AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-driven biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative advanced therapies for some of the world’s most complex and critical conditions. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to markedly improve treatments across four primary therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. In more than 75 countries, AbbVie employees are working every day to advance health solutions for people around the world. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie at https://twitter.com/abbvie on Twitter, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AbbVieCareers/ or LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/abbvie/jobs .
**Summary of Job Description:**
Represent the affiliate’s medical/scientific voice of expertise
for Humira, immunology pipeline and relevant gastroenterology therapeutic
areas. Provide medical / scientific
expert advice / guidance to key customers for assigned products and relevant
therapeutic areas, including scientific exchange and professional relationship
development with key thought leaders / external experts. Provide medical / scientific input into
Medical Affairs strategies for the affiliate medical department and commercial
plans, as required, and medical / scientific support for medical department
activities under the overall direction of the Affiliate Medical Director. Provide medical affairs support to
cross-functional affiliate teams.
+ Develop and maintain in depth knowledge for assigned product(s) /relevant therapeutic area(s) through attendance / participation at key internalmeetings/training sessions, relevant congresses, and seminars and by regularself-study of the national/international literature.
+ Provide expert medical/scientific advice for assigned products andrelated therapeutic areas, including responding to requests forscientific/technical information; contribute to the development and medical andscientific accuracy of core dossiers generated by the medical department (i.e.pricing and reimbursement dossiers, HEOR dossiers, medical information packs,clinical expert reviews etc.).
+ Establish and maintain professional and credible relationshipswith key thought leaders / external experts and academic centers; this willinvolve participating in scientific congresses, coordinating advisory boards,round-table meetings, discussion fora etc.
+ Deliver scientific presentations and medical education programs tohealthcare professionals individually or in groups (meetings, clinicalsessions, etc.), where appropriate.
+ Screen relevant literature and other information from relevantscientific societies meetings and conferences and develop summaries of keymessages for use within the Company (e.g. key areas of scientific/companyinterest, new trends in diagnosis, monitoring and treatments in the therapeuticarea, etc.)
+ Deliver training to sales forces and other departments; developand update relevant training materials.
+ Clinical Research Activities:
+ Design and implement clinical research projects within definedstandards and budgets (e.g. Phase IV, post marketing clinical activities suchas registry/database projects, epidemiological surveys, and PMOS studies).
+ Provide the required oversight to manage review, approval andconduct of IIS studies.
+ Support the affiliate Clinical Research Department in themanagement of clinical studies, as appropriate (e.g. review new clinical studyprotocols, identifying potential investigators/sites, conducting feasibilitysurveys).
+ Review and preparation of promotional material. Ensure themedical/scientific content is correct and fully compliant with Abbott’sinternal policies and guidelines.
+ Provide medical/scientific input into marketing strategy and keycommercial initiatives, as required. Monitor the environment for competitiveintelligence (e.g. product strategies, studies, commercial messages,positioning, etc.) and communicate, where appropriate, within the Company.
+ Ensure compliance with all applicable national laws andregulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, AbbVie’s policies and procedures andaccepted standards of best practice.
**ACCOUNTABILITY & SCOPE:**
+ Provideinput, as required, into the development of product or TA specificstrategic medical affairs plans for the affiliate medical department andlocal commercial plans; collaborate and partner with local businesspartners to ensure that medical activities for assigned products /therapeutic areas are aligned with local business-related strategic plans.
+ Ensurethat local medical affairs implementation plans for assigned products /therapeutic areas are executed efficiently.
+ Ensureadherence to all applicable national laws and regulations, guidelines,codes of conduct, AbbVie standards, policies and procedures.
+ Operateas a scientific interface and resource to HCPs/Customer(s), Health CareInstitutions, External Experts, and professional associations regardingassigned AbbVie Products or Products in Development.
+ Provide specialist medical/scientific strategic input andoperational support of core activities such as local clinical research,HCP/Customer interactions, generation and communication of clinical andscientific data, educational initiatives and patient safety for assignedproducts / therapeutic areas. **INTERNAL / EXTERNAL CONTACTS AND INTERACTIONS:**
+ Affiliatemedical personnel: Clinical Research Manager, Clinical OperationsManager, Medical Advisers; Medical Information team / specialists;affiliate pharmacovigilance / drug safety personnel; Scientific ProjectManagers.
+ Marketingand Sales personnel for assigned product and therapeutic area; Marketaccess teams; Affiliate Brand teams Leads and members.
+ AffiliateGovernment Affairs; Affiliate Public Affairs; Regulatory Affairs.
+ GlobalMedical Information; Global HEOR.
+ LibraryInformation Resources.
+ Regionallyand HQ based Therapeutic Area medical affairs teams
+ Area/Regionalcommercial Staff / Brand Team members
+ InternationalMedical Affairs teams.
+ Project/MedicalDirectors and Clinical Teams within Clinical Development and GlobalMedical Affairs.
+ Healthcarepersonnel, Investigators, External Experts.
+ Institutionsand Scientific or Medical Societies.
+ Hospitalsand Local Regulatory Authorities.
**AUTHORITY AND REPORTING LINES:**
+ Thisposition typically reports into the Senior Medical Manager or Head ofaffiliate medical/scientific function, however reporting lines may vary.
+ MedicalDegree or Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or higher.
+ Experienceworking in a pharmaceutical industry and general knowledge on drugdevelopment and clinical research an advantage.
+ Keeninterest in developing and maintaining expert knowledge for assignedtherapeutic area/product and in medical research in general.
+ Excellentwritten and spoken communication and presentation skills.
+ Fluencyin written and oral English is highly desirable in order to facilitatecommunications between the affiliate medical department, Regional andInternational Medical Affairs and other AbbVie functional staff.
+ Highcustomer orientation
+ Strongcommitment to compliance with the relevant rules and procedures, and toscientific quality and integrity
+ Collaborative,team-oriented approach, able to develop and support relationships acrossan organization as well as with key external stakeholders and thehealthcare community at large. Experience being an activecontributor to cross-functional teams and/or working in matrixorganizations will be an advantage. Works independently:limited guidance/oversight. Works broadly across functions tofacilitate and support the affiliate’s medical and clinical activities asnecessary.
+ Soundjudgment, strong planning and organizational skills, and the ability toget things done. Demonstrated strong sense of urgency.
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**Equal Employment Opportunity**
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