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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Scientific Director, Global Medical Affairs in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

About the role:

As a member of Takeda Oncology, your work will contribute to our bold, inspiring vision: We aspire to cure cancer. Here, you'll build a career grounded in purpose and be empowered to deliver your best. As part of the Medical Affairs team, you will report to Head of Multiple Myeloma and partner with medical communication, global medical affairs operations, external collaborations, medical science liaisons, as well as, with clinical development, marketing and access & reimbursement, patient advocacy, and medical leads and regional medical leads.

How you will contribute:

  • Develop an in-depth understating of the needs of oncology patients and demonstrate a focus on activities to meet those needs

  • Provide scientific expertise and leadership across broad range of global medical affairs activities including data generation, analysis and interpretation, publications, medical communication, medical training, medical information, congress strategy and KOL & HCP engagement

  • Lead or provide input into global medical affairs strategy and tactics

  • Provide input into asset strategy, clinical development program, brand team strategy and tactical plan

  • Lead evidence generation strategy and execution of Phase 3B/4 studies, including interventional and observational research with a focus on diagnostics

  • Support Investigator Initiated Studies (IISR) program

  • Guide global advisory board meetings and assure communication of key findings and insights across the organization, to global clinical development, medical affairs and commercial teams

  • Support global publication strategy development and execution of publication plan

  • Provide strategic and scientific guidance into internal training plan, congress plan and company sponsored symposia

  • Foster research relationships with key global cancer research organizations and institutions

  • Establishes, maintains, and directs interactions with key opinion leaders & HCPs relevant to assigned therapeutic area and molecules. Lead or support development & execution of global KOL engagement plan

  • Build long term cross functional relationships with global functions, GBTs, clinical development, regional functions and Local Operating Country (LOC)

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated focus on patients' interest

  • PharmD, PhD, or MD

  • 7+ years post-doctorate healthcare or related experience

  • 5+ years Medical Affairs experience or related industry experience

  • 2+ years budgetary and direct/indirect people management experience

  • Experience in oncology and/or hematology-oncology

  • Requires experience and success in working in a matrix, cross-functional environment; excellent collaboration skills; experience working across functions to achieve results

  • Strong interpersonal skills particularly motivational, negotiation, listening, judgment, analytic, and conflict management skills, demonstrated by ability to lead teams.


  • Up to 25% domestic and international travel required

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Work Paths

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

Preference will be given to candidates with a remote location near, and availability to work during the working hours of, the corporate office in Boston, Massachusetts.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


Boston, MA

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