Ref #: 34784

Employment type: Permanent - Full-Time

Location: Moscow Russia

Posted: 13-Jan-2022


1: Identify KOLs, investigators and research centres
• Identify and map KOLs, investigators and research centres within the relevant therapy areas
• Establishes relationships with key groups of specialists, external experts to expand research opportunities for Novo Nordisk and develops, at local level, advisory, collaborative and/or educational activities aligned to the Novo Nordisk strategy.
• Represent Novo Nordisk
• Collaborate closely with clinical operations teams in CDD, IO-SO and CDC during feasibility and allocation process
• Identify and engage with relevant patient advocacy groups and investigate areas of mutual interest and potential collaboration
• Collect medical insights that may be of value to Novo Nordisk and cascade these as relevant to IO-SO Clinical Development team a
• s well as cross-functionally within local affiliate/CDC

2: Collect early scientific insights and guidance
• Discuss relevant early development data with external medical and scientific experts optimizing the feasibility process for the clinical trial conduct
• Identify and regularly engage with clinical experts in relevant TAs to obtain guidance relevant to clinical trial execution
• Ensure site staff at main site and referral centres are properly trained on the scientific background of the trial
• Act as subject matter expert within relevant TAs
• Provide leadership in the scientific community within New Therapy Areas conducting advisory boards, scientific meetings, engaging with local associations for HCPs on relevant topics
• Support ad hoc requests by providing scientific and medical responses to requests from KOLs, HCPs, site staff, clinical operations staff and other stakeholders in a timely manner

3: Contribute to Clinical activities
• Contribute to delivering successful clinical trials (phase I-IV) in collaboration with clinical operations including driving scientific discussions at site selection and initiation visits, performing ad hoc visits, supporting attendance at investigator meetings, ensuring KOL inclusion in clinical trials, and engaging key investigators to communicate trial results
• Provides comprehensive expertise and guidance in the Therapeutic Area and local constrains strategies on a medical nature to set up clinical study.
• Contribute to scientific retention and recruitment (SRR) activities at local level
• Ensure continuous dialogue with investigators, site staff and other relevant stakeholders to ensure smooth study conduct and to collect timely and relevant insights throughout the duration of the study
• Support process on Investigator Sponsored studies by contributing to evaluation of proposals and ensuring follow-up after approval in close collaboration with local Medical Affairs team

4: Deliver Medical guidance
• Provide timely guidance and internal training by supporting training creation and delivering training to clinical staff
• Serves as the reference person for medical input and support to the local operations; supports other NN IO-SO Clinical Development functions, so that the appropriate patients in the geographic area of responsibility may have access to the benefit of NN product(s).

Purpose and subject of interaction with internal/external customers and key contacts
• Position requires extensive scientific communication internally as well as externally and excellent and proactive communications skills are a necessity. Strong presentation skills are a must.
• Some international travel in connection with site visits, congresses and company events must be expected

Challenges with regard to innovation and change
• Independence, innovation and initiative should always be demonstrated when prioritising planning and performing tasks either assigned by management or initiated by oneself. The Clinical Medical Specialist should always perform tasks in compliance with Novo Nordisk Way.
Education requirements
• MD or PhD in healthcare with strong clinical and preferably research background
Work experience
• ≥3 years of clinical or pharmaceutical industry experience
• Solid experience with human healthcare research either from university or pharmaceutical industry
• Expert in therapeutic area of relevance, preferably with authorship in peer-reviewed journals
• Understanding the specificities and nuances of the local healthcare infrastructure
• Understanding of pharmaceutical drug development
• Experience as clinical trial investigator or sub-investigator is preferred