Medical Affairs Partner - Ophthalmology - UK

Wales / England
Competitive Salary and Bonus
30 Apr 2021
28 May 2021
Judy Phillips
Medical Affairs
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Medical Affairs Partner - Ophthalmology - UK

Our client is a pioneer in pharmaceuticals, advancing science to help people in the UK live longer and healthier lives. For over 120 years they have created truly differentiated medicines for cancer, the immune system, infectious diseases, ophthalmology, and diseases of the central nervous system.

They work from bench to bedside - researching new medicines, running global clinical trials, and collaborating with the NHS to try to ensure rapid uptake and delivery of their products and services. Their drive, every day, is to ensure medicines reach those who need them as soon as possible.

As a Medical Affairs Partner, you will be expected to work hand in hand with external partners and internal teams, being obsessed with what they need to deliver exceptional patient care and acting boldly with them to transform science and ultimately patient lives by accelerating "better outcomes for more patients faster".

The Medical Affairs Partner is responsible for:

  • Developing and cultivating strategic relationships with therapeutic area experts and other healthcare influencers.
  • Contribution of scientific and clinical expertise & delivery of projects across strategically aligned therapy area(s), key medical affairs capabilities and partnerships with healthcare professionals and patients' organisations.
  • Translating insights into strategic actionable recommendations for varied stakeholder groups
  • Advising on strategic planning and prioritisation of medicines
  • Working collaboratively in cross-functional teams across several assets both on a local and global level
  • Building up deep therapy area knowledge
  • Building comprehensive expertise of Medical Affairs techniques and technologies
  • Providing strategic medical review (and Certification if qualified) for materials and communications

Individual should:

  • Be able to demonstrate substantial experience and knowledge in ophthalmology (from the medical devices and/or pharmaceutical industry) with a proven track record of therapeutic expert engagement in the UK.
  • Have significant experience of internal and external engagement, with a focus on ophthalmology, to inform and drive best in class strategic plans.
  • Act as a coach and mentor, who supports team working and actively contributes to the learning & development of peers across strategically aligned therapy areas (Ophthalmology), key medical affairs capabilities and engagement with healthcare professionals and patient groups.
  • Be able to operate within a compliance-led regulatory environment.
  • Be capable of solving complex issues that impact the Medical Affairs group and wider business and delivering on strategically aligned therapy area priorities where excellent Medical Affairs capabilities are required.
  • Ideally have broad and comprehensive expertise of theories, techniques and technologies within functional Medical Affairs.

Preferably you will have significant Medical Affairs or NHS experience and, ideally, be medically or pharmaceutically qualified and GMC/GPhC registered.

We are also keen to hear from Ophthalmologists seeking their first "industry" role.

For further information on this role, please apply online or contact CHASE on 0131 553 6644.

Reference Number: 31588

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