• Clinical Strategy Scientific Director

    Job Location US
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/19/2018 10:02 AM)
    Job ID
  • Overview

    WebMD is the most recognized and trusted brand of health information and the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and WebMD the Magazine. The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD, Medscape, MedicineNet, eMedicine, RxList, theheart.org and Medscape Education.  Our consumer portals and mobile health applications provide engaging, relevant and credible health and wellness information, personalized health assessment tools and access to online communities.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status


    Do you have commanding knowledge on the latest clinical patient management strategies and emerging therapies in focused therapeutic areas? Have you supported business development efforts, including direct interaction with the budget holder? Medscape’s Medical Affairs Strategic Solutions is seeking a passionate, adaptable, team-oriented Clinical Strategy Scientific Director to join our Medical Affairs business development team. In this role you will lead the content and instructional strategy efforts to seek Medical Affairs Strategic Solutions funding to create online educational initiatives, as well as insights, and research studies.  By joining Medscape’s Medical Affairs Strategic Solutions, you will have the opportunity to harness your scientific insights to grow the capabilities of healthcare providers and internal Medical Affairs teams to truly make an impact on patients around the globe.

    What You’ll Do:

    • In assigned therapeutic areas, serve as the single point of contact for the latest insights into important clinical issues, relevant literature, clinical practice guidelines, approved and pipeline therapeutic drugs/regimens/devices, and key opinion leaders for the Sales Organization
    • Partner with Sales to conceive and present MASS plans that align with potential funding opportunities and current educational needs
    • Independently create materials (PowerPoint Slides, documents, internal forms/tools) to support obtaining MASS proposal funding
    • Develop and maintain relationships with external medical subject matter experts
    • Use tools and templates to support the development of MASS proposals
    • For funded projects, serve as content developer to ensure the original goals of the grant are met
    • Develop a data analysis plan by articulating the goals of analysis using data from surveys and outcomes studies
    • Publish the results of the educational impact research for your funded projects, including posters, presentations at key conferences, and journal articles

    Who You Are:

    • A science guru who thrives in a role as a subject-matter expert
    • An outgoing personality comfortable speaking with and presenting in meetings to executive-level stakeholders and US and internationally recognized physician experts
    • A true team player with proven ability to work in a highly deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
    • Creative problem-solver able to pivot quickly between tasks and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities
    • Someone who obtains satisfaction in completing your work on time with minimal errors
    • Result-oriented person who jumps in and tackles new assignments and constantly looks for ways to innovate
    • High professionalism and easy rapport in building collaborative work relationship
    • Enjoys leveraging technology to make your job easier
    • Have the ability to work weekends and to travel internationally (estimated 40%) for project assignments
    • Live in the United States


    • An advanced degree or equivalent in life sciences (MD, Pharm.D, PhD) required
    • At least 5 years’ experience developing clinical education and/or business development strategies
    • At least 3 years’ experience as a scientific lead or medical director in the medical education industry or pharmaceutical medical affairs department
    • At least 2 years’ experience supporting medical education proposal-based funding efforts preferred
    • Knowledge of Medical Affairs industry regulations and requirements
    • Strong team-building and inter-personal skills, including cultural awareness to relationship-build with international medical experts
    • Excellent computer skills that include working remotely on shared networks and cloud-based systems, and a high degree of proficiency using Microsoft Office suite required; web-based data and document sharing sites and authoring tools (Box, Read Cube, SharePoint, EndNote, Tableau) a plus
    • Proven ability to quickly learn new therapeutic areas and conduct literature searches using public on-line databases

    ·       Effective written and verbal communication skills (English required; additional languages a plus)

    ·       Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams as well as work independently