Medical Advisor - Italy

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Medical Advisor
  3. Italy
Posting date: 07 Aug 2019

A biopharmaceutical company is seeking to recruit a Medical Advisor to their office in Milan. This organisation specialises in developing treatments for cancer, operating across Europe, the United States, and other international markets. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an establishment that prides itself on its extensive pipeline of products under development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of the Medical component of the Brand Strategy and develop a tactical Medical Plan for each assigned product, in support of the Brand Plans.
  • Support the marketing and market access strategy for all company products by being a key member on cross functional teams.
  • Support the management of Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs) and phase IV clinical studies in the EU and Italy.
  • Review promotional materials and Regulatory documents for medical accuracy and compliance with applicable guidelines and regulations.
  • Work with regional medical information to ensure cluster consistency and compliance for medical information standard letter and responses
  • Management of cluster level Grants & Sponsorships ensuring proper documentation, contracts and payment.
  • Work with MSL to develop the KOL and Stakeholder engagement plans in accordance with the overall strategic brand/medical plans.
  • Manage local publications related to company products and disease area of focus.
  • Liaison with Clinical Operations team to ensure optimal cluster KOL involvement and support of trial programme.
  • Provide or collaborate with the EU MSL team to develop scientific tools required for them to successfully perform their job (e.g. scientific platform content, presentation of new data, etc.).
  • Contribute to the development, attend and present at appropriate meetings (advisory board meetings, investigator meetings, KOL meetings, etc
  • Develop and maintain a good working relationship and interact directly with Global Medical Affairs, Clinical Operations, other clusters to understand global strategy and share best practices.
  • Provide cross-functional therapeutic and product expertise to internal customers.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge of the therapy areas by reviewing the literature, discussions with Key Opinion Leaders and key stakeholders, participating in cross functional interactions, attending scientific congresses, etc.
  • Provide therapeutic area and product training as needed.
  • Support the development/revision and implementation of EU Standard Operating Procedures, local Working Instruction and process guidance as required.
  • Ensure all Medical activities are compliant with appropriate company Policies, SOP's, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and ICH guidelines.
  • Participate in personal development and training sessions.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Accredited degree in a relevant life sciences subject (consideration will be given to candidates with university degrees who have medical or scientific industry / clinical experience).
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience as Medical Advisor in Oncology preferred.
  • Professional knowledge and skills working in Oncology therapeutics preferred.
  • Working knowledge of applicable country and regional guidelines and regulations.
  • Prior experience with commercial product launches preferred.
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical commercial, medical and scientific needs on Country and European basis.
  • Intimately familiar with applicable rules and regulations and actions of EU regulatory bodies within Italy
  • Solid peer relationships with and exposure to external scientific and clinical experts and Key Opinion Leaders; demonstrated ability to proactively engage internal and external leaders and serve as a medical expert for the Oncology disease area in Italy
  • Recognized expertise in clinical and/or research experience (including publications) in therapy area is desired; specialty training and/or clinical experience in oncology is highly preferred.
  • Proven ability to translate and appropriately align commercial and scientific goals and objectives and to interact productively with both scientific and commercial colleagues.
  • Highest ethical standards in corporate medical governance.
  • Successful track record of initiating and leading cross-business/cross-functional planning, collaborating and solution building.
  • English proficiency a must; fluency in Italian.
  • 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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