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Associate Director, Medical Affairs

Cymabay Therapeutics Newark, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Associate Director, Medical Affairs

CymaBay is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and providing access to innovative therapies for patients with liver and other chronic diseases.

If you are ready to join a team where your work is challenging, rewarding and meaningful; where your efforts are recognized and appreciated; where your career and skills are developed and expanded; AND where you are truly VALUED…

then CymaBay is looking for YOU!

Associate Director, Medical Affairs

Reports to: Senior Director, Medical Affairs


Responsible for supporting medical affairs activities including congress planning, publication planning, advisory boards, medical communications, educational content development, thought leader engagement, and other projects. This role will report to the Senior Director of Medical Affairs. The key functions of this role will also be to collaborate with internal partners including Clinical Development, Preclinical, Legal, Regulatory, Commercial and Corporate Affairs.

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for the writing, review and approval of external clinical/scientific/corporate materials and regulatory documents as needed
  • Collaborate with internal partners to support the LMRC (Legal Medical Regulatory Committee) to ensure the provision of medical information is accurate and scientifically balanced
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive, globally aligned cross functional strategic publication plan
  • Ensure that targeted data sets are presented at key scientific meetings, international congresses and submitted to peer-reviewed journals according to the publication plan
  • Support the development of scientific manuscripts
  • Support medical expert engagement and congress/conference planning including but not limited to scheduling, review, assessment and write up of presentations/abstracts/posters (external)
  • Contribute to the development of materials for pre-conference training and post-conference debriefs (conferences include: EASL, AASLD, DDW, ACG)
  • Attend medical congresses to capture and integrate insights from key data presentations, competitive intelligence, KOL engagement, and develop daily conference summaries for debriefs
  • Conduct regular literature reviews to stay current on the disease areas and products of interest to the company and maintain clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in therapeutic areas (present learning to internal colleagues)
  • Gather and disseminate competitive intelligence from multiple sources in accordance with company’s policies
  • Support the development of Medical Affairs training materials and resources (support training and onboarding of MSLs, coordinate field insight calls and communicate internally)
  • Perform review of clinically related studies including scope, risk identification, communication strategy, and project governance
  • Establish strong collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders through the development and execution of advisory boards and other scientific communication activities
  • Support operational components of Medical Affairs internal policies and procedures (Legal Medical Regulatory Committee (LMRC) and Thought leader tracking)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PharmD, PhD, MD, DO, MPH or other advanced degree
  • 5-7 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry with
  • High degree of proficiency in managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong oral communication, written communication, presentation, and coaching skills
  • Demonstrated advanced computer skills [MS Office and Windows] and willingness to learn new applications
  • Excellent organizations skills

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Cymabay Therapeutics


Newark, CA
94560 USA



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