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Field Medical Scientific Associate Director - Northeast

date posted 06/23/2022
contract type Full time
job id R2648177
location NEW YORK, NY;

Position Summary:

The Mission of Sanofi’s MSL Team and the Field Medical Scientific Associate Director (FMSAD) is to be the trusted scientific partner in the field for external experts and decision-makers; engaging in mutual scientific exchange with Healthcare Professionals to accelerate data dissemination as well as provide product training support & leadership for a given product/work stream. Sanofi’s Field-Based Medical teams enhance the understanding of the scientific and medical value of our products in the therapeutic area and gather new insights by bringing cutting edge scientific exchange today that accelerates medical innovation tomorrow. 

The FMSAD will also work as training lead for essential work teams/products in theRare Hematology spaceand assist in creating, implementing and delivering a standardized approach for New Hire Training and Continuous Learning for Field Medical Teams in order to positively impact the effectiveness and performance of the Field-Based Medical Team in the Northeast. This includes NY, CT, NH, NJ, MA.

Role Responsibilities:

The FMSAD role is 50% field facing (Northeast) whose main objectives are to:

  • Be the trusted scientific partner to influential external experts and decision-makers by conducting timely, appropriate and frequent scientific exchange meetings to enhance the understanding of the scientific and medical value of our products.

  • Develop robust stakeholder engagement plans to gather data, develop and share medical insights that contribute to enhancement of Sanofi’s key medical messages, plans and future research.

  • Exhibit a high degree of scientific and clinical knowledge in the therapeutic field to help identify and critically assess research opportunities and to play a supportive role in the execution of evidence generation plans to enhance the value of our products in a real-world setting.

  • Use innovative approaches to increase opportunities and create strategies to uncover insights that deepen our understanding of the needs of patients, consumers, regulators, payers, and healthcare providers and proactively identify unmet needs

  • Be a strategic partner who drives collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders (Medical Affairs, Commercial Operations, Marketing, etc.) while maintaining full compliance with relevant company, industry, legal and regulatory requirements

  • Demonstrate operational understanding and risk management by ensuring excellence in execution of all governance processes

  • Masterfully identify, profile, and prioritize stakeholders in line with the therapeutic area (TA) Medical plan while identifying opportunities to collaborate to address the HCPs therapeutic goals

  • Consistently re-evaluates the Stakeholder Engagement Model and utilizes superior understanding of the dynamics of the environment to anticipate changes in the MSL Team approach to Stakeholder Engagement

  • Effortlessly establish robust, long-term peer relationships with thought leaders and other stakeholder partners

The FMSAD role is 50% product training lead whose main objectives are to:

  • Be the strategic training partner for the product/work teams

  • Provide training for the MSL team and oversee the certification process for new products and MSLs

  • Work with MSL Leadership Team and product leads to identify training needs and implement plans to address needs

  • Develop and coordinate new hire Medical Science Liaison training and continuous learning for MSL team

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement all required training meetings (virtual, on-site/offsite)

  • Work with MSL Leadership Team to develop and implement coordinated annual training plan for RBD Field Medical that includes scientific training curriculum and professional skills development

  • Assist with needs analysis to determine key performance/skill and knowledge gaps for Field Medical and development and implement training programs based upon identified gaps

  • Coordinate with global scientific communications, Medical Directors and Field Medical as needed for training and materials

  • Work closely with field leadership providing/developing timely training solutions on Field Medical topics

  • Manage other training projects as assigned by the Field Medical Leadership

  • Identify and develop alternative training venues (e.g., podcasts, archived training options) to enhance flexibility and delivery of training offerings

  • Continuous refinement of the Field Medical training curriculum

  • Interface with Sanofi Field Medical Training counterparts to ensure alignment around field medical training processes, SOPs, and audit preparedness



Advanced degree (MD, PhD, PharmD) preferred, or other relevant life sciences degree (RN/NP/MS) with Healthcare Specialty required


  • More than 5 years of experience in medical affairs

  • Minimum of 3 years MSL Experience

  • Proven leadership of project teams within MSL Team

  • Experience in MSL training with an understanding of the US Pharmaceutical/Healthcare Industry

  • Ability to effectively engage with diverse groups, KOLs, and internal partners

  • Ability to mentor and build strong relationships

  • Knowledge of instructional design and adult learning experience helpful

  • Project management experience


  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated team player behavior

  • Comfort and experience presenting before groups

  • Demonstrated pharmaceutical industry knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Proven problem solving ability

  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills

  • Takes a strategic approach to plans and prioritizes responsibilities

  • Embodies deep therapeutic competency - stays abreast in the profession and ability to translate therapeutic insights

  • Maintains a high degree of knowledge of relevant healthcare regulatory and payer environment, public health and

  • Maintains highest level of proficiency in digital tools and a proactive platforms across the MSL function

Candidates must complete all fleet safety training and must maintain an acceptable driving record regarding accidents and incidents.

Sanofi Inc. 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.

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. All US based roles require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

According to the CDC, an individual is considered to be “fully vaccinated” fourteen (14) days after receiving (a) the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (b) the single dose of the J&J vaccine. Fully vaccinated, for new Sanofi employees, is to be fully vaccinated 14 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.  


At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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