Jazz Pharmaceuticals

  • EU/ROW Associate Medical Director

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 7 days ago(4/13/2018 4:33 AM)
    # of Openings
    Commercial - EU/RoW
  • Overview

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

    Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

    We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

    Position Profile

    Reporting directly to the EU/RoW Therapy Area Medical Director, the Haematology/Oncology Medical Adviser is responsible for supporting the development and execution of the EU/RoW Medical Affairs strategy and programs that support the development, commercialization and life cycle management of in-market and future Jazz Pharma products. 

    Haematology/Oncology is a major strategic driver for the business with significant opportunities in current and future indications, making this role critical to the success of the organisation. As a key member of the EU/RoW Therapy Area Brand Team, the role will demand high levels of cross functional collaboration.

    The incumbent has responsibility for ensuring all activities are executed in accordance with regulatory and legal frameworks including but not limited to EFPIA, GCP and IFPMA regulations as well as Jazz Pharmaceuticals Policies and Healthcare compliance procedures.

    Essential Functions

    1. Support of EU/RoW Therapy Area Medical Affairs Team

    • Review and critically appraise scientific literature to identify key drivers that differentiate Jazz's Haematology/Oncology medicines and provide support and advice to medical and marketing groups in developing strategy and tactical implementation plans.
    • Work closely with the EU/RoW Therapy Area Medical Director to support the development and execution of the EU/RoW medical affairs strategy and plans
    • Ensure the EU/RoW KOL and educational activities are of a high scientific quality and coordinated
    • Provide guidance regarding appropriate speakers for EU/RoW congresses and workshops in order to expand and enhance scientific exchange
    • The incumbent will develop and maintain a high level of knowledge of Haematology/Oncology and related scientific literature in order to position him/herself as an expert in the field.
    • Contribute to the development of and maintain awareness of the competitive landscape and communicate intelligence to the medical and marketing team as appropriate
    • Support creation of training material and other scientific materials in collaboration with marketing and other appropriate internal stakeholders
    • Provide scientific education and in-house training for MSLs and Key Account Managers and other appropriate staff as required

    2. Strategic and Tactical Planning       

    • Support the development and implementation of the EU/RoW medical affairs strategy aligned to commercial growth drivers
    • Support development of strategies and programs to ensure internal and external readiness for new product launches.

    3. Data Generation and Publication Planning

    • Support development of publication plans covering EU/RoW data generation needs
    • Facilitate and support publication of customer initiated data or reviews in line with Jazz strategy
    • Cross portfolio liaison with KOLs, investigators and scientists in-region who wish to conduct investigator sponsored or Jazz sponsored studies
    • Support the approval and implementation of these projects in line with relevant pharmaceutical regulations and Jazz SOPs as appropriate.
    • Support the development and execution of study plans to provide post marketing data to support the portfolio of Jazz Haematology/Oncology products in phase IV, observational and pharmaco-economic studies.

    4. External Relationships                   

    • Support development of Jazz positioning as the scientific authority on acute leukaemias and transplant complications
    • Support development of EU/RoW KOL advocacy through provision of scientific and clinical information via the MSL team
    • Deliver non-promotional clinical/scientific presentations relating to Jazz’s portfolio and its development or differentiation as required
    • Attend appropriate scientific congresses to stay abreast of developments

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Able to understand the detailed science and clinical aspects of the Haematology/Oncology portfolio
    • Excellent presentation skills, strong interpersonal skills
    • Excellent command of spoken English
    • Strong communication skills to facilitate collaboration at all levels of the organisation as well as with external customers
    • Able to demonstrate clear understanding and experience of competitive study design and execution
    • Willingness to travel frequently
    • Excellent work ethic
    • Proficiency in computer skills

    Required/Preferred Education and Licenses

    • Strong preference for a medical doctor/pharmaceutical physician, ideally with experience in Haematology, Oncology or Transplant Medicine or
    • PhD or higher science degree
    • Preferred medical affairs experience
    • Experience of working in a regional medical affairs role is highly desirable
    • Good understanding of healthcare systems and the needs of payors

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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