Posted to MedZilla on 2/16/2020

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Director, Global Medical Research Lead - Hematology SR0044128-MZ


Job Summary

Primary Role

The Global Medical Research Lead - Hematology is an exciting new leadership opportunity to join our growing team and develop strategic evidence generation plans across therapeutic areas. Excellent opportunity to utilize your Medical Affairs and Medical/Real World Evidence Generation experience to advance your career in a very visible role.

  • Post-approval research excellence within the CMO, with emphasis on building a central hub for data integration and value generation.
  • Partners with GPT Evidence Generation sub team (a multidisciplinary team), to develop/optimize the integrated strategic evidence generation plans across therapeutic areas, proactively anticipating any potential gaps and adjusting tactical plans to address these.
  • Supports the development of a strategy for all study types within the CMO, i.e. sponsored studies (MACs), Collaborative research and IIRs.
  • Provides innovative thinking and scientific expertise into post-approval research programs and real-world evidence strategies.
  • Works closely with agencies (directing them) to support the development of a strategic integrated evidence generation plan.

Essential Functions


  • Supports strategic discussions for each assigned therapeutic area to identify research gaps and develop aligned strategic and tactical plans to address these gaps. And works closely with GMA GPT representatives and partners responsible for executing evidence generation plan;
  • Drives, builds and maintains the strategic evidence generation plans, closely partnering with the GML, PVPA and GORE with input from multiple stakeholders (regions, SQS, etc);
  • Establishes GMA framework (i.e. subteam to asset strategy team) to support evidence generation needs;
  • Collaborates with cross-functional team members to define global evidentiary needs of key stakeholders (Regulatory bodies, HCPs, Patients/caregivers, Payers, and HTA bodies) to serve the evolving healthcare environment;
  • Supports collaborative strategic planning and mapping of evidence generation activities with key internal stakeholders to develop aligned and integrated generation strategies and plans;
  • Enhances collaboration between various groups within Takeda through sharing of data and best practices;
  • Provides strategic leadership and scientific direction on medical evidence activities in order to:
    • Set standards for utilization of medical data.
    • Maximize patients access to our innovative medicines;
  • Participates as a functional expert on other cross-functional leadership teams.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • An advanced degree in a health sciences related field is required, with PharmD, PhD or MD, or geographic equivalent, preferred.
  • 8-10 years in Medical Affairs, Clinical Research or Outcomes Research within a biopharmaceutical industry setting is preferred.
  • Experience in Medical /Real World Evidence Generation
  • An understanding of research methodology and its application to medical research planning is preferred.

Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Superior communication, strategic, interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Ability to proactively predict issues and solve problems
  • Ability to drive decision-making within a multi-disciplinary, multi-regional, matrix teams
  • Diplomacy and positive influencing abilities
  • Working knowledge of GCP and ICH.


  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or KOL sites, including overnight trips. International travel will be required.
  • Requires approximately 20% to 40% Travel.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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