Medical Affairs Manager

Bulgaria · Full-time

About The Position

Medison is a global pharma company on a mission to help patients around the world get faster access to lifesaving, innovative, breakthrough therapies. We operate in 4 continents and over 24 countries and are growing fast. If you want to be part of our mission and help save patients by getting them the latest treatments, join us!

Responsibilities

As a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) you will be a key member of the Bulgarian medical team and represent a primarily field and customer focused role, enabling medically oriented interaction with internal and external stakeholders on the basis of individual contacts, educational events and medical projects. You will be an expert on the disease areas under your responsibility and will ensure your knowledge is current and thorough.

You will implement the medical strategy locally and support the generation and communication of scientific information. You will as act as a primary point of contact for a set of HCPs (incl. KOLs) and ensure good communication with sales and market access colleagues.

The MSL reports to the Country Medical Head and your responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with the Medical Lead and Commercial team to establish a medical footprint in the Country
  • Establish, develop, and managing collaborative relationships with key external medical experts and opinion leaders related to any current and future disease areas relevant for the company and develops a deep understanding of their needs
  • Contributing to the generation and communication of complex scientific information, communicating scientific data related to current and future products to all stakeholders 
  • Driving disease awareness in providing external medical disease education and setting up local scientific programs, such as symposia, regional advisory boards, or scientific meetings in accordance with the respective disease plans and in line with current compliance guidelines
  • Coordinate and pro-actively contribute to all pre-launch and life cycle activities for current products and potential pipeline products in the country 
  • Provide medical support and medical information on unsolicited HCP requests related to any products in accordance with the relevant processes and local regulation.
  • Be an active member of scientific and educational interactions with therapeutic specialists on diagnostic and clinically relevant aspects of any therapeutic areas worked in.
  • Locally facilitate any patient access programs (EAP) to address high unmet medical needs.
  • Collect competitive intelligence and market insights within the region on diagnostic methods and treatment paradigms of any relevant therapeutic areas 
  • Communicate KOL insights that influence the development of brand plans and strategies
  • Pro-actively support internal medical knowledge development and provides internal training for sales and other functions on any relevant disease and product related aspects, in alignment with guidance from the Medical Affairs Director CEE 
  • Manage/support local aspects of investigator-initiated trials or other research projects in accordance to respective local laws and with Medison and MA SOPs
  • Ensure that all activities required by pharmacovigilance and risk management are planned, set-up and pursued in accordance to respective local laws and with Medison SOPs
  • Ensure legal excellence and compliance in all medical activities as per company SOPs and local regulations..
  • Any other medical project support as required

Requirements

  • A strong bio-science education background with a medical degree (Doctor of Medicine (MD)) or similar advanced completed University degree (Master, PhD, or PharmD) in a health-related scientific field such as Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, etc. is required
  • An experienced MSL with at least 5 years in pharmaceutical/biotechnology in a similar role
  • Candidates must have experience working in innovative companies and on innovative drugs
  • Ideally previous experience in Rare Diseases or Vaccines having built solid contacts to top KOLs in the country
  • Previous experience of product launches is desired
  • Strong scientific/clinical and medical affairs knowledge
  • Experience discussing on and off label clinical and scientific concepts
  • Experience using data insights to decide next actions to enhance customer experience 
  • Experience working with different healthcare stakeholders
  • Good understanding of local healthcare environment