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Associate Director, Medical Education - Depression


General Scope and Summary

Sage Therapeutics is searching for a resourceful, results-oriented, creative thinker for a role that is responsible for the design and execution of strategic and practical medical education initiatives for products and relevant disease states for both internal and external stakeholders. The Associate Director, Medical Education will work with the Senior Director, Medical Education and Training to lead the development of medical communications materials, including slide decks, FAQs, medical symposia, medical booth materials, and digital education resources. The role requires a high level of collaboration with Medical Directors, MSLs, Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance as well as the hands-on attitude necessary to refine and build medical communication resources.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Execute the medical communications strategy for assigned therapeutic area.

  • Develop and maintain MSL resources, including but not limited to disease state slide decks, reactive product decks, one-pagers, FAQs, and training slide decks while ensuring materials are consistent with the Global Scientific Platform.

  • Lead the creation of non-CME live and virtual medical education programs (e.g., symposia) and medical booth educational resources (infographics) through collaboration with vendors and internal teams.

  • Manage the development of digital, web-based, and mobile optimized materials to enhance online HCP education, while ensuring scientific accuracy, objectivity, fair-balance, and alignment with the medical communications strategy.

  • Assist in the management of multiple vendors to ensure high quality and timely delivery of materials within allocated budget.

  • Lead materials through the internal review and approval process by working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and vendor partners.

  • Ensure fair balance and integrity in medical education materials and that materials conform to appropriate regulatory, medical, and legal compliance guidance

Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher.

  • 5+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, including 3+ years of experience in managing medical communications efforts in a highly matrixed organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ability to travel (~10%) for scientific congresses as necessary.

  • PhD, PharmD, or MD.

  • Prior experience in depression, postpartum depression, or CNS preferred.

  • US launch experience preferred.

  • Veeva experience preferred.

  • Experience working with external vendors on a day-to-day basis.

  • Excellent analytical skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, as well as effectively influence, collaborate, and communicate with internal and external partners.

  • Willing and able to travel for scientific congress meetings as necessary.

  • Strong team player that has a customer service approach and is solution-oriented.

  • Embrace our core values: Put People First, Improve Lives, Cultivate Curiosity, Do Right, and Forge New Pathways.

  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.

Benefits and Compensation

The base salary hiring range for this position is $152,122 - $209,168.*

  • The actual salary offered within the range is dependent on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, qualifications, education, skills, and performance.
  • This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan; the bonus varies based on performance and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program.
  • To support your well-being, we offer a comprehensive benefits and wellness package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage upon hire. More information can be found in our Benefits Guide.
*Base salary ranges are periodically reviewed and subject to change.

Job ID: R001686

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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.

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