Sanofi Group Medical Director, US Medical Affairs, Aubagio in Cambridge (U.S.), Massachusetts

Medical Director, US Medical Affairs, Aubagio


Sanofi Genzyme focuses on developing specialty treatments for debilitating diseases that are often difficult to diagnose and treat, providing hope to patients and their families.

Genzyme Corporation (a Sanofi company) and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Medical Director, US Medical Affairs Aubagio MS

In a matrix environment, the Medical Director for US Medical Affairs will perform a key role in the clinical and commercial development of Aubagio in MS, strategic alignment and execution of activities related to investigator and expert outreach, investigator sponsored trials, company sponsored non-registration trials, publication planning, CME, grants, sponsorships. As part of the execution of Sanofi Genzyme strategy, he/she will work closely with the leadership of Genzyme's US Medical Affairs, Clinical Research, Commercial and Product Management functions. This position will report to the Aubagio Director Team Lead of US MS Medical Affairs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the US initiative for MS thought leader relationship-building. The Medical Director is responsible for cultivating current and future MS experts in academic and clinical medicine at regional and national levels. Through these relationships, the Director will gain meaningful expert insights that influence priority areas of the product Life Cycle Planning team in support of business, clinical and scientific strategy.

  • Liaise regularly with internal business leaders to share feedback and issues from MS experts.

  • Support the development of Investigator Sponsored studies. Through MS expert relationships, the Medical Director will facilitate the initiation of research projects and ensure that hypothesis testing is clearly defined and within priority areas consistent with the strategic development objectives of teriflunomide in MS. He/she will be responsible for the successful execution of appropriate processes for review, approval, management and support of studies while maintaining investigator independence according to regulatory and compliance guidelines.

  • Strategic and substantive input to publication planning and execution to ensure that all data on teriflunomide in MS generated by company or investigator sponsored trials is publicly presented in an appropriate and timely fashion and in a fair and balanced manner.

  • Provide Medical Affairs support to the review of requests for grants and sponsorships. Ensure that review and approval processes strictly follow compliance guidelines.

  • In anticipation of product launch, the Medical Director will ensure that he/she and his/her team provide medical support, education and guidance to commercial, marketing and sales teams. Provide medical support to promotional and legal review committees as needed.

  • Represent Sanofi Genzyme at medical meetings, conferences, advisory boards, outreach meetings at key institutions, and in interactions with thought leaders.

  • Maintain knowledge of MS market place, stay current on leading edge products development efforts and provide perspective to the business on the treatment landscape.

  • Define and develop needs analyses for MS Medical Science Liaison (MSL) functions in the US to ensure that those carrying out the MSL function are optimally educated to be experts on MS, teriflunomide development, and the competitive landscape.

  • Provide ongoing support for company sponsored trials in alignment with Clinical Development strategy. Ensure that conduct is in keeping with regulatory guidelines.

The Medical Director will ultimately, via opinion leader network relationships, facilitate the initiation of research projects within priority areas as determined by the product Life Cycle in support of business, clinical and scientific strategy


Basic Qualifications:

  • M.D. board certified/eligible

  • PhD with background in MS and Medical Affairs will be considered

  • At least three years of experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry in Medical Affairs, with experience working with cross-functional in-house and field-based teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Neurology board certified/eligible

  • Expertise in Multiple Sclerosis

  • Experience in both clinical development and patient care

  • Excellent interpersonal expertise

  • Ability to work with and effectively support cross-functional teams

  • Exemplary presentation skills

  • The title and position will be based on experience and qualifications

Professional Skills

  • Outstanding scientific acumen

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Proven success within a matrix environment

  • Collaborative and transparent leadership capabilities

  • Strong analytical approach to problem solving

  • Creative and innovative thinking

Job: Medical

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Cambridge (U.S.)

Job Posting: Sep 27, 2016, 1:11:20 PM

Job Type: Regular

Employee Status: Regular