Cluster Medical Lead - Germany - Ophthalmology

Division PHARMA
Geschäftseinheit Region Europe GenMed
Standort Nürnberg
Funktionsbereich Research & Development
Art der Stelle Vollzeit
Anstellungsverhältnis Unbefristet
StellenID 266316BR


Cluster Medical Lead, Ophthalmology Novartis, Germany

Why Novartis

817 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2018. And while we’re proud of that, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are empowered to ask new questions, make bolder decisions and take smarter risks.

We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

Job Purpose:

The Cluster Medical Lead (CML) is responsible, within a Cluster of CPOs or a major CPO (Cluster/CPO), for the execution of the scientific and medical strategy in Rare Diseases . Serves as a liaison to the medical/scientific community and responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with rare disease Health Care Providers (Medical Experts, Investigators, Researchers) within the geographic area of coverage. Ensures appropriate dissemination in the field of clinical and scientific information regarding Novartis’ compound(s) in a customer-focused manner. Collaborate with key functions in the cluster/CPO, the Region and Global team members in the execution of scientific and clinical activities in assigned project(s) and leading matrix projects. The CMM has pan Region Europe strategic and tactical responsibilities beyond their Cluster/CPO and may be asked to undertake responsibilities for small CPOs

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide up-to-date medical and scientific support to the brand strategy as well as to other key stakeholders in the Cluster/CPO in order to maximize the value of data generation and messages according to the rare disease strategy.
• Provide medical strategic input for clinical deliverables in rare diseases.
• Within the cluster/CPO, is accountable for clinical/scientific content of scientific/clinical communications, training materials for field-based associates and publications related to rare diseases.
• As a disease area medical expert, contribute to interactions with external stakeholders (e.g., local authorities, key medical leaders, data monitoring boards, advisory boards, patient advocacy groups), internal stakeholders (e.g., Clinical Trial Teams, Research, Exploratory Development, Marketing, HE&OR), and internal decision boards.
• Contribute to efforts ensuring overall safety of the molecule(s) in collaboration with local cluster/CPO DS&E and support overall program safety reporting, e.g., Adverse Event(s) reporting, Periodic Safety Update Reports (PSURs) and other safety related documents, under direction of brand safety leader and into adherence to GCP, and in line with ICH and local regulations.
• For assigned clinical trial(s), provide medical scientific input and writing of trial related documents (e.g., protocols, case report forms, data monitoring committees, data analysis plan, reports, publications and presentation material for trial-related advisory boards, investigators meetings, and protocol training meetings for Novartis local medical organizations).
• Collaborate with operations to ensure flawless execution of program Operational Plans.
• Contributes to medical/scientific training of relevant cluster/CPO Novartis stakeholders on the disease area and compound/molecule.
• Supports publication of local interventional and non-interventional Phase IV studies in the cluster/CPO to help facilitate market access and adoption within Cluster/CPO and Region Europe
• Supports cluster/CPO investigator-initiated research projects aligned with the Region and Global Clinical Development Medical Affairs plans
• Active involvement in gathering clinical insights / needs / feedback from medical experts / customers in the cluster/CPO through regular face to face contact with scientific experts and communicates and share internally within the Region and Global the key insights.

About Novartis:

Our mission is to care and cure; We want to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to prevent and cure diseases, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life. We also want to provide a shareholder return that reflects outstanding performance and to adequately reward those who invest their money, their time and their ideas in our company.

Benefits of Working for Novartis:

Competitive Salary
Annual Bonus
Strong Work/Life Balance, flexible working
Top UK Employer
Pension Scheme
Share Scheme
Paid holidays
Comprehensive Medical Insurance
Subsidised Canteen
Employee Recognition Scheme
Sports & Social Club

‘I came for the job, I stay for the culture’


Research & Development


The ideal candidate will have:

Education (minimum/desirable):
• MD or PhD degree in health medical sciences equivalent desired.
• Advanced knowledge in medical/scientific area required
• Fluent oral and written English
Experience/Professional requirement:
• Demonstrated ability to establish strong scientific partnership with key MEs, Investigators and other external stakeholders
• Advanced knowledge of the assigned therapeutic area is desired with the capability to interpret, discuss and present trial and scientific data
• Demonstrated knowledge and application of statistical analysis methodology; can identify trends and interpret/report data effectively
• Previous experience as MSL or Medical Advisor as international exposure is strongly recommended
• Understanding of all aspects of clinical and preclinical development, GCP and local regulations, including regulations of Promotional materials.
• Excellent scientific writing skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work in complex internal and external environment.
• Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
• Ability to resolve issues with minimal supervision and understand when to escalate

We focus on creating an inclusive organisation and welcome people who have different knowledge, perspectives, experience and working styles from across the global population.

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