Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs, Immuno-oncology, Sanofi Genzyme

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Competitive salary and benefits
Jun 01, 2019
Jul 01, 2019
Full Time

Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs, Immuno-oncology

Sanofi is recruiting a new Global Medical Affairs Medical Director to support immuno-oncology product activities related to PD-1 inhibition in the Global Oncology Franchise. Checkpoint inhibitors involving PD-1 have the potential to change the landscape for patients diagnosed with a spectrum of malignant diseases.  Sanofi’s PD-1 product is being developed via partnership with Regeneron.  Initial PD-1 registration strategy is planned for skin cancer with multiple other indications to follow.

This position is based in Cambridge, MA, the global headquarters for Sanofi Oncology.  It is a highly visible due to the optimism for the therapy and the impact it will have on patients.  The role functions internally as a strategic expert in immuno-oncology to support the development and execution of an efficient and integrated global medical/scientific strategy, including scientific evidence generation and scientific information exchange with key stakeholders. 

Essential to success is an outstanding partnership with Clinical Development and Commercial functions to maximize the value proposition.  Externally, the role assists Health Care Professionals and Payers to optimize patient care and treatment outcomes through evidence-based decisions. 

A summary of responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and approving medical and scientific content of Regulatory, Safety, Scientific Affairs, Medical Affairs, and Commercial.
  • Supporting successful launch in cutaneous oncology indications and preparing groundwork for future indications
  • Ensuring that Sanofi Oncology PD-1 product data generated by the company or investigator sponsored trials is publicly presented in an appropriate and timely fashion and in a fair and balanced manner.
  • Working closely with clinical development on study design, initiation, and monitoring. 
  • Providing support and direction to local Product Leaders in interactions and communications with external customers, key organizations, and institutions. 
  • Interacting with the regions and bringing their perspectives to the appropriate issues at hand.
  • Pro-actively providing support and guidance to marketing and sales teams.
  • Supporting the health economic team to prevent and/or address opportunities
  • Informing stakeholders of unmet needs and facilitating appropriate approaches to address them.
  • Identifying needs for post-marketing clinical trials and registries and supporting their management and execution
  • Interacting with experts at medical meetings, advisory boards, and outreach meetings to represent Sanofi and strengthen its reputation in Oncology.  Also, maintaining external orientation by participating actively in external Oncology events and activities. 
  • Immuno-oncology treatment expertise  

    Basic Requirements:

    Doctorate in relevant scientific discipline or pharmacy - MD preferred, Board Certification in Oncology/Hematology or Pediatric Oncology/Hematology ideal.  

  • Preferred Experience:

    Experience in Medical Affairs is strongly preferred. 

  • In-depth understanding of and proven success in how to conceptualize, design, and conduct complex, global clinical trials.
  • Excellent skills working with experts from other functions and countries and influencing decision making without authority in a complex and matrix environment.
  • High energy and an absolute commitment to a culture that operates with high ethical standards and strives to exceed all goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire confidence while working effectively in a matrix environment.   
  • Comfort operating in a consensus building role but also able to make specific recommendations and decisions and drive for implementation.
  • Ability to inspire confidence – both internally and externally in Sanofi Oncology - by leading by example, demonstrating immuno-oncology expertise and collaborative behavior.   
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate scientific and medical data results and information to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build solid working relationships with the commercial organization, as well as negotiate and influence across cultures.  

    Personal Attributes:

    Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others

  • Excellence in solving problems while exhibiting superior judgment and a balanced, realistic understanding of issues.
  • A team player; able to collaborate successfully with both internal and external colleagues.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral, including strong presentation skills.
  • The highest personal integrity; committed to ethics and scientific standards.
  • High energy and absolute commitment to culture
  • Strong analytical skills, comfort managing through ambiguity.
  • Understanding and success in dealing with different cultures.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and projects, requiring an excellent ability to prioritize and manage expectations.
  • A “lifelong” learner who consistently seeks opportunities to learn. 


Genzyme Corporation (a Sanofi company) and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.




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