Manager, Scientific Affairs

US-NJ-Jersey City
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Medical Affairs


Entrepreneurial Spirit, Rooted in Tradition.


At Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. (MTPA), we can tout a storied reputation more than 300 years in the making. Our parent company, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC), is a research-driven pharmaceutical company with global reach – and one of Japan’s oldest and most respected companies.


With the recent FDA approval and availability in the U.S. of RADICAVA™ (edaravone), a treatment option for people diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), MTPA is rapidly expanding our operation across all functional areas to launch this new product in the U.S. market. Concurrently, the company is expanding its research efforts and exploring collaborations with partners to discover and bring treatments to market for unmet medical needs including orphan diseases. We currently seek motivated professionals who share our vision of scientific excellence, innovation, and unwavering dedication to improving the lives of patients. 


The Manager of Scientific Affairs will be responsible for supporting the execution of Scientific Affairs programs in US that support marketed and late development products and compounds with a focus in Neurology.  These Scientific Affairs programs and activities will fulfill the following criteria:  be scientifically and clinically sound, meet the needs of the medical and patient communities or other constituencies, be executed in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and company policies.  


  • In collaboration with the Sr. Medical Director of Scientific Affairs, lead strategic assessment, planning and execution of scientific communications; and resolution of medical information escalations and product queries.
  • Project management of timelines and coordination with Director of Scientific Affairs for all Scientific Communications and Publications
    • Manage the internal editorial process between cross functional teams and external communication with the journals, and authors.
  • Manage Medical Information vendor in data analysis, tracking FAQ trends and assuring all materials are current and in compliance with company and regulatory policies
  • Project management and execution for Medical Congress, Medical Meeting, Medical Educational events and internal scientific training.
  • Manage product safety related activities related to Scientific Affairs by participating in meetings with the Pharmacovigilance and Quality Assurance departments, managing SOP updates, disseminations, and trainings



Sr. Medical Director Scientific Affairs


No supervisory duties


Builds strong partnerships internally and externally.







  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline or equivalent.  Master's degree preferred 



  • 5+ years of experience in a pharmaceutical, medical device or biotech company.
  •  Experience in neurosciences preferred


Knowledge and Skills:

§  Ability to develop and maintain credible relationships with internal pharma colleagues and external constituents (medical community, patient community, support service contracts.

§  Strategic thinker who can clearly anticipate future needs, consequences, and trends and then develop and drive appropriate tactical plans to fill these strategic imperatives

§  Demonstrated knowledge of regulations governing promotional activities coupled with highly developed sense of ethics, integrity and commitment to patients and customers.

§  Possesses fundamental leadership skills. 

§  Good oral/written communication skills

§  Excellent planning and organizational skills, demonstrated independently as well as within cross-functional teams. 

§  Willingness to travel up to 20%.                                                                                                              


Essential Physical Requirements:

Physical Demands

§  Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time

§  Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment, i.e. computers, phones, copy machine/printer

§  Carry, handle and reach for objects

§  Lift and pull up to 15 pounds


Our Value Proposition:

Enjoy the fast-moving, entrepreneurial spirit more typically found in a small biotech, complemented by the benefits of a global pharmaceutical/chemical conglomerate.  At this time, MTPA offers our employees outstanding opportunities for career success coupled with a supportive level of employee benefits:


Medical/Dental | Life Insurance | Supplemental Life Insurance/Dependent Life Insurance | Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance | Business Travel Accident Insurance | Short-Term Disability | Long-Term Disability | Flexible Spending Accounts | Employee’s Savings Plan (401K Plan) | Competitive Paid Time Off


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