As a Medical Advisor you will be the medical content expert in one or more therapeutic areas within your organization. You will communicate on a scientific level with prescribing physicians, medical investigators, pharmacists, scientists, but also with academic officials at the health authorities, insurance companies, scientific journals and formulary committees, and build partnerships with them.
What are some tasks/responsibilities of a Medical Advisor?
Signaling and assessing (local) clinical research possibilities, setting up, supervising, and co-reporting clinical studies / trials, presenting medical scientific information to audiences, journals, and key decision takers, coordinating advisory boards and round tables, setting up, making and giving (accredited) further training and leading of medical/marketing projects will be your responsibility.
At the same time, you are involved in setting up of strategic plans for company products and new introductions, in collaboration with the regulatory, market access, marketing and sales departments. You will contribute to the positioning of newly marketed products and if appropriate, you will be an active member of the national Brand Team (Marketing, Sales, Medical and sr. Management representatives). You are responsible and accountable for company adherence to CGR rules on pharmaceutical drug advertising, ensuring responsible cooperation between the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals. You are also responsible for promotional interpretation of CGR-ruling, taking full integrity into account. All of these activities will be implemented in close collaboration with headquarter departments of your company.
In this position you are likely to report to a Medical Affairs Manager, Head of Medical Affairs or directly to the Medical Director. Depending on your background, these positions might also represent your career path. It depends on the organization whether a Medical Advisor has people managerial duties. Sometimes you will be in charge of, for example, the MSLs, whilst MSL’s could also be equally organized positions level at other pharmaceutical companies.
Your background and profile?
- Completed (bio) medical education at least MSc. A BIG registration and / or Medical Doctor (MD) or even PhD title could sometimes be a requirement, depending on the organization;
- Medical Advisor is often a second step in a career where, for example, you have gained experience as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL), Medical Officer, Medical Information Officer or Clinical Research Associate (CRA);
- Knowledge of CGR and GCP guidelines;
- Good communication skills in Dutch and English;
- Drivers license;
- Strategic capabilities;
- Analytical capabilities;
What are the terms of employment and salary?
The salary of a Medical Advisor is extremely variable and depending on experience. A lease car, telephone and laptop are often part of the secondary employment conditions. Usually you will also have a bonus scheme.
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