Director, US Field Medical Liaison - Early Development in Basking Ridge at Daiichi Sankyo

Date Posted: 1/15/2023

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Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. Under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

This is a remote position.


The Director, Field Medical Affairs – Medical Science Liaisons – provides overall leadership and direction for a national field-based Medical Affairs team of Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) whose role is to support products and/or product indications with an emphasis of Late or Early stage clinical development. The position is responsible for leading national level projects and initiatives through cross-functional alignment with including Clinical Development and Clinical Development Operations and within Medical Affairs. In addition, the Director will have demonstrated leadership commensurate with an executive level position at DSI. The position will be a member of the Field Medical Affairs Leadership Team.


  • Management of a team of field-based Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs), including screening and recruiting candidates, mentoring, creating professional growth and development plans, and successfully conducting performance evaluations based on regular assessment of direct report Medical Science Liaisons. Must ensure compliance with company policies and procedures as well as all rules and regulations governing the Pharmaceutical Industry.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with internal stakeholders to inform the development of appropriate Medical Affairs and Field Medical Affairs strategies to support early stage product development objectives for as well as well as engaging KEE and establishing knowledge of therapeutic area landscape.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with Clinical Development, Clinical Development Organization, Global Medical Affairs, Medical Research & Strategy, and HEOR to support therapeutic area specific product clinical research program(s) by providing investigator and study site recommendations as well as providing feedback to inform the conduct of clinical research studies and programs.

  • Lead regional, national and executive level projects and initiatives through cross-functional alignment with other Medical Affairs functions and DSI departments.

  • Ensure the appropriate utilization of financial and other resources required to achieve the medical objectives; and effectively manage project specific and administrative budgets for their MSL Team.


Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Education Qualifications (from an accredited college or university)

  • PharmD in a health sciences related field preferred or

  • PhD in a health sciences related field preferred

  • MD preferred

Experience Qualifications

  • 4 or More Years Medical Science Liaison experience preferred

  • 7 or More Years of pharmaceutical industry experience including clinical trials, medical & scientific affairs preferred

  • 1 or More Years of managerial experience of individuals with an advanced scientific degrees preferred

  • Previous experience in Hematology or Oncology preferred

Must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record that meets company requirements.

Ability to travel up to 60%.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.