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Senior Medical Affairs Specialist

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Medical Affairs
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SUMMARY OF POSITION

 

The Medical Affairs Department stands for integrity through unbiased, objective and balanced medical-scientific dialogues on a peer-to-peer level with the medical community in general and key thought leaders (physicians/scientists/) in particular.

 

Under the leadership of the Head of Medical Affairs MITG the Sen-MSA MITG Russia is responsible for the implementation of the medical-scientific activities in all fields related to MITG’s products, related procedures and disease states.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

1.        IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MEDICAL-SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMES RELATED TO MARKET ACCESS AND MARKET DEVELOPMENT

 

In very close collaboration with the country/region Commercial organizations the Sen-MSA leads the execution of the medical-scientific strategy and programmes defined by the Head of Medical Affairs MITG together with the relevant MITG Business Units.

 

2.        EXECUTION OF THE REGIONAL THOUGHT LEADERS STRATEGY AND PROGRAMMES

 

The Sen-MSA serves as a liaison between Medtronic MITG and thought leaders by:

·        Identifying thought leaders, other health care professional experts, medical professional associations as well as centers of excellence in relevant disease areas and engaging with them in a continuous and regular exchange of medical-scientific information and thoughts.

·        Collaborating with key thought leaders in the development and implementation of medical-scientific activities such as: medical symposia, clinical study group meetings, think tank meetings, advisory board meetings, research conferences, etc.

 

3.        IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MEDICAL-SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION PROGRAMMES

 

The Sen-MSA serves as a peer-to-peer medical-scientific information source for physicians, researchers and other health care professionals through the dissemination of medical-scientific/clinical evidence related to the MITG portfolio. This will be achieved through regular contacts with healthcare professionals and the implementation of the programmes mentioned in the section above.

 

In order to stay abreast with the latest developments in the medical field related to relevant disease areas the Sen-MSA continuously reviews the current medical-scientific literature, attends key medical-scientific conventions, is in permanent contact with Medical Affairs MITG EMEA and the Scientific and Marketing Communication teams and participates in corporate training programmes and academic preceptorships. 

 

4.        EXECUTION OF THE RUSSIA ‘DISEASE AREA’ HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION STRATEGY AND PROGRAMMES

 

The Sen-MSA supports the Commercial organization in the development and planning of health care professional training and education programmes, including specific curricula and modules. He/she is responsible for developing the fiscal year calendar of health care professional training and education events  for the specific disease area. This will include: agenda of event with clearly defined educational objectives and health care professional selection criteria.

 

5.        CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY AND PROGRAMMES


The Sen-MSA identifies clinical evidence gaps and supports the Head of Medical Affairs MITG  and the EMEA Clinical Affairs Director in the development and implementation of the MITG clinical research strategy and programmes. 

 

The Sen-MSA supports the EMEA Clinical Affairs team by providing medical-scientific expertise, by assisting in the identification of potential highest quality study centers and by being a key contact for researchers.

 

The Sen-MSA is in permanent exchange of information with the Clinical Affairs Team EMEA concerning the different stages of Russia related clinical trials.

 

6.        INTERNAL SUPPORT AND TRAINING


The Sen-MSA serves as an expert resource concerning MITG products’ medical-scientific/clinical evidence for the Commercial organization and other internal stakeholders including: Clinical Affairs, Health Economics, Policy and Reimbursement, Marketing and Marketing Communications, Research and Technology Development, Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Governmental Affairs, Sales Management and Sales Training, Business Development and Licensing, Integrated Hospital Solution

 

7.        REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

The Sen-MSA ensures that all Medical Affairs applicable regulations, policies, and procedures are adhered to.


QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

 

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCES

·        Medical/scientific background (MD, PharmD, or PhD) with ideally 5 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Industry.

·        Marketing and/or Sales experience is of advantage

·        Proven understanding of the medical device or pharmaceutical area and European healthcare systems’ specifics

·        Proven ability to implement medical-scientific action plans (including the organization, management and implementation of HCP training and education programmes)

·        Excellent organizational and project management skills

·        Excellent analytical skills

·        Capability to understand, interpret, and communicate complex scientific information (medical statistics, scientific papers reading and interpretation, knowledge of EBM).

 

COMMUNICATION COMPETENCES

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and fluency in English and Russian.
  • Any other European language is an advantage.

 

OTHER COMPETENCES AND PERSONAL VALUES

§  Highest level of integrity

§  Empathy

§  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in and lead cross-functional teams

§  Customer focus

§  Drive for results

§  Informal leadership

§  Creative problem solving

§  Adaptability

§  Cross-cultural respect

§  Initiative

§  Willingness to travel

 About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.


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