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Sr. Medical Director/Medical Director, Clinical Science, R&D Marketed Products Group

Takeda Development Center Americas, Inc.
Boston, MA 02109
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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Sr. Medical Director/Medical Director, Clinical Science, R&D Marketed Products Group in our Cambridge, MA office.

At Takeda, we develop innovative medicines and we develop people! We are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower all colleagues to realize their professional and personal potential through their life-changing work and interpersonal relationships. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliverBetter Health and a Brighter Futureto people around the world.

At Takeda, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission and high-performing culture.


The Senior Medical Director/Medical Director Marketed Products (SMDMP/MDMP) is accountable for Medical Sponsor and Clinical oversight for assigned marketed products globally, and contributes to new business evaluation of marketed products. Usually responsible for multiple products and at least one complex product.

The SMDMP/MDMP is an integral member of a R&D Marketed Product Team (R&D MPT) that is responsible for providing dedicated R&D support for the products under its purview. The MDMP interacts and partners with marketed products R&D function leads (regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, global development operations and project management) to set R&D strategy and priorities R&D functional support for assigned MP portfolio. This individual is responsible for medical and clinical scientific leadership for the assigned R&D Marketed Product Team (R&D MPT) and product specific global program teams (GPT) or established product teams (EPT) as required,

The SMDMP/MDMP provides Medical Sponsor Oversight for all products managed by the R&D MPT as part of the dedicated, integrated R&D support to ensure the ability of Takeda to meet its corporate obligations as MAH for assigned products. The SMDMP/MDMP provides medical and clinical leadership to make sure that the R&D MPT anticipates potential compliance risks, and has appropriate contingency plans in place to allow the rapid response to regulatory agency, scientific, or commercial hurdles.

The SMDMP/MDMP will be required to be the medical and clinical scientific expert for the assigned products and to develop and maintain an up-to-date expert knowledge of the scientific, medical and regulatory aspects of the products in order to provide medical, clinical and scientific support, guidance, mentoring and leadership across these areas.


The Medical Director Marketed Products will be responsible for, and participate in the following activities:

Marketed Product R&D support & Leadership

  • Partner with R&D Marketed Product Project Manager to coordinate R&D function support for assigned products within the R&D MPT. Provide medical and clinical scientific leadership and expertise for assigned products to support other R&D function leads within the R&D MPT.
  • Establish integrated partnership(s) with R&D functional leads on assigned R&D MPT (regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, global development operations)
  • Collaborates with the commercial organization and Established Products Teams and Sub Teams. Also works directly with LOCs when required
  • Form integrated partnerships and collaborate with all relevant cross-divisional stakeholders involved in the support of assigned products, including but not limited to, Quality, Global Manufacturing and Supply, Medical Affairs (Global and Regional), Global Commercial, LOC MDs, Regional Business Units (e.g., product brand leads) and LOC product leads.
  • Forms integrated partnerships with and works with Global Product Team Leaders (GPL) and Established Product Team Lead (EPTL) as necessary, and ensures excellence in delivery of medical and clinical support and execution of clinical development activities/studies across assigned products. Ensure the R&D MPT works effectively to support GPT/EPTs.
  • Forms integrated partnership with strategic partner vendor(s) and provide oversight of all strategic partner vendor medical and clinical deliverables for all products in assigned R&D MPT. Ensure highest quality of medical/clinical science input and clinical components of deliverables from the strategic partner vendor.
  • Sponsor supervision and guidance for vendor medical monitors
  • Partners with strategic partner vendor(s) and drives medical and clinical scientific activities relating to the preparation / approval of protocols and the conduct of clinical studies to support LCM, post marketing requirements and regional or local registration as needed. Provides Takeda oversight of strategic partner MDs/clinical staff involved in these activities. Accountable for the successful design, execution and interpretation of clinical studies.
  • Oversees the strategic partner vendor(s) to ensure appropriate and continuous medical monitoring and medical data review of clinical studies, protecting the safety of patients within the study. Responsible for internal oversight of strategic partner vendor medical monitoring activities, assessing issues related to protocol conduct and/or individual subject safety. Assesses overall safety information for studies and compound in conjunction with Pharmacovigilance. Makes final decisions regarding study conduct related to scientific integrity
  • Establish integrated partnership with strategic partner clinical operations and statistical functional leads to ensure the integrity and correctness of data analysis and interpretation with the appropriate integration of safety and efficacy data from clinical studies longitudinally and cross-sectional in support of regulatory submissions, ensuring data quality and adherence to national and international regulations and requirements and ICH.
  • Participates in cross functional non-project-specific initiatives and committees on behalf of project clinical perspective as well as general clinical science functional perspective
  • Presents study conclusions to management and determine how individual study results impact the product strategy. Interprets data from an overall scientific and regulatory standpoint as well as within the context of the medical significance to individual patients
  • Participate in and support all required regulatory submissions/interactions for assigned products. Represent Takeda as Responsible Medical Doctor and Medical/Clinical expert to regulatory agencies globally for assigned products as needed. Support Local Operating Company (LOC) medical staff for all regulatory agency interactions as needed. Drive medical and clinical scientific input and development of required documents for regulatory applications/submissions (e.g. briefing reports, CTDs, IND updates, PSUR updates, label changes etc.), materials used for meeting presentations, and formal responses to communications received from the regulatory agencies.
  • Provide scientific education and mentoring for internal and external audiences (academic partners, scientific community, regulatory agencies)
  • Oversee compliance with internal SOPs and external legal requirements, including training of personnel, contractual arrangements with external service providers and partner companies.

External Interactions

  • Build and develop medical and clinical expert relationships to ensure delivery and maintenance of state-of-the-art medical therapeutic and clinical scientific expertise into medical and clinical R&D support for assigned marketed products
  • Represents Takeda's Clinical development opinion at regulatory meetings responding the regulators' requests
  • Represent Takeda on external bodies as needed.

Due Diligence, Business Development & Alliance Projects

  • Participate, conduct and oversee clinical due diligence evaluations and development of clinical development plans for potential alliances and or in-licensing opportunities.

  • Assess both scientific and development feasibility, evaluating strategic fit with overall portfolio, evaluating complete or ongoing clinical trials, assessing regulatory interactions and future development plans, interacting with upper management of potential partner/acquisition companies during due diligence visits and alliance negotiations, and actively participating on internal assessment teams in conjunction with commercial colleagues.


  • MD or internationally recognized equivalent plus 8 years of clinical research experience within the pharmaceutical industry, CRO health-related consulting company, or biomedical/clinical experience within academia (or a combination of afore mentioned).
  • Participation in NDA/MAA/Submission experience
  • Track record and demonstrated ability to lead and manage both science and business aspects of drug development.
  • Experience with and demonstrated ability to lead and manage highly trained medical, scientific and technical professionals


  • Superior communication, strategic, interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Ability to proactively predict issues and solve problems
  • Ability to drive decision-making within a multi-disciplinary, multi-regional, matrix teams
  • Diplomacy and positive influencing abilities across multinational business cultures


  • Emerging research in Translational Medicine
  • Nonclinical and clinical drug discovery and development
  • TMS state-of-the-art technologies
  • Regional/global Regulatory requirements

401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
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

Empowering Our People to Shine

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This job posting excludes CO applicants.

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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.


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Posted: 2021-09-11 Expires: 2021-10-10
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