the field.
  • Works with Medical Information Team and acts as reviewer of clinical/scientific output (e.g. Conference Reports) for the team during and after scientific congresses/meetings prior to release.
  • Develops and implements an effective and compliant external expert strategy (“KOLs” and regional thought leaders) which includes engagements in clinical studies, Advisory Boards and other scientific meetings/collaborations.
  • Supports Medical Affairs Team on Medical/Legal/Regulatory review of non-promotional created material and on the Promotional Review Committee as needed
  • If needed, provides mentoring and supervision to junior staff.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant SOPs, policies and procedures.


Educational Requirements:  

Masters degree required, Ph.D., or PharmD, preferred



  • 7+ years of working experience within the pharmaceutical industry or supporting industries (i.e. CRO, Healthcare consulting, and Communication agencies).
  • 5+ years of professional experience in Medical Affairs and/or Clinical Development.
  • At least 5 years of experience within Oncology (could be from academia or industry) is a must.
  • Prior field based Medical Affairs experience is preferred.
  • Experience within the managed market area and prior experience in health economics is a plus.
  • Prior experience in teaching or training.
  • An established track record of effective high quality medical communications outputs e.g., manuscripts, poster presentations, slide presentations.
  • Strong scientific acumen with the ability to translate and effectively communicate complex scientific data for varying audiences.
  • Strong collaboration with experience working cross-functionally with key stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated, team player, able to take initiatives and act independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong project management skills with proven track record to deliver multiple projects in time and excellent quality.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate complex scientific information in easy to understand, condensed formats that maintain the scientific integrity of the original information.
  • Ability to visualize complex science into easy understandable graphic illustrations.
  • Able to translate corporate strategies and objectives and apply to medical/scientific communications, as appropriate.
  • Ability to effectively manage medical communications agencies and/or freelancers
  • Able to deal with ambiguity, can identify and manage differences through discussion and agreement, as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with the VP of Medical Affairs, Director Field Based Medicine and Medical Affairs operations, able to manage budget for related MSL training/education activities and external expert engagement strategies.





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