Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma

  • MSD - Parkinson's Disease (East Region)

    Job Locations US-NJ-Jersey City
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    # of Openings
    Medical Affairs
  • Overview

    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) 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 Medical Science Director provides a vital role to the organization by bridging internal strategy with external medical insights. Through interactions with the healthcare community, the Medical Science Director supports disease awareness activities, participates in scientific exchange, and obtains valuable information regarding unmet medical needs and current treatment paradigms to help guide executive decisions. As part of an emerging US and global organization, the Medical Science Director  will also make significant contributions to processes, procedures, and best practices within the developing organization, serve as a medical resource to healthcare providers, clinical investigators and clinical study sites, and healthcare decision makers regarding the organization’s investigational and marketed products, and support product commercialization. The Medical Science Director will report directly to the Field Medical Director, Medical Affairs and indirectly report to the Sr. Medical Director, Medical Affairs for secondary guidance.


    • Develop enduring professional relationships with healthcare practitioners, clinical investigators, and healthcare decision makers to provide medical and scientific support for selected therapeutic areas and to ensure access to current medical and scientific information on Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America’s (MTPA’s) products and areas of therapeutic interest.
    • Gather insights regarding unmet medical needs and treatment landscapes in targeted therapeutic areas.
    • Attend and support scientific and medical meetings. Disseminate clinical and competitive insights within the organization and prepare post-meeting deliverables as needed.
    • Respond to unsolicited requests; provide truthful, non-misleading and non-promotional information regarding MTPA’s commercial and pipeline products to healthcare professionals including physicians, hospital and MCO practitioners and formulary committees, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dieticians and others.
    • Assist in the development of educational materials and standard responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs); provide product-related site education; serve as medical resource for home office and field colleague training.
    • Present information to healthcare professionals who provide peer education to assist in keeping their presentations current and ensure they have the medical and scientific information necessary to respond to questions encountered during their discussions.
    • Support Phase 3, Phase 4, and Investigator Sponsored Trials (ISTs) as needed.
    • Ensure that all medical education activities are conducted in full compliance with relevant guidance, rules and regulations.
    • Depending on organizational needs, the Medical Science Director may also be asked to:
    • Support medical initiatives across other therapeutic areas relevant to licensing, translational, and clinical development activities.
    • Collaborate with colleagues from sister and parent companies to support product development activities, including identification and support of clinical investigators and clinical study sites.
    • Complete all company and job related training as assigned within the required timelines.


    • Required: Advanced Degree in Life Sciences: MD, PharmD or PhD.
    • Preferred: MBA
    • Must have 7+ years of progressively responsible industry experience (Pharmaceutical, Biotech or related field), including 3+ years of field medical experience.
    • CNS experience required; preferably in the area of Parkinson’s disease and other movement or neurodegenerative disorders.
    • Knowledge of GCP and experience with clinical trial operations required
    • Experience with customer relationship management is a plus, including thought leader development, speaker bureau training, and formulary presentations
    • AMCP dossier and Health Economics and Outcomes Research knowledge and/or experience preferred
    • Prior launch experience strongly preferred
    • Proven competence in clinical therapeutics, drug development, business and market knowledge, and strategic resource management.
    • Thorough understanding of the FDA, OIG, ACCME, HIPPA and other ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.
    • Able to rapidly learn new therapeutic areas in a self-taught and peer-to-peer team learning environment.
    • Excellent communications skill set: interpersonal, networking, verbal, written and presentation.
    • Unquestioned personal integrity coupled with a strong HCP focus and patient-centric attitude.
    • Conscientious, enthusiastic team player with excellent collaboration and teamwork abilities.
    • Strong analytical and evaluative skills.
    • Able to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing environment.
    • Computer skills:
    • Ability to interface effectively with a variety of technical platforms for the collection, review, and dissemination of medical information.
    • Strong knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
    • Must be able to travel 30-60% of the time, or as needed, from home-based office.
    • Willing to attend weekend events (medical conferences, ad boards, speaker training, etc.) on an occasional basis.
    • Must embody the MTPA’s values of Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Drive for Results, Accountability, Development, Agility, and Integrity.


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