Director, Medical Training

Director, Medical Training

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$230,000/yr – $265,000/yr Remote, Unlimited Contract

The Director, Medical Affairs Training holds the primary responsibility for training the entire Medical Affairs organization. The Director will be responsible for onboarding of new hires to the Medical Affairs organization for orientation to the department and therapeutic area training, dependent on role. This role will develop, implement, and own the Medical Affairs strategy for training new medical employees as well as a continued education program, with support from senior medical management.  Training plan will focus on therapeutic area (TA) knowledge, and will also include compliance, quality, and operational topics. Collaborating closely with Medical Directors, Field Medical leads, Scientific Communications, and R&D, the Director will employ the principles of adult learning to create a scientific training curriculum, develop materials in support of that curriculum, and conduct the necessary trainings across the Medical Affairs organization. This role partners across our Medical Field Team, meeting the evolving and dynamic training needs.  In addition to training new MSLs, the Director will provide regular training to the Field Medical team on new, relevant evidence generated by Servier’s clinical trials or published in the scientific literature. The Director will also serve as an internal resource for cross-functional colleagues in general, and specifically with responsibility to coordinate with Commercial training, ensuring consistent and compliant messaging across Servier Pharmaceuticals.  This role needs to be well versed in matrix, as well as direct report, management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategic and proactive training plan for the Medical Affairs department and the field medical team including an onboarding plan and continued education
  • Proactively, prepare all Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) to work independently within their respective territories by strategically planning, developing, and conducting training for new MSLs in each therapeutic area. Initial focus will include AML, ALL, cholangiocarcinoma, and glioma. 
  • Work closely with each field medical lead to provide direction and feedback to new MSLs regarding their preparation to enter the field and engage HCPs. 
  • Maintain accurate and updated trainings by incorporating new trial data and updated information regarding the disease state, testing, and therapeutic options.
  • Provide regular trainings to the full Medical Affairs organization on new developments related to Servier’s pipeline, including new data from clinical trials and relevant external publications and presentations.
  • Maintain clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in relevant therapeutic and disease state areas
  • Ability to apply objective and subjective KPI’s that matter across medical affairs teams that support the organization’s understanding of how the department is progressing towards strategic goals as well as make changes to strategy when required
  • Strategically plan with medical leadership to regularly evaluate the success of the training program and adapt the curriculum and delivery methods to maximize team learning.
  • Ensure adequate, compliant training on medical content across the organization.
  • Lead training across Medical Affairs organization related to key congresses on data releases and booth content. Coordinate and manage the Medical pre- and post-briefs to drive successful medical presence at key medical congresses.
  • Lead coordination of offsite Medical Affairs meetings and build training curriculum.
  • Maintain Medical Affairs SharePoint site, including a digital learning platform and the training resources libraries
  • Serve as a regular member of the Medical Scientific Review Committee (MSRC), providing expert review of medical and scientific materials.
  • Play an active and important role in the development of the vision, strategic and tactical plans, resource, ongoing development, and refinement of the Medical Affairs organization.
    • This includes working with Senior Director of Medical Affairs and peers to establish annual and longer-range plans, goals and objectives and effectively align and cascade

Skills and Education:

  • An advanced degree, such as an MD, PharmD, or Ph.D. degree in life science or equivalent experience. Health care professionals with significant clinical experience will also be considered.
  • 7+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience in Medical, Clinical Development, or other relevant experience. Must include scientific knowledge in Oncology and Oncology therapeutic products.
  • Formal training as an educator and experience as an MSL and Medical trainer required
  • Knowledge and well-versed in matrix, as well as direct report, management.
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills that maximize in person and virtual instruction and learning opportunities
  •  Excellent communication skills required, including a proven ability to analyze and present scientific information with confidence and clarity.
  • Self-starter and innovator with the ability to employ a variety of educational tools to maximize the impact of training.
  • Experience implementing adult learning principles to effectively educate adults with different backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills. Ability to work autonomously and effectively in a fast-paced, complex, matrix environment
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Understanding of, and experience with, the legal, regulatory, and compliance framework applicable to interactions with HCPs, payers, patient advocacy, and other business partners.
  • Flexibility and comfort adopting new ideas, information, and approaches to enable success in a rapidly growing organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project)

Other Relevant Information:

This is a remote position; however, frequent travel is required. The Director needs to be able to travel 30% – 40% of time

Servier’s Commitment

Servier is committed to modeling diversity, equity, and inclusion within the industry. We are dedicated to fostering an environment that maintains equitable treatment for all and we welcome applicants who are passionate, committed, and innovative individuals. We encourage candidates to apply to our open roles as we are always willing to consider experiences and skills beyond what is listed in the job description.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Salary Range

The salary range for this role is $230,000-$265,000. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. Employees in this position are also eligible for Short-Term and Long-Term incentive programs. Servier also offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes benefits such as medical, dental, vision, flexible time off (Servier provides unlimited sick time and flex time, and does not accrue time off), 401(k), life and disability insurance, recognition programs among other great benefits (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements).  For more information on our benefits, please visit this link.

About Servier Pharmaceuticals:

At Servier, we are dedicated to bringing the promise of tomorrow to the patients we serve.

We are a commercial stage, privately held pharmaceutical company, based in the U.S. Currently, we have approved medications in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). We have also accelerated our investment in hard-to-treat cancers, with more than 50% of our research and development dedicated to delivering significant advances in areas of high unmet need that may truly move the needle for our patients. Our pipeline is promising with several Phase 3 assets in the Oncology space.

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