Medical Affairs Manager in Tucson, AZ at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 12/10/2019

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Job ID: 54711

Medical Affairs Manager. Our client has a contract opportunity available for a Medical Affairs Manager to support the Medical Affairs leadership team in the planning and implementation of the Medical Affairs strategy for the assigned Lifecycle and disease area, and serve as a key member of the Project Team. 

Activities and responsibilities related to this role are in collaboration and alignment with all stakeholders, including project teams, lead pathologists(s) and marketing teams.  Adheres to corporate compliance in all activities, including those related to clinical trials, investigator initiated research, medical and scientific interactions with internal and external groups and other medical affairs activities.


  • Provides medical and scientific support of Medical Affairs activities in support of Medical plans and publication plans for key products in the portfolio, in alignment with the Project Team and Lifecycle Product and Marketing Plan. 
  • Drives the overall Medical Activities and collaboration plans as part of the Medical Plan, to deliver internal and external scientific and educational programs. 
  • Contributes to the design and execution of Medical Affairs studies, including studies in collaboration with pharma Medical Affairs partners
  • Authors and assists with scientific publications, including abstracts, posters, manuscripts and whitepapers.  Generates medical and scientific information materials
  • Maintains clinical, scientific and technical expertise in specific therapeutic areas; reviews scientific journals; attends scientific and key technical meetings; participates in internal training programs. 
  • Keeps abreast of the current literature, collects and communicates medical and scientific insights and intelligence relevant to Lifecycle and product portfolio
  • Serves as liaison for Medical Affairs activities across diagnostics BA and Pharma Medical and Scientific partners for collaborative projects
  • Supports Regional Scientific Affairs and Customer Service Operations at high level of escalation to assist with customer interactions and troubleshooting
  • Miscellaneous duties and special projects as assigned, including the review of non-promotional materials
  • Drives Key Opinion Leader (KOL) mapping (e.g. individuals and/or professional societies), including managing lists of current and emerging global KOLs

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in scientific field
  • Advanced degree and/or certification in scientific medical field preferred
  • 4 years' professional experience in the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology industry or related experience
  • Experience interpreting and presenting scientific data
  • Knowledge and understanding of the US Medical Testing environment (e.g. FDA, CAP, CLIA Guidelines)
  • Product and related disease scientific knowledge
  • Strategic agility, including ability to link responsibilities with overall team goals/organizational mission
  • Ability to deliver in highly complex environments, achieve results, on time and on budget with self-drive/accountability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent people skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong process orientation
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a cross-function team
  • Ability to function with excellent judgment, high integrity and in compliance with all laws, regulates and policies


  • Preclinical/clinical research, pharmaceutical project management, or product marketing-related experience is a plus
  • External agency and budget management experience is a plus
  • Medical affairs, clinical development, or medical communications agency experience preferred
  • Relevant therapeutic area experience (as typically measured by 2 or more years’ experience) preferred