Sanofi Group Associate Director, US Medical Affairs - Multiple Sclerosis in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Associate Director for US Medical Affairs will perform a key role in the overall medical affairs strategy for LEMTRADA in MS. Through strategic alignment and execution of activities such as investigator and expert outreach, investigator sponsored trials, company sponsored non-registration trials, publication planning, CME, grants and sponsorships. As part of the execution of Genzyme strategy, he/she will work closely with the leadership of Genzyme's US Medical Affairs, Clinical Research, Commercial and Product Management functions. This position will report to the US LEMTRADA medical affairs lead.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the US initiative for MS thought leader engagement/relationship-building.

  • The Associate Director is responsible for cultivating current and future MS experts in academic and clinical medicine at regional and national levels. Through these relationships, the Director will gain meaningful expert insights that influence priority areas of the product Life Cycle

  • Planning in support of business, clinical and scientific strategy.

  • Liaise regularly with internal business leaders to share feedback and issues from MS experts.

  • Support the development of Investigator Sponsored studies. Through MS expert relationships, the Medical Director will facilitate the initiation of research projects and/ or phase IV studies.

  • He/she will be responsible for the successful execution of appropriate processes for review, approval, management and support of studies while maintaining investigator independence according to regulatory and compliance guidelines.

  • Strategic and substantive input to publication planning and execution to ensure that all data on LEMTRADA in MS generated by company or investigator sponsored trials is publicly presented in an appropriate and timely fashion and in a fair and balanced manner.

  • Provide Medical Affairs support to the review of requests for grants and sponsorships. Ensure that review and approval processes strictly follow compliance guidelines.

  • In anticipation of product launch, the Medical Director will ensure that he/she provide medical support, education and guidance to commercial, marketing and sales teams strictly following corporate compliance guidelines.

  • Represent Genzyme at medical meetings, conferences, advisory boards, outreach meetings at key institutions, and in interactions with thought leaders.

  • Maintain knowledge of MS market place, stay current on leading edge products development efforts and provide perspective to the business on the treatment landscape.

  • Provide optimal collaboration for MS Medical Science Liaison (MSL) functions in the US such as education on MS, LEMTRADA development and the competitive landscape.

  • Provide ongoing support for company sponsored trials in alignment with Clinical Development strategy. Ensure that conduct is in keeping with regulatory guidelines.

  • Provide medical support to promotional and legal review committees as needed.

  • Exemplify medical professionalism in strict accordance to corporate SOP’s/guidelines

  • Travel required, comprising approximately 30%

Basic Qualifications/Core Competencies:

  • Doctorate level Scientific/Medical degree (ie. PhD, MD, PharmD)At least 3 years of experience in the biotech/ pharmaceutical industry and/or clinical practice/academic setting in the field of multiple sclerosis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Neurology board certified/eligible

  • Experience in both clinical development and patient care

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work with and effectively support cross-functional teams

  • Proficiency in public speaking

Core Competencies:

  • Think strategically

  • Commit to customers

  • Act for change: innovation, challenge the status quo

  • Cooperate transversally

  • Matrix leadership

Genzyme Corporation (a Sanofi company) and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and Sanofi Genzyme.

At Sanofi, our ambition is to be an integrated global healthcare company, focused on patients’ needs. Much more than just a leading pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is committed to transforming scientific innovations into solutions and services that protect health, enhance life, and respond to the needs of the 7 billion people in the world. We trust our ambition to guide and inspire us as we work to create a future with optimal health and wellness for everyone.

Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and Sanofi Genzyme.