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VP / Senior Director, Medical Communications, Information and Training

Burlington, MA, USA | Leading Pharmaceutical / Biotech Company

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Biotech/R&D/Science
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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This is a great opportunity to make an immediate impact and work at one of the Boston Globe's 2017 Top Places to Work and Boston Business Journal's 2017, 2018, and 2019 Best Places to Work!


In this role you'll have the chance to:


Lead and build a world-class medical communications, medical information and medical training team

Develop and execute a strategic publication and communication plan based on an evidence-based scientific platform and business-aligned medical strategy

Lead medical education activities (CME and non-CME), including scientific advisory boards and congress symposia

In partnership with the head of the field medical affairs team, develop and execute a medical training plan

Serve as a core member of the Flexion Medical Affairs Leadership Team and chair of the Medical Communications Committee

Collaborate compliantly with colleagues in Marketing, Managed Markets, HEOR-RWE to ensure strategic alignment with the scientific platform

Develop and refine functional capabilities, best practices, policies, systems, metrics and processes



Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:


Basic Qualifications


At least 10 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience, including medical communications, medical information and/or training

A master’s degree in a medical or scientific discipline (MS, MPH); ability to dive deep into data as well as understand implications for clinical practice

Direct experience writing, editing, publishing and presenting scientific research at scientific meetings and in peer-reviewed publications

Seasoned team leader and people manager; track record of hiring and developing top talent



Preferred Qualifications


Greater than 10 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience, with broad medical affairs leadership experience (both field-based and headquarters)

A doctoral degree in a medical or scientific discipline (PhD, PharmD, MD); clinical practice experience is a plus

Experience across all stages of drug development and commercialization

Experience working in orthopedics/musculoskeletal disease and/or gene therapy

Direct pre-launch and product launch experience

Active participation in and certification by industry organizations (ISMPP, DIA)

Proven ability to collaborate and influence strategy and decision-making across functions and multiple levels of an organization

Superb oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; high level of emotional intelligence and ability to build productive internal and external working relationships

Outstanding project management skills, including demonstrated ability to develop and deliver a strategic medical plan (can combine strategic thinking with tactical execution)

Strong attention to detail and the ability to work individually, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external KOLs and vendors/contractors; a strong “roll-up your sleeves” attitude and approach


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