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Pharmaceutical & Medical Services
21 Mar 2017
Job Opportunity : Medical Advisor (150K - 200K)
Position
Medical Advisor
Our Client
A Leading International Pharmaceutical Firm
Location
Bangkok
Report to
Medical Director

Responsibilities

To provide thorough up-to-date medical, clinical and relevant commercial expertise to drive the company’s message delivery to key influencers and stakeholders; to collaborate with Country, Regional and Global team members in the execution of relevant clinical activities in assigned project(s).

Medical Affairs Strategy and Operations:

  • Participates in the development of strategic plans in collaboration with other teams (e.g. Scientific Operations (SciOps), Medical Information and Communication (MIC), Marketing and HEOR to drive the success of the company’s products.
  • Designs, initiates, conduct and publish local Phase IV / PMS studies in the CPO to help facilitate market access and adoption within country.
  • Supports investigator-initiated research studies aligned with the Global Clinical Development Plan and Brand Optimization Strategy (BOS).
  • Collaborates with SciOps and Clinical Operations, advises/ recommends potential investigators for local and global studies, ensuring the right mix of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs).
  • Participates in gathering clinical insights/ needs/ feedback from KOLs/ customers in country and communicates to internal partners including Marketing and Global Development teams.
  • Raises awareness of the company’s products/ disease areas through the publication of manuscripts, presentations and training per NP4 and local regulations.
  • Provides a source of key medical knowledge on the company’s products

Key Opinion Leader Management & Medical Support:

  • Develop peer to peer scientific relationships, assess advocacy (degree of Medical Expert understanding and agreement with medical platform statements) and contributions (activities in which Medical Experts are independently qualified to engage or collaborate with the organization), and respond to unsolicited requests for scientific information using approved, non-promotional materials with Medical Experts/Key Stakeholders, Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and decision makers.
  • Contribute to identification and mapping of Medical Experts/key stakeholders in line with local strategies.
  • Provide and discuss scientific information and data with HCPs to ensure quality and accuracy of medical and scientific information on new treatment options including the company’s products and selected areas of therapeutic interest.
  • Liaise and provide up-to-date medical support to relevant external groups to ensure evidence based understanding of the company’s products relative to medical guidelines, and health economic information.
  • Provide speaker training to HCPs to support education to the healthcare community about new therapies developed and commercialized by the company.
  • Provide interface with the local medical community both for local purposes (e.g. clinical teams, protocol writing, clinical plan design, brainstorms, advisory groups) and in support of international projects
  • Build strong network with opinion leaders nationally, and with international colleagues in relevant therapeutic area
  • Provide medical expertise to Health Authority requirements
  • Assist the Medical Director in projecting a credible medical image for the company’s office in Singapore in the health care and research communities
  • Respond to medical issues related to marketed products by the medical community
  • Support Regulatory Affairs, Health Economics, CS&E and Medical Information with medical input as appropriate

Scientific Research Support:

  • Provide scientific educational activities to support study accrual for key trials as appropriate.
  • Provide feasibility and research site recommendation for the company’s sponsored clinical trials.
  • Collaborate with ICRO team and Medical Advisors, to support clinical sites, including providing guidance in accordance with guidelines, the company’s internal policies and regulations as appropriate.
  • Increase awareness of the company’s clinical research program to enhance patient identification and trial accrual
  • Upon investigator request, liaise between potential researcher and the Company on IIT submission process or requests for research grade substance (Material Transfer Agreements) to support independent clinical/preclinical research.
  • Help to ensure that local adaptations to international trial plans and support documents are completed within the pre-defined time frame
  • Provide input to clinical development plans, protocol summaries and protocols received from HQ.
  • Review and coordinate local Phase IV and 3rd party Investigator initiated protocols and forward to HQ for appropriate action
  • Provide medical expertise to marketing colleagues in product development team from the early development phase throughout the life of the product by:
  • Identifying the optimum positioning of the product in the therapeutic area
  • Identifying the potential customers within the medical community
  • “Buying in” opinion leaders for new projects
  • Assisting in the formation of medical advisory bodies in therapeutic areas as required
  • Participating in product launches
  • Maintaining and enlarging medical networks
  • Assisting in the evolution of appropriate promotional material
  • Reviewing and approval of promotional material etc.
  • Sales force training where required

Scientific Exchange/Insights:

  • Engage in scientific discussions related to the company’s research areas / compounds / pipeline with MEs, speakers & investigators.
  • Support scientific exchange to advance understanding of new scientific principles, novel research trends, and current scientific debate.
  • Provide scientific and educational information to healthcare professionals on specific patient critical issues.
  • Collect, analyze and report insights that may impact the company’s development plans / trial designs, launch strategies and tactics and medical education programs tailored to physicians' education needs

Scientific Projects:

  • Provide scientific support to Medical Experts/Key Stakeholders upon their request
  • Implement scientific projects per global, regional or local medical strategies. Examples may include, but not limited to, epidemiology projects, registries, preclinical or translational research, as well as multi-disciplinary projects involving education and collaboration of multiple functions in the medical community to improve patient diagnosis and treatment.
  • Promote good communication and teamwork between HQ and the local office

Internal Company Support:

  • Provide medical support and training (i.e. disease state and product) to colleagues (e.g. sales reps, CRAs, etc.).
  • Serve as a resource for projects and collaborate with internal colleagues as assigned by SciOps Head.
  • Provide triaging to staff on the company and competitors’ drugs, as well as on target indications
  • Enhance individual skills by attending appropriate international and local meetings / conferences of scientific interest within the relevant therapeutic area
  • Improve communication with TA

Qualifications

  • MD, PhD or Pharmacy with any higher degree in Health Sciences (with experience in Medical Affairs/Scientific Operations).
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience in Medical Affairs / Scientific Operations preferably in the therapeutic area under their responsibility.
  • Medical and scientific writing skills
  • Knowledge of assigned therapeutic area with ability to interact with relevant KOLs
  • Familiar with all aspects of drug development, GCP and local regulations, including regulations of Promotional materials
  • Knowledge of clinical trial design statistics and pharmacokinetics
  • Familiar with marketing principles and strategies