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Medical Science Liaison Director, CRC

Massachusetts - Virtual, Massachusetts
Start date
Mar 15, 2023

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Clinical, Medical Affairs
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

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Job Description


About the role:

As a member of Takeda Oncology, your work will contribute to our bold, inspiring vision: We aspire to cure cancer. Here, you'll build a career grounded in purpose and be empowered to deliver your best. As part of the U.S. Oncology Field Medical, you will report to Senior Director Field Medical, support the Colorectal Cancer (CRC)Franchise, and partner with respective Scientific Director and cross-functionally within Takeda.

How you will contribute:
  • Provide supervision, direction, guidance, and support to a team of 6-10 Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) in an assigned region/national within the US

  • Maintain clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in relevant molecule and disease state areas that enables scientific discussion.

  • Identify and lead special projects aimed at the improvement and operational excellence of the MSL team.

  • Assist with development of program content and materials as relates to relevant molecules/products.

  • Represent MSL team in various internal and external meetings, providing clinical and operational expertise and insights regarding relevant molecules/products.

  • Act as a member of one or more internal cross-functional teams as assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in clinical/scientific discipline (MD, PhD, PharmD, or DNP)

  • Minimum of 7 years Medical Affairs experience, with 4+ years Field Medical experience

  • Experience in Oncology therapeutic area inclusive of clinical practice, clinical trial experience, or track record within a pharmaceutical Medical Affairs organization

  • Experience leading and partnering on cross-functional teams

  • Direct personnel management experience strongly desired (especially of field-based employees in a Medical Affairs role)

  • Track record of collaboration across complex organizations (preferably including pharmaceutical industry functions such as Marketing, Sales, Discovery, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical, Legal, etc.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and analytical ability

  • Demonstrated ability to lead/coach peers and subordinates

  • Competence with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, etc

  • Ability to work independently in a field-based setting

  • Working knowledge of Regulatory/Compliance guidance (including OIG & PhRMA Code) relevant to industry interactions with customers

  • Ability to work across geographic areas with sensitivity to cultural differences

  • Ability to assess business needs and apply process and systems-based solutions, work closely with USMAO leadership to take initiatives from concept to completion

  • Strategic thinking – ability to approach specific issues/problems with understanding of the larger context

  • Oncology Experience and Colorectal Cancer (CRC)Field - preferred

  • Travel Requirements:

  • Approximately 50% travel or more

  • Ability to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips.

  • Some international travel may be required.

  • Have a valid driver license and safety record

What Takeda can offer you:
  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Work Paths

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US field-based employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as a condition of employment.

Base Salary Range: $160,300 to $229,000 based on candidate professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short-term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off. The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


Massachusetts - Virtual

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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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