Global Medical Research Lead (Therapeutic Area)

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Medical Information
  3. Switzerland
Zug, Switzerland
Posting date: 13 Dec 2019
This vacancy has now expired

An internationally leading pharmaceutical company is seeking to recruit a Global Medical Research Lead to their office in Switzerland. Specialising in multiple therapy areas, the company boasts a superb pipeline with products that include treatments for diabetes, cancer and asthma. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a company that operates in over 90 countries across the globe.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Post-approval research excellence within the CMO, with emphasis on building a central hub for data integration and value generation.
  • Partnering with GPT Evidence Generation sub team (a multidisciplinary team), to develop/optimize the integrated strategic evidence generation plans across therapeutic areas, proactively anticipating any potential gaps and adjusting tactical plans to address these.
  • Supporting the development of a strategy for all study types within the CMO, i.e. sponsored studies (MACs), Collaborative research and IIRs.
  • Providing innovative thinking and scientific expertise into post-approval research programs and real-world evidence strategies.
  • Working closely with agencies (directing them) to support the development of a strategic integrated evidence generation plan.
  • Supporting strategic discussions for each assigned therapeutic area to identify research gaps and develop aligned strategic and tactical plans to address these gaps.
  • Working closely with GMA GPT representatives and partners responsible for executing evidence generation plan.
  • Driving, building and maintaining the strategic evidence generation plans, closely partnering with the GML, PVPA and GORE with input from multiple stakeholders (regions, SQS, etc).
  • Establishing GMA framework (i.e. sub team to asset strategy team) to support evidence generation needs.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional team members to define global evidentiary needs of key stakeholders (Regulatory bodies, HCPs, Patients/caregivers, Payers, and HTA bodies) to serve the evolving healthcare environment.
  • Supporting collaborative strategic planning and mapping of evidence generation activities with key internal stakeholders to develop aligned and integrated generation strategies and plans.
  • Providing strategic leadership and scientific direction on medical evidence activities in order to:
    • Set standards for utilization of medical data.
    • Maximize patients access to our innovative medicines.
  • Participating as a functional expert on other cross-functional leadership teams.

Skills and Requirements:

  • An advanced degree in a health sciences related field is required, with PharmD, PhD or MD, or geographic equivalent is preferred.
  • 8-10 years in Medical Affairs, Clinical Research or Outcomes Research within a biopharmaceutical industry setting is preferred.
  • Experience in Medical /Real World Evidence Generation is preferred.
  • An understanding of research methodology and its application to medical research planning is preferred.
  • Superior communication, strategic, interpersonal and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to proactively predict issues and solve problems.
  • Ability to drive decision-making within a multi-disciplinary, multi-regional, matrix teams.
  • Diplomacy and positive influencing abilities knowledge.
  • Ability to drive to or fly to various meetings.
  • Overnight travel may be required (10-20%), including some weekend commitments.
  • Limited international travel may be required.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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