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International Medical Director

Job Field:
Physicians Jobs
Medical Director Jobs
Switzerland All
Contract Type:
Temp / Locum / Contract
100 to 130 per hour
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Objectives and Scope of Position:
*IMD is the core PDMA role responsible for the development and execution of evidence generation strategy for the assigned product(s)/disease area (DA) based on key insights and perspectives from multiple stakeholders (HCPs, patients, nurses and payers)
*IMD provides medical/clinical expertise and input into the development of market access, brand and lifecycle strategies for the product(s)/DA
*Accountable and responsible for the benefit risk assessment of the assigned product(s) in relation to Medical Affairs evidence generation and activities
*Stays abreast of internal and external developments, trends and other dynamics relevant for the assigned DA to maintain a fully current view and perspectives of external influences

Summary of Main Responsibilities
Medical Strategy:
*Accountable for the evidence generation strategy planning and execution, incl. (but not limited to) identifying medical and access gaps and needs as part of the overall medical strategy
Evidence Generation Strategy:
*Drives and leads the strategy of the integrated evidence generation activities, incl. clinical studies, Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS), RWD and others
*Accountable for the oversight of all clinical trials within medical affairs for assigned product(s)/DA, including affiliate clinical trials
*Identifies potential medical interests for line extensions according to scientific rationale and good understanding of the actual and anticipated future directions of medical practice
*Assesses the needs and coordinates compassionate use of the assigned product(s)
Patient Access:
*In collaboration with GPMA and IMT, identifies the evidence generation needs/gaps in order to obtain and maintain patient access and integrates them into the evidence generation strategy
*Provides medical expertise and input into the market access, brand and lifecycle strategies and plans (e.g. Life Cycle Plans, Brand Plans, Launch Plans, Comparative Benefit Risk Assessments and other relevant documents)
*Represents PDMA and provides medical expertise to the IPST and other relevant teams
External Collaborations:
*Develops, advances and maintains TAE interactions and collaborations, incl. those aimed to set up and conduct evidence generation activities

Professional and Technical Requirements
*MD with relevant clinical experience (patient care decision-making) at the point of care. Specialization degree and experience in the disease area are a plus.

Experience, Skills, Knowledge
1.Professional experience, both in clinical practice and within the pharmaceutical industry (preferably in medical function at global or regional/affiliate level)
2.Strong knowledge of the overall drug development process and experience in development and implementation of clinical trials
3.Relevant clinical and scientific knowledge
4.Previous experience with launch of drugs/indications is a plus
5.Proven expertise with a wide range of data and information (e.g. scientific, clinical and regulatory)
6.Experience in the principles of data analysis, interpretation and assessing clinical relevance
7.Experience of partnership with TAEs and external organizations is strongly preferred
8.Good understanding of business context, incl. access evidence requirements and external value/decision-making drivers is preferred
9.Fluency in written and spoken English

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