Cardinal Health Medical Solutions Medical Science Lead, Asia Pacific in United States
The Medical Affairs Department leads scientific and clinical activities, including grants, publications, evidence, relationships with medical stakeholders, Advisory Boards, clinical education, and overall medical strategy. The team is uniquely positioned to deliver highly credible, scientific information to internal and external stakeholders.
We are looking for a scientific expert to develop professional relationships using a data-driven approach to address clinical and economic needs of medical stakeholders. The Asia-Pacific (APAC) Medical Science Lead (MSL) will bring a background of scientific and compliance rigor, and excellent communication skills. The MSL will be part of the Global Medical Affairs Department and will report to the Global Director for Medical Affairs.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Responsible for the execution of the comprehensive Medical Affairs strategy for assigned therapy and product portfolio areas, which involves:
- Alignment of medical, clinical, educational, and health economics strategies with the commercial teams;
- Development of activities that foster evidence landscaping, evidence generation, and guidelines/consensus statements;
- Facilitation, generation, packaging and communication of medical and clinical information for both internal and external stakeholders.
- Close partnership with Compliance and Legal representatives in region.
Responsible for supporting the organization in establishing the highest medical-scientific credibility with diverse stakeholders and acting as a medical-scientific liaison between the organization and the medical community.
Responsible for compliantly establishing long-term strategic medical, scientific, and clinical trial relationships with external thought leaders, medical associations, and academic centers of excellence.
Responsible for the development and execution of medical affairs initiatives aimed to accelerate market development for assigned platform.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop and communicate in-depth clinical knowledge of the healthcare conditions, medical therapies, and diagnostic products of interest, including but not limited to venous thromboembolism, healthcare associated infections, enteral and parenteral nutrition therapy, and electrocardiography.
- Establish relationships with key opinion leaders , prominent academic and clinical investigators, and leaders of medical and scientific organizations who can contribute to the clinical diagnosis and management of the diseases relating to the portfolio of covered products.
- Educate healthcare professionals on clinical and economic data supporting the portfolio of products
- Generate and support clinical studies/trials , as necessary
- Identify and communicate key clinical and research insights from key opinion leaders to internal stakeholders to help formulate research and development strategies
- Participate in informing relevant investigators regarding pipeline and research opportunities
- Respond to unsolicited requests for an investigator-initiated study (IIS ) and support submission through appropriate internal channels
- Upon request provide support for reimbursement dossiers and tendering activities
- Upon request provide support for medical affairs activities such as advisory boards, key congresses and society meetings
- Assist in the development and delivery of scientific training to field sales and other team members
- Collaborate with company’s medical safety functions (including Complaint Handling, Quality & Regulatory Affairs) in facilitating medical safety evaluations and decisions
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Global Medical Affairs team, the APAC Commercial & Compliance teams, and clinicians, scientists, core-labs, clinical consultants, and other internal clients
- Work collaboratively with Legal and Compliance teams to ensure all transactions with healthcare professionals and government officials are ethical and comply with all legal and regulatory requirements.
- Upon request, participate in the development and review of clinical reports, such as clinical evaluation reports, periodical clinical updates, clinical justifications for regulatory filings, and slide presentations pertaining to Company’s clinical material
- Masters or above science / healthcare degree, PhD preferred, and 3-5 years related medical device experience
- Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills
- Ability to understand and effectively communicate scientific information; respond to inquiries and address needs of key stakeholders
- Experience with medical and academic centers highly preferred
- Ability to initiate and maintain relationships throughout the medical community Demonstrated ability to build positive constructive relationships with cross-functional team members
- Demonstrated high level of personal integrity, emotional intelligence, flexibility
- Understanding of the highly regulated medical device industry environment in which we work
- Ability and willingness to travel; 25-40% possible Understanding of the diverse APAC legal and regulatory environment
- Clinical background, understanding of the clinical environment and patient care, or extensive clinical research experience in the device industry
- Ability to assess clinical results, summarize into reports, assist in authoring reports and justifications
- Experience in operational processes, healthcare compliance, regulatory requirements, and project management is required
- Knowledge of GCP, GLP, MDR, FDA, TGA, PMDA, and NMPA regulations
- Strong work ethic and commitment to serve internal and external clients.
- Energy, focus, motivation, debate-friendly, and good interpersonal skills
- Passion for science and teaching
- Open and honest approach to debates and constant evaluation
- Team player, “ can-do ” attitude
- Ability and desire to develop good working relationships internally and externally
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