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The “Medical Partner” (hereafter “MP”) is a key strategic medical partnering role requiring therapeutic area medical expertise and broad business understanding to identify and address the relevant medical needs to successfully co-drive the activities supporting the optimal use of Roche products in clinical practice.
He/she leads both the external and internal scientific engagement/partnering in the assigned therapeutic areas and takes over accountability for various projects (including related budgets) mostly in areas of medical education, gaining external experts´opinion, patient centric activities, data generation, publication activities, etc.
Continuously updates the medical part of the relevant strategy plan including all the tactical steps according to the actual status of identified external and internal needs and available resources. MP is accountable for execution of this medical part of the strategy plan.
Is accountable for delivery of planned Medical Education activities: as owner of assigned Roche Initiated Medical Education events (like educational seminars, satellite symposia, standalone meetings, etc.) and he/she is accountable for individual support to HCPs to participate at educational events organized by third party (like scientific congresses, preceptorships, etc.)
Is accountable for planning, execution and documentation of engagement with external experts
Is accountable for proper management of consulting activities gaining scientific advice from external experts – like individual consultations or Advisory Boards. MP cooperates with the other Roche roles in preparation and execution of this kind of activities to ensure that the maximum information is gained, this information is relevant for Roche needs and this information is properly shared and used across the entire Roche.
Contributes to evaluation of applications for scientific and educational grants and cooperates with the Grant Committee according to relevant SOP.
Liaises with local and global Pharma Development roles to evaluate the feasibility of relevant Development programs in the Czech Republic, cooperates on identification of potential investigators and in alignment with Development roles contributes to scientific discussion with HCPs and other relevant stakeholders related to Roche Development programs.
Cooperates with “Evidence Generation & Early Access Expert” (EG&EA E) as scientific advisor on management of Pre-Approval Access Programs and all locally initiated, driven or supported Real World Evidence programs (e.g. Roche Funded Studies, Roche Managed Studies, etc.) . If agreed with „ EA & EA E” and confirmed by the Country Medical Director – “MP” can take over full accountability for a particular program from “EG&EA E” – ad interim or for the entire duration of the program. In scope of assigned responsibilities for particular program MP is accountable for full compliance with relevant regulations and requirements, i.e. all relevant Roche SOPs, ICH-GCP, relevant Czech law, relevant RA requirements, requirements of local Pharma Industry Association, etc.
Cooperates closely on partnership principle with roles accountable for market access on activities supporting reimbursement of Roche products and their availability to patients.
Cooperates closely with functions responsible for lay public communication and cooperation with patients organizations.
Cooperates closely with “Licence To Operate” functions as scientific consultant / reviewer, namely (but not only) with Pharmacovigilance team on all relevant activities related to the safety of Roche products, with Drug Regulatory Affairs on revision of SmPC and their reflection in Abbreviated Product Information and with Quality on relevant quality issues.
Cooperates with roles responsible for Medical Information System for answers addressing the unsolicited questions from HCP and lay public.
Maintains therapeutic area, market, product and competitive environment knowledge.
Provides to Roche relevant staff with medical training, review of promotional material and compliance cooperation/consultation to ensure that all activities are conducted according to the latest medical knowledge, all relevant Roche SOPs, guidelines and policies and all international (ICH, GCP) and Regulatory Authority regulations.
He/she acts as a guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics, and safety of Roche products, putting patients at the center of his/her actions. He/she contributes to constant improvement of Ways of Working in the Medical center, relevant squads and entire affiliate, participates both in department and cross-department projects, can take ownership of assigned processes, SOPs, etc.
In a situation not exclusively mentioned here proceeds in accordance with the competencies described in regulations relevant for medical roles.
University Medical Degree (M.D.) or/PharmDr. (Pharm Mgr.). MSc. / PhD. with therapy area experience may be considered as well, when medical signatory can be guaranteed.
2-3 years of the recent experience in in medical affairs, preferably in the therapeutic areas driven by actual Roche needs (and, if relevant, specified for the particular search)
Recent experience in organization of the medical education activities, evidence generation activities and scientific engagement with key external experts
Good knowledge of legal and ethical requirements relevant for activities in medical affairs area
Demonstrated passion and drive to shape medical strategy and vision across business / therapeutic areas
Demonstrated passion for VACC leadership, with proven ability to lead with a creative mindset and coach Squad members
Demonstrated enterprise mindset and system thinking, proven ability to work effectively across squads/ therapeutic areas and networks in a fast-paced VUCA environment
Demonstrated enabler mindset leveraging internal and external networks to create and maximize value
Demonstrated ability to influence with courageous authenticity and build trust with individuals at all levels within the organization, demonstrated outstanding partnering capabilities and stakeholder engagement
Demonstrated ability to leverage technology and data to generate insights as foundation for diagnosis, recommendations and decisions
Demonstrated passion and ability to leverage digital tools for collaboration, co-creation and sharing across the ecosystem
Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize work to align with overall Roche vision and stop/prioritize activities not aligned with decision principles
Fluent English language knowledge, written and verbal
Note: 30% of time spent in the field
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