• Director Medical Affairs, Communication & Intelligence

    Job ID 2019-1514
    Job Locations
    Medical Affairs
  • Overview

    Dendreon is seeking a Director for Medical Affairs Communications and Intelligence (MACI) to provide strategic and operational direction for the development and execution of field and medical affairs communications and competitive intelligence in support of the clinical immunotherapy and HEOR initiatives with Dendreon Pharmaceuticals, LLC. 


    The successful candidate will lead the Medical Affairs Communications and Intelligence function, and develop and execute the strategies relevant to medical communications for sipuleucel-T.  These activities will include, but are not limited to, the development of scientific and medical communication resources such as slide decks, clinical/scientific FAQs, literature surveillance, and competitive intelligence collections.  The role will have a key part in the organization and scientific content development for Dendreon at major scientific congresses, medical meetings, and advisory boards. The Director for MACI works closely with Corporate Communications and Training department as well as other cross-functional partners, including Medical Information, PV, Publications, HEOR, V.P. of Medical Affairs, and Clinical Development to inform and execute the medical communication strategies.  The position will require a strong understanding and interpretation of the clinical, economic, and humanistic data collected and generated to support sipuleucel-T and future development compounds.


    The successful candidate should have excellent communication and presentation skills, and a record of accomplish Save ment working in a cross-functional collaborative environment. He or she should have a background in the life sciences industry with experience in translating clinical data into clear, concise evidence and communication plans for both payer and clinical audiences in both academia and community practice.


    Flexibility to work from a remote location or onsite in the Seattle office. 




    • Provides strategic and operational direction for the development, execution and maintenance of prostate cancer immunotherapy clinical research and the interpretation of the clinical data collected.
    • Strategizes with other departments during planning and process improvement activities to ensure timely completion of company-wide operational objectives and milestones.
    • Contribute to overall Dendreon Medical Affairs strategy through scientific expertise, generation of clinical insight, and understanding of competitive intelligence using appropriate channels for delivery of medical and scientific content
    • Support development of the annual Medical Affairs Plan and accountable for execution of Medical Communications strategy for sipuleucel-T and development products.
    • Ensure appropriate prioritization of needs and resource allocation to meet program goals on-time and within budget
    • Awareness of regulatory landscape globally and provide guidance for the development of scientific resources (ie, disease state education and product slide decks, Medical Information content such as FAQs, congress content/deliverables and booth assets, non-IME educational events (ex-US), online content, MOA videos, and graphic arts)
    • Drive and/or support strategy and scientific content development for major scientific meetings and advisory boards
    • Enhance collaboration with Commercial Training and Corporate Communications.
    • Create strong links with internal Medical Affairs teams
    • Ensure compliance with all applicable policies and procedures.
    • Develop and adapt operational processes to streamline resource efficiencies.
    • Manage and accountable for project-associated budgets and vendors.

    Approximately 15-20% travel (domestic)



    • Doctorate degree (MD, PharmD, PhD, or DO)
    • A minimum of 8+ years health care experience, with 3+ years related experience in publications, medical information, field medical, and/or scientific research.
    • Experience in developing and making formal presentations to executive management.
    • Proficient in MS Office applications.
    • Prior experience in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development in prostate cancer and/or immunology highly desirable.
    • Prior pharmaceutical experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of Medical Affairs resources.
    • An understanding of the pharmaceutical commercial launch process and knowledge of the regulatory and legal guidelines affecting promotion of prescription products.
    • Experience with professional medical writing and presenting on scientific, health economic, and clinical data.
    • Excellent communication (written and verbal), time management, project planning, aptitude in presenting on scientific and clinical data, and strong ability for self-direction.
    • Demonstrated capability to translate strategy into clear, understandable operational plans in a matrix environment with limited supervision.


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