Senior Analyst, Global Medical Affairs, Global Independent Medical Education Grants (Remote)

Jazz Pharmaceuticals
May 7, 2022
East Palo Alto, CA
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Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is a global biopharmaceutical company whose purpose is to innovate to transform the lives of patients and their families. We are dedicated to developing life-changing medicines for people with serious diseases - often with limited or no therapeutic options. We have a diverse portfolio of marketed medicines and novel product candidates, from early- to late-stage development, in neuroscience and oncology. We actively explore new options for patients including novel compounds, small molecules and biologics, and through cannabinoid science and innovative delivery technologies. Jazz is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has employees around the globe, serving patients in nearly 75 countries. For more information, please visit and follow @JazzPharma on Twitter.

Position Purpose and Responsibilities

The Senior Analyst of Global Medical Affairs (Global Independent Medical Education Grants) will be an integral member of the team responsible for processing medical education grant requests from external parties. As part of the team the Senior Analyst reviews grant applications, issues payments, communicates with an internal and external team, tracks the educational outcomes of programs, reviews grant reconciliations and compiles individual and aggregate reports regarding the impact of supported programs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Monitor the Educational Grant Management System and perform initial review of grant requests to ensure completeness
  • Determine if grant requests are in line with established review criteria and eligible to be routed to the review team
  • Track routed requests against the budget to ensure approvals do not exceed target forecast
  • Process approved grant requests, to include communication of grant approvals to internal and external parties and issuing of payment to requestors
  • Maintain a schedule of supported educational events across all therapeutic areas
  • Communicate with educational partners regarding development of programs and educational outcomes in compliance with regulatory standards
  • Track outcomes from supported programs
  • Document communications and information regarding grant requests through uploading of information or entering comments in the educational grant management system
  • Issue reports on performance metrics for the IME grant program with manager oversight and communicate results to stake holders within the organization as requested
  • Help with preparation of presentations for use by management and other internal departments as needed
  • Respond to reported problems and work with a diverse team of internal and external stakeholders to identify resolutions
  • Schedule monthly EGRC meetings, distribute review materials to the team prior to the meeting and prepare presentation materials
  • Identify potential process improvements related to the grant workflow
  • Update documentation related to IME grant processes and workflow diagrams to ensure business continuity and aid in continuous improvement efforts
  • Communicate regularly with grant requestors regarding status, payment, program materials and outcomes of supported events
  • Participate in professional meetings and industry alliances in order to evaluate the impact that regulatory and policy decisions have on IME grants


  • Pharmaceutical industry and/or agency/medical education company experience is required
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word is required
  • Experience working with Pivot Tables, Macros and/or Visual Basic for Applications is desired
  • Experience working with publication software (e.g., Microsoft Publisher, Adobe InDesign) is desired
  • Knowledge/understanding of FDA and regulatory guidelines for industry support of medical education events (e.g., PhRMA guidelines, OIG, AMA, ACCME, Sunshine Act) is desired
  • Knowledge of CME/CE outcomes assessments (e.g., MOOREs, TELMs) is desired
  • Experience working with SaaS tracking and reporting solutions (e.g., Izenda, SmartSheets) is desired
  • Experience working with a request management or customer management system is desired (e.g., Polaris, Vision Tracker, CRM systems)


  • 4-year degree OR 5+ years direct experience working with medical education grants

Personal Competencies

  • Strong project management and data/business analytics skills are desired
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and work efficiently in a fast paced culture
  • Must be disciplined, detail oriented and excel in personal time management
  • Able to collaborate and interact at all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical and critical reasoning skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently while also supporting/working in teams collaboratively
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and flexible/adaptable approach

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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