Sr Manager Medical Affairs, Hospital/Acute Care


Sr Manager Medical Affairs, Hospital/Acute Care

Position Summary:

Reporting to the VP Scientific & Medical Affairs, the Sr. Manager, Medical Affairs will primarily support the Hospital and Acute Care therapeutics portfolio. The role will interface with multiple internal functions including Medical Affairs, Commercial functions, Regulatory Affairs, as well as external partners and physicians in the medical community.

This position is accountable for the development and execution of the full scope of medical affairs activities related to the assigned therapeutic area (TA) strategic planning and leadership, data generation, data dissemination, medical knowledge and insight management.


  • Supports the development of the Canadian Medical Plan and executes on medical affairs tactics that are aligned with the overall medical strategy.
  • Maintains personal and medical team expertise in relevant disease areas and medical affairs best practices.
  • Provides medical interpretation of data including clinical trials, patient registries, and published literature.
  • Development and review of scientific communications, planning and implementation of scientific advisory boards and medical education activities.
  • Works with Key Opinion Leaders to gather information on current focused therapeutic area issues and questions.
  • Partners with key cross-functional partners on project teams to ensure the development of scientifically accurate educational materials and launch planning, and execution within established structures and governance.
  • Facilitates knowledge exchange, within established governance and communication processes (at internal meetings, Journal Clubs, virtual meetings). Contributes to medical training of field-based commercial team members.
  • Conducts medical review and approval of promotional and non-promotional materials.
  • Formulates relevant data gaps and creates plans/strategies to address them.
  • Provides scientific support in development of publications in accordance with GPP
  • Presents scientific data to HCPs in accordance with Industry Codes and internal policies.
  • Supports the medical information function, providing expert knowledge input.
  • Execute life cycle management plans.
  • Participates in selected global and regional congresses, symposia, medical committees and reviews.
  • Provides medical support to Canadian reimbursement team.


  • Medical or advanced science degree (MD, PharmD, PhD, MSC or equivalent is required)
  • 3-5 years of experience in acute care medicine, specifically in medical and scientific roles, is required
  • Has established solid relationships with key opinion leaders
  • Knowledge and experience in the drug development process are considered a plus
  • Demonstrated ability in driving results to a positive outcome; strong initiative and ability to identify issues and create solutions

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Understands principles and practice of medical affairs and clinical development (ICH/GCP guidelines)
  • Knowledge of therapeutic area Hospital and Acute Care therapeutics including anti-infectives, cardiovascular areas
  • Excellent command of English both written and oral; French language is an asset
  • Proven ability to achieve goals within allotted timeframes, and to deliver high quality results
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Understanding of government and industry guidelines, regulations, laws, etc., for appropriate scientific/medical exchange and communication with healthcare providers
  • Comprehensive understanding of healthcare regulatory environment
  • Strong technical/computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; use of mobile devices
  • Strong work ethic; conducts business in a credible, honest and ethical manner; demonstrates the highest standards of personal integrity
  • Ability to travel to local and international congresses and HCP locations
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is a definite asset

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