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Global Scientific Communications Specialist

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dublin
Contact Name: Laurentina Kennedy
Contact Email: laurentina@rftgroup.ie

Job Description

Global Scientific Communications Specialist
The Global Scientific Communications specialist will support all scientific communication activities for Scientific Programmes, under the leadership of the Chief Medical Officer and in close alignment with the medical affairs teams and general managers at regional and country level. This position will provide operational and strategic support to execute Medical Affairs goals and objectives as well as providing expert support for the execution of the Clinical Global plans. Based in Dublin, Ireland, the incumbent will take on scientific leadership as an key member of the Global Medical Affairs team and will establish and strengthen relationships with internal and external stakeholders while directing all global company initiatives in the medical area.

Essential Functions:
  • Provide guidance and strategy for Medical Affairs activities within Men’s Health.
  • Work closely on collaborative projects amongst Medical Affairs and other departments for planning and execution of Medical Affairs projects including conference planning, advisory boards, publication planning and training of relevant teams.
  • Drives and generates innovative medical ideas regarding potential new development opportunities in women’s health therapeutic area based on key insights and perspectives from multiple stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • Identifies suitable mid-and long-term differentiating opportunities with a potential of meeting unmet current medical needs and collaborate closely with allied business partners to optimise medical value for products.
  • Continuous medical evaluation of products under scope of responsibility, identifying potential assets to complement current portfolio (including in-licensing opportunities to fully address patients’ needs based on latest scientific knowledge).
  • Lead scientific medical value assessment of business development opportunities and collaborate cross-functionally with business development, competitive intelligence on Go/No Go decisions.
  • Provides sound and up-to-date medical information, disease knowledge and medical training to internal stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Drives medical scientific knowledge, evaluates and reviews medical literature, based on these generates potential new differentiated ideas (incl. digital) to enhance and maximise potential benefit for disease management and patient care within the area of men’s health.
  • Drives TA medical plans, incorporating therapeutic area strategy, areas of research interests, publication planning, tactical plans, study initiatives.
  • Responsible for global medical affairs research projects, and reviews and jointly approves all clinical activities in collaboration with the clinical development group as a member of the Study Review Committee.
  • Prepares therapeutic area target product profiles (TPP) with a cross-functional team to support project review.
  • Secures and maintains good collaboration with the regional and local medical directors for alignment of local activities with the global brand strategies.
  • Drives & oversees establishment and maintenance of scientific collaborative relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), accountable and responsible for KOL development, including approaching KOLs for provision of services.
  • Oversees TA medical content generation for digital activities intended for patients and HCPs.
    Ensure key communication priorities and data gaps are captured from a regional and affiliate perspective and adequate execution of regional specific communication activities
    As a content expert, reviews abstracts, publications, medical information letters, internal/external educational materials, and other medical documents as needed.
    As a member of the Product Safety Team: Leads safety monitoring within all clinical activities under his/her responsibility (global medical affairs or affiliate sponsored clinical activities), oversees the medical review or development of white papers, certain sections for addenda to clinical overviews, PSURs and dossiers, approves risk management plans.
    Provides medical evaluation and propose scientific strategies with regards to major national label change requests, with team responsible for global company scientific information (CCDS, Master SmPC)­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­.
  • Be a resource to define our health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) strategy and provide scientific support for marketing initiatives.
  • Participate in the IIR process and grant review process for related projects.
  • Ensure that all activities and interactions comply with guidance’s, policies and procedures.
Qualifications:
  • MD in Life Science or other related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of Medical Affairs experience; specific familiarity within andrology and urology menopause hormonal therapy is a plus.
  • Direct previous experience in strategic planning and execution, publication planning, KOL development, experience with Phase IV research, Registry set-up and management and Patient Advocacy will be favoured.
  • Experience in the biotech or biopharma industry in an above country position with responsibilities across several countries will be an advantage. Ability to adapt to modification and changes to project plans, demonstrating flexibility to implement new strategies and tactics to accommodate these changes.
  • Well organized with the ability to multitask, prioritize and manage shifting responsibilities in a dynamic, cross-functional team work environment.
  • Excellent collaboration skills with strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and manage complexity. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Broad experience in interaction with health authorities
  • Demonstrated strategic approach to implementation of scientific communication programs on disease areas and treatments
    Occasional (25%) travel will be a feature of this role.

For further information on this Global Scientific Communications Specialist
position please contact Laurentina Kennedy at The RFT Group on 01 2302400 / Laurentina@rftgroup.ie. Check out all our open jobs on our Recruitment website: www.rftgroup.ie
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