Medical Director (451-419)

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Medical Director

July 21, 2014

ARIAD is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotechnology company focused on cancer. We are a cohesive team of talented people from diverse backgrounds with a shared vision: We seek to transform the lives of patients with breakthrough cancer medicines. This is our purpose. This is our passion. This is our promise. Job Description Summary ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a growing Biotechnology Company exploring targeted therapies for cancer. The Company seeks a Medical Director who is highly motivated to make key contributions to Medical Affairs Research and Communications.  The successful candidate will actively lead and participate in a broad range of Medical Affairs activities including, but not limited to, medical oversight of the Company’s Investigator Sponsored Trial (IST) program, Medical Affairs studies (phase 4, observational and registry studies), contribution to and medical review of materials for all Medical Affairs departments (Publications, Health Economic and Outcomes Research [HEOR], Outreach and Advocacy, Medical Information, Training), as well as promotional materials.  Prior experience in oncology and Medical Affairs within the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology Industry is preferred; candidates with no industry will be considered. Responsibilities
Oversee the Investigator Sponsored Trial (IST) program, including defining IST strategic priorities, chairing the IST review committee, providing medical oversight for development and review of IST protocols and contracts, as well as ensuring a compliant IST process.  In addition, the IST lead will leverage Medical Affairs field personnel to develop and maintain effective relationships with thought leaders and investigators, along with conducting site visits, as needed Collaborate with key stakeholders on the design, protocol development and conduct of Medical Affairs studies (phase 4, observational and registry studies) aimed at answering important patient management questions Contribute to and provide medical review of scientific publications and Health Economic and Outcomes Research (HEOR) publications (including, but not limited to, abstracts, posters, oral presentations, manuscripts and review articles) Provide medical guidance to the HEOR department (eg, dossiers, pricing and reimbursement submissions), as needed Provide medical support to the Medical Information department including, but not limited to, review of standard response and custom response letters, along with serving as a physician on-call to address inquiries to the call center from Healthcare Professionals Participate and/or facilitate data presentation and discussion at regional, national and international advisory boards, investigator meetings/events, as well as contribution to and review of content development for these meetings.  Provide support to the Outreach and Advocacy department, including review of medical education grants and patient advocacy materials, as required Assist the Medical Affairs Training department with education and training for the Medical Affairs field force and in-house personnel, as needed Review promotional materials for scientific and medical accuracy, along with sign-off on promotional and sales training materials Collaborate with clinical research and commercial colleagues to ensure consistency in product lifecycle management across departments
Qualifications and Requirements:
MD or MD/PhD with relevant training and experience in oncology and/or hematology Previous industry experience, particularly in Medical Affairs, is preferred.  Candidates with no industry will be considered Familiarity with GCP/ICH/FDA requirements, as well as clinical trial design, biostatistics, medical writing, product safety, and regulatory affairs Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills Excellent public speaking ability Excellent leadership and management skills with the ability to influence and work effectively across functions/departments and operate in a matrix environment Demonstrated independence, initiative and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment Ability and willingness to travel (10-20%)         Footer Submitting a resume online at a job site could cause valuable screening information to be missed.
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ARIAD is an equal opportunity employer. The Company's policy is to afford equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation or age and to comply with applicable laws and regulations. All employment decisions will be consistent with the principle of equal employment opportunity.

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