The Disease Scientific Director is a fully integrated strategic partner within the Oncology Business Unit and US Clinical Development Medical Affairs that shapes the Field Medical strategy for scientific excellence and therapeutic competency across multiple disease areas in the oncology portfolio and leads the cross-functional efforts across iDOCS and related functions that are responsible for data and content creation (Sci Comm, HEOR, clinical teams) to ensure MSL customer engagement materials are aligned with the CDMA strategy and customized for diverse external customers.
Develop and communicate a strategic 1H & 2H resource plan to support Oncology Field Medical managed market priorities aligned with OFM and OBU objectives/priorities and contribute towards strategic decisions on MSL scientific engagement and research as an extension of the Field Medical Leadership Team (FMLT)
Lead line functions and key stakeholders across multiple Oncology disease areas and products to ensure that all external and internal resources and content for customer engagement are developed and updated to support OFM strategy and align with US Medical, Health Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR), and iDOC/Compound strategies/timelines, for respective disease states and products responsibilities.
Lead cross functional interactions to strategically identify OFM content/tool needs and provide guidance to content creators (Sci Comm, HEOR, clinical teams) to ensure content supports high quality compliant MSL scientific discussions of Novartis compounds with customers.
Ensure understanding of OFM WPD and educate non promotional reviewers to review customer materials aligned with medical strategy and lead OFM content through the non-promotional review and approval process. Appropriately and timely escalate reviewer misalignment and past due reviewer disposition.
Partner with iDOCS chairs to ensure customer communications/directions are aligned with USCDMA strategy.
Partner with Strategy and Communications Director(s) and determine strategic imperatives for the Oncology Field Medical component of priority Medical Congresses (ASH, ASCO, SABCS, AMCP) that aligns with CDMA congress priorities.
Following content/tool approval, ensure content/tool availability and communicate clear and compliant content/tool direction/guidance aligned with Field Medical working practices to OFM.
Provide feedback on organizational talent review (OTR) and MSL performance
Support OFM candidate interviews as needed
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Advanced degree required; doctoral degree preferred.
Minimum 3 years postdoctoral experience preferred and/or clinical research experience preferred.
US healthcare business, HEOR and Managed Market experience highly preferred.
Prior experience in Field Medical role or as an Medical Science Liaison, preferred.
Superior written and verbal communication skills required.
Strong cross-functional collaboration, influencing, and negotiation skills.
Demonstrated ability in project management, prioritization and strong organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, presentation ability, strong personal integrity, teamwork abilities, and customer focus are necessary. Knowledge of clinical medicine, disease management, and medical research practices preferred. Working knowledge in multiple disease areas across franchise(s) preferred.
Must possess a thorough understanding of the FDA, OIG, HIPAA and other guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry and to ensure compliance with these external as well as Novartis internal guidelines and standard operating procedures (e.g., Working Practices and Ethics & Compliance guidelines).
Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization.
Skillful at leading without authority.
Knowledge of Novartis strategic planning processes and organizational interfaces preferred.
Must be able to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing environment.
East Hanover based with ability to work remotely and ability to travel (US and international) approximately 20%
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