Medical Affairs Director, Austria (m/f)
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp
Vienna, 9, AT
vor 16 Std.


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MSD is recruiting for a Medical Affairs Director to manage the medical department for Austria with direct leadership responsibility for the local Medical Advisors, Medical Science Liaisons and Medical Services Manager.

Work location is Vienna, Austria.

Reporting to the AVP Medical Affairs for the EURAM Region, the Medical Affairs Director will work in close collaboration with the country Managing Director, as a critical partner, and is therefore part of the Austrian Leadership Team.

The Medical Director interfaces closely with all colleagues of the management team, particularly with the Customer Unit Leads, the Customer Solutions Lead, the Heads of Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Trial Operations, Pharmacovigilance, Quality Control, and Legal / Compliance.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to :

  • Serve as a member of the local leadership team and as the Chief Medical Officer
  • Chair the Country Medical Governance Council and ensure that functional groups with Medical (Clinical, Regulatory, Safety and Medical Affairs) are collaboratively planning, executing and measuring all activities with an emphasis on customer-focus and compliance
  • Oversee all local Medical Affairs (MA) activities with a focus on local MA strategy and the development of Medical Affairs Plans (MAP)
  • Establish, manage and own local Scientific Leader (SL), investigator, and other key stakeholder relationships
  • Represent the company with Scientific Leaders and the press
  • Oversee the medical information manager / medical advisors to provide accurate, comprehensive, medically relevant information services
  • Build and manage relationships with regulatory and reimbursement authorities
  • Support development of clinical trial strategy for the country and the global business and taking appropriate action to ensure proper implementation, providing input into local study feasibility and site selection
  • Advise the management team on medical and scientific matters
  • Provide medical and scientific input and advice to customer units, market access / access alliance functions and others as required, as well as input into Health Economics
  • Identify licensing opportunities
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable country and internal regulations (incl. scientific approval of promotional materials, FCPA, etc.
  • and act as member of the compliance committee

  • Enhance the company reputation and profile through an external focus, by representing the company on cross-company boards and industry associations
  • Qualifications

  • Medical Degree along with significant experience in Medical Affairs; ideally a close familiarity with the other medical functions within the Local Medical Council (Clinical Research, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance)
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with medical opinion leaders and regulatory / reimbursement agencies
  • Excellent scientific and medical knowledge and within the products and therapeutic areas
  • Documented drug development and life cycle management knowledge
  • Strong technical writing, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to communicate with health authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Regulatory Compliance Knowledge and ability to review promotional material
  • Knowledge of local, regional, and global laws, policies, requirements, guidelines and operating procedures
  • Documented ability to manage health authority, regulatory and compliance inspections
  • Proven ability to effectively interact with business units and global MA to develop local MA strategy and contribute to the shaping of global MA strategy
  • Proven ability to understand local business goals and objectives and to contribute to country operations strategies
  • Financial acumen, business operations knowledge and an understanding of commercial and research business
  • Experience interacting with health authorities and ability to provide input to protocol feasibility
  • Good Safety and Pharmacovigilance (PV) Knowledge and ability to understand PV legal and corporate requirements to support reporting to health authorities
  • Good Clinical Operations Knowledge and an understanding of site selection, recruitment, performance management
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and manage in a matrix organization
  • Fluency in both German and English with strong communication skills on a very high level
  • The minimum annualsalary for thispositionis EUR 93.000 gross and variesaccording to the qualifications and experience of the successfulcandidate.

    Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement.

    At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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