Associate Scientific Director Job Description

Associate Scientific Director Job Description

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Associate scientific director provides scientific direction and expertise in pathology for both non-clinical and clinical study experiments, including writing relevant sections of clinical trial protocols.

Associate Scientific Director Duties & Responsibilities

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Work closely with Project Leaders and other members of a highly collaborative team to design the nonclinical safety program for the project and oversee the conduct of contracted toxicology studies supporting early and late stage discovery and development projects
Engage in core activities within the Toxicology group
Acting as a guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics and safety
Establish strong working relationships and actively collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders (MS&HO, MPTs, biostats, legal/compliance/regulatory, global Sci Com, medical experts, etc)
Assist third party auditors with external compliance and consistency audits of department performance and provide summaries, and process change where needed
Define publication strategy with Global Medical Affairs stakeholders for publication projects
Develop and implement strategic and in-year tactical publication plans for publication projects
Support the definition, development and implementation of an integrated, compliant, fit-for-purpose publication management platform across Global Medical Teams
Collaborate with agencies, societies, KOLs and journals to execute publication plans
Provide support to map, establish and manage relationships with key publication bodies

Associate Scientific Director Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Associate Scientific Director

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Education for Associate Scientific Director

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Employers hiring for the associate scientific director job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Medical, Life Sciences, Science, Healthcare, Pharmacology, Communications, Pharmacy, Life Science, Management, Business

Skills for Associate Scientific Director

Desired skills for associate scientific director include:

Clinical trial methodology
Toxicology
Pharmacology
Regulatory requirements governing clinical trials and experience in the design of protocols
Allied fields critical for drug development
Bioanalytical chemistry
Pharmaceutical science
Compliance
Pharmaceutical standards
Regulations

Desired experience for associate scientific director includes:

Track and report Global Publications performance
Serve as a functional representative on discovery and development project teams
Participate on issue-resolution teams through active engagement in scientific discussions and the shaping of strategies designed to support and inform critical development decisions
Work independently, foster constructive cross-functional collaboration with both internal and external partners, manage conflicts, possess multi-tasking competence and be able to appropriately prioritize workloads
Contribute to the success through active participation in internal and external committees / working groups and will closely interact with scientists in other functional areas including pathologists, clinical pathologists, investigational toxicologists, bioanalysts, toxicokineticists and development project leaders in the US and Belgium
This role will be based in Springhouse or Raritan

Associate Scientific Director Examples

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Associate Scientific Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of associate scientific director. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for associate scientific director
  • Supporting development and leading execution of scientific collaborations (SC) across assigned molecule(s)/product(s)
  • Developing and cultivating Genentech’s relationships with U.S. based external experts, academic institutions, professional societies, cooperative groups and their foundations, large multi-center research organizations and other relevant external parties
  • Facilitating strategic and scientific discussions and decisions with relevant external organizations, groups and individuals
  • Participating in and/or leading development of the Strategic Engagement Plan, which has multiple components, for the assigned molecule(s)/product(s)
  • Participating in and supporting Scientific Congress planning efforts for major scientific meetings, including medical/pipeline booth coordination, booth content/materials and related activities
  • As assigned, supporting development and execution of pipeline product communication plans and training, in collaboration with PDMA, gRED, pRED and other PD functions and teams Working collaboratively with all internal partners and other stakeholders
  • Networking extensively with PDMA, Commercial Operations, PD, gRED, pRED internally and externally across relevant groups (including research staff) and TAEs
  • Compliantly developing and cultivating strategic partnerships with external TAEs, scientific authors, professional associations, and other external stakeholders
  • Play a lead role in identifying appropriate external experts and ensure these activities are consistent with Genentech policies and procedures Identify innovative collaboration opportunities with external experts and external entities to advance knowledge and improve patient care
  • Participate in and/or lead development and implementation of the Strategic Engagement Plan for assigned molecule(s)/product(s) by working closely with Medical Directors/Medical Science Directors and the Medical Science Liaison organization in the assigned Medical Unit (MU) Conduct or otherwise commission and oversee relevant research, analysis and market assessments
Qualifications for associate scientific director
  • Health Care Professional with an Advanced Degree
  • Four (4) to six (6) years leadership experience
  • Must have one (1) to three (3) years of experience leading vendor and working in global environment
  • International experience may be relevant but knowledge of US Medical Information practice is essential
  • Ability to formulate (write) strategic, long-range plans that are aligned with strategies across the organization and to implement them successfully
  • BA/BS and at least 7 years of writing experience in the pharmaceutical industry or MS and at least 5 years of writing experience in the pharmaceutical industry or PhD/MD and 3 years of writing experience
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an associate scientific director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for associate scientific director
  • As assigned, act as a standing member on Medical Teams and other global or Genentech core and sub-teams to provide appropriate and adequate SC representation across teams
  • Participate in and/or lead ongoing, quarterly and annual evaluation and refinement, as needed, of SC plans for the assigned molecule(s)/product(s) to ensure continuous effectiveness, on-time, on-target and within-budget results Participate in Scientific Congress and other relevant external meeting/event planning and development SC Operations Participate in and/or lead engagement plan negotiations with relevant external parties Work closely and regularly with relevant external parties
  • Guide internal colleagues and teams on relevant external communications and interactions
  • As needed or otherwise appropriate, help facilitate contact between relevant internal personnel and external strategic partners
  • Lead cross-functional, long-term projects and/or clinical trials that require alignment across multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Act as a single-point-of-contact to relevant external parties and provide a pathway for any issue resolution or other business related developments and needs Provide medical affairs oversight on cross-functional committees and forums, such as promotional review committees, to ensure the SC perspective is incorporated into relevant cross-functional strategies, plans and tactics Provide SC support for advisory boards, conferences and other relevant events and forums
  • Monitor execution of the Strategic Engagement Plan to ensure goals, objectives and other performance metrics will be met or exceeded
  • As assigned, supporting development and execution of pipeline product communication plans and training, in collaboration with PDMA, gRED, pRED and other PD functions and teams
  • Working collaboratively with all internal partners and other stakeholders
  • Stay abreast of internal and external developments (scientific, clinical, commercial, competitive, legal, regulatory and like), as such developments may implicate or otherwise impact the assigned therapeutic area
Qualifications for associate scientific director
  • Experience with a variety of regulatory and clinical documents
  • Experience in managing projects and documents and as a project team member
  • Ability to manage several tasks in parallel on short timelines
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues in a wide range of disciplines
  • High level of competence in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity with document templates and electronic submissions
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of associate scientific director. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for associate scientific director
  • Identify innovative collaboration opportunities with external experts and external entities to advance knowledge and improve patient care
  • Develop and cultivate important relationships with external parties, including global, national and regional therapeutic area experts (TAEs), , academic institutions, professional societies, large external research sites, cooperative groups, relevant government agencies, health authorities and other regulators
  • Work closely with Research and Early Development groups (REDs), Product Development Medical Affairs (PDMA), Product Development (PD) functions and Commercial Operations leadership and teams on early, clinical and post-marketing molecule/product development to proactively align SC strategies, plans and objectives
  • Participate in and/or lead development and implementation of the Strategic Engagement Plan for assigned molecule(s)/product(s) by working closely with Medical Directors/Medical Science Directors and the Medical Science Liaison organization in the assigned Medical Unit (MU)
  • Conduct or otherwise commission and oversee relevant research, analysis and market assessments
  • Participate in and/or lead ongoing, quarterly and annual evaluation and refinement, as needed, of SC plans for the assigned molecule(s)/product(s) to ensure continuous effectiveness, on-time, on-target and within-budget results
  • Participate in Scientific Congress and other relevant external meeting/event planning and development
  • May assist in scientific education of investigators, clinical monitors, and Global Project Team members related to therapeutic area or disease specific information
  • Leadership of a medical writing team to include Medical Writers and Senior Medical Writers
  • Manage all aspects of delivery of scientific content that meets client needs, internal quality standards and timelines
Qualifications for associate scientific director
  • 11 years of experience in Medical Imaging required
  • Prior experience in oncology preferred
  • Aptitude for High Performance Culture
  • In depth, expert knowledge of pharmacometrics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, including PK/PD data analysis and modelling techniques interpretation of complex data and statistical analyses
  • Capable of leading a matrix team comprised of scientists from within Takeda external collaborators
  • Requires approximately 20% or more travel, including international
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Associate Scientific Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of associate scientific director. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for associate scientific director
  • Accountable for the development and implementation of a Medical Affairs Training and Education Program (with input from legal, regulatory and compliance)
  • Act as lead writer (if required) for accounts and provide the main point of contact on matters of scientific content for the client and KOLs
  • Apply knowledge of the therapeutic use and strategic marketing of pharmaceuticals to account plans, strategic publication plans, strategic communication programs, proposals and pitches as needed
  • Monitor your own/writers’ adherence to budget and utilization rates and take remedial action if required
  • Assist the Scientific Services Director in preparing and updating SOPs/training modules
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement an annual strategic plan with TA CDMA personnel that achieves demonstrated educational results based on medical education needs assessments and TA medical/scientific interests
  • Support Annual IME Planning by collaborating with the Director and across TAs to maintain an aligned and consistent approach to IME planning
  • Develop the strategy and lead the initiation of annual assessments to determine unmet medical education needs in assigned TA(s)
  • Review and determine eligibility (approval or denial) recommendations on all grants in assigned TA, to support high quality activities with the largest potential for improving public health
  • Works collaboratively with the process operational support in MTCI for medical education/SAGs
Qualifications for associate scientific director
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of several allied fields such as chemical engineering, analytical/organic/physical chemistry, process engineering, pharmaceutics, quality assurance and/or regulatory affairs
  • Demonstrated scientific and technical expertise through publications, patents, awards/honors or credibility at professional societies
  • Able to attend meetings at investigator, vendor or regulatory agency sites
  • Masters in Sciences preferred with 13 years of clinical research experience within the pharmaceutical industry, CRO health-related consulting company, or biomedical/clinical experience within academia (or a combination of afore mentioned)
  • PharmD preferred with 12 years of clinical research experience within the pharmaceutical industry, CRO health-related consulting company, or biomedical/clinical experience within academia (or a combination of afore mentioned)
  • PhD in a related scientific discipline preferred with 10 years of clinical research experience within the pharmaceutical industry, CRO health-related consulting company, or biomedical/clinical experience within academia (or a combination of afore mentioned)
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an associate scientific director. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for associate scientific director
  • Understand the processes, plans, objectives, drivers, and issues related to the business area, together with appropriate external policies and regulations
  • Collaborate with other Sci Comm teams for data analysis and report generation
  • Coordinate to attend and audit educational activities supported by BIPI, as required
  • Support the evolution of monitoring criteria in response to business needs and evolving external environment
  • Monitor and assess the quality and outcome measures of educational activities supported by BIPI in assigned TA(s)
  • Assists the Director in supporting the educational needs of the BI Organization by ensuring the development of content and delivery of training presentations
  • Examine internal department quality standards through TA reviews and support training and reinforcement of quality grant reviews
  • Collaborate, in the course of annual planning, with Legal Operations, Sr
  • Adhere to and implement all aspects of government and healthcare laws, BIPI Policy on Grant Support, and the local SOP for educational grants
  • Demonstrate careful communication skills in the course of interacting with external grant applicants with specific information needs related to grant decisions
Qualifications for associate scientific director
  • Previous experience successfully leading a clinical development team with responsibility for multiple studies
  • Has a degree in health or life sciences with significant research and project managerial experience
  • Capable of managing a matrixed team comprised of scientists from within Takeda external collaborators
  • M.D., D.V.M., V.M.D
  • Own and improve the SAG process, ensure needed training is provided, and facilitate the tactical execution of SAGs
  • Ensure proper documentation, disposition, and follow-up on all reviewed and funded SAG applications

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