Associate Director, Medical Information


Philadelphia Area - Radnor, PA, PA, US

The purpose of Idorsia is to discover, develop and bring more, innovative medicines to patients. We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.  In order to achieve this, we will develop Idorsia into a leading biopharmaceutical company, with a strong scientific core.


Headquartered near Basel, Switzerland, the US Commercial Operations & Clinical Development teams are based near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Idorsia is committed to meet the changing needs of healthcare professionals, patients and their families.  The core of what we do is to bring creative solutions to the market based on our science and data.



The Associate Director, Medical Information (US) will support the establishment of the US Medical Information function at Idorsia and provide expertise specific to the needs of the products & US Medical Information resources development plan. Additionally, this role contributes to various US and Global Medical Information projects and processes such as, vendor management, SOP generation, digitally driven solutions implementation, etc. The US Product Specialist will adapt Global content & strategy based on local variations dictated by local customer needs and regulations in the US.


Specific accountabilities include:

  • Will lead the Medical Information efforts inclusive of direct reports. 
  • As an integral member of the US Medical Affairs and Global Medical Information teams, the Product Specialist will be delivering on the US & Global Medical Information strategy and driving its roll out by creating best in class local Medical Information resources (e.g. Standard Response Letters, FAQs, Med Info Insights Reports etc.) to support internal and external stakeholders.
  • Supports the creation of a robust Medical Information process that is fit for the business requirements and is audit- and inspection ready. This includes responsibility for the implementation of Medical Information SOPs/Working Practices, supporting the Global Database implementation (including training of internal/external partners), Local content generation planning/execution, and metric & insights generation to drive business decisions.
  • Generates high quality Country-focused Medical Information resources such as Localized Standard Response Letters, FAQs, slide decks, and Customized Responses to address US HCP and various other customer inquiries.
    • Reflects the scientific data in a fair, balanced way
    • Local Standard content is drafted according to the TA/Product Strategy and customer insights
    • Custom content is drafted as a matter of priority to address HCP and other customer requests with a sense of urgency and in coordination with various internal stakeholders
  • Coordinating with external agencies and partners that support any administrative Medical Information tasks;
  • Responsible for USMA medical review of US Marketing promotional materials as part of a Medico-Legal-Regulatory (MLR) review process as part of the Idorsia Review Committee
  • Supports the US Medical Directors in the Medical Review Committee process for medico-scientific materials
  • Responsible for training US Medical and US Commercial colleagues on the US Medical Information process and on the key content generation plans and deliverables.
  • Ensures on all levels cross-functional collaboration, particularly with Pharmacovigilance, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Market Access, Regulatory and R&D.


The US Medical Information Product Specialist will be co-located with the rest of the US Medical Affairs team at the US Affiliate headquarters in Radnor (Philadelphia), Pennsylvania.


Candidate Profile


The Medical Information Product Specialist will be an experienced professional with a strong, successful track record in medical information including in high pace, high volume therapeutic areas.

As a collaborative, hands on individual, the successful candidate will have the agility to operate in a dynamic, science-driven environment. They will stand out for customer focus, a quality driven mindset, an innovation driven approach, and the ability to build bridges within the wider business.

Specifically, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following:




  • Bachelor degree in a scientific field and minimum 8 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry predominantly in the medical information function; Master’s or doctorate degree is an additional advantage.  Will consider education in lieu of experience.
  • Experience in a medical information role working in a regional and/or global matrix environment is highly advantageous
  • Prior experience leading others required, leading others in a start up environment highly preferred
  • Proven track record of delivering high quality Medical Information resources (e.g. Standard Response Letters, FAQs, Med Info Insights Reports etc.) and operating within various cross-functional projects to improve functional capabilities
  • Strong communication (oral and written) skills and ability to effectively work within multicultural environment


At Idorsia, we harness the power of difference, authenticity and inclusion to achieve business success. We are committed to fostering respect, fairness and equal opportunities for all job applicants and all our employees.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.


Please be informed that if you are selected for this position, your employment will be subject to a pre-employment background screening process, of which you will be informed in greater detail in due course.


Idorsia operates a strictly controlled list of preferred recruitment partners. For those partners who have no valid, signed Master Service Agreement in place with Idorsia, please note that all unsolicited resumes, CVs, anonymous profiles, or any other candidate details submitted through our website or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Idorsia Pharmaceuticals (including any of its subsidiaries, affiliates or related companies) are considered the property of Idorsia Pharmaceuticals and are not subject to payment of any form of introduction, placement or referral fees.



Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia