Sr Medical Director (Parkinson's)

Job Locations 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, 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 Sr. Medical Director will be responsible in planning programs in US Medical Affairs that support pre-marketing and post-marketing activities in Parkinson’s disease (NeuroDerm portofolio).  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.   The Sr. Medical Director will serve as subject matter expert.  The tactical programs or activities will be executed by the Scientific Affairs group within Medical Affairs.

Drawing on their disease state expertise and their product (compound) knowledge, the Sr. Medical Director will support the VP, Medical Affairs, in representing Medical Affairs & MTPA in external settings such as medical congresses or company-sponsored scientific advisory meetings.

In addition, the Sr. Medical Director may be asked to represent the Medical Affairs team on cross-functional projects and meetings, such as promotional and non-promotional program review committees, offer medical input upon request to assist in development of promotional materials, and on other internal activities leveraging their scientific and clinical expertise in Parkinson’s disease as well as their knowledge of best practices in Medical Affairs.


  • In collaboration with the VP Medical Affairs, propose strategic medical affairs plans pertaining to MTPA Parkinson’s disease programs.
  • In collaboration with VP Medical Affairs and Medical Field Scientists Director assist in developing and managing relationships of US Therapeutic Area Experts (TAE).
  • Provide content expertise and internal advice in planning Scientific Affairs activities in Parkinson’s disease such as scientific communications and publications, Medical Education Grants, externally-sponsored studies (also known as Investigator-initiated Studies), Phase IV studies lead by US Medical Affairs. These activities will be executed by Scientific Affairs.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with Clinical Development, Marketing and Regulatory functions in Parkinson’s disease, ensuring seamless communications and provision of up to date scientifically accurate clinical information to external and internal sources.
  • In concert with the VP Medical Affairs, develop and maintain scientific, clinical and therapeutic expertise in Parkinson’s disease.
  • Represent the company in Parkinson’s Disease, speaking on its behalf at medical meetings, meetings with national or regional managed care accounts and organizations, conventions, and potentially with press representatives.
  • Along with or in lieu of the VP Medical Affairs, the Sr. Medical Director may also be expected to represent Medical Affairs & MTPA in external settings such as medical congresses or company-sponsored scientific advisory meetings in Parkinson’s disease



  • Doctoral degree required: M.D., PharmD, PhD

  • Experience in Parkinson’s Disease required
  • 5+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience with a minimum of 2 years in Medical Affairs
  • 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.
  • Polished presentation, instructional and oral/written communication skills; adept at conveying scientific information in simple terms.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, demonstrated independently as well as within cross-functional teams.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% - domestic and international.


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