Job Description

The Medical Advisor reports into the Medical Affairs DACH Lead. The Medical Advisor holds primary responsibility within the country for the development and execution of the Medical Affairs Plans in his/her therapeutic areas under the guidance and supervision of the Medical Affairs DACH Lead. Additionally, the Medical Advisor provides Medical Affairs therapeutic area support through engaging with Scientific Leaders (SLs) / Key Decision Makers (KDMs), driving scientific initiatives and supporting the field force.

Primary Responsibilities

Scientific and Technical Leadership

  • Communicate scientific therapy needs credibly, appropriately, and effectively across a variety of internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

  • Build trust with the external scientific community via peer-to-peer scientific exchange, research and educational collaborations, interactions with scientific societies and health organizations, publications, etc.

  • Provide therapeutic/functional training to assigned teams and affiliate functions.

  • Develop and help execute country medical educational programs and symposia.

  • Lead country Advisory Boards and Expert Input Forums in line with strategy.

  • Participate in and contribute significantly to professional organizations, academic or regulatory working teams.

  • Provide scientific inputs for digital initiatives.

  • IBA delegation as outlined in the regulatory requirements

Medical Strategy and Therapy Leadership

  • Translate Global Medical Strategies into research, data analysis, scientific communication, educational, and other tactics and solutions that improve patient outcomes and enhance access in the country.

  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration between field and Medical through providing scientific and medical support to the Commercial team.

  • Evaluate accuracy of promotional materials.

  • Provide Medical Affairs therapeutic area support through engaging with SLs/KDMs, driving scientific initiatives and supporting the field force.

  • Collect, analyze, and communicate actionable insights at the country level.

  • Provide scientific inputs for digital initiatives.

  • Successfully collaborate, provide scientific inputs, and provide Input to the resolution of Regulatory queries/issues.

  • Support execution of and quickly adapt tactical plans to business realities in country.

  • Act with ethics and integrity; Provide non-promotional, balanced, reliable and scientific information.

  • Support with therapy training content for Sales team.

  • Demonstrate strategic thinking, specifically related to asset value proposition, and clinical and value evidence.

  • Support creation of Medical Affairs Plans along with the TA and Country Medical Leads.

Qualification, Skills & Experience

Minimum Required:

  • Medical degree, PhD in health sciences, Pharm D or equivalent.

  • Minimum three years Medical Affairs experience.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentations) and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in cross-functional teams.

  • Experience of relevant pharmaceutical industry guidelines (MA Code of Conduct), regulatory / reimbursement framework and clinical research guidelines.

  • Demonstrate analytical skills and a solid understanding of research methodology.

  • Ability to travel extensively (depending on the location).

  • Authentic, empathetic, curious and courageous

Preferred:

  • Clinical and/or research experience in therapeutic area of interest.

As a precaution, we would like to point out that the job description is of a preliminary nature. It corresponds to the current planning status but can still change depending on the development of the project.

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