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Pharmaceutical Medical Information Associate

Xelay Acumen
Full Time
San Mateo, CA 94401
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

Job Summary
The Pharmaceutical and Medical Information (PMI) Associate is a key medical
resource in the Xelay Acumen organization and maintains an expert level of
current pharmaceutical knowledge for relevant medications and disease states to
conduct and guide clinical investigation, research and development, or other
related activities. Through the creation, development, analysis, and communication
of balanced pharmaceutically accurate medical information, the Pharmaceutical
and Medical Information Associate will support the advisement, guidance, and
appropriate clinically safe use of pharmaceutical drug medications by physicians
and other health care providers in the medical community

Primary Responsibilities

  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Information
o Perform in-depth pharmaceutical drug research, analyze, and

interpret physiological processes including pharmaceutical drug
pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug dosage

o Consult and advise stakeholders on patient safety data utilizing
literature searching databases and other professional society
resources for pharmacists as necessary

o Assist in establishing standards for medical care by providing
accurate, timely, and fair-balanced answers to medical
pharmaceutical inquiries about drug candidates and products from
healthcare professionals, providers, pharmacy groups,
pharmaceutical drug suppliers, and consumers via telephone, in-
person, or e-mail

o Conduct research utilizing real world data and create pharmaceutical
and medical information response documents to prioritized inquiries,
assembling the information evaluated into an accurate,
comprehensive, and concise medical response with accurate
pharmaceutical information

o Create, track, and organize pharmaceutical and medical information,
including Standard Response letters and fulfillment of ad hoc
requests based on expert drug pharmacy knowledge

o Responsible for review and approval of pharmaceutical drugs and
recommendation of options and dosages of pharmaceutical drugs
(benefits vs. risks)

o Receive, process, peer review and contribute to the investigation of
pharmaceutical drug product quality, safety, efficacy, and dosage
inquiries from medical and clinical staff worldwide

  • Pharmaceutical Medical Education
o Develop pharmaceutical medical content (slides, presentations,

graphics, volume of distributions, blood concentrations over time,
etc.) to assist Medical Affairs in expert scientific exchange initiatives
regarding pharmaceutical properties and expected efficacy and

safety with physicians and other providers

o Educate internal team members on pharmaceutical mechanism of
action paradigm changes and developments, competitive intelligence
and medical literature on pharmaceutically similar drug candidates
and products, and key opinion leader views and opinions as it
pertains to the drug products of interest for the client work

o Extensive pharmaceutical medical writing, editing, source document
review, and data extraction/verification

o Assist in preparation of drug safety related sections and associated
documentation for pharmaceutical documents

  • Pharmaceutical Development
o Monitor emerging pharmaceutical literature for new publications

pertaining to drug products, relevant disease states, and new
mechanisms of action for early drug candidates

o Maintains pharmacy, clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in all
drug therapeutic areas of interest. Gathers clinical and scientific
insight regarding in-line products and future products through the
review of scientific journals and the attendance at pharmacy,
scientific, technical, and regulatory meetings. Additionally, expert
pharmacy-related interpretation of drug guidelines for implementation
in real-world settings

o Serve as the pharmaceutical and medical expert and act as a liaison
for medical information on client’s marketed pharmaceutical drug
products, as well as pharmaceutical drug products in development,
providing due diligence materials for quality and safety investigations
of pharmaceutical drug candidates and drug candidate business
development opportunities, and factual support of marketing pieces
for pharmaceutical drugs

o Use pharmaceutical background and experience to integrate case-
related information including medical conditions, lab results and
procedures and effectively identify drug risk factors to advise course
of drug therapy for patients

o Forecast of drug utilization based on patient population estimate of
need and future protocol adjustment

o Develop drug dosing protocols for conversion from one drug to
another and maintenance of key biomarkers of drug efficacy and
limitation of drug safety

o Evaluate efficacy, side effect and safety information for
communication to physicians, providers and patients

o Participate in internal pharmacovigilance committee meetings and
joint safety meetings with partners (activities include, but are not
limited to, presentation of pharmaceutical drug safety data and
understanding next steps in drug evaluations and experiments to

  • Ongoing Expert Certification and Professional Society Membership

o Be a member either at American Society of Health-System
Pharmacists (ASHP) or American Pharmacist Association (APhA)
and attend the annual meetings

Desired Qualifications:

  • PharmD from an accredited US Pharmacy doctoral degree program
  • Experience with Medical Information in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven ability to perform in-depth pharmaceutical literature research,
analysis and interpretation of drug evaluation and use data for timing,
distribution, safety, and efficacy
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical and regulatory guidelines affecting the
dissemination of pharmaceutical drug medical information and drug product
  • Understanding of Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Clinical
Safety and Epidemiology, Medical Writing, Medical Analytics, etc.
  • Membership with professional society of ASHP or APhA, with requirement
for PharmD degree
  • Personal leadership, accountability, strong interpersonal and organizational
skills, and the ability to work in a cross-functional team environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, SAS or other analytical software strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of literature searching databases
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including presentation

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