Director - Medical and Scientific Affairs

Vacancy Overview

XEDITON is currently seeking energetic, self-motivated professionals with strong communication skills, for the role of Director- Medical and Scientific Affairs.
You will be the subject matter expert responsible for providing medical leadership to the organization for our in-line products and Business Development efforts. Regulatory and PV report into this role.
This is an office-based role and requires a small amount of national and international travel, including internal meetings and external scientific conferences.

Company Description

Xediton is a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on meeting the needs of patients, physicians and partners. We are committed to developing, partnering, and making available new and established medicines to promote the health of Canadians. We are located in Oakville, Ontario.

Department:Medical Information
Project Location(s):Oakville
Education:Advanced University Degree in a Life Sciences/Science Based Program
Salary:120,000-140,000 per annum
Job Type:Full Time, Office-based

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate is a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dynamic team player who is resourceful and dedicated and has competencies in adapting to changing environments.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced University Degree in a Life Sciences/Science Based Program (PhD, MD, PharmD,)
  • Must have at least 8 years hands-on Medical experience in a pharmaceutical environment with progressive leadership experience
  • A good understanding of relevant regulations and processes (eg. GCP, PV, Industry Codes & Regulations)
  • A good understanding of the development of pharmaceutical drug assets and evidence generation
  • Clinical/therapeutic knowledge of different disease areas and an understanding of biosimilars, vaccines and biotechnology)
  • Developed and proven experience in principles and techniques of statistical analysis, data analysis and interpretation
  • Ability to understand scientific concepts and study results, synthesize and communicate those results to experts and non-experts.
  • An ability to think medically and strategically about the short- and long-term impacts within our health care landscape.
  • Proven track record of maintaining scientific credibility while being commercially supportive.
  • Developed project management and analytical skills.
  • Highly energetic team player with a strong attention to detail and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Very strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage own workload whilst multi-tasking in order to meet deadlines.
  • Must have ability to learn both technical and product related materials.
  • High energy, self-motivated, and results-oriented and must have the ability to lead and inspire change.
  • Ability to communicate with physicians, executives and business partners.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

Role may involve about 10% travel.


Specific responsibilities and deliverables include:

  • Leads the development of the Strategic Plan and Plan of Action for Medical Affairs for both new and existing products by developing and implementing a local, integrated medical strategy and KOL engagement plans.
  • Establishes and maintains strong networks and relationships with the medical community locally and internationally, including academic societies, KOLs and researchers,
  • Plans and conducts Advisory Boards to gain insights.
  • Develops and conducts medical education and communication activities, congress presentations, publications and congress sponsorships; and provides training to HCPs and other experts.
  • Provides responses to healthcare professionals requesting medical/scientific information on company’s products.
  • Provides training for the business, Commercial and other internal colleagues on all product and medical-related matters. Provides ongoing disease state and product-specific training to a cross-functional team as needed.
  • Works collaboratively with internal colleagues in the development and review of patient materials, Marketing materials, Posters, Abstracts, Literature, Clinical trials, Study protocols and scientific content for HCPs and patient education.
  • Responsible for the approval of all internal and external facing scientific content (e.g., regulatory, market access, and commercial. Ensuring accuracy and integrity of scientific information and data presented.
  • Leads in the preparation of the HTA clinical sections of the reimbursement dossier
  • Acts as a Medical Advisor to the Business Development department’s Product Evaluations, Assessments and Due Diligence efforts and provides medical insights for future products.
  • Support the Business Development efforts by providing scientific assessment of pipeline products to better understand synergies and alignment between pipeline and future products.
  • Assist in the development of procedures and processes to ensure compliance with the Food and Drug Act and Regulations and ensure that all company activities are GMP compliant.
  • Provide the clinical strategy for Regulatory NDS/sNDS and all other Health Canada submissions.
  • Ensures appropriate pharmacovigilance processes are in place for pipeline and marketed products.
  • Manages the Identification, collection and reporting of any Adverse Events and/or other reportable events to Health Canada


$120,000 to $140,000 per annum

If you are ambitious, looking to be part of something that has significant growth potential and this opportunity is of interest, we would like to hear from you. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter by completing the form below or email to