Scientific Lead - UK/IRE - Oncology

Sep 03, 2021

Job Description

769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. As a Scientific Lead for Oncology at Novartis you will work with internal teams to ensure that the strategic vision for Medical Communications is consistent and impactful. We have an unparalleled portfolio of therapies within Oncology with 22 drugs on the market and more than 25 new molecular entities in development targeting key molecular pathways in cancer biology.

Your responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Act as a bridge between the internal Scientific Writing team and clients to identify commonalities, minimize duplication, and maximizing alignment for Medical Communication projects.
• Supervise the delivery of medical/scientific communications plans and medical communications workshops for assigned franchise/Therapeutic Area (TA) and own the review of these deliverables in collaboration with the clients
• Collaborate with the Scientific Writing team in developing plans and materials for new business development meetings with existing and prospective clients. Demonstrate an ability to see the big picture and add value by identifying the key issues regarding client’s product/brand.
• Ensure Medical Communication deliverables are aligned and consistent with the product/brand’s scientific communication strategies and tactics.
• Responsible for Medical Communication content development for high-profile and complex projects/therapeutic areas. Think creatively and apply extensive knowledge of assigned franchises/TA or group of aligned TA’s.
• Maintain a thorough knowledge of key competitors (strengths, weaknesses, positioning, performance, etc.). Proactively and independently maintaining knowledge on the product and/or therapeutic category.
• Identify client needs for new business and recommending and implementing innovative medical communications solutions in line with product/brand strategy. Show an ability to think about the scientific landscape that shapes a product and provide insights to the client. Responsible for the quality and scientific accuracy/integrity of projects.
• Ensure written materials meet product objectives and contain appropriate scientific statements and learning objectives. Provide scientific guidance and direction to Writers/Editorial Project Team for all strategic projects and events. Identifying training needs for the Scientific Writing Team for the assigned TA.
• Communicate key client issues and strategic inconsistencies to the team accurately and in a timely manner and providing solutions to resolve them.
• Lead by example working with the client. Listening to and act on improvement initiatives from both the client and the Scientific Writing team, and translating these into actionable service outcomes.

Minimum Requirements

Full Time

Scientific Lead - UK/IRE - Oncology

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