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Moderna

Medical Advisor

Medical Affairs
Consulting
Research and Development
Public Health
Management
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The Role

This role is an exciting opportunity to be a critical part of Moderna’s Australian Medical Affairs team. The Medical Advisor, Australia & NZ will be accountable for delivering the Moderna Medical Affairs strategy related to Moderna’s licensed vaccines and candidate vaccines still in development. Initially, the role will be focused on supporting the continued roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as helping to plan for and execute the Australian and NZ Medical Affairs strategy for the Moderna Infectious Disease franchise. To fulfil these objectives, the person in this role will partner and work closely with numerous external and internal stakeholder including HealthCare Professionals (HCPs), medical and scientific organisations and government departments as well as across the Moderna Australia organisation, regional and global colleagues within Medical Affairs, Research and Development, Commercial and other teams.

S/He will contribute to developing the excellence and scientific leadership of Moderna’s Medical Affairs organisation. S/he will be responsible for proactive and continuous assessment of the dynamics of the external and internal environment and implement strategic plans to establish and evolve local Medical Affairs teams and ways of working based on this assessment.

Here’s What You’ll Do

  • Execution and delivery of regional Medical Affairs plans that meet business priorities for Infectious Disease (or each of the therapeutic areas), including tactical deliverables such as scientific exchange, support for clinical trials and real world evidence (when requested), post-licensure research, publication plans, investigator-sponsored studies, and other knowledge transfer activities
  • Build and maintain a network of key scientific leaders in areas of relevance to the current and anticipated needs.
  • Develop and/or foster relationships with external stakeholders to ensure that robust local insights from healthcare practitioners and patients, enabling the generation of data that are needed to properly understand and value our innovative medicines and vaccines
  • Support the delivery of effective medical education campaigns, scientific advisory boards, KOL engagements, webinars, and presentations to develop an effective scientific engagement strategy for Australia.
  • Participate in outcomes research/health economics engagements with national payers, Health Technology Assessment or regulatory agencies, in coordination with Real-World Evidence, Market Access and Commercial colleagues
  • Compliant management of compassionate use requests, pre-licensure patient access programs, patient access/support programs and similar activities

Here’s What You’ll Bring To The Table

  • Master’s degree, PhD or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline. Additional advanced degrees (eg. MD) are a strong plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in global pharmaceutical industry in Clinical Development and/or Medical Affairs with a proven successful track record
  • Experience in vaccines is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to have peer-to-peer discussions with disease-state experts to assess evolving standards of care for patients as well as research opportunities.
  • Strong understanding of the Australian & NZ compliance environment in which Medical Affairs functions
  • Demonstrated effective project management and organisational skills, including ability to set goals and align priorities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong willingness to collaborate with other functions, leveraging his/her network to pressure test own hypotheses and solutions.
  • Track record of navigating ambiguity by intuitively making connections and staying open to learning, experimenting, and growing accordingly.
  • Fluency in English.

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