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Head of Oncology, Solid Tumors

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Start date
Jun 23, 2024

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Science/R&D, Oncology
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Head of Oncology, Solid Tumors


Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

Head of Oncology, Solid Tumors

Position Summary

The Head of Oncology, Solid Tumors, will oversee all activities of the US Oncology Medical Affairs group for the solid tumor areas, responsible for the overall US Medical Affairs plans. The Head of Oncology, Solid Tumors, will collaborate with multi-functional leadership across the organization to set the strategic direction of medical affairs activities for solid tumor therapeutic areas in the US.


  • Leads on the strategy from Oncology brand medical perspective across multiple indications within the solid tumor area, shaping tumor level strategy and priorities
  • Will work across solid tumor areas at a brand/asset level to ensure tumor and brand strategies align to ensure the maximum medical impact
  • Responsible for ensuring brands/multiple indications within area of responsibility, have strategic medical plans in place to ensure appropriate financial and resource planning both within the direct remit of accountability but also ensuring broader resources across the medical organization (globally and in market) are in place
  • Leads the development and execution of the asset specific medical tactical plan aligned to strategy including evidence generation, scientific communications, interactions with external experts, and patient centric activities
  • Accountable for setting the external scientific collaboration strategies to address education gaps and establish confidence in our brands and their impact on patients
  • Works with the Asset Medical Team, engaging and influencing in market medical teams and prioritized launch market teams to ensure that relevant market insights are used to inform product development, brand strategies and launch plans
  • Engage with multiple senior stakeholders to provide insights, data, launch plans and recommendations that will influence brand decisions
  • Represent Ipsen at key external events, congresses, scientific symposia’s etc. and will liaise with external stakeholders to enhance the scientific and clinical understanding of brand/asset in relation to the tumor/tumor type and clinical landscape
  • Partners closely with colleagues in the Markets, Medical (Publications, Medical Information, RWE, Medical Excellence), Late and Early-Stage Development Strategy (Oncology R&D/Clinical Operations), Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Payer, Health Outcomes and other key functions, and helps build alignment on key initiatives including optimal approach to data generation, communication and supporting access
  • Lead and making sure that Integrated Evidence Generation Plan are being planned, executed and delivering according to the plan in the way set up by IPSEN medical transformation intiative
  • Leads or coordinates a diverse range of initiatives to improve decision making within the marketing, research and development function and other areas that may be applicable.
  • Accountable for building and lead an outstanding team, attracting, engaging and retaining talent for the future, by fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Ensures that all Medical and business activities are carried out in compliance with Ipsen standards, standard operating procedures and external regulations

Essential requirements

  • Minimum doctorate degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent medical/scientific qualifications and/or significant industry and/or therapeutic experience (MD, PhD, PharmD preferred)
  • Minimum 8 years of senior leadership/specialized experience within pharma/life sciences and/or medical experience (e.g., significant clinical/academic/medical affairs agency roles/organizations)
  • Able to evaluate, interpret and present highly complex data for a series of studies
  • Ability to lead cross functional working groups and teams with a complex matrix organization
  • Significant understanding of the overall drug development process and branding medical drug
  • Experience with financial and resource planning and management is essential
  • Ability to influence strategically and persuade tactfully, to obtain desired outcomes while maintaining effective, positive organizational relationships
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with the ability to meet the needs of scientific, commercial needs

Desirable requirements

  • MD/PhD
  • Experience in drug development, product launch and life cycle management in oncology (strong preference)
  • Oncology Solid Tumor experience
  • Country launch experience as well as global experience

The annual base salary range for this position is $215,250-$310,000.

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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