Director / Executive Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs Communications

Are you ready to join a growing, innovative, precision oncology powerhouse? Rain Oncology Inc is committed to building a passionate team of core scientific, clinical, regulatory, and business leaders to bring new therapies for cancer patients struggling with limited treatment options.  Our focus has been and will continue to be new oncology therapeutics based on targeting the biological drivers of the cancer, regardless of tumor type.

We envision our company culture driven by spirited individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset who want to solve problems, and leaders who are sufficiently experienced to know success in the drug development industry comes with great challenges; it will never be a straight line.  We are looking for team members that are passionate about helping patients at the worst time in their lives.  Rain Oncology strongly believes that we are tremendously fortunate to aim our careers towards having a direct impact on patients, and we intend to fully leverage this opportunity with aggressive developmental timelines for a multitude of pipeline programs, all unified across a precision oncology strategy. 

Key Performance Objectives:

  • Lead and develop Medical Affairs communications strategies. Including
    • medical and scientific communications
    • publication planning
    • medical advisory boards
    • medical educational programs
    • compendia strategy
  • Establish and execute a strategic publication and congress plan
  • Lead and develop the scientific statements/scientific platform for Rain pipeline
  • Lead and manage the development and execution of key medical education programs to fill learning gaps that are identified through medical affairs insights
  • Manage external vendors/medical agencies assisting with scientific platforms, medical communications, and publication planning; manage corresponding budgets
  • Drive major US national and international Congress Planning, strategically targeting relevant meetings, and assuring data for development programs meets strategic objectives. Attend medical scientific meetings and congresses to represent the company
  • Support development of medical/scientific content for scientific exchange, advisory boards, and training
  • Coordinate and oversee investigator sponsor trial program, including providing input into ongoing evidence generation activities to support business priorities
  • Oversee expanded access program (EAP)
  • Develop SOPs for the activities conducted by Medical Affairs
  • Will build, hire, and lead medical information services and IST teams for launch readiness

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Doctoral Degree (PhD, PharmD, MD) with experience in oncology preferred
  • 15+ years of experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry
  • 7+ years of leadership in Medical Affairs, with experience building teams and working with cross-functional in-house and field-based teams
  • Prior oncology launch experience and start-up experience required
  • Must have strong knowledge of oncology and the regulatory requirements relating to Medical Affairs activities
  • Demonstrated record of product launches and ability to bring strategic insight to commercialization plans
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills especially in relation to understanding and interpreting scientific and clinical research and literature
  • Demonstrated leadership in ambiguous situations
  • Adept, nimble, energetic, and comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative environment

The pay range that the Company reasonably expects to pay for this position is $218,000 - $278,000; the pay ultimately offered may vary based on objective considerations, including job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and education. An annual cash bonus and equity grants may be provided as part of the overall compensation package, in addition to a full range of financial, health and wellness benefits, dependent on the position offered.

Rain Oncology Inc is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud of our ongoing efforts to foster diversity & inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Rain are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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