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15 September, 2018

Medical adviser vacancy at novartis

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. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. Our company is focused on industry-leading divisions with innovation power and global scale: pharmaceuticals, eye care and generic medicines

Job title: Medical Adviser, Ophtha & Specialty

Job ID: 246668BR

Location: Lagos

Functional Area: Research & Development

Job Type: Full-time

Employment Type: Regular

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


Specialist Medical Degree or specialist qualification related to discipline for which MA is responsible

Method of Application

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