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Company: Sage Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge, MA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


General Scope and Summary

SAGE Therapeutics is searching for a creative, resourceful, integrative thinker for a highly visible role that is responsible for collaborating with other Medical Directors to help develop medical strategy and data generation activities for zuranolone. The position is responsible for providing subject matter expertise in the development and execution of the strategic pre-approval and lifecycle tactical brand plans as they pertain to Medical Affairs activities, including collaboration with Key National Opinion Leaders to guide medical strategy, as well as the provision of strategic guidance and oversight over field teams, early access, Phase 3b/4 clinical trial programs, and investigator initiated research (IIR).

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with group of depression franchise Medical Directors in support of medical strategic needs of brand programs.

  • Collaborate with the Preclinical, Clinical Development, and Medical Affairs teams to translate clinical insights and data gaps into medical strategy.

  • Support and help to cultivate partnerships with cross-functional partners such as Clinical Development, Translational Science, Discovery, Patient Safety, Regulatory, Operations, Program Management, and Marketing to provide medical leadership in support of relevant therapeutic and disease area initiatives.

  • Assist in the operationalization of lifecycle management, including but not limited to Phase 3b/4 activities and post hoc analysis of data.

  • Work closely with Medical Sciences and Clinical Operations to ensure optimal collaboration and inclusion of external clinicians/KOLs in clinical trial planning, enrollment, and interpretation.

  • Interact with various investigators, KOLs, research institutions, and internal Sage departments to oversee and facilitate Medical Affairs objectives and ensure the medical and scientific merit of company activities.

  • Support short and long-term goals of Medical Affairs with respect to prioritization of research interests and prioritization of desired collaborations with specific investigators and institutions.

  • Provide oversight and leadership in review and approval of external resources, communication, and publications to ensure medical accuracy, objectivity, and fair-balance.

  • Facilitate cross-functional team (Medical Sciences, Medical Communication, Data Science, and Development teams) to perform post-hoc data analyses and identify opportunities to address clinical data gaps.

  • Collaborate with Medical Directors on the planning and execution of life-cycle management advisory boards with healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, etc.) to collect needed clinical insights to inform medical strategy.

  • Represent Sage at various scientific and clinical congress meetings.

  • Interact with other departments, including Commercial, Clinical, Safety, Legal, and Regulatory.

Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills

Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills, and the ability to analyze complex issues to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs, and recommendations. Must have a demonstrated ability to translate strategy into action, excellent analytical skills, and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues and mitigate risks.


Basic Qualifications

  • MD, DO, or PhD/PharmD required.

  • 5+ years of prior industry experience as Medical Director and experience in psychiatry.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience navigating joint collaborations with biotech companies.

  • Is seen as a scientific leader and collaborative partner to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Prior experience developing medical strategic and tactical plans in support of drug launch is highly preferred.

  • Sets and maintains high standards for self and team in area of responsibility.

  • Must possess excellent communication skills, relationship building capabilities, and proven ability to influence decision-making without authority.

  • Is able to manage and lead others through complex issues where there is no clear cut "right" answer and when there are conflicting needs within the organization.

  • Is able to perceive non-obvious opportunities by connecting the dots between existing knowledge, new data, and HCP unmet needs in real time.

  • Must be highly perceptive, socially intelligent, and intuitive.

  • Leadership skills, including a passion for working within multiple teams and proven ability to achieve results in a matrix organization.

  • Consistently and systematically collaborates with internal stakeholders to plan approach to bring meaningful value to healthcare providers.

  • Highly motivated, decisive, and results-oriented individual with the flexibility and creativity to excel in a rapidly growing and changing environment.

  • Ability to flexibly tailor effective communication to multiple social styles.

  • Must embrace Sage's Core Values: Put People First, Improve Lives, Cultivate Curiosity, Do Right, and Forge New Pathways.

Employment Type: Employee Number of Openings: 1 Job ID: R001630 #Biotechnology #Careers #ThisIsSage

All Sage new hires will be required to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or, if not, that they are legally entitled to an accommodation due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief.  Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and Sage will consider, among other things, whether the proposed accommodation would create an undue hardship.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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We value our relationships with professional recruitment firms. To protect the interests of all parties, and given the large volume of inquiries received from third-party placement agencies, we are not able to respond to all agency inquiries. We do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates for current or future positions. Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of a signed agreement between our company and a placement agency does not create an implied obligation and, if an unsolicited candidate represented by a placement agency is hired, we are not obligated to pay a fee. Only approved recruitment firms will be allowed to provide services to Sage Therapeutics, Inc.


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