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Nordic Medical Advisor - Haematology/Oncology

Req #: 17001851
Location: Kista, AB SE
Job Category: Medical
Work Location: Kista Science Tower 16451 Kista Färögatan 33 KISTA 16451
Organization: Celgene AB
Schedule: 40
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level: Manager without Direct Reports
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Other Locations:Sweden- Kista

Description

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Summary

The Nordic medical advisor will, together with the Nordic medical director, contribute actively in the development and performance of a variety of medical affairs initiatives within the haematology / oncology (H/O) business unit related to the Nordic countries. This also includes the day-to-day activities in the field of medical affairs and medical education of internal staff within H/O in the Nordics. 

The Nordic medical advisor will be highly involved in the development and management of IITs (Investigated Initiated Trials) in H/O by providing scientific and regulatory input to investigators, and supporting the RML’s/IIT team by reviewing the H/O protocols. He/she will also provide technical/scientific consultation to both the medical and the commercial team to ensure accuracy and compliance with the Celgene standard and country specific code of conduct. 

Active participation in one or several Nordic disease/brand teams will be a natural part of the job, as will close collaboration with the market access departments of all the Nordic countries, providing medical expertise to health economic projects and discussions.

  

To fulfill the above mentioned challenges the medical advisor will be working close together with the regulatory affairs, drug safety, market access and marketing and sales departments. Additionally, he/she will be working with contacts outside the company including practicing physicians, investigators and advisory boards.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following

Management:

  • Contributes to strengthen and develop the medical affairs organisation in the Nordic region.
  • Mentoring of junior colleagues and new hires to ensure goals of the organisation are met.
  • Is dedicated to improve the support the medical affairs department gives to all functions of the Nordic affiliates.

Compliance:

  • Contributes to uphold the local compliance rules of the Nordic organisation as well as regulations of regulatory agencies (not limited to drug safety) and that company policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Takes part in the approval process of oral and written commercial information according to Nordic rules and legislation.

Medical Affairs:

  • Together with the medical leadership team, establishes a compelling vision for the medical organisation in the Nordic region in accordance with international strategy to drive scientific product development and commercialisation activities to highest standards and optimal organizational outcome.
  • Ensures adequate access for patients to Celgene drugs in case of medical need.
  • Ensures strong haematology/oncology specific knowledge.
  • Establishes the presence and reputation of Celgene through thought leadership, liaises with key opinion leaders on fundamental issues affecting the industry and contributes to the advancement of Celgene’s products for the benefit of the patients.
  • Identifies the need for medical/scientific training of internal staff and designs, coordinates and conducts the training of the internal staff on disease and product specific topics.
  • Supports RMLs in the development and management of IIT’s and is highly responsible for the scientific review and overview of the projects.
  • Supports clinical operations upon request in coordinating and conducting feasibility studies (early stage development).
  • May represent medical affairs in the H/O brand team for the different Celgene H/O products and provides constructive input in the development of brand strategies and the proposed promotional items from a medical perspective

Qualifications

  • Is a medical doctor in the field of oncology or haematology.
  • Preferably holds a PhD.  

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a relevant area e.g. medical affairs and clinical operations.

Core Competencies

  • Documented leadership and management skills.
  • Strong communication (both verbal and written, both in local language and English) and organisational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to relate effectively with professionals working in the oncology/haematology area.
  • Team player

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