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Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
23 hours ago
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
23 hours ago


Job Description

General Summary:

The Associate Director, Medical Information (Fact Checking) leads the activities and functional capabilities necessary for the checking of referenced exteranl communication materials. This position coordinates the development of Medical Information standards for fact checking and assigns fact checking jobs to Managers and Senior Managers with in Medical Information. This role manages and develops a team

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists with the development and implementation of the strategy, vision and departmental policies, procedures, and processes of Global Medical Information (GMI) to provide timely and accurate medical information responses, fact checking of external communication materials, and industry leading customer service
  • Provides internal review of draft medical and commercial external communication content to ensure accuracy and alignment with the references. Reccomends publicly available sources for data on file references when appropriate
  • Participates in cross-functional, strategic, team meetings to present analyses of GMI fact checking trends and insights
  • Assists with the development and training of employees on the team through coaching and mentoring to facilitate the attainment of individual and departmental goals and objectives
  • Assesses GMI services through key metrics and briefs upper management on these results while identifying areas and opportunities for improvement.
  • Manages, recruits, directs and develops staff, maximizing contributions to the teams to align with departmental priorities and business objectives
  • As a people manager within the organization, may have financial accountabilities and human resource responsibilities for assigned staff.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Demonstrated success in developing and building teams; coaching/developing direct reports
  • Ability to be independent or work collaboratively in a dynamic, team-based matrix environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication and literature searching skills
  • Ability to think broadly about scientific communications and the impact on medical content
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships with internal colleagues
  • Specialized knowledge of the stages of drug development and the available corporate and public resources used to construct a external communication materials
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant (area-specific) legislation or regulatory guidance governing the provision of medical information and applicable data privacy legislation
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to synthesize data sets and study summaries into meaningful oral or written communication materials

Education and Experience:
  • Master's degree in a health-related science
  • Typically requires 6 years experience, with some experience working in either Medical Information or Medical Affairs in a biotech/pharma or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at

Job Information

  • Job ID: 61182113
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Title: Associate Director, Medical Information (Fact Checking)- Remote Eligible
  • Company Name: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Job Function: Other / Not Listed
  • Job Type: Full-Time

At Vertex, we bring together the brightest minds in the relentless pursuit of creating transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we are one of only a handful of biotechnology companies founded since 1976 that has discovered and developed four or more approved medicines in our own labs. In addition to the four medicines we’ve developed to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, we have ongoing research programs focused on the underlying ...

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