Country Head (France) of Clinical Research Medical Advisors

Oct 11, 2021

Job Description

769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Research Medical Head to join us in France.
As Clinical Research Medical Head, you will provide leadership to Clinical Research Medical Advisors (CRMAs) in country and oversee tactical and strategic implementation of clinical development objectives and priorities, whilst collaborating closely with Trial Monitoring Operations (TMO) and Medical Affairs to ensure successful allocation, fast clinical trial start up& recruitment according to planned timelines. CRMAs are the clinical and medical experts who are closest to the Principal Investigators and sites running our global clinical trials in the countries and thus are critical to successful clinical trial execution. We have more than 100 CRMAs supporting Novartis trials across the world.

Your responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Accountable for CRMAs to deliver high quality clinical/medical program and trial feasibility for Global Drug
Development (GDD) and Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research (NIBR) trials; drives local/regional clinical &
medical feasibility process and outcome improvement. Is accountable for adherence to safety standards,
regulatory and current legislation.

Manages country interface with Global Development and optimizing all clinical trials and drives
their ultimate success & leads the Country/Cluster initiatives for local CRMAs, Global Drug Operations and
Medical Affairs to drive recruitment for GDD/NIBR studies.

Engages medical experts and investigators in clinical studies, get insights about local patient journey, local
standard of care and management or treatment guideline for early identification of potential delays and plans
recruitment mitigation plan.

Implementation of global clinical standards for CRMAs and drives effective implementation of Clinical
development objectives.

In collaboration with the Trial Monitoring key stakeholders, assists in the development of local study execution
plans and timeline commitments. Participates in the development of innovative solutions for site and patient
participation to ensure the delivery of assigned studies on time allocation, initiation and conduct of trials.

Leads study feasibility and country patient commitments. Drives site selection in collaboration with TMO.

Accountable for managing the stakeholder connect of CRMAs with internal stakeholders like TMO,
Regulatory Affairs , Medical Affairs, Patient Safety & Real World Evidence

Collaborates with Medical Affairs, Patient Access and TMO to maintain and further develop a long term
relationship of CRMAs with external stakeholders especially Investigators and Academicians

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Education & Language
– Advanced scientific degree (medical degree and/or PhD and/or PharmD)required
– Fluency (Written & Oral) in English and French
• At least 6-8 Years clinical development experience in pharmaceutical industry, preferably in the French healthcare environment
• Extensive operational leadership experience
• Demonstrated capability to problem solve and mediate complex clinical/medical & operational issues along with sound understanding of clinical development and ICH/GCP
• Ability to demonstrate understanding of regulatory requirements and internal policies & procedures pertaining to clinical trials
• Extensive experience representing organisations as a safety expert for clinical trials to external regulatory & compliance bodies such as regulatory agencies, boards of health and ethics committees

You’ll receive:

Annual Base Salary Range : €79,040 - €98,800
• Annual Bonus based on individual & company performance
• A focus on career development
• An approach on Well-Being at work (démarche Qualité de Vie au Travail) allow to suggest improvements for your daily life
• Special attention paid to your professional / personal life balance such as teleworking, annualized reduced time or parental leave
• Advanced health cover for you and your loved ones as well as Pension scheme
• 27 days of paid leave & at least 14 days of Rest Days (JDR) per year
• Different employee recognition programs

Why consider Novartis?
769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. 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!

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