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Therapy Area Specialist (12 Month Contract)

Primary Mascot, Australia Req ID 2301043 Category Medical Division AbbVie

The Company:


AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott.  The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.


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Summary of Job Description:

  • Provide expert knowledge and guidance on the relevant Industry Codes of Conduct relating to review of promotional & non-promotional materials and activities.


  • Conduct efficient and high-quality medical and Industry Code review of materials according to internal SOPs and external laws, regulations, and Industry Codes of Conduct.


  • Provide comprehensive specialised medical/scientific information, training, and advice to internal stakeholders on medical review processes, codes of practice and regulations for assigned therapeutic portfolio.



Major Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and review (medical and Industry Code) of promotional & non-promotional materials in collaboration with the Commercial teams and Medical colleagues in accordance with all relevant regulations and industry codes of practice for both Australia and New Zealand.


  • Confirm that key materials have been discussed conceptually between therapy area assigned Medical Managers or Senior Medical Managers and the material initiators prior to entering in the materials review system.


  • Support the Therapy Area Specialist Manager in driving a consistent approach to medical and Industry Code review across the business.  Includes attendance of regular TAS group meetings initiated by the Therapy Area Specialist Manager or the Medical Affairs Communications Manager.


  • Ensure adherence of all activities to company and regulatory requirements as well as industry codes of practice.


  • Provide specialised medical/scientific information support to the commercial teams in defense of the brands, including response to Code complaints and initiation of complaints.


  • Provide training and guidance on industry/association guidelines and codes of practice to Medical and Commercial teams.


  • Support Commercial Teams and Commercial Excellence Training Supervisors, with medical/scientific training associated with products within the assigned therapeutic portfolio in collaboration with Medical colleagues and Product Managers.


  • Participate in cross-functional approaches to projects and product issues within assigned therapeutic portfolio.


  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of developments and published literature within assigned therapeutic portfolio.


  • Provide second line support if required, in the provision of specialised medical/scientific information to healthcare professionals and consumers.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Pharmacy or Life Sciences (e.g. Pharmacology major) Degree
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience within the pharmaceutical industry within the area of Medical Information/Medical Affairs.  Experience in the review of promotional/non-promotional material and product training desired.
  • Medicines Australia Code of Conduct Continuing Education Program (CEP) Accreditation – Program 1

Essential Skills & Abilities:

  • Critical and thorough appraisal of the scientific literature.
  • Ability to search scientific information within the literature.
  • Ability to effectively communicate medical and scientific information to audiences with varying medical/scientific understanding.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant Industry Codes of Conduct relating to review of promotional materials and activities.
  • Demonstrated ability for both problem solving and consolidation of medical facts and clinical data.

Leadership Attributes:

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AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.

Travel: No

Job Type: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time

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