Medical Affairs - III

Foster City, CA 94404

Posted: 01/17/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Pharmaceutical Job Number: 5430

Our client is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need.


Specific Responsibilities and Skills for Position:
  • The Project Management (PM) Associate in Medical Affairs Research (MAR) is responsible for providing operational and technical support in the area of Late Phase Research pertaining to all therapeutic areas (TAs).
  • This role will support multiple brands as needed based on the individual candidate and related business priorities.
  • The PM Associate will report to an Associate Director or above in MAR, and with supervision, will coordinate research proposal review activities from online proposal receipt to the conclusion of a live review meeting with the Medical Affairs SubTeam (MAST).
  • Working closely with various TAs, departments (ie, Clinical Operations, Business Conduct) and regions, this position will harmonize and help improve MAR-related processes, tools and documents across the globe.
  • The PM Associate will contribute to the monitoring of all online proposal submissions and provide updates as needed.
  • This role will support PM Managers across TAs with preparing and running proposal review meetings and seminars.
  • While adhering to strict timelines, this includes scheduling meetings; managing meeting timetables and rosters; confirming participants’ attendance; arranging meeting logistics; preparing meeting agenda packages and presentation slides; and assists with meeting minutes.
  • The PM Associate will maintain and update internal archives as well as track and summarize internal metrics for management and other internal stakeholders.
  • This position must be capable of collaborating with a diverse group of colleagues and balance priorities across several groups within and outside Medical Affairs to ensure compliant, high-quality, and timely proposal reviews.


Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • Requires a BA or BS (science degree preferred).
  • Industry experience in Medical Affairs or Research is preferred but not required.
  • Basic understanding of the role of Medical Affairs and familiarity with Late Phase Research is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and computer technical skills (in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook) are required.
  • The ability to multitask on a number of projects with tight timelines while maintaining excellent attention to detail is required.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a part of a team.
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