Medical Affairs Project Manager

  • location: Deerfield, IL
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $215,000 - $225,000 per year
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Medical Affairs Project Manager

Sr Director, Medical Trainer

The Senior Director, Medical Training will be responsible for establishing a Medical training curriculum on-board new hires and ensure consistent continuing education of the Medical teams in all regions (e.g., EMEA) about the overall industry, the disease states, and products addressing the therapeutic needs across current and future programs. The trainer will manage cross-functional training and educational needs.


  • Strategically design and adapt optimal training programs for on-boarding and maintenance of skills sets and scientific and clinical expertise to ensure personnel, both at the home office and field, are providing the appropriate and consistent information and decision support for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Advance and maintain the scientific platform to ensure consistent messaging.
  • Partner with marketing, sales and training leadership to assess, design and deliver training solutions to meet the objectives identified for the Medical team both in the field and in various regional locations.
  • Develop learning experiences by leveraging a variety of innovative approaches, including: blended, experiential, media based, instructor-led, 1:1 training, performance support, and other emerging technologies.
  • Evaluate and develop classroom curriculum and work with training leadership to keep training current and relevant for the field.
  • Responsible for submission, gaining of approval and continued maintenance of training resources.
  • Identify and assess current training needs to anticipate future/emerging needs.
  • Develop and maintains for staff retrievability materials such as training manuals, slide library, and other staff-supportive content as required by the business.
  • Formulate staff training schedules based on anticipated business cycle changes (process, system, products, therapeutic area/disease state, etc.).
  • Maintain keen understanding of training needs and stay current with industry trends to deploy most effective training methods for adult learning.
  • Manage the review of materials to incorporate all appropriate stakeholder requirements, and ensure approved, compliant training.
  • Establish and implement key metrics to track and communicate value and impact of learning initiatives to all stakeholders.
  • Update and track records to ensure all training and educational materials are current and relevant.

  • Graduate scientific degree (Neurodegenerative disease and/or pediatric specialty preferred).
  • Minimum of five to eight years of Medical Affairs experience required.
  • Proficiency in the drug development process (pre-clinical, to clinical, to commercialization).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including strong formal presentation skills.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Proven work experience as a training manager in scientific industry.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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