Medical Advisor Rheumatology

May 31, 2021

Job Description

799 million. That is the number of patients we reach. At Novartis, 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. Within the field of Rheumatology we have a strong heritage and are highly committed to work on new indications with a high unmet medical need. With that we are support rheumatologists side by side in their daily practice of treating patients with a high variety of rheumatic diseases.

Do you want to make a difference? We are looking for a Medical Advisor Rheumatology that will work closely with the cross functional team within the franchise IHD to provide medical and strategic expertise in (pre-)marketing activities and scientific training of internal customers in the field of Rheumatology. In addition you will facilitate clinical and scientific discussions and product expertise to opinion leading external customers.

The role

I. Provide medical, strategic and operational support to the cross functional Brand Team and give support to scientific projects
• Facilitate site requests, ensure review and approval, local contracting and budget monitoring of Investigator Initiated Studies;
• Advise on development and support implementation of scientific projects like patient population screening etc.

II. Provide medical, medical-ethical and medical-strategic contribution to business needs
• Provide medical expertise to other staff members of the medical department and to the marketing department;
• Advise on and guard over medical-ethical aspects around Novartis Pharma activities;
• Inform and train internal target groups about medical aspects of products and studies;
• Participate in interdisciplinary local Brand Team (BT), where strategic and tactical decisions with respect to priority projects and products are prepared or taken.

III. Develop professional relationships with and networks between regional Key Opinion Leaders that add value to our customers
• Organize and facilitate Advisory Board meetings in cooperation with the Brand and Medical Affairs Teams;
• Develop and maintain well trained Speaker Faculties;
• Enhance interaction with and between participants of symposia/conventions;
• Achieve competitive advantage/differentiation for Novartis and its products through utilizing superior therapeutic area and product knowledge.

IV. Provide information to customers relating to unmet medical needs, Novartis’ development pipeline and optimal utilization of registered Novartis products.
• Visit customers 1-to-1, on request through the Sales Force or Medical Information or unsolicited.

Minimum Requirements

• Minimum of a Master degree in life sciences;
• Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in similar position within the pharmaceutical industry or as practicing physician;
• Excellent spoken and written command of the Dutch and English language;
• You are outgoing and a true networker that enjoys building relationships internally and externally.

Why join Novartis?
799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more 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.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.
Research & Development
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Medical Advisor Rheumatology

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