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Therapy Area Specialist (Contract)

Sydney, Australia Req ID 2206581 Category Medical Division AbbVie

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.

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 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.


  • Demonstrate an ability for both problem solving and consolidation of medical facts and clinical data.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and review 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 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.


  • Support Medical and Commercial Teams with provision of expert Medical Information and advice, including support for continuing education.


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


  • Map processes, conduct gap analyses and consistently review performance to maximise KPIs with the medical department.


  • Participate in local and regional task groups where relevant to assigned therapeutic portfolio.


  • Provide medical information expertise in the construction and review of local standard responses to a broad range of medical information enquiries.


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


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


Education/Experience Required:

  • Pharmacy or Life Sciences (i.e. 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.
  • Ability to lead an internal project team.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant Industry Codes of Conduct relating to review of promotional materials and activities.

Leadership Attributes:

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Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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