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Regional Medical Affairs Director (RMAD) - No. California

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Posted: 06/05/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Clinical: Medical Science Liaison Job Number: 2346

Our Client is seeking a dynamic, energetic Regional Medical Affairs Director (RMAD) to join its Medical Affairs team. This position is based in the San Francisco/Bay Area. The RMAD will be responsible for engaging with specified key thought-leaders (KTLs), institutions, and organizations in their assigned geographical region in the US through appropriate high level scientific support for research activities, publications, education, consulting, and other Medical Affairs initiatives. The RMAD will be the primary conduit for Medical Affairs communications and interactions for their assigned institutions & organizations. The position will report to the Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, Regulatory and Quality Assurance.

  • Fostering mutually productive relationships with thought leaders (TLs) and key decision makers across different types of healthcare organizations and payers in the areas of medical, education, clinical research, and health economics and outcomes research (HEOR)
  • Delivering medical presentations to diverse audiences including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other key stakeholders aligned to appropriate payer organizations
  • Providing scientific and liaison support for the involvement of TLs with Client’ s research activities including company-sponsored trials and facilitation of unsolicited requests for interactions related to Investigator Initiated Research (IIRs).
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of medical education strategies and initiatives to support the company product portfolio and pipeline
  • Maintaining cross-functional collaboration with internal & external field teams to provide scientific expertise and function as a scientific advisor with Research, Clinical Development, Portfolio Planning, Medical Affairs, Commercial, etc.
  • Obtaining, assimilating, organizing and reporting appropriate competitive and scientific intelligence in a concise, clear manner, compliant with all applicable company policies, procedures and processes
  • Contributing to internal training for headquarter- and field-based teams
  • Assisting with the implementation and engagement of TL participation in advisory boards, consultant meetings and other scientific meetings consistent with all company policies, procedures and processes
  • Attending & participating in medical/scientific meetings and conferences for the purpose of gaining scientific insights, supporting the communication about disease states which may include company products, maintaining clinical/scientific expertise and providing strategic insights into emerging scientific data and healthcare trends
  • Collaborating with TLs and Medical Communications to support the development of appropriate publications and communications
  • Supporting clinical research and health economics and outcomes research through numerous activities including:
  • Site identification, site feasibility and physician/nurse education for both marketed products and pipeline products for company-sponsored research
  • Strategic discussions regarding research to support investigator/customer initiated studies for both clinical research and HEOR
  • Protocol development and study management in collaboration with clinical research team for medical affairs-sponsored studies
  • Supporting speaker training initiatives
  • Performing and completing administrative responsibilities
  • Travel: Approximately 60% overnight travel


  • Advanced degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, DNP) in a related discipline strongly preferred
  • 2-4 years of active clinical care or clinical research experience preferred
  • 2 years of previous Medical Affairs experience in the US or EU pharmaceutical industry strongly preferred
  • Clear understanding of regional medical practice, clinical decision-making and healthcare systems affecting patient care. Demonstrated strong understanding of clinical research trial and/or related laboratory research design and execution
  • Extensive knowledge of endocrinology/diabetes and field medical affairs is strongly preferred

Tracey Goldthwaite
Senior Vice President

Tracey has more than 20 years experience in the staffing and recruiting industry. She spearheads The Steely Group's Client Services efforts, ensuring superior customer service, communication, and ongoing support to clients and candidates alike. Additional areas of expertise include client relationship management and team building.
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