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Associate Medical Director (REMOTE)

Lexington, MA 02421

Posted: 02/02/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Medical Affairs Job Number: 542141 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description

Job Description
  • Responsible for post-approval research within the CoE of Global Medical.
  • Leads the development of a strategic integrated evidence generation plan. Partners with GPT Evidence Generation sub team (a multidisciplinary team), to develop/optimize the integrated strategic evidence generation initiatives across therapeutic areas, proactively anticipating any potential gaps and adjusting tactical plans to address these.
  • Supports the development of a strategy for all study types within the CMO, i.e. sponsored studies (MACs), Collaborative research and IIRs.
  • Provides innovative thinking and scientific expertise into post-approval research programs and real-world evidence strategies.

  • Supports strategic discussions for each assigned therapeutic area to identify research gaps and develop aligned strategic and tactical plans to address these gaps. And works closely with GMA GPT representatives and partners responsible for executing evidence generation plan;
  • Drives, builds and maintains the strategic evidence generation plans, closely partnering with the GML, PVPA and GORE with input from multiple stakeholders (regions, SQS, etc);
  • Establishes GMA framework (i.e. subteam to asset strategy team) to support evidence generation needs;
  • Collaborates with cross-functional team members to define global evidentiary needs of key stakeholders (Regulatory bodies, HCPs, Patients/caregivers, Payers, and HTA bodies) to serve the evolving healthcare environment;
  • Supports collaborative strategic planning and mapping of evidence generation activities with key internal stakeholders to develop aligned and integrated generation strategies and plans;
  • Enhances collaboration between various groups through sharing of data and best practices;
  • Provides strategic leadership and scientific direction on medical evidence activities in order to:
  • Set standards for utilization of medical data.
  • Maximize patients access to our innovative medicines;
  • Participates as a functional expert on other cross-functional leadership teams.

  • Advanced level understanding of research and the pharmaceutical industry
  • Advanced knowledge of systems


  • Minimum MSc degree required (preferably PhD), preferably in a health sciences related field with 8 years of research related experience and/or pharmaceutical industry experience.
  • Experience with late stage clinical studies, research collaborations and RWE
  • Proven track record of strong leadership, project management and demonstrated ability to coach and mentor individuals.
  • Ability to communicate and interact thoughtfully, transparently, and appropriately with a variety of stakeholders both internal and external to Takeda.

  • Experience overseeing work of and mentoring other individuals with a variety of scientific and non-scientific backgrounds and training
  • Experience working in a global organization and within matrix structure highly desirable.
Pay Range: 80-110/hr
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
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