January 9th, 2023 Medical Affairs

Senior Manager, Medical Review & Scientific Communication

San Diego, California, United States

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Please be aware that Acadia has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees.

Acadia is looking to bring on someone who will be responsible for planning, development and maintenance of scientific communication content for use by Medical Affairs, including the Medical Information and Medical Science Liaison teams, as well as providing operational and scientific support for key strategic Medical Affairs initiatives. This role may also support the medical review of promotional or scientific materials.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal partners including MSL field directors, MSL training, medical information, publications, HEOR, clinical development and pharmacovigilance to identify and develop scientific content for external use by Medical Affairs
  • Maintains understanding of product knowledge and labeling, associated disease states, relevant literature, treatment guidelines, competitor information, and medical strategies and tactics for assigned therapeutic area(s)
  • Critically evaluates literature, interprets complex data, writes effectively and communicates recommendations to counterparts from cross-divisional functional areas
  • Develops and maintains a Medical Reference Library as well as maintains Medical digital asset management system to ensure references are up-to-date and linked to materials as appropriate
  • Develops and regularly reports on key performance indicators surrounding the medical content use
  • Ensures adherence to timelines for submission of material into the Medical Review Committee review system
  • Participates in the review of promotional materials and/or scientific materials to ensure medical accuracy.


  • Advanced degree, PharmD or PhD in a scientific discipline. Equivalent combination of education and applicable job experience in industry with medical writing experience may be considered.
  • A desired 8-plus years' dynamically responsible experience in the pharmaceutical industry in medical affairs, medical communications, medical information, scientific affairs or similar area, or completion of a pharmaceutical industry fellowship.
  • Previous experience in Rare diseases or neurology preferred.
  • Knowledge of regulatory, compliance, commercial, and clinical issues affecting the pharmaceutical and managed care industries.
  • Ability to interact easily with all levels within the organization; detailed; mature; flexible.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Highly detailed, self-disciplined, and able to work independently with limited direction to resolve discrepancies and issues.
  • Strong and positive work ethic for a growing team environment.
  • Employee must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in accordance with our policy.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

Employee must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in accordance with our policy and in order to meet any independent vaccination requirements that our clients and client facilities may have.

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The salary range for this role is $122,000.00 to $140,800.00. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance, and location. In addition to a competitive base salary, this position is also eligible for a discretionary bonus and equity awards based on factors such as individual and organizational performance.

What we offer you:

  • Competitive base, bonus, new hire and ongoing equity packages
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with a fully vested company match 1:1 up to 5%
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 2-year purchase price lock-in
  • 15+ vacation days
  • 14 paid holidays plus one floating holiday of your choice, including office closure between December 24th and January 1st
  • 10 days of paid sick time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition assistance

EEO Statement:

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications in the exact way they are described in job postings. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and innovative company and we are looking for the BEST candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background or may meet the qualifications in a different way. We would strongly encourage you to apply – especially if the reason you are the best candidate isn’t exactly as we describe it here.

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