International Scientific Director

Key People

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Western Europe,Switzerland,Basel-City,

Key Skills :

oncology; PhD; medical affairs

Salary :

€100 - €128 per hour

Date Posted :

15 Oct, 2019

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Key People

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Clinical Research Jobs

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Travel Amount:

upto 15%


An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a leading pharmaceutical company as a International Scientific Director.

Objectives and Scope of the Position:
*ISD is the dedicated PDMA role responsible for the development of the insights strategy as part of the overall medical strategy.
*Responsible for external stakeholders mapping and maintains an oversight of stakeholder engagement, incl.TAEs, medical societies, collaborative groups, nurses and patient associations
*Responsible for advisory boards execution for the product(s)/disease area (DA)
*Contributes to the execution of evidence generation activities in collaboration with IMD and/or GMTL
*Stays abreast of internal and external developments, trends and other dynamics relevant for the assigned DA to maintain a fully current view and perspectives of external influences

Job levels:
Associate ISD: Entry level, no pharmaceutical experience needed. Participates mainly in execution of evidence generation activities. Contributes to other selected aspects of medical plan implementation, incl. insights strategy components under supervision of Senior/Principal ISD or IMD
ISD: Capable of working independently in all areas of evidence generation activities' execution. Capable of working in all other areas of responsibility, including insights collection and analysis with little guidance/limited supervision by GMTL
Senior ISD: Capable of building an integrated insights strategy and plan for the product/indication. Is able to cover all areas of ISD core and extended responsibilities. Contributes to the innovation in these areas. May represent GMT in cross-functional teams. May lead IMT and/or MLT
Principal ISD: Typically leads insight collection strategy for a complex molecule/indication. Drives innovation in these areas. May represent GMT in cross-functional teams. May lead IMT, MLT and other teams. Is assigned to the most complex and strategically critical projects as well as evidence generation programs in the respective DA

Professional and Technical requirements:
*PhD in life sciences (e.g. biologist, pharmacist), Pharm D, nurse, MD with no relevant clinical practice experience
*Experience with pre-clinical/clinical research required (academic research or in pharma industry)

1.High ethical standards
2.Ability to demonstrate Values and Leadership Commitments
3.Strong analytical skills
4.Functional competencies, including organization, prioritization and planning skills
5.Good communication, presentation and negotiation skills
6.Ability to operate successfully in a matrix environment and work across multiple cultures

Experience, skills and knowledge:
1.Professional experience within pharmaceutical industry, preferably in medical function (not required for Associate ISD)
2.Good understanding of drug development process and related regulatory requirements
3.Experience in implementation of clinical trials
4.Previous experience with a product launch is a plus
5.Expertise with a wide range of data/ information and knowledge about principles of data analysis and interpretation is required
6.Relevant scientific knowledge
7.Experience of partnership with TAEs and external organizations is strongly preferred
8.Fluency in written and spoken English

Company Name:

Key People


Catherine House,Adelaide Street


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom





less than 100




St Albans

Phone No. :

01727 817 626

Key People is a recognised leading supplier of staffing and recruitment services to the Pharmaceutical, Scientific & Biotech industry. The company has been operating for over 20 years and has an integrated team of qualified recruitment consultants averaging more than 7 years of recruitment experience. Each consultant is a specialist recruiter for their market area, so they can provide full market advice to candidates and clients alike.

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