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Medical Advisor

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Job Description

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you're surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges.

Your key responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

ME Management and Medical Education

  • Engage with Medical Experts (ME) to educate on medical/scientific information providing valid and timely interpretation of medical data from medical research in assigned therapeutic area and identify appropriate communication strategy for external and internal stakeholders. Proactively track and report in timely manner.
  • Coordinate scientific meeting, symposia, congresses, Continuous Medical Education (CME) and other medical/scientific exchange and engagement activities which could bring additional value to the relevant therapy area; develop strategic engagement plan(s) for country customer-facing medical activities and events, and ensure timely execution of planned medical affairs activities in an efficient and compliant way.
  • Provide speaker training to health care professionals to support the best use of new therapies developed by Novartis in alignment with P3 policies. May function as the Novartis medical speaker to present at Novartis/Society sponsored activities for up-to-date data-based scientific and clinical information on Novartis product(s).

Execution of Strategy and Projects

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop and implement the medical strategy for assigned therapeutic areas by taking account of the latest country, regional and global developments, reflecting relevant patient, scientific and clinical insights.
  • Provide plan on health care systems environment and it changes, for preparation of clinical adoption of new therapeutic treatments when appropriate. Provide medical/scientific input into the development and execution of clinical trial or clinical research-related activities, including initiation and oversight of clinical studies / clinical research within the respective therapeutic area.
  • Support country strategy for Non-Interventional Studies/Investigator-Initiated Trial activities. Work together with CPO Clinical Research Medical Advisor, to design, conduct and publish local CPO Phase IV studies to answer country relevant/scientific questions.

Insight and Information Management

  • Ensure medical insights are provided to c groups, including, but not restricted to: Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory affairs, Market Access, QA, Commercial teams, Brand team and others. Evaluate the impact of competitive information and share internally and externally as post-meeting deliverables. Respond to unsolicited requests from Medical Experts and other key stakeholders by sharing data on Novartis products. Provide and discuss scientific information and data regarding pipeline (when necessary) and new launched products to healthcare professionals to ensure quality and accuracy of key medical and scientific information on new treatment options.
  • Keep up to date with key developments in own assigned therapeutic areas, including Novartis and competitor products and broader development. Ensure medical enquiries are responded to in a high quality, timely manner, and in accordance with applicable standards; establish standard response documents as appropriate, for frequently asked questions.

Ethics and Compliance

  • Work within any given legal framework, Novartis Ethics and Compliance policies and ensure those around do the same. Work to ensure a diverse and inclusive environment, free from all forms of discriminations and harassment. Responsible for risk identification and assessment, mitigation planning as well as implementation and monitoring of appropriate internal controls within the area of responsibilities.

    Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

    Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

    Minimum Requirements

    What you’ll bring to the role:
  • MD, PharmD, PHD, or science post-graduate with proven record of at least 5-years experiences in medical affairs
  • Fluent in English and Cantonese (oral and written)
  • Demonstrated capabilities for a field-based medical role and proven competency at the Sr. MSL proficiency level.
  • Proven ability to implement a medical strategy. Strong knowledge of the market preparation and access requirements, encompassing medical strategies and market trends. Strong knowledge of all aspects of drug development and the Novartis drug development process.
  • Thorough understanding of internal/external ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry. Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, presentation skiIls. Strong personal integrity, teamwork abilities, and a customer focus are necessary.
  • Must be able to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing environment and to motivate a team to do the same. Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional environment.


Why Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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