Medical Advisor – Pharmaceuticals

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The primary role of the Medical Advisor is to provide scientific information to Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and to support medical / scientific information needs of HCPs in their designated therapeutic area. Additionally the Medical Advisor is to work closely with the Medical Director  TA and Product Manager, TA to ensure that ICP is developed and implemented based on the TA IBP.

Tasks & responsibilities

Responsible for engagement of external experts and scientific and clinical exchange between the company and HCPs to build the understanding and the value to clinical practice of the company’s products aligned with scientific objectives in IBP.

Responsible for documenting scientific interactions between the company and HCPs and for sharing these information to the brand team.

Responsible for execution of advocacy development plans and support execution of medical affairs activities based on IBP in collaboration with brand team.

May initiate interaction with EE/HCP when the company needs to gain insight or to gather specific feedback to guide internal decision-making (perception tracking/ competitor information).

Together with the PM, TA and MD, develops and implements the ICP based on the IBP.

Where and when applicable, work on generating and disseminating local data scientifically relevant to the products.

Supports the MSL by providing guidance and coaching them on the principles of external expert engagement.


Life Sciences Degree:  eg Pharmacy degree/MD/PhD (Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology)

At least (minimum) 3 years experience as an MSL is required if he/she is not a specialist in his/her TA.

Prior experience in specialty care would be advantageous (oncology/immunology/pulmonology)

Preferably previous experience in pharmaceutical environment in medical affairs

Prior business background (sales / marketing ) will be an asset

Computer literate – MS Word, Excel, power point

Good presentation and communication skills

Good interpersonal skills


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