Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Medical Adviser, Ophtha & Specialty at Novartis Nigeria

Novartis provides healthcare solutions that improve and extend people’s lives. We use science-based innovation to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues.Medical Adviser, Ophtha & Specialty at Novartis Nigeria

Job Title: Medical Adviser, Ophtha and Specialty 

Location: Lagos

Job Description
  • Prepares and drives the execution of the Medical Affairs strategic plans in collaboration with other functions to support the Franchise and brand strategies
  • Designs, initiates, conducts and publishes local Novartis sponsored studies in the CPO to generate relevant scientific data that addresses local needs and data gaps
  • Evaluates investigator-initiated research studies for scientific soundness and alignment with the Global Clinical Development Plan and Medical Affairs brand strategy to decide on Novartis support
  • Collaborates with CRMAs, MSLs and Clinical Operations, identifying potential investigators for local and global studies, ensuring inclusive approach for medical experts
  • Builds professional relationships with country level medical experts
  • Participates in gathering medical insights / needs / feedback from external stakeholders (eg. HCPs, HAs) in country and communicates to internal partners
  • Raises awareness of Novartis brands and programs, and disease areas in which Novartis have programs approved or being developed, through publication of manuscripts, scientific presentations and trainings
  • Provides a source of key medical knowledge on the company’s pipeline programs and approved brands
  • Collaborates cross-functionally to provide informed CPO input to IMB proposals
  • Performs comprehensive evaluation of products passing DDP/FDP to enable effective New Product Planning for the CPO
  • Works with market access team to develop country-specific HE&OR and market access strategies where applicable
  • Works with patient associations in the country to gain insights and develop patient centric approach
  • Collaborates effectively with CPO, Regional and Global Teams in the execution of relevant clinical and Medical Affairs activities
  • Provides input to Global Clinical Development Plans and protocols
  • Ensures that all Medical and Promotional activities and materials are compliant to Novartis and Pharmaceutical Industry procedures, and to National laws and regulations
  • Where appropriate Manages direct-reporting Medical Scientific Liaisons
  • Provides medical expertise to non-medical functions from the early development phase throughout the life of the product(s) by
  • Leading together with franchise head and brand manager the IPS process
  • Identifying the optimum positioning of the product within the therapeutic area
  • Establishing close medical collaboration with external experts for new projects
  • Assisting in the formation of medical advisory bodies as required
  • Supporting product launches
  • Maintaining and enlarging medical networks
  • Supporting the evolution of promotional material
  • Training sales force on scientific data
  • Supporting DRA team on creation and updating of relevant materials
Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum MD or PhD/PharmD degree in Health Sciences required as per country strategy and / or local regulations
  • English fluent spoken & written
  • Local language preferable
  • Desired Specialist Medical Degree or specialist qualification related to discipline for which MA is responsible
How to apply
Interested candidates should;
Click here to apply

Application Deadline Date
Not stated


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