Associate Director, Clinical Strategy

Job ID 2018-13693

Clinical/Medical/CME United States


Description

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.  

 

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



Responsibilities:

Do you have commanding knowledge on the latest clinical patient management strategies and emerging therapies in focused therapeutic areas, specifically in the EU, MENA and/or Asia? Have you supported business development efforts, including direct interaction with the budget holder? Medscape Education is seeking a passionate, adaptable, team-oriented Clinical Strategy Director to join our grant-based business development team. In this role you will lead the content and instructional strategy efforts to seek independent medical education (IME) grants to create online and live course for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare providers published on Medscape.org. 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 to 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 Sales Organization
  • Partner with Sales to conceive and present IME 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 IME grant funding
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external medical subject matter experts
  • Use tools and templates to support the development of IME 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 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 internationally (estimated 40%) for project assignments
  • Live in Europe and be able to work remotely from home
  • 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

Qualifications:
  • 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 IME 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 (English required; additional languages a plus)
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams as well as work independently