Medical Lead

18 Nov 2021
16 Dec 2021
Martin Taggart
Job Type

Medical Lead - Dublin
12 month contract initially.
35 Euro per hour.
The function of this role is to support the Head of Medical UK/IRE in the execution of Medical Affairs strategies in IRE. This will be achieved by the following aspects of the role:-Compliance with the IPHA Code (and other regulations)

  • Keeping up to date with IPHA Codes/regulatory changes and processes.
  • Apply compliance expertise to the medical activities to ensure business needs are meet.
  • To help ensure that all relevant materials has been vetted through promo mats before use.
  • Assist in the development of new claims for key brands.
  • To provide medical review / approval/certification of promotional materials for scientific meetings, symposia and other medical education activities.
  • To be accountable for the medical strategy and tactics of new product launches.
  • Assist in the defence of key claims and activities upon challenge by competitor companies.
  • Challenge competitor advertising as appropriate and assist in the preparation claims against competitors.
  • Approve and supervise non-interventional studies

High quality medical / scientific support:-Externally

  • Provide medical expertise, advice, and information across the companies portfolio.
  • To be the accountable medical advisor and expert for the relevant franchise
  • Keep up to date with relevant medical/scientific developments.
  • Develop individual professional relationships with top local External Experts through non-promotional scientific dialogue pertinent interests.
  • Help coordinate and assist in the medical teams with external expert relationships.
  • Lead/participate in medical and scientific forums (e.g. Advisory Boards) that involve (as relevant) local/regional/national KEEs.
  • Actively work on pipeline strategies and engage with external stakeholders.
  • Develop relationships with key local/regional/national professional societies and organisations.

Education and Experience required:

  • Registered and Licensed Heath care professional desired but extensive medical affairs experience is preferred
  • Extensive experience of working in Ireland and knowledge of IRE pharmaceutical environment
  • With or working towards a higher Medical/Scientific Qualification
  • Extensive experience working as a final signatory or code Knowledge - at least 2 years
  • Minimum clinical experience of having completed Core Medical Training is desired
  • Specialist accreditation and/or Specialist Training is desired
  • 2 ½ years plus Pharmaceutical Industry experience covering the leadership of a broad set of medical activities including clinical trials, medical affairs, compliance/ final signatory and external engagement
  • Experience of setting, balancing and managing a budget to target is required
  • Line management experience is desired ? Ability to lead, manage and develop teams.
  • Detailed knowledge of Regulatory guidelines and IPHA Code of Practice and standard operating procedures, and experience of their implementation within the business environment including final signatory status
  • Principles and practice of medical affairs including clinical trial design, management, analysis and reporting, including GCP
  • Preferred knowledge of specific products and related therapeutic areas, including key opinion leaders
  • Knowledge of the structure and management of the HSE

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