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Medical Advisor Bi-specifics Multiple Myeloma Benelux

Job Description

As part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.

Janssen is looking for a Medical Advisor Bi-specifics Multiple Myeloma Benelux based in either Breda, Netherlands or Beerse, Belgium.

The role of a Medical Advisor (MA) is to be a therapeutic area scientific expert, a trusted scientific and collaborative business partner. The MA is responsible for translating the MAF strategy into country specific MAF tactics and implementing them together with the Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL) team within the assigned therapeutic area (TA). The MA will be the MAF representative in the cross functional Cluster Value Team (CVT) and will support and adjust, if needed, the overall stakeholder mapping and CVT strategy.

The MA occupies a central role in medical affairs liaising with MSL’s, MTAL, CVT (functions) and the EMEA medical affairs functional network and is responsible for processing and circulating medical/scientific information and customer/market insights. The MA role has a predominantly internal focus.

Medical Advisor (MA) in this job description may apply to MA, Senior MA, or Principal MA, unless otherwise specified. The MA reports to the Medical Therapeutic Area Lead (MTAL) of the assigned therapeutic area. The MTAL provides functional line management to MAs including setting objectives and performance review.

Tasks and responsibilities

Therapeutic area scientific expert

• Recognized as a trusted scientific expert by both internal and external stakeholders, and considered a reliable and collaborative partner by the LSs

• Demonstrates continuously updated knowledge of relevant products, treatment paradigms, clinical activities, studies, and healthcare landscape

• Translates new data, presented at congresses, to the local impact and dynamics.

Stakeholder management

• Independently develop stakeholder influence mapping and create a yearly stakeholder engagement plan, ensuring appropriate engagement of MAF team members to optimize resources and impact

• Recognize potential new leading specialists and rising stars

• Capture key medical insights in the appropriate tool to shape strategy

Data generation activities

• Be the primary contact person for Global Clinical Operations (GCO) or external service providers to discuss key target centers and contacts for new clinical trials for evidence generation activities

• Coordinates evaluation & approval processes of customer support requests (educational grants, quality improvement grants, investigator-initiated studies)

• Collaborate with real world evidence (RWE) team and HEMAR to identify RWE needs, gaps and opportunities; engage in discussions with key stakeholders to develop and execute RWE projects aligned with MAF strategy & tactical plan

Data dissemination activities

• Proactive and reactive communication of non-promotional medical scientific data using multichannel approaches for external stakeholders in accordance with healthcare compliance guidelines

• Create, review, discuss, and provide approval of proactive and reactive materials for non- promotional activities

• Review, discuss, and provide approval for promotional activities in iMR

• Builds MAF medical education plan and maintains overview, and supports MSL with focus on concept/content and internal processes for approval

Medical Affairs Leadership and Accountability

• Supports MTAL in building MAF strategy and responsible to translate MAF strategy into impactful country-specific tactics through regular alignment with MSL/MA team & MTAL

• Plan, coordinate and lead Advisory Boards, ensuring timely communication of key medical insights with internal stakeholders

• Provide content training and effective communication of data, key publications or other important scientific or clinical information across TA, together with the MSL

• Provide medical leadership at CVT, by providing a clear understanding of scientific trends and key medical insights to shape strategy

• Establish and internal network with EMEA MAF Functional Network and strong connect with EMEA MAs

• Provide cross-functional scientific and medical guidance to internal partners including (but not limited to):

1. Sharing of expertise with HEMAR and RWE teams to ensure data generation activity fills strategic gap to optimize patient access throughout product lifecycle

2. Collaborate with Strategic Account Management (SAM) to scientifically establish and deepen strategic alliances across the TA

3. In response to any customer service request, collaborate with Medical Information and EMEA Scientific Knowledge Management (SKM) as appropriate to meet customer needs

4. Marketing & Sales in Medical-Marketing-Sales meetings (MMS)

• Main internal business counterparts and stakeholders: brand manager, account & sales manager, patient engagement & advocacy manager, health economics and market access manager, real-world evidence manager, business unit manager

• Responsible to lead pre- and post-approval access process (CUP, NPP, MNP) in situations where patients cannot be treated with currently available and registered treatment options, and cannot be included in ongoing clinical trials

• Manage assigned portion of Medical Affairs budget

• Take on role of Study Responsible Physician/Scientist (SRP/SRS) where applicable for IIS or Company Sponsored MAF studies, including Clinical Study Reports (CSR) as appropriate

• Cultivates long-term professional relationships with key stakeholders, both internally and externally, with keen ability to establish relationships that ensure business continuity, even beyond the individual


• Ensure all activities are deployed in line with Health Care Business Integrity regulations

• Ensure safety reporting requirements (timely AE/PQC reporting) as set out in company policies and SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) are met and appropriately handled when planning/ executing projects, developing materials, and contracting vendors

• Ensure HCC and legal requirements are fully understood, appropriately handled and followed when planning/ executing projects, developing materials and contracting vendors

• Demonstrate effective time management and planning with willingness to incorporate feedback as necessary to ensure appropriate prioritization

• Complete all documentation and administrative requirements in a timely, accurate and compliant manner

People management

In some select circumstances, there may be opportunity for limited direct reports for the Principal MA role

BIG registration

This section is only applicable to employees trained as physician which are registered in the Dutch BIG register. Employees trained as physician should be registered in the BIG register and need to make sure that their license is renewed every 5 years in line with the requirements of the Dutch government/BIG register. Janssen facilitates an average of 8 hours a week of individual patient care or equivalent activities to meet these requirements. The following tasks classify as execution of “individuele gezondheidszorg”, in line with the obligation set by the ministry of Health for qualification for the Dutch BIG register.

Business/customer support (pre and post launch support)

• Assessment of adverse events of individual patients, which are reported during the use of registered medication during daily practice.

• Answer of medical questions of Health Care Providers of patients about the use of medicines (off-label indications, dose adjustments, contra indications, precautions, warnings and interactions)

• Assess patient participation in SPRs, named patient programs and compassionate use programs

• Answer medical questions from patients and health care providers concerning products and discuss patient cases with Health Care Providers

• Discuss patient cases with Health Care Providers for individual patient treatment advice on appropriate use of medication

• 24-hour emergency call duty for urgent questions from patients and physicians

Clinical Research/Trial Execution and Support

• Assess patient or volunteer participant eligibility for participation in clinical research trials

• Conduct and treat patients or volunteer participants during clinical research trials

• Assessment of (serious) adverse event and observations during clinical research trials

• Advise about treatment of (serious) adverse events during clinical research trials

• assess clinical cases of individual patients or volunteer participants in clinical research trials reported in the clinical monitoring reports

• monitor patient safety during the conduct of clinical research trials and conduct the appropriate tracking and follow up of adverse events, in alignment with corporate patient safety policies and procedures

• Provide medical information to Health Care Providers, patients and volunteer participants in clinical research trials (protocol, patient and informed consent information)

• Investigator Initiated Trials: involvement to assess the patient eligibility according the entry criteria


Profile / qualifications

The following qualifications for the function of Medical Advisor are required:

• Scientific degree: medical doctor, pharmacist or degree in biomedical/scientific sciences (with MD/PhD being an additional asset)

• Relevant experience within Medical Affairs and/or Clinical R&D in the pharmaceutical industry (preferably as MSL or MA) or equivalent significant experience in academic medicine, ideally within the specified therapeutic area

• Languages: Dutch & English, or French & English (when working in Brussels and/or Wallonia): spoken, read and written

• Integrity mindset, adhering to J&J Credo values, regulations and HCBI guidelines

The following competencies are of high importance:

• Strong communication skills and, ability to hold scientific/medical discussions with HCP’s on a peer-to-peer level, as well as business discussions with internal stakeholders/functions

• Ability to connect and build professional working relationships with internal business stakeholders/functions

• Understanding of scientific research, clinical trial design/conduct and interpretation of medical/scientific data (scientific acumen), and ability to translate this into information to inform strategy as well as into designing medical affairs activities

• Ability to understand and map clinical practice and resulting patient pathways (clinical acumen)

• Ability to link medical/scientific information with clinical practice in order to create insights and inform medical affairs/CVT strategy (strategic acumen)

• Ability to navigate in a matrix organisation and the skill set to collaborate in a highly complex and rapidly changing environment

• Strong collaborative skills and team player mindset, (e.g. cross-functional team collaboration, cross-border collaboration, etc.)

• Ability to focus and define strategic and tactical prioritization when needed

• Learning agility to quickly build deep understanding and knowledge about the use of Janssen medicines within their approved indication

• Creative thinking and innovative mindset

• Business acumen with proven understanding of basic business processes (e.g. finance, marketing, business intelligence, multi-channel customer interaction, etc.)

The following competencies are preferred or constitute additional assets:

• Broad therapeutic area knowledge (beyond indication of use of Janssen medicine)

• Broad medical/clinical knowledge in multiple therapeutic areas

• Knowledge of Hemar (Health Economics, Market Access & Reimbursement) procedures and landscape

• Knowledge of legal and regulatory framework governing I&P, early patient access, etc...

• Healthcare system knowledge with understanding financing mechanisms (e.g. hospital financing)


Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location
Netherlands-North Brabant-Tilburg-
Other Locations
Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse
Janssen-Cilag Netherlands (8345)
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