Clinical Research Scientist – Medical Affairs – Cork, Ireland
CLINICAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST – MEDICAL AFFAIRS
LOCATION: CORK, IRELAND
REQUIREMENT: EU/UK PASSPORT or IRISH STAMP 4
Through the application of scientific and clinical training and expertise, the Clinical Research Scientist (CRS) is an integral member of the medical affairs, development or a business unit brand team for strategic planning in the support of launch and commercialization activities to meet patients’ needs and ultimately enhance the customers’ experience in interacting with the company.
The Clinical Research Scientist serves as a scientific resource for study teams, departments, and others as needed. The CRS is aware of and ensures that all activities of the medical team (and direct reports, if applicable) are in compliance with current local and international regulations, laws, guidance (for example, FDA, ICH, and CPMP etc.), Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), company standards, company policies and procedures, global quality standards, the Principles of Medical Research and activities are aligned with the medical vision.
- Understand and anticipate the scientific information needs of all local/regional customers (payers, patients, health care providers)
- Actively address customer (payer, patient and health care providers) questions in a timely fashion by leading data analyses and new clinical or health outcomes research efforts.
- Contribute to the development of medical strategies to support brand commercialization activities by working closely with the global Medical Affairs and brand teams, Global Patient Outcomes/Real World Evidence and global PRA, clinical management or personnel and other cross-functional management during the development of the local business plan.
- Contribute as a scientific and clinical expert to activities and deliverables of the PRA organization, in particular giving clinical input and insight to develop payer partnership programs and defend the product value.
- Support business-to-business and business-to-government activities as medical expert.
- Contribute actively on an ongoing basis to the strategic planning for currently marketed brands.
- By offering scientific and creative input, contribute to the development, review, and approval of promotional materials for the brand team.
- Support training of sales representatives, and other medical representatives.
- Become familiar with market archetypes and potential influence on the medical interventions for the product.
- Take a leadership role in defining the Patient Journey and corresponding Moments of Truth based on his/her medical knowledge. Become patient advocate, as well as a medical expert.
- Provide medical insight and training to patient support programs (for example, Diabetes Nurse Educators Service).
- Understand and apply knowledge of customer insights to all customer-related activities.
- Participate in local or national trade associations as appropriate.
- Scientific Data Dissemination/Exchange
- Communicate and collaborate with Director-Medical and Business Unit Team Physician/Regional Medical Leader as needed to ensure life cycle plans for drugs in development address customer needs or communicate and collaborate such needs as delegated by Director-Medical and Business Unit Team Physician/Regional Medical Leader, as needed, to global Medical Affairs and Development teams, Global Patient Outcomes/Real World Evidence, PRA, Therapeutic Area Program Phase, and Early Phase /EPM/Translational Medicine teams.
- Communicate local/regional research needs and collaborate with other regions and the global Development and Medical Affairs teams, Global Patient Outcomes/Real World Evidence, and PRA teams to ensure Phase 3, 3b, and 4 (and Phase I and II where applicable) clinical programs meet the needs of local/regional customers (for example, through global medical planning processes).
- Understand and keep updated with the pre-clinical and clinical data relevant to the molecule.
- Represent the clinical needs of the country/region to the business unit medical leadership in the development of clinical strategies, development plans and study protocol design.
- Clinical Research/Trial Execution and Support
- Review and approve local informed consent documents and risk profiles to ensure appropriate communication of risk to study subjects.
- Collaborate with clinical research staff in the design, conduct and reporting of local clinical trials (for example, sample size, patient commitment, timelines, grants, and governance review interactions).
- Regulatory Support Activities
- Scientific / Technical Expertise and continued development
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
- An advanced health/medical/scientific (for example, in Pharmacology, physiology, microbiology) or related graduate degree such as DVM, PharmD, PhD, or MSN with advanced clinical speciality (Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner) and one of following
- 3-5 years of clinical experience or 3-5 years of pharmaceutical experience (2 of which is in clinical development)
- Have a BS or Masters’s degree in health/medical/scientific or related field and 7-10 years of pharmaceutical experience that is directly related to at least one of the following
Clinical trial experience Experience in areas relevant to drug discovery Drug/clinical development experience (for example, epidemiology, toxicology, pharmacology, regulatory affairs, medical affairs)