Medical Advisor - Nordics

Medical Affairs Copenhagen, Denmark


Description

Seagen is a global multi-product biotechnology company that develops and commercializes innovative antibody-based therapies and small molecules for the treatment of cancer. The company’s industry-leading antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology harnesses the targeting ability of antibodies to deliver cell-killing agents directly to cancer cells. In addition to three marketed products, we are advancing a strong product pipeline of novel therapies for solid tumors and blood related cancers designed to address significant unmet medical needs and improve treatment outcomes for patients. More information about Seagen can be found at www.seagen.com

With Seagen’s mission to rapidly bring practice-changing innovations to the oncology landscape and the recent announcement of positive data in HER2+ metastatic breast cancer, we are preparing the launch of tucatinib in Europe and are building the Medical functions.

This is a unique opportunity to build something new and be involved in the whole spectrum of drug development. We are offering a role that is part of the Nordic/UK team where everyone’s contribution counts, with many opportunities to interact with colleagues across Europe and at our headquarters.

The Medical Advisor reports into the Medical Director Nordics/UK. The position is based out of the Danish office and requires travel across the Nordics, primarily Sweden.


Position Summary:

The Medical Advisor, Nordics, will support strategy and clinical development, launch, and commercialization of drug products to consolidate Seagen’s market position by providing medical information of compounds and indications and to collaborate closely with other departments and external stakeholders in the field. 

The Advisor will build awareness around the Seagen pipeline and to support product solutions which are aligned with compound or brand strategy by exchanging scientific information, supporting clinical trials and give Medical input to key projects.

Principal Responsibilities: 

Be responsible for identifying and building relationships with HCPs, including Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and cooperative groups within the region

  • Facilitate scientific discussions in the field, including managing advisory boards, investigator- and scientific meetings, and work with in-house and field partners to facilitate ongoing information/clinical data sharing (i.e., new data, competitive information, customer insights, medical communications support) to optimize communications and coordinated activities across the organization
  • Deliver scientific presentations internally and externally
  • Execute conference strategy, including staffing of scientific booths at major conferences and regional clinical meetings in alignment with the company’s objectives of Region Europe
  • As part of the role as Nordic medical representative, to attend medical and cross-functional brand team meetings, and Business Reviews, as appropriate
  • As needed, collaborate with cross-functional partners within Medical Affairs and across other departments
  • Support the development and implementation of the strategic Medical Engagement plan for tucacitinib in close alignment with European Regional Medical Affairs
  • To participate and contribute actively, as medical representative and content expert, in Disease Area Teams relative to upcoming launches, Life-Cycle Management and Marketing concepts, to support the team on scientific and clinical issues
  • Identify key clinical and research issues from therapy area experts and communicate to appropriate departments within Region Europe to help shape company research, development, marketing plans and strategies
  • To contribute to Global studies through Medical input for Clinical Development Plans, study protocols, choice of study centres, feasibility, commitment of recruiting measurements and work alongside clinical operations
  • To develop study concepts, inspection plans and study finalization reports for national studies
  • Provide Medical input to key projects
  • Act as a key liaison for all aspects in the support of investigator sponsored trials (ISTs)
  • To ensure the implementation and conduct of managed access programs
  • To write articles, publications, and congress reviews
  • To keep up to date with the market and study (academic) environment regarding medical trends and clinical studies/trials. To share and disseminate medical information within the organization
  • Stay abreast of relevant medical literature in a self-directed manner
  • To support the Value/Market Access Team and the reimbursement-/value-dossier activities for new drugs
  • Contribute to the planning and control of the Medical budget for project activities within the respective country
  • To participate in the preparation of medical or development audits as necessary
  • To support compliance in all interactions throughout the organization and maintain ongoing liaison with Regional and Global compliance functions to ensure that all processes and activities are in line with internal and external policies

  Key performance indicators

  • Scientific engagement activities within the medical community across the area of responsibility 
  • Design and timely execution of Medical Engagement Plan
  • Scientific collaborations e.g. support of global and local trials, and NPPs
  • Understand and identify healthcare decision makers, clarify clinical guidelines and map patient journeys
  • Generate and report competitive insights
  • Integral support of launch, including reimbursement dossiers
  • Forecast accuracy budget planning
Qualifications: 
  • Medically qualified and registered physician, or Master of Science or PhD/PharmD
  • More than 2 years’ experience in clinical medicine and/or clinical research (preferred)
  • Clinical or research experience in the area of hematology or oncology is a preference
  • Experience of working in the private pharmaceutical industry in a Medical Affairs role (preferred)
  • Proven track record regarding planning and organisational skills
  • Candidate should have strong presentation/interaction and time management skills
  • Experience in providing evidence-based scientific and clinical information to the medical community
  • Strong medical and scientific writing skills
  • Fluent in English and local languages (oral and written) 

As a leading employer in our industry, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. To learn more about Seagen, please visit www.seagen.com

Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment.