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Scientific Advisor, Rheumatology

Tokyo, Japan Req ID 2121512 Category Medical Division AbbVie

Summary of Job Description:
Reporting to the Medical Affairs Manager, this position represents the affiliate’s medical/scientific voice of expertise for assigned product(s) and relevant therapeutic areas. The position provides medical / scientific expert advice / guidance to key internal and external customers for assigned products and relevant therapeutic areas, including scientific exchange and professional relationship development with external experts. It provides medical / scientific input into marketing strategy and key commercial initiatives, as required, and medical / scientific support for medical department activities under the direction of Medical Affairs Manager.

Major Responsibilities:
・ Develop and maintain in depth knowledge for assigned product(s) / relevant therapeutic area(s) through attendance / participation at key internal meetings/training sessions, relevant congresses, and seminars and by regular self-study of the national/international literature.
・ Provide expert medical/scientific advice for assigned products and related therapeutic areas, including responding to requests for scientific/technical information; contribute to the development and medical and scientific accuracy of core dossiers generated by the medical department.
・ Establish and maintain professional and credible relationships with external experts and academic centers; this will involve participating in scientific congresses, coordinating advisory boards, round-table meetings, discussion forums, etc.
・ Deliver scientific presentations and medical education programs to healthcare professionals individually or in groups (meetings, clinical sessions, etc.), where requested. Develop and update medical education materials.
・ Screen relevant literature and other information from relevant scientific societies meetings and conferences and develop summaries of key messages for use within the Company (e.g. key areas of scientific/company interest, new trends in diagnosis, monitoring and treatments in the therapeutic area, etc.)
・ Contribute scientifically to train sales forces and other departments; develop and update relevant training materials.
・ Medical Research Activities:
O Design and implement Medical research projects within defined standards and
budgets (e.g. Phase IV, post marketing clinical activities such as registry/database
projects, epidemiological surveys, and PMOS studies).
O Provide the required oversight to manage review, approval and conduct of IIS
studies.
O Support the affiliate Clinical Research Department in the management of clinical
studies, as appropriate (e.g. review new clinical study protocols, identifying potential investigators/sites, conducting feasibility surveys).
・ Review and preparation of promotional material. Ensure the medical/scientific content is correct and fully compliant with AbbVie’s internal policies and guidelines.
・ Provide medical/scientific input into marketing strategy and key commercial initiatives, as required. Monitor the environment for competitive intelligence (e.g. product strategies, studies, commercial messages, positioning, etc.) and communicate, where appropriate, within the Company.
・ Ensure compliance with all applicable national laws and regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, AbbVie’s policies and procedures and accepted standards of best practice.

Essential Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of medical science and regulations – Required
- Excellent oral and written English communication skill – Required
- Knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements governing clinical trials and experience in development strategy and the design of protocols – Desirable
- Experience of job in pharmaceutical company over 3 years – Desirable

Qualifications:

Education/Experience Required:
Ph.D. – Desirable
Bachelor or Master of Science – Required

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time
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