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Medical Adviser, Ophtha & Specialty at Novartis International AG

Novartis provides healthcare solutions that improve and extend people's lives. 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. Our company is focused on industry-leading divisions with innovation power and global scale: pharmaceuticals, eye care and generic medicinesJob ID: 246668BR Location: Lagos Functional Area: Research & Development Job Type: Full Time Employment Type: Regular Job Description

Prepares and drives the execution of the Medical Affairs strategic plans in collaboration with other functions to support the Franchise and brand strategies
Designs, initiates, conducts and publishes local Novartis sponsored studies in the CPO to generate relevant scientific data that addresses local needs and data gaps
Evaluates investigator-initiated research studies for scientific soundness and alignment with the Global Clinical Development Plan and Medical Affairs brand strategy to decide on Novartis support
Collaborates with CRMAs, MSLs and Clinical Operations, identifying potential investigators for local and global studies, ensuring inclusive approach for medical experts
Builds professional relationships with country level medical experts
Participates in gathering medical insights / needs / feedback from external stakeholders (eg. HCPs, HAs) in country and communicates to internal partners
Raises awareness of Novartis brands and programs, and disease areas in which Novartis have programs approved or being developed, through publication of manuscripts, scientific presentations and trainings
Provides a source of key medical knowledge on the company's pipeline programs and approved brands
Collaborates cross-functionally to provide informed CPO input to IMB proposals
Performs comprehensive evaluation of products passing DDP/FDP to enable effective New Product Planning for the CPO
Works with market access team to develop country-specific HE&OR and market access strategies where applicable
Works with patient associations in the country to gain insights and develop patient centric approach
Collaborates effectively with CPO, Regional and Global Teams in the execution of relevant clinical and Medical Affairs activities
Provides input to Global Clinical Development Plans and protocols
Ensures that all Medical and Promotional activities and materials are compliant to Novartis and Pharmaceutical Industry procedures, and to National laws and regulations
Where appropriate: Manages direct-reporting Medical Scientific Liaisons
Provides medical expertise to non-medical functions from the early development phase throughout the life of the product(s) by:

Leading together with franchise head and brand manager the IPS process
Identifying the optimum positioning of the product within the therapeutic area
Establishing close medical collaboration with external experts for new projects
Assisting in the formation of medical advisory bodies as required
Supporting product launches
Maintaining and enlarging medical networks
Supporting the evolution of promotional material
Training sales force on scientific data
Supporting DRA team on creation and updating of relevant materials

Minimum Requirements Education:

Minimum: MD or PhD/PharmD degree in Health Sciences required as per country strategy and / or local regulations.


English: fluent spoken & written
Local language: preferable


Specialist Medical Degree or specialist qualification related to discipline for which MA is responsible

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