• Director, Medical Affairs Training and Scientific Education

    Job Locations US-NJ-Princeton
    Medical Affairs
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Taiho Oncology, Inc. works urgently to discover and develop innovative cancer treatments. As cancer evolves, we evolve with it—bringing novel technology to cornerstone chemotherapies, while at the same time optimizing new targeted agents. Advanced technology, dedicated investigators, and incomparable facilities—these vast resources empower us to redefine the way the world treats cancer. It’s our work; it’s our passion; it’s our legacy.


    The Director Medical Affairs Training and Scientific Education leads the development and implementation of industry-leading medical affairs training and scientific education. The incumbent is responsible for the creation, updating and implementation of educational materials and scientific materials necessary for external engagement and Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) training. Furthermore, the incumbent is responsible for implementing the therapeutic insights framework for MSLs based on strategic need across clinical programs. The Director takes a leading role in congress planning and works closely with the publications lead in the creation, review and distribution of the scientific outputs from conferences/meetings for communication to Taiho internal stakeholders.   In addition, the Director leads the development and continued assessment of MSL skills and oversight of the external engagement strategy for the MSLs in collaboration with the Sr. Director, National Medical Science Liaisons.


    • Oversees initial skills certification and ongoing clinical/scientific training of MSL personnel as needed.
    • Develops training and certification programs for MSLs on:
      • Product specific materials
      • Disease area specific information including updates on emerging treatment landscapes/drugs in development
      • Taiho Oncology pipeline information/presentations
    • Creates and updates oncology clinical/scientific materials.
    • Ensures excellence and compliance in external engagement activities by auditing MSL reports.
    • Facilitates updates on key product competitors for internal stakeholders.
    • Ensures all training materials and information is reviewed by Medical/Legal/ Regulatory (MLR) process before implementation for training or scientific exchange.
    • Responsible for creating and implementing the therapeutic insights framework for MSLs based on strategic need across programs.
    • Reviews monthly interaction reports from MSLs.
    • 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.
    • Explores the use of digital technology for internal and external scientific communications.
    • Develops and implements an effective and compliant external expert strategy (“KOLs” and regional thought leaders) with appropriate tiering for internal activities (e.g., advisory boards, trials, speaker programs).
    • Supports Medical Affairs Team on MLR 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:   

    Master’s degree required, PhD, or PharmD, preferred



    • 8 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 consultants
    • Able to deal with ambiguity, can identify and manage differences through discussion and agreement, as appropriate
    • In collaboration with the VP of Medical Affairs, Sr. Director MSLs and Medical Affairs operations, able to manage budget for related MSL training/education activities and external expert engagement strategies

    Work Environment: 

    • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The incumbent in this position may be required to perform other duties, as assigned.


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