Associate Director Medical Innovation & Education

Pacira Pharmaceuticals   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


5 - 7 years

Posted 59 days ago

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The Associate Director Medical Innovation & Education will assist Director of Medical Innovation & Education to proactively identify strategies to support education and generation of data/information to expand the value proposition for Pacira’s products. This individual will co- lead projects focused on deploying tactics which are customized to resolve the customer’s unmet needs. The Associate Director will align with the team to function as a liaison for external stakeholders, including but not limited to, large group practices, new audiences, and educational targets as it relates to key strategic initiatives. Will provide training and education leadership integrating support for the value proposition of Pacira’s products. 

The Medical Innovation & Education Team will serve as a training and education liaison between internal and external customers. Key internal relationships include: Executive Team, Training, Sales, Clinical Research, Medical Affairs, Marketing, National Accounts and HOVA. External relationships include, but are not limited to: key opinion leaders (KOL’s), department directors and system leaders of academic and non-academic institutions, corporate leaders of key group practices, allied health educators, targeted educational organizations and partnerships that can support education of target segments.


  • Co- Lead the external professional education and training for Pacira’s lead product with select targets (large corporations, key educational programs, new segments)


  • Assist in preparing training materials for external customers


  • Establish platform for KOL engagement within key corporate segment


  • Co- Develop and execute education programs and communications for physicians and other healthcare providers


  • Develop and execute peer-to-peer programs, including educational workshops to physicians and other healthcare


  • Establish collaborative support for medical trainers to meet customer needs including, but not limited to, workshops, preceptorships, and peer-peer education


  • Support planning into congress strategy on a national and regional level.


  • As assigned collaborate with Marketing and Sales management to develop education, training, and data support to optimize appropriate use of Pacira’s products.


  • Establish and maintain functional working relationships with selected key corporate customer segments to further scientific and educational exchange.


  • Present product and scientific updates to customers as requested using approved material.


  • Represent department and co - develop integrated strategies and tactic at key corporate strategic meetings, at regional planning meetings, and with key specialty meetings involving customer education and training.


  • Ensure effective administrative management of regional and national business as well as operational budgets.


  • Position requires at least 60 – 75 % travel.



Education and Experience:

·         Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in life science

·         Minimum five years’ experience in scientific/medial affairs, clinical education or training for a pharmaceutical or Device Company. OR experience highly preferred.

·         Minimum 2 years’ experience educating hospital personnel (physicians, nurses, and anesthesiology) on product used in one of the following specialty areas: plastic surgery, abdominal surgery, orthopedic, operating room, pain management.



·         Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize under pressure. 

·         Excellent written and oral English communication skills including public speaking to audiences of all sizes

·         Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with sales and health care professionals

·         Ability to coach others on use of products and clinical applications.

·         Proven ability to incorporate working knowledge hospital systems including, pharmacy, surgical services (pre-operative, intraoperative and postsurgical care).