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Remote Medical Advisor–Advertising/Promotional

  • Date Posted November 30, 2020
  • Location Cambridge, MA
  • Job Type Contract
  • Job ID 16753

Medical Advisor

The Medical Advisor – Advertising and Promotional Review Committee (RC) will be responsible for the medical review of promotional materials for transplant and established products in collaboration with the RC, composed of representatives from medical, legal, regulatory, and marketing. This individual will be a member of the US Scientific Communications team as part of North America General Medicines Medical Affairs.

*This position is remote.


  • Required experience: strong knowledge of solid organ and stem cell transplant
  • Desired additional experience: prior experience as a medical reviewer for promotional materials

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Thoroughly review and evaluate promotional materials with associated references to ensure scientific and medical accuracy and integrity of all advertising and promotional materials in compliance with FDA and corporate regulations.
  • Understand medical and business strategy and integrated medical plans that support overall franchise goals of US Transplant products and established products.
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the review committee to provide strategic input on the development of concepts, master visual aids, and all promotional and advertising materials for submission to the office of prescription drug promotion (OPDP)
  • Identify and correct information inaccuracies and update materials according to the most recent guidelines
  • Organize and conduct meetings with originators and agencies to provide guidance on corrective measures for information inaccuracies and assist teams in the development of claims for advertising and promotional materials

Demonstrate Strong Scientific/Technical Expertise:

  • Advanced understanding and clinical knowledge of the disease state (particularly solid organ and stem cell transplant), scientific evidence regarding company products, and technologies and services
  • Advanced understanding of clinical trials methodology, outcomes, and limitations
  • Through thorough review, ensure developed content demonstrate a high degree of accuracy

Effective Communication:

As a member of the RC committee and as part of the RC review process, provides highly accurate medical and scientific information in connection with company products displays an exceptional ability to assimilate scientific data accurately, with strong learning agility, and to communicate such information and with appropriate balance.

Communicate effectively to internal medical and business partners

Demonstrates Leadership, Collaboration, and Self-Management Skills:

  • Display advanced organizational and implementation skills and the capability to manage multiple priorities in a fluid, semi-independent setting
  • Demonstrate advanced interpersonal skills, including expert oral and written communications capabilities for communication of scientific information
  • Display strong interest in continuous learning of scientific knowledge
  • Display forward strategic thinking and the ability to communicate and support ideas effectively to RC committee members, Medical partners, and matrix stakeholders Demonstrate excellent teamwork and partnership with RC Committee members and operate with a solution-oriented approach

Demonstrate Compliance via Exceptional Understanding of and Adherence to Applicable Policies and Standards:

  • Complete all required training, demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of relevant procedures and guidelines, and adhere to corporate policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate accountability for all necessary and appropriate legal, regulatory, and compliance review of communication materials, research or other partnerships, or other types of activities.
  • Collaborate effectively with the Medical Affairs and other colleagues, including the Standards and Quality Assurance teams, to understand and ensure adherence to relevant policies and standards

Knowledge, Skills, and Equivalent Experience:

  • Doctoral-level training (Ph.D., PharmD, MD) with solid organ and stem cell transplantation that combines professional experience with a strong clinical background is required.
  • The preferred educational background combines a foundational clinical degree with residency or fellowship experience.
  • At least 3-5 years of transplant experience and 2-5 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with experience in a promotional review.
  • Strong scientific, health services, and clinical pharmaceutical knowledge and experience, combined with an excellent understanding of the evolving US healthcare system and healthcare delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to independently work under pressure in a compliant and highly regulated environment while managing multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to influence without authority in a highly matrixed environment
  • Strategic approach to problem-solving considering all of the potential implications of key decisions and messaging