Associate Director, Strategic Medical Communication, Global Medical Affairs - Alzheimer's Disease

07677, Woodcliff Lake
August 19 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

At Eisai, satisfying unmet medical needs and increasing the benefits healthcare provides to patients, their families, and caregivers is Eisai’s human health care (hhc) mission. We’re a growing pharmaceutical company that is breaking through in neurology and oncology, with a strong emphasis on research and development. Our history includes the development of many innovative medicines, notably the discovery of the world's most widely-used treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. As we continue to expand, we are seeking highly-motivated individuals who want to work in a fast-paced environment and make a difference.  If this is your profile, we want to hear from you.


The Associate Director, Strategic Medical Communication, Global Medical Affairs – Alzheimer’s Disease, Neurology Business Group will coordinate the planning and execution of high-quality strategic medical communications deliverables in Alzheimer’s Disease. The candidate will be responsible for developing, operationalizing, and managing digital omni-channel strategy and related medical programs in the context of growing Global Medical Affairs functional remit within Eisai’s Neurology Business Group.


The candidate will drive communication and derivatization of strategic publications, slide materials, symposia content, briefing documents, and other medical materials. The candidate will also ensure that all strategic medical communications supporting the global medical affairs team have maximal reach across different digital and communication channels with efficient and consistent messaging in a timely manner.


Essential Functions

  • Work with the Director, Strategic Scientific Content Development, Global Medical Affairs to strategize, develop, coordinate and implement medical communication plans for the global Alzheimer's therapeutic area; Provide scientific/medical communication expertise and strategic and tactical input into the overall communication strategy; Ensure that all communication materials are accurate, compliant, balanced, and of the highest quality; Work with cross-functional teams and ensure that all communication materials are developed in a manner consistent with relevant guidelines and Eisai’s policies.

  • Strategize, plan, coordinate, and execute broad information sharing activities supporting the Global Medical Affairs team, including content support for symposia and strategic publications as deemed appropriate.

  • Liaise with Eisai Corporate Communications team, write and/or edit scientific/medical content to support media-related initiatives, such as trade publications and interview materials.

  • Write and edit social media and internal/external communique with key stakeholders, ensure highest content accuracy, and coordinate with the relevant internal stakeholders to ensure compliance with Eisai’s and FDA/regulatory policies.

  • Provide direction and logistics support to global medical affairs stakeholders for efficient interactions and communications with external customers, thought leaders, strategic alliances, key organizations, and institutions.

  • Maintain external orientation by actively participating in external events and activities, including clinical and scientific conferences; synthesize key insights to generate briefing documents for management review.

  • Engage, develop, coordinate, and enhance Eisai’s medical affairs communication at all levels.



  • In-depth knowledge with formal training (PhD/PharmD in neuroscience or life sciences related to AD) and past work experience of neuroscience and neurobiology of Alzheimer disease therapeutic area are required.

  • 2 to 4 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical industry or scientific/medical communication agencies focusing on neurology/neuroscience.

  • Candidates with extensive training and experience in scientific journalism be considered; Prior Medical Science Liaison experience in other fields will also be considered.

  • Solid understanding of PhRMA Code and other industry-related guidelines relevant to medical affairs, medical information, medical education, and strategic publications; Monitoring experience with various external scientific communications and social media are desired.

  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills; Ability to incorporate feedback from diverse stakeholders; Demonstrated ability to effectively work with cross-functional partners and external thought leaders.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Outstanding planning and organizational skills; able to balance multiple priorities while working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Ability to travel to scientific meetings as necessary (up to 10%)

  • The position will be based out of Eisai’s US headquarters in northern New Jersey.

  • A cover letter is requested upon application.


Eisai is an equal opportunity employer and as such, is committed in policy and in practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.  Similarly, considering the need for reasonable accommodations, Eisai prohibits discrimination against persons because of disability, including disabled veterans.


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