Manager, Medical Affairs Oncology in Basking Ridge, NJ at DSI

Date Posted: 3/16/2020

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Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years & Counting!

With over 100 years of scientific expertise & a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo & its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation & a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension & thrombotic disorders, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo research & development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart & kidney diseases, & other rare diseases.

Job Summary:

Under the guidance of the (Associate) Director, the Manager, US Medical Affairs Oncology will contribute to development of the US medical affairs plan for assigned product(s) and ensure optimal execution of planned activities. This includes strategic partnerships with the brand and commercial teams, HEOR (Health Economics Outcomes Research), R&D (Research and Development), FMA (Field Medical Affairs), MI&E (Medical Information and Education) and global functions as necessary to create and implement strategies that support launch and post-approval activities. The role will be participate in advisory activities to obtain feedback; identification and management of key external stakeholders including scientific leaders, payers, and societies; providing US input into global development strategy, design, and deliverables, including scientific communications and publications; scientific engagement planning and coordination; interpretation of clinical data; ensuring consistency of clinical content and scientific statements across materials; training and education of cross-functional internal colleagues; and budget and forecast accuracy.


Cross-functional collaboration to ensure strategic, timely and appropriate scientific communication and engagement activities at major congresses, medical meetings, and other venues; ensure timely release of data supporting core development areas; assure high quality outputs as well as compliance with appropriate internal and external publication practices.

Supports the (Associate) Director (in collaboration with stakeholders as appropriate) in execution of advisory meetings to enhance life cycle management and contribution of the Oncology portfolio to patient care and corporate presence.

Support the (Associate) Director in development and execution of thought leader engagement plans and ensure the tactical implementation is consistent with company SOPs, rules and regulations

Collaborate with internal stakeholders such as development and Global functions in the execution of appropriate Medical Affairs plans to support DSI Corporate, oncology and Brand strategies (including New Product Planning, Marketing, Clinical Development and Sales, as well as, Health Outcomes Research and Legal). Also responsible for therapeutic area training needs of field-based Medical Science Liaisons including the development of training materials and appropriate sessions to maintain high level of clinical expertise in the field of oncology.

Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Advanced degree in the Health Sciences, such as PharmD, MD or PhD is required; training or experience in a relevant therapeutic area, including breast cancer, NSCLC, and/or GI malignancies is preferred.

1 to 3 years of relevant pharmaceutical industry, clinical, and/or academic experience for MD, PharmD, or PhD. Proven track record of working successfully with cross-functional teams to achieve goals. Experience with medical strategies and scientific research/communication plans is preferred.

Additional Training or Qualifications:
Familiarity with clinical research in therapeutic area is highly desirable.
Cross functional corporate experience.
Ability to triage and handle multiple priorities in an effective manner.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.