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Medical Advisor, Oncology

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PRIMARY FUNCTION/OBJECTIVE:

 

·         Participate in set up, oversight and follow-up of assigned clinical studies/medical projects, ensuring that the studies are carried out in accordance with all relevant processes and procedures

·         Assist relationships and advance the scientific credibility of the Company with established and emerging Regional/National Opinion Leaders (OL).

·         Respond to requests for scientific/medical information and provide key scientific information updates to Regional and National OLs, as appropriate.

·         Develop/maintain key scientific knowledge that enable credible dissemination of scientific information, informed scientific dialogue with physicians/OLs and development of professional working relationships

·         Ensure compliance with all applicable national laws & regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, AbbVie’s policies & procedures, and accepted standards of best practice

 

CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

·         Provide scientific and technical support for, and help maintain professional and credible relationships with, key OLs/ academic centers to ensure access to current medical/scientific information on the products/areas of therapeutic interest.

·         Assist in initiation, oversight and follow up of assigned clinical studies/medical projects initiated within the relevant TA (e.g. post marketing clinical activities such as registry/database projects, epidemiological surveys, post-authorization studies (phase IV), IIS projects, etc.).

·         Note: all activities to comply with applicable local laws, guidelines, codes of practice, SOPs, and GPRD SOPs.

·         Maintain contacts with physicians and OLs of the assigned geographic area in order to satisfy their needs for scientific knowledge in the therapeutic area and, where requested, AbbVie drugs/products the SPM carries responsibility for.

·         Deliver credible presentations on scientific matters to physicians, individually or in groups (meetings, clinical sessions, etc.), where requested.

·         Participate in the selection process to identify appropriately qualified physicians the Company would wish to engage in collaborative efforts – such as potential research collaborations, or lecture/meeting support (Round Tables, Congresses, Symposia, etc.); and to ensure a high level of scientific or educational integrity in these collaborative efforts.

·         Develop awareness and understanding of competitor issues/intelligence – for example, product strategies, studies, commercial messages, positioning, etc – and communicate, where appropriate, within the Company.

·         Attend relevant Scientific Societies meetings/Conferences, and develop summaries of key messages for use within the Company – such as key areas of scientific/company interest, new trends in diagnosis, monitoring & treatments in the TA, etc.

·         Upon request, assist physicians appropriately direct requests for access to Company products on a named patient or compassionate use basis, subject to all applicable legal and regulatory requirements

·         Support sales/marketing/internal team areas to develop their scientific and technical expertise through the delivery of scientific update presentations.

·         Provide KOLs & internal medical/clinical teams with scientific/technical support for publications of scientific/ medical interest.

·         Ensure up to date knowledge of products uses and external data.

·         Perform administrative duties in a timely manner as assigned.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Medical Doctor; PhD degree qualifications or equivalent
  • Experience working in medical affairs, especially in the field of Oncology or related therapeutic areas.
  • Solid knowledge of pharmaceutical industry. General knowledge on drug development and clinical research will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the scientific methods applied to clinical research and the current legislative/regulatory controls.
  • Keen interest in developing and maintaining expert knowledge for assigned therapeutic area/product and in medical research in general
  • High customer orientation
  • Excellent skills to set stake-holders relationship, networking, tact and diplomacy
  • Strong commitment to compliance with the relevant rules and procedures, and to scientific quality and integrity
  • A good understanding of written English

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients.  As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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