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Scientific Advisor

Salary:
34,287 P.A. ?
Location:
UK
Company:
Norgine

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MAIN PURPOSE:

Key member of the UK Regional Medical Unit, providing high quality scientific support to medical and marketing activities of the UK&IE Regional Business Unit (RMU). Design and implement cross-functional projects under the direction of the medical director.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Be the medical expert for the brand team for a specific therapy area, by partnering with the brand managers in the planning and development of marketing materials and activities
  • Maintain current awareness of the medical and marketing teams by identifying new published data for a specific product and therapy area - via congresses, peer-to-peer discussions, literature alerts – and disseminating them to the teams
  • Medical review [and certification] of promotional and non-promotional material to ensure compliance with all applicable codes (ABPI, IPHA)
  • Support the generation of real world data for a specific product or condition, by collaborating with contract research organisations (CROs) and principal investigators (PIs) in phase IV company-sponsored studies
  • Support medical affairs projects and activities: such as organisation and delivery of educational symposia, creation of training material, training of Norgine staff
  • Support the medical information service by developing medical information material and by second-line handling complex enquiries
  • Maintain high standards of technical proficiency

MAIN TASKS

Medical expert for brand team

  • Understand current and future positioning of the brand and identify - with sales, marketing and market access colleagues - activities to achieve those aims.
  • Be involved at the planning stage of new marketing projects providing medical expertise and scientific value during scoping of specific activities.
  • Contribute to the development of marketing materials and activities by closely collaborating with brand managers to increase the efficiency of team work.
  • Work with market access colleagues in developing activities/material aimed to show the cost-effectiveness of and increase access to the specific product.
  • Act as the primary “data expert” for the specific product and therapy area; share clinical/scientific data to optimise the delivery of integrated brand plans.
  • Attendance of scientific meetings and congresses to enhance expertise on the specific therapy area and share insights to support business needs.
  • Feedback relevant thoughts about the specific product or therapy area following peer-to-peer discussions with healthcare professionals (HCPs) at scientific congresses and meetings.

Maintain current awareness of the medical and marketing teams

  • Act as the primary “data expert” for the specific product and therapy area; share clinical/scientific data to optimise the delivery of integrated brand plans.
  • Attendance of scientific meetings and congresses to enhance expertise on the specific therapy area and share insights to support business needs.
  • Feedback relevant thoughts about the specific product or therapy area following peer-to-peer discussions with healthcare professionals (HCPs) at scientific congresses and meetings.

Medical review and approval of material and activates

  • Review both promotional and non-promotional material and activities to ensure compliance with the relevant codes (ABPI, IPHA, etc.).
  • Certification of promotional and non-promotional material in line with Norgine’s certification procedure.

Support real world data studies and IIS

  • Be the point of contact for the understanding and internal management of UK company-sponsored real world studies and related publications.
  • Work with CROs, as required, in the analysis of the data; share the data internally and externally (investigators) for interpretation, positioning and publication planning.
  • Drive the development of a publication plan for UK studies; share and discuss it with internal (global medical, global and UK marketing, publication manager, intellectual property, etc.) and external stakeholders (CROs and PIs).
  • Coordinate the creation, review and submission of publication material (abstracts, posters, presentations, manuscripts) to ensure that it contains the appropriate clinical or health-economic information.
  • Coordinate or lead the presentation of the data (posters, presentations) at both international and national congresses, and feedback insights from the audience.
  • Support MSL in management of IIS

Medical affairs project and activities

  • Support the Medical Director in the development of medical affairs strategy.
  • Lead, together with the brand manager, the planning, organisation and delivery of non-promotional satellite symposia at major national congresses.
  • Create and maintain therapy area and product training modules.
  • Provides internal training for the assigned therapy area and product to field force personnel (Sales representatives and Medical Science Liaisons) as required.
  • Discuss and adapt processes to ensure efficiency and accuracy: update standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions (WIs)
  • Support the Medical Director with compilation of effective complaints against competitor promotional campaigns and defence of complaints against Norgine Brands claims as appropriate.

Support Medical information/ Pharmacovigilance function

  • Support the medical information service by developing medical information material (standard response documents) in line with the most common requests.
  • Support the medical information service by second-line handling complex enquiries for the specific product
  • Communicate medical information enquiry trends to the UK commercial unit
  • Maintain knowledge of copyright law to ensure that Norgine is compliant
  • Communicate to company employees the regulations associated with copyright law
  • Conversant with databases, tracking cases and Bibliography functions and OVID
  • Understand pharmacovigilance concepts and processes in order to support the service as required
  • Ensure adverse events and device incidents are identified and reported to GPV or partner as required.
  • Handling 1st line enquiries and be back up for the Medical information officer/ medical manager as/ when required

Technical Proficiency

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the specific therapy/disease area, including UK and EU guidelines
  • Develop a robust knowledge of the specific product within its licensed indication, as well as in its unlicensed uses. Develop a good knowledge of the competitors.
  • Conversant with internal policies, SOPs and WIs.
  • Attend relevant training courses and apply the learnings to daily activities
  • Maintain and adapt processes to ensure efficiency and accuracy
  • Keep accurate training files

Requirements

  • Pharmacy degree
  • Some pharmaceutical industry experience; Ideally in relevant therapeutic area and including customer-facing experience.
  • Project management skills essential: identify priorities; plan and organise activities; monitor progress to ensure team and individual objectives are met
  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of Word, Power-point, Excel;
  • Conversant with key medical websites/databases
  • High standard of customer service
  • Contribute effectively in the team, engage in team work activities and objectives
  • Prioritise and plan work with an appropriate sense of urgency and enthusiasm to cope effectively with obstacles and pressure
  • Express and communicate ideas clearly within Medical Affairs and the company as a whole. Ability to communicate complex issues and data to wide range of professional and lay audiences, adapting message and style to suit.
  • Respond positively to change by adapting day to day activity and work
  • Seek and pursue opportunities to develop within job to perform current role effectively and progress role further

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