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Boehringer Ingelheim
Ridgefield, CT, United States (remote)
7 days ago
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Boehringer Ingelheim
Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States (remote)
7 days ago


The Associate Director, Scientific Communications, Medical Education as a subject matter experts leads the assessment of external environment changes, development of Scientific Communications (Sci Comm) department strategies, the tactical execution, and continuous improvement of Independent Medical Education (IME) Grants goals to identify and support quality IME in accordance with defined process . The AD, Sci Comm, Medical Education provides process oversight and leads the tactical execution of the Scientific Advancement Grant (SAG) process.    The incumbent may be responsible for more than one TA and is responsible to cross cover for other TAs as needed. 

As the internal expert in Medical Education the incumbent uses his/her knowledge of the process, regulations, policies, etc to assess grant applications.  Through their knowledge and continuous benchmarking the incumbent is responsible to recommend innovative ways of process improvement and delivering medical education (delivery, customer/regional specific, etc.) to better met both customer needs and make it easier for grant applicants to work with BI.

The AD, Sci Comm, Medical Education as a delegate for the Director, Scientific Communications for GRC meeting when necessary, influencing committee stakeholders and decisions as appropriate for the Director role. The AD, Sci Comm, Grants monitors and reports all IME and SAG activity in assigned TAs assessing audit data, compiling and delivering summary presentations, as well as developing to process changes, improving customer experience and ensuring training where needed.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop, coordinate, and implement an annual strategic plan with TA CDMA personnel that achieves demonstrated educational results based on medical education needs assessments and TA medical/scientific interests.
  • Support Annual IME Planning by collaborating with the Director and across TAs to maintain an aligned and consistent approach to IME planning.
  • Develop the strategy and lead the initiation of annual assessments to determine unmet medical education needs in assigned TA(s). Liaise with FBM to obtain additional regional medical education needs. Validate and finalize educational objectives, coordinate and obtain TA CDMA and other necessary approvals. Collaborate with other Sci Comm team members to develop cross-TA educational objectives. Create Requests for Educational Grant Applications (REGAs) from TA educational objectives, coordinate and obtain process required approvals.
  • Review and determine eligibility (approval or denial) recommendations on all grants in assigned TA, to support high quality activities with the largest potential for improving public health.  Route all approval recommendations above determined thresholds to the GRC in a timely fashion.  Leads TA GRC meetings to present grants recommended for approval and provide educational expertise. Provides cross TA support for Grant application review when additional need for support is identified by the Director.  Serves as a delegate for Director role at GRC when necessary.
  • Works collaboratively with the process operational support in MTCI for medical education/SAGs. Resolves and when necessary triage medical grant applicant issues escalated.  As directed, provide a more detailed information to specific grant applicants in response to requests for additional information after grant denial.
  • Collaborate with other Sci Comm teams for data analysis and report generation. Assist in developing, monitoring, and administering the TA budget for medical education for the fiscal year.  Provide monthly updates and reports on funding utilization and significant deviation in budget trends / expenditures. Deliver regular reports to the CDMA TA which includes regular assessments of programs outcomes.
  • Coordinate to attend and audit educational activities supported by BIPI, as required. Collaborate with the Director to develop and maintain the education activity audit questionnaire.   Analyze all incoming data from education activity audits and use this information to score requestors.
  • Support the evolution of monitoring criteria in response to business needs and evolving external environment. 
  • Monitor and assess the quality and outcome measures of educational activities supported by BIPI in assigned TA(s). 
  • Assist third party auditors with external compliance and consistency audits of department performance and provide summaries, and process change where needed.
  • Assists the Director in supporting the educational needs of the BI Organization by ensuring the development of content and delivery of training presentations.
  • Examine internal department quality standards through TA reviews and support training and reinforcement of quality grant reviews.
  • Collaborate, in the course of annual planning, with Legal Operations, Sr. Management, as well as Ethics & Compliance to assess annual maximum limits that may apply to applicants with significant collaborative agreements with BIPI.
  • Adhere to and implement all aspects of government and healthcare laws, BIPI Policy on Grant Support, and the local SOP for educational grants.
  • Demonstrate careful communication skills in the course of interacting with external grant applicants with specific information needs related to grant decisions.
  • Own and improve the SAG process, ensure needed training is provided, and facilitate the tactical execution of SAGs.
  • Ensure proper documentation, disposition, and follow-up on all reviewed and funded SAG applications.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required, preferably in a related scientific or clinical discipline.
  • MA/MS strongly preferred.
  • Five-plus (5+) years of industry experience, preferably including cross-functional experiences with marketing, commercial, finance, development and/ or medical affairs.
  • Continuing Medical Education experience in a clinical / healthcare setting preferred.
  • Professional certification in one more Scientific Communication functions (e.g., CMPP, CHCP,CCRA)  preferred
  • Advanced clinical understanding of the disease state of focus preferred.
  • Expertise in adult learning theory and design needs assessment, educational program outcome measurement, metric development, and analysis preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of OIG, FDA and other relevant current government, industry, and organizational guidelines preferred.
  • Experience with organization processes related to IME operations, including documentation, and compliance standards. 
  • Familiar with all applicable regulations, and industry standards as related to IME, and pharmaceutical company interactions with health care providers.
  • Understanding of internal and external guidelines, including those related to publications, including the requirements for Independent Medical Education (ACCME); appreciation of Adult Learning theory; PHRMA Guidance and the OIG; Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers. 
  • The ability to apply this knowledge to make judgment calls on appropriate medical education grants. 
  • Knowledge of medical education and external connections/awareness/benchmarks which results in continuous improvement of process, better meeting customer needs or better grant applicant’s engagement with BI.
  • Relationship Building/customer focus – ability to manage a wide network of relationships both internally and externally and seek to improve customer experience.
  • Communication – ability to communicate ideas and data effectively in both verbal and written formats
  • Collaboration – ability to effective collaborate with individuals and teams at a peer and senior management level within BIPI.
  • Management – ability to set priorities as well as demonstrate accountability and ownership for decision making as well as following policy and process in all actions that support the organization.
  • Resource Management – ability to allocate time resources appropriately.
  • Risk Management Skills – ability to identify and measure risks that affect the education grant function including compliance activities.
  • Analytical Skills – ability to solve problems and analyze situations requiring solutions; ability to analyze budgets and evaluation dates.
  • Attention to detail.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65795337
  • Workplace Type: Remote
  • Location:
    Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Position Title: Associate Director, Scientific Communication Medical Education
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Job Function: Grants
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
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