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Associate Director, Medical Affairs, Adult Cholestatic Diseases

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Start date
Jun 4, 2024

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Clinical, Medical Affairs, Science/R&D, Pathology
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Full time
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Associate Director, Medical Affairs, Adult Cholestatic Diseases


Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

Associate Director, Medical Affairs, Adult Cholestatic Diseases

Summary / purpose of the position

Reporting to the Director, Medical Affairs, the Associate Director, Medical Affairs, Adult Cholestatic Diseases, will support and oversee some of the medical affairs’ activities of the adult cholestatic therapeutic areas. The Associate Director is responsible for contributing to the medical strategies and overall US medical affairs plan for adult cholestatic diseases, including, medical information responses (in collaboration with Medical Information), the scientific communications including poster presentations and publications (in conjunction with the Publication team), the design and medical monitoring of US-based clinical studies, and the review and approval of educational grants. The Associate Director works with the MSL team in reviewing and analyzing field insights, supporting regional advisory boards, assessing investigator-sponsored study (ISS) requests, working with knowledge transfer (global and local) providing internal (& relevant external) training, and preparing/supervising responses to Medical Information requests so that customers will be informed about adult cholestatic diseases products and therapeutic areas in which Ipsen markets. Key internal partners include the Medical Affairs and clinical operations group running the adult cholestatic diseases studies, the adult cholestatic diseases commercial team, and global adult cholestatic diseases franchise medical personnel.

Main responsibilities / job expectations

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Contribute to and lead, when appropriate, content development and presentation for external medical education programs
  • In collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Associate Director, ensure appropriate scientific, disease and Ipsen product training for the MSL team and other internal partners.
  • Review and approval of promotional and medical material.
  • Through the Medical Affairs Information Dept and MSL team, create & disseminate medically sound information to support the safe & effective use of elafibranor (adhering to Regulatory and Ipsen guidelines)
  • Support the development of proactive and reactive field materials as needed (e.g. FAQs, medical objection handler, advisory board content) with input from field teams.
  • Contribute to the scientific publication plan in the US and design and run clinical studies in conjunction with Medical Affairs Operations group.
  • Support the planning and execution of Medical congress activities.
  • Attend relevant congresses to conduct scientific exchange and congress coverage.
  • Support the planning and execution of national and regional advisory boards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams within Ipsen to provide medical/scientific expertise and marketplace feedback.
  • Support the development and budget oversight of medical activities for adult cholestatic diseases.
  • Manage Travel and Expense budget in keeping with Ipsen guidelines.
  • Complies with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of Ipsen U.S. staff.

Knowledge, abilities & experience:

Education / Certifications / Experience:

  • MD, PharmD, or PhD with 2-3 years in pharma industry with relevant Medical Affairs strategy experience
  • Experience in adult liver diseases, or rare diseases.
  • Experience in presenting and publishing scientific information a plus.
  • Knowledge of clinical trial design, biostatistics


  • Fluent English

Key Technical Competencies Required:

  • Ability to work across multiple functions & cultures & embrace team diversity.
  • Enterprise mindset
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills, presentation, & coaching skills
  • Strategic mindset with ability to identify & create solutions to various scenarios.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & problem-solving capabilities
  • Experience with organizational skills & business planning.
  • Proven project management, tracking & reporting of outcomes.
  • Strong organizational skills & ability to deal with competing priorities.
  • Strong reasoning & creative solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of US PhRMA, OIG, FDA rules & regulations & guidelines relating to compliant medical engagements
  • Proven ability to work in & embrace a fast-paced & dynamic work environment with a high level of autonomy.
  • Ability to travel (up to 40%) & has a valid driving license

The annual base salary range for this position is $143,250-$210,000

This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentives program as well as our long-term incentives program.

At Ipsen we are proud to offer a comprehensive employee benefits package, including 401(k) with company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, as well as flexible spending accounts. Ipsen also provides parental leave, paid time off, a discretionary winter shutdown, well-being allowance, commuter benefits, and much more.

The pay range displayed above is the range of base pay compensation within which Ipsen expects to pay for this role at the time of this posting. Individual compensation within this range depends on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, prior education and experience, job-related knowledge and demonstrated skills.

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) is a global, biopharmaceutical group focused on innovation and specialty care. The group develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas - Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. At Ipsen, we focus our resources, investments and energy on discovering, developing and commercializing new therapeutic options to provide hope for patients whose lives are challenged by difficult-to-treat diseases. Ipsen's North American operations and headquarters are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where our fully integrated biopharmaceutical team across External Innovation and Partnering, Research & Development (R&D), Manufacturing and Commercial collaborate. Cambridge is home to Ipsen's third global hub, in addition to R&D centers in Paris-Saclay in France and Oxford in the United Kingdom. With additional offices in Basking Ridge, N.J. and Mississauga, Ontario, Ipsen employs approximately 600 people in North America. For more information on Ipsen in North America, please visit or


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