Senior Director, Medical Affairs at Radius Health in Wayne, PA

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Job ID 2019-1980
# of Openings 1
Category Med Affair Ops - Dept


The Director, Medical Affairs plays a key role in helping Radius ensure that patients with osteoporosis acquire the optimal benefits from safe and effective use of our products.

The candidate should be dynamic, creative and possess excellent communication skills. The position requires a collaborator with the both the internal and external medical affairs teams, preclinical and clinical development groups and with commercial colleagues (including marketing, market access, and sales).

Additionally, excellent oral and written skills are required to assist in participation with both regulatory and legal in review of both promotional and scientific materials. This will also allow the candidate to provide expert medical advice and direction to the marketing team and other aspects of the commercial organization.

By having an history of problem solving while exhibiting superior judgment and a balanced, realistic understanding of issues the candidate will provide input to various aspects of the medical affairs team including medical information, publications and scientific communication, and HEOR. Contact with the external field medical team will allow the candidate to build and/or further develop relationships with key medical and scientific experts, health care clinicians, and medical societies.

The candidate will also work closely with the Executive Director to help develop and implement strategies and tactics for the Medical Affairs group that will support aligned goals to the commercial brand and overall corporate strategy. The candidate will have accountability for the execution of the strategy.

The Director of Medical Affairs will report to the Executive Director, Medical Affairs who reports to the Chief Medical Officer.


  • Provide science-driven, patient-focused medical leadership and direction in support of key Medical Affairs activities including:
  • An active leadership role in the development, implementation and execution of the overall Medical Affairs strategy including the development and updates to the scientific platform
  • Medical contribution to the PRC to support effective and compliant commercial activities including use of key medical data and medical trends to develop sales related educational and promotional materials, and to actively participate in the review of commercial materials and presentations
  • Medical contribution to the SRC to assist in the development of an effective and compliant medical communications strategy and to participate in the review of scientific materials and presentations for use by the field medical team
  • Core membership in the committees involved with strategy development and review of submitted Medical Education Grant and the Investigator Initiated Study (IIS) requests
  • Development and execution of Advisory Boards
  • Scientific engagement across a broad range of stakeholders to gain further understanding and insights regarding the continued unmet medical need and to translate these insights into actionable strategies
  • Collaborative medical expertise, direction and leadership in support of the core content of the Medical Affairs team including, but not limited to, medical information, medical communications, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR)
  • Management of the budget required to deliver on the successful execution of the overall Medical Affairs strategy


  • Medical Degree (MD, DO, or ex-US equivalent) is preferred, however candidates with PhD, PharmD, or Advanced Practice Providers (PA and APRN) will also be considered based upon level of experience.
  • 3-5 years of Medical Affairs experience in a pharma environment is preferred
  • Relevant clinical/therapeutic experience in Osteoporosis is strongly preferred, Oncology experience will also be considered but not required
  • Experience in building and maintaining relationships with external KOLs and other external therapeutic influencers
  • Working understanding of US Regulatory requirements pertaining to pharmaceutical sales and marketing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to motivate, collaborate and display leadership to all parts of the organization
  • Flexibility to allow quick adaptation to modifications and changes and not be limited to one-role with the desire to pitch-in to ensure overall success
  • Exhibits integrity, honesty and a sense of personal accountability
  • Proficient in office-based computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

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