Senior Medical Advisor - CV

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Date: 04-May-2021

Location: Uxbridge , United Kingdom, UB8 1DH

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Legal Entity: Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™

Daiichi Sankyo and its 15.000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, the Group’s 2025 vision is to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology”. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany and we have affiliates in 12 European countries. For more information:

Salary: £75,000 - £95,000 per annum depending on experiance plus car allowance

Hours:  Full time, head office based (Uxbridge)

Location: Head Office based, with a need to travel to various locations across the UK and internationally depending on business need.


Purpose: To provide internal and external medical support by being an expert on product, patient treatment trends and scientific activities within the disease area, ensuring compliance with SOPs as well as legal and ethical standards. 


Accountabilities / Measures:

1.    Medical Affairs Leadership at UK and European level to ensure UK representation in European development plans and lifecycle management plans. 

•    Participate and be an active member in the UK Medical and Brand teams in order to provide medical input into Brand Strategy.
•    Ensure local strategies are aligned with European strategies.
•    Ensure alignment with UK Marketing and Regulatory before communicating to European team.
•    Be an active member of the European medical team, thus ensuring that UK needs are represented at a European and Global level. 
•    Ensure appropriate participation in European/global studies.
•    Identify and follow up PMT’s, manage IITs, co-ordinating budget and communication to the European medical team.
•    Manage and co-ordinate medical brand budgets liaising with finance as required.
•    Provide scientific support to marketing and regulatory plans based on analysis of medical literature and other information.
•    Collaborate with other medical functions to ensure aligned strategy.
•    Maintain direct contact with external experts to gather insights and input on treatments/DA and develop strong peer to peer scientific partnerships with them in order to assess unmet needs.
•    Provide medical input for compounds in development.


2.    Provides expert support relating to product, patient treatment trends and scientific activities within disease areas. 

•    Continuously updates knowledge of products, patient treatment trends and scientific activities within the Disease Area.
•    Provides clear, concise and appropriately tailored communications relevant to the audience and the subject matter to ensure a positive outcome. 
•    Communicate medical information for all products within the disease area in an accurate, balanced, fair objective manner. 
•    Provide timely and informative responses to scientific enquiries from external customers and internal partners which accurately reflect scientific data. 
•    Prepare and/or contribute as appropriate to the initial and ongoing medical/scientific disease area and product-specific training of internal Daiichi Sankyo UK customers (Sales force, etc) in collaboration with Learning and Development, enabling the field sales teams to understand and convey the scientific benefits of a Brand appropriately in a medically accurate and compliant manner. 



3.    Assess promotional materials to ensure that all claims are supported by scientific data and presented in an accurate, fair and balanced manner, ensuring compliance with SOPs as well as legal and ethical standards.

•    Ensure compliance with SOPs, GCP, GMP and ICH as well as legal and ethical standards.
•    Assess and review all promotional materials to ensure that all claims are supported by scientific data and are presented in a fair, accurate and balanced way in compliance with the ABPI Code of Practice. 
•    Review European created materials/programmes, assess and ensure local applicability. 
•    Act as a role model who demonstrates consistent ethical and professional behaviour at all times.
•    Alert management e.g. Medical Director of any compliance issues.
•    Ensure all communications to sales force are accurate and approved in accordance with the ABPI code requirements.


4.    Continuously develop own professional skills and knowledge in order to make a valued contribution to the development of individual and team performance at Daiichi Sankyo UK harnessing this knowledge by providing a broad perspective to strategic discussions.

•    Demonstrates a commitment to own development by showing advanced presentation skills and expertise in behavioural techniques and product and therapy area knowledge.
•    The MA will also be responsible for maintaining their own clinical knowledge and in doing so ensure that key information is communicated throughout Daiichi Sankyo UK accurately and in a timely manner. 


Technical/Professional Knowledge:

Essential – 

•    GMC Registered Physician or registered pharmacist with a higher degree 

•    Signatory for ABPI code of practice

•    Experience of working in a medical advisor, clinical research or similar role where there is strong evidence of gaining healthcare professional insight and providing medical input into brand strategy.
•    Ability to quickly and comprehensively learn about new therapy areas and environments.
•    Knowledge of the UK National Healthcare System and the pharmaceutical industry. 
•    Knowledge of statistical methods.
•    Proven experience of the ABPI Code of practice and involvement in the copy approval process. 
•    Experience of working in cross functional teams.
•    Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with External Experts. 
•    Demonstrated ability to write scientific publications.
•    Complete knowledge of country regulations e.g. MHRA, GPV.
•    Advanced presentation skills.
•    Full driving licence or ability to travel within the UK. 
•    Advanced user of Microsoft Office software products.

Desirable –

•    Knowledge of pricing issues and experience of contribution to HTA dossiers.
•    Experience in the CV and thrombosis Disease Area.
•    Innovative approaches to managing external customers and internal partners
•    Leading edge approaches to capturing customer insight
•    Knowledge of key markets research terms and modes of analysis 
•    Knowledge of clinical trial design and process. 



What we offer:

We offer an interesting, diversified and challenging position, good contractual conditions, flexible working models, all the social benefits of a modern company and a professional environment where you will have the opportunity for personal growth.