Associate Director, Medical Communications

Associate Director, Medical Communications

The Associate Director, Medical Communications will be responsible for providing management and direction for the Medical Communications Team in support of pipeline and future marketed indications in the areas of Gynecologic and Gastrointestinal Oncology. The Associated Director Medical Communications will be driving the prelaunch and launch activities for anticipated Gyn/GI indications. The Associated Director, Medical Communications will also provide medical expertise for the Promotional Review Committee (PRC) for assigned therapeutic areas (Gynecologic and Gastrointestinal Oncology).

This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs Strategic Operations and is a member of the Global Medical Communications Team. This position is based out of the New York, NY office or the Root, Switzerland office.


  • Builds, manages, and oversees the Medical Communications Gynecologic and Gastrointestinal Oncology team located in the US/EMEA, ensuring growth in knowledge, ability, and responsibility. 
  • Manages and oversees all Medical Communications efforts in exchange with the Medical Director(s) of Gynecologic and Gastrointestinal Oncology to ensure corporate goals and milestones are met. 
  • Ensures that the global Medical Communications’ output meets the requirements of the local (US, EMEA) cross-functional partners.
  • Trains and mentors Managers, Specialists, Fellows, and Interns of the Medical Communications team to ensure alignment with operational objectives, excellence in execution, maintenance of quality performance, and compliance with policies and procedures  
  • Participates in medical affairs team meetings and educates internal stakeholders on program updates as required
  • Oversees or leads cross functional working groups for matrixed projects to ensure messaging and material alignment with Medical Communications goals and corporate strategy
  • Assists with the identification, sourcing, evaluating and hiring of vendors as required by departmental project needs. Participates in vendor pitch presentations as appropriate
  • Manages PRC review for Gynecologic and Gastrointestinal Oncology as well as tumor-agnostic and ad-hoc reviews in collaboration with the Medical Director
  • Actively participates in Medical Affairs planning and departmental activities for Gynecologic and Gastrointestinal Oncology 
  • Manages congress planning and Medical booth design / exhibit. Will develop prospective plan for primary conference coverage for organization  
  • Manages competitive intelligence monitoring initiatives for Gynecologic and Gastrointestinal Oncology. 
  • Collaborates with other members of medical affairs team to ensure comprehensive congress coverage, data consolidation and consolidated analysis is completed. Will jointly present C-I reports to internal stakeholders
  • Develops and maintains C-I resource libraries and ensure timely dissemination of news updates to relevant internal stakeholders
  • Develops/implements appropriate policies, SOPs, business practices, work instructions 
  • Develops/implements strategic initiatives to improve efficiencies, and quality output
  • Understands and applies the current status of industry standards and practice and ensures activities are in compliance with company policy and standards


  • Able to translate corporate strategies and objectives and apply to medical affairs and communications programs
  • Excellence in prospective planning, project management, cross-functional collaboration and ability to manage timelines 
  • Experience in launching an indication in the field of Gynecologic and Gastrointestinal Oncology highly desired 
  • Strong scientific acumen, mastery of statistical analysis and able to analyze clinical and scientific studies 
  • People management experience
  • Strategic thinking, naturally inquisitive, detail orientated and able to see the bigger picture
  • Proficiency in MS Office, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Able to deal with ambiguity, can identify and manage differences through discussion and agreement, as appropriate
  • Advanced scientific degree (Ph.D., PharmD, M.D.) with at least 5-7 years of pharmaceutical industry or scientific research experience
  • An established track record of cross-functional project management and execution
  • Excellent writing, reviewing, editing and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team


  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds


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