Mar 31, 2022

Job Description

769 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. At Novartis, being there when and how it matters most for our patients and customers allows us to live our purpose and help bring maximum impact to health outcomes.

By 2030, over 1 million people in the United States could die each year from Cardiovascular Disease. At Novartis we are committed to reducing the global burden of cardiovascular, renal, and metabolic diseases on patients, families, and their communities. We are focused on developing solutions targeting heart failure (acute and chronic), atherosclerosis, metabolic and renal diseases with the aim of improving quality of life for patients all over the world.

The Peer Education Director is a customer-facing full-time position eand we are seeking individuals with a unique combination of clinical and commercial experiences. Must have been a practicing MD / DO to apply. These individuals are responsible for executing the brand’s peer-to-peer strategies, including driving novel educational programming for HCPs. The primary focus of this role is to engage HCPs participating in Novartis-sponsored programs in a robust educational dialogue regarding cardiovascular product(s) & the cardiovascular disease space, and to serve as a commercial peer contact for HCPs. In this role, the individual(s) will be expected to deliver expertise in both clinical and non-clinical content.

The Peer Education Director should be a strategic and curious leader, able to manage ambiguity, flexible to implement rapidly while adjusting during execution, and passionate to drive education from a profound understanding of the customer needs and behaviors.

Your key responsibilities:
• Execute and moderate novel educational programming (both live and virtual, including in-office and at scientific conferences) for HCP audiences related to treatment with cardiovascular products and the cardiovascular disease space. This also includes content related to non-clinical (acquisition and administration).
• Help develop local peer-to-peer education strategies in coordination with the commercial teams
• Help to develop innovative internal and external best practices for delivering HCP education and ensure consistency across the franchise
• Facilitate execution of educational events, including specific activities such as delivery of approved content, event agendas, and budget management for Peer to Peer Moderated Educational Meetings, Product Theaters, Advisory Boards, Congresses and other Brand Educational Events

• Liaise closely with Commercial, Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance to execute brand tactics successfully
• Ensure alignment to and ownership of NPC policies including Code of Conduct and all applicable laws and regulations
• Work to ensure a diverse and inclusive environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment

Maintaining Current Scientific Knowledge
• Seek out information from relevant medical and scientific literature, scientific meetings, symposia, and seminars to enable a balanced and informed perspective on current trends in the specific medical specialty


Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 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.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

Education: Medical degree (MD or DO) and must attest to not having had his or her medical licensure ever revoked in any jurisdiction
Travel: This position may require significant domestic travel (50-70% or more seasonally). This will also include significant weekend travel due to attendance / presentations at congresses.
Language: English fluently spoken & written; other languages are an advantage

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Extensive experience facilitating or teaching clinical/medical content related to the cardiovascular disease space (required)
• Significant clinical experience as a practicing physician (required)
• Excellence in presentation and communication skills (required)
• Pharmaceutical industry experience (preferred)
• Creative thinking and a passion to influence for disruption, with a proven record of executional excellence
• Demonstrated business expertise and knowledge (business acumen) and the ability to consult internally and/or externally
• Ability to build relationships as well as collaborate and influence across a matrix organization

What you’ll receive:
Competitive salary, annual bonus, long term incentive for select levels, health insurance, paid vacation/holidays, potential flexible working arrangements, employee recognition program, employee referral program

Why consider Novartis?

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.

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

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Accessibility and reasonable accommodations
The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.


“This position can be based remotely anywhere in the U.S. (there may be some exceptions based on legal entity registration). Please note that this role would not provide relocation as a result. The expectation of working hours and travel (domestic and/or international) will be defined by the hiring manager.”
East Hanover, NJ
Research & Development
Full Time
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