May 28th, 2024 Medical Affairs

Senior Manager Medical Information and Review

San Diego, California, United States

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Please note that this position is based in San Diego, CA. Acadia's hybrid model requires this role to work in our office three days per week on average.

This position will serve as an integral member of Medical information (MI) and Medical Review (MLR/MRC) teams responsible for medical accuracy review as part of the Promotional Review Committee and Medical Review Committee, the support of the Medical Information Call Center (MICC), including the development and maintenance of MI content, as well as operational and scientific support for key strategic Medical Affairs initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Participates in the review of promotional and medical materials to ensure medical accuracy.
  • Maintains an understanding of product knowledge and labeling, associated disease states, relevant literature, treatment guidelines, competitor information, and marketing strategies and tactics for assigned therapeutic area(s).
  • Critically evaluates literature, interprets complex data, writes efficiently, and communicates recommendations to counterparts from cross-divisional functional areas.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal collaborators, including MSL field directors, training, medical information, publications, HEOR, clinical development, and pharmacovigilance to identify, develop, and review scientific content for external use by Medical Affairs.
  • Develops and manages a Medical Reference Library as well as a Medical digital asset management system to ensure references are up-to-date and linked to materials as appropriate.
  • Develops MI content, including verbal responses (FAQs) and standard response letters (SRLs) to be used by the MICC and Medical Information team.
  • Leads the development of custom responses for specific requests that require escalated attention.
  • Ensure the responses to inquiries are provided in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Develops Medical Information reports to assist with identifying data gaps and communicating key performance indicators.
  • Monitors the Medical Information and Medical Affairs inbox for inquiries.
  • Provides support for compendia updates.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Requires a PharmD or advanced degree in a scientific subject area.
  • Targeting 3+ years' progressively 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 neurology, psychiatry and/or rare disease preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.
  • Understanding of the US healthcare environment, FDA and other federal regulations, and ethical guidelines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to handle information flow among a variety of partners.
  • Ability to run multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to promote team cooperation and a dedication to team success.
  • Self-directed with sense of urgency with commitment to tasks at hand.
  • Ability to build and sustain trusted relationships both internally and externally.

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 and independently from remote locations. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Ability to travel independently overnight and work after hours if required by travel schedule or business issues.



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

Salary Range
$126,000$157,300 USD


What we offer you (US-Based Employees):

  • 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 (US-Based Employees): 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.

It is the policy of Acadia to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to considerations of race, including related to hairstyle, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender transition, country of origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, legally-protected medical condition or information, marital status, domestic partner status, family care status, military caregiver status, veteran or military status (including reserve status, National Guard status, and military service or obligation), status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, enrollment in a public assistance program, or any basis protected under federal, state or local law.

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