Scientific Advisor - Paris

€0.00 - €80000.00 per annum
  1. Permanent
  2. Medical Advisor
  3. France
Paris, Île-de-France
Posting date: 07 May 2019

An oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company is seeking a Scientific Advisor to join their office in Paris. The company is dedicated to improving the lives of patients with cancer by commercialising safe and more effective supportive care agents and therapeutics. This vacancy offers an exciting opportunity to work with an organisation that develops innovative and unique treatments.

The Scientific Advisor (SA) will serve as a primary medical resource capable of conducting high level scientific and strategic interactions across multiple products and diseases with external thought leaders as well as internal customers. The SA will be mainly responsible for supporting medical education and clinical research and ensure appropriate non-biased scientific exchange, develop peer relationships with Health Care Professionals (HCP), and provide scientific support to healthcare professionals on behalf of the company's Medical Affairs in their geographic region.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leading thought leader development for the organisation by fostering mutually productive relationships with HCPs & key decision makers across different types of healthcare organizations including:
  • clinical research
  • group purchasing organizations in the areas of medical education
  • healthcare systems and health technology assessment (HTA) bodies
  • Supporting the execution of clinical development programs with interactions with study teams and HCPs/researchers at all phases of research, e.g., assisting with protocol development, identification of experts, site selection, investigator identification, and clinical trial site scientific and subject enrolment support.
  • Conducting strategic discussions regarding research to support investigator/customer-initiated studies for medical and clinical research and health economics and outcomes research (HEOR).
  • Attending and participating in medical/scientific meetings and conferences for the purpose of maintaining clinical/scientific expertise and providing strategic insights into emerging scientific data & healthcare trends.
  • Supporting Market Access activities by providing scientific expertise for various stakeholders.
  • Leading efforts across Medical Affairs to keep abreast of latest scientific, disease state, and healthcare landscape information and using this information to provide value to both external and internal stakeholders.
  • Contributing to or leading Medical Affairs projects at cluster or regional level.
  • Leading the development or communication of scientific data to diverse audiences, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other key stakeholders.
  • Executing scientific support for commercial functions of the organization including scientific support to health care professionals and training for speakers and Key Account Managers as needed.
  • Effectively communicating by expressing ideas and information clearly and accurately.
  • Maintaining cross-functional collaboration with internal & field teams to provide scientific expertise and functions as a scientific advisor with, Clinical Research, local MA Strategy, Commercial, etc.
  • Developing a rapport and sustaining relationships with HCPs and HCPs to deliver value.
  • Supporting clinical, medical affairs, and health economics and outcomes research through numerous activities including:
  • Site identification, site feasibility, and physician/nurse education for both marketed products and the pipeline products for company sponsored research.
  • Protocol development and study management in collaboration with clinical operations and clinical research teams for medical affairs sponsored studies.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Advanced Clinical or Scientific degree.
  • Clinical experience in Oncology (3+ years) is desirable.
  • Fellowship or Residency in Oncology preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years of pharmaceutical or biotech industry experience in related areas (Medical Affairs, Research & Development, Pharmacology).
  • At least 2 years as a Medical Scientific Liaison or field-based Medical/Scientific Advisor role in Oncology within the Cities of Strasbourg/Metz/Dijon.
  • Experience leading projects and interacting with cross-functional teams is needed within Alsace Lorraine / Strasbourg.
  • Good practice of English as well as native level French.
  • Good skills and experience with scientific data/literature review required.
  • Excellent skills in presenting/publishing scientific data.
  • Experience in health economics and outcomes research with local customers is desirable.
  • Experience working with healthcare systems, payers is desirable in Alsace Lorraine.
  • Demonstrable project management skills.
  • 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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