Clinical Strategy Associate Director

Job ID 2023-5692

Strategy Newark, New Jersey


Position at WebMD

Medscape, a division of WebMD, develops and hosts physician portals and related mobile applications that make it easier for physicians and healthcare professionals to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, earn continuing medical education credits and communicate with peers.

WebMD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, medical condition, disability, veterans status, or any other basis protected by law.

Job Assignment:

Do you have commanding knowledge on the latest clinical patient management strategies and emerging therapies in focused therapeutic areas? Have you supported business development efforts by aligning healthcare gaps with potential funding sources? Medscape Education is seeking a passionate, adaptable, team-oriented Clinical Strategy, Associate Director to join our grant-based business development team. In this role you will lead the content and instructional strategy efforts to seek continuing medical education (CME) grants to create online and live course for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare providers published on By joining Medscape Education, the largest provider of medical education for clinicians, you will have the opportunity to harness your scientific insights to grow the capabilities of healthcare providers and truly make an impact on patients around the globe.

What You’ll Do:

  • In assigned therapeutic areas, serve as the single point of contact for the latest insights into important clinical issues, relevant literature, clinical practice guidelines, approved and pipeline therapeutic drugs/regimens/devices, and key opinion leaders for the business development group
  • In response to identified knowledge, competency and performance gaps, develop a grant seeking strategy
  • Partner with business development colleagues to conceive and present CME plans that align with potential funding opportunities and current educational needs (based on Medscape-generated and publically available data)
  • Independently create materials (PowerPoint Slides, documents, internal forms/tools) to support obtaining CME grant funding
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external medical subject matter experts
  • Use tools and templates to support the development of CME grant proposals
  • For funded projects, partner with the content development team to ensure the original goals of the grant are met
  • Develop a data analysis plan by articulating the goals of analysis using data from surveys and outcomes studies
  • Publish the results of the educational impact research for your funded projects, including posters, presentations at key conferences, and journal articles

Who You Are:

  • A science guru who thrives in a role as a subject-matter expert
  • An outgoing personality comfortable speaking with and presenting in meetings to executive-level stakeholders and internationally recognized physician experts
  • A true team player with proven ability to work in a highly deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Creative problem-solver able to pivot quickly between tasks and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities
  • Someone who obtains satisfaction in completing your work on time with minimal errors
  • Result-oriented person who jumps in and tackles new assignments and constantly looks for ways to innovate
  • High professionalism and easy rapport in building collaborative work relationship
  • Enjoys leveraging technology to make your job easier
  • Have the ability to work weekends and to travel (estimated 40%) for project assignments

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • An advanced degree in life sciences (MD, Pharm.D, PhD, M.S.)
  • At least 5 years’ experience developing clinical education and/or business development strategies
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a scientific lead or medical director in the medical education industry or pharmaceutical medical affairs department
  • At least 2 years’ experience supporting grant-based funding efforts preferred
  • Knowledge of CME industry regulations and requirements
  • Strong team-building and inter-personal skills, including cultural awareness to relationship-build with international medical experts
  • Excellent computer skills that include working remotely on shared networks and cloud-based systems, and a high degree of proficiency using Microsoft Office suite required; web-based data and document sharing sites and authoring tools (Box, Read Cube, SharePoint, EndNote, Tableau) a plus
  • Proven ability to quickly learn new therapeutic areas and conduct literature searches using public on-line databases
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams as well as work independently