- Experience Level
- Experienced (non-manager)
Role: Senior Medical Advisor
Therapy Area: Cardiovascular
Package: Negotiable basic salary, car allowance and comprehensive reward package
Location: Head Office Based, Buckinghamshire, with a need to travel to various locations across the UK and internationally depending on business need.
Role type: Medical Advisor, Medical, Medical Affairs, Medical Manager
The Client is a global pharmaceutical company providing innovative products and services in more than 20 countries around the world. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise, the company draws upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help patients.
Purpose: To provide internal and external medical support by being an expert on product, patient treatment trends and scientific activities within the disease area, ensuring compliance with SOPs as well as legal and ethical standards.
Accountabilities / Measures:
Medical Affairs Leadership at UK and European level to ensure UK representation in European development plans and lifecycle management plans:
Participate and be an active member in the UK Medical and Brand teams in order to provide medical input into Brand Strategy.
Ensure local strategies are aligned with European strategies.
Ensure alignment with UK Marketing and Regulatory before communicating to European team.
Be an active member of the European medical team, thus ensuring that UK needs are represented at a European and Global level.
Ensure appropriate participation in European/global studies.
Identify and follow up PMT’s, manage IITs, co-ordinating budget and communication to the European medical team.
Manage and co-ordinate medical brand budgets liaising with finance as required.
Provide scientific support to marketing and regulatory plans based on analysis of medical literature and other information.
Collaborate with other medical functions to ensure aligned strategy.
Maintain direct contact with external experts to gather insights and input on treatments/DA and develop strong peer to peer scientific partnerships with them in order to assess unmet needs.
Provide medical input for compounds in development.
Provides expert support relating to product, patient treatment trends and scientific activities within disease areas:
Continuously updates knowledge of products, patient treatment trends and scientific activities within the Disease Area.
Provides clear, concise and appropriately tailored communications relevant to the audience and the subject matter to ensure a positive outcome.
Communicate medical information for all products within the disease area in an accurate, balanced, fair objective manner.
Provide timely and informative responses to scientific enquiries from external customers and internal partners which accurately reflect scientific data.
Prepare and/or contribute as appropriate to the initial and ongoing medical/scientific disease area and product-specific training of internal company customers (Sales force, etc) in collaboration with Learning and Development, enabling the field sales teams to understand and convey the scientific benefits of a Brand appropriately in a medically accurate and compliant manner.
Assess promotional materials to ensure that all claims are supported by scientific data and presented in an accurate, fair and balanced manner, ensuring compliance with SOPs as well as legal and ethical standards:
Ensure compliance with SOPs, GCP, GMP and ICH as well as legal and ethical standards.
Assess and review all promotional materials to ensure that all claims are supported by scientific data and are presented in a fair, accurate and balanced way in compliance with the ABPI Code of Practice.
Review European created materials/programmes, assess and ensure local applicability.
Act as a role model who demonstrates consistent ethical and professional behaviour at all times.
Alert management e.g. Medical Director of any compliance issues.
Ensure all communications to sales force are accurate and approved in accordance with the ABPI code requirements.
Continuously develop own professional skills and knowledge in order to make a valued contribution to the development of individual and team performance at the company, harnessing this knowledge by providing a broad perspective to strategic discussions:
Demonstrates a commitment to own development by showing advanced presentation skills and expertise in behavioural techniques and product and therapy area knowledge.
The MA will also be responsible for maintaining their own clinical knowledge and in doing so ensure that key information is communicated throughout the company accurately and in a timely manner.
GMC Registered Physician or registered pharmacist with a higher degree
Full driving licence or ability to travel within the UK.
Signatory for ABPI code of practice
Experience of working in a medical advisor, clinical research or similar role where there is strong evidence of gaining healthcare professional insight and providing medical input into brand strategy.
Ability to quickly and comprehensively learn about new therapy areas and environments.
Knowledge of the UK National Healthcare System and the pharmaceutical industry.
Knowledge of statistical methods.
Proven experience of the ABPI Code of practice and involvement in the copy approval process.
Experience of working in cross functional teams.
Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with External Experts.
Demonstrated ability to write scientific publications.
Complete knowledge of country regulations e.g. MHRA, GPV.
Advanced presentation skills.
Advanced user of Microsoft Office software products.
Knowledge of pricing issues and experience of contribution to HTA dossiers.
Experience in the CV and thrombosis Disease Area.
Innovative approaches to managing external customers and internal partners.
Leading edge approaches to capturing customer insight.
Knowledge of key markets research terms and modes of analysis.
Knowledge of clinical trial design and process.
If you are suitable for this position please send a copy of your CV. Alternatively call the recruitment teamat Chemistree Solutions Ltd. Chemistree is a pharmaceutical and healthcare recruitment specialist.