Medical Advisor (Bosnia, Montenegro and Albania ) Job

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Belgrade, RS

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Requisition ID: MED003898

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.



MSD’s Oncology division is dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide. Our team of dauntless, forward-thinking individuals achieves this through an unwavering commitment to supporting accessibility to medicine, providing new therapeutic procedures, and collaborating with governments and payers to ensure that people who need medicines have access to them. At MSD, our focus is on innovation and launch execution excellence; we translate breakthrough science into innovative medicines that help people with cancer across the globe.



Definition of the Role

Medical Advisor is an office-based ( Bosnia), field directed medical professional who uses medical knowledge and customer insights to develop the country medical affairs plan, and engage in peer-to-peer communication & provide cutting edge scientific information to external stakeholders and medical advice to internal stakeholders such as market access, commercial & clinical colleagues.
Under general supervision of the Oncology Medical Lead, develops and manages country medical strategy of the assigned product/indications. Medical Advisor drives the strategic and tactical execution of the corresponding medical affairs plan. Works in close collaboration with the Oncology Medical Lead, marketing and access counterparts as well as RDMA and other local / regional stakeholders for the products/ indications.
A major part of the Medical Advisor role is to develop and maintain highly effective relationships with new or existing customers (SLs and other relevant local political, economic and other Health Care Community members), engages them in communication of disease & products awareness and applies in depth scientific medical knowledge to ensure appropriate understanding of our data, hence a minimum of 3 days per week should be spend on meaningful customer interactions (F2F, meetings, phone contacts, e-mails….)
Medical Advisor is expected to collaborate with customers to successfully implement investigator initiated research and to develop real - world evidence, patient support and patient assistance programs which facilitate access to or help increase the knowledge of MSD products in the local Health Care context. Medical Advisor is expected to be recognized by customers and colleagues as MSD expert in the therapeutic area.

Primary Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Development of Medical Affairs Plan respecting the global strategy but outlining the specifics for the country e.g. different standard of care, reimbursement timeline…)

  • Planning and implementation of local Medical Affairs activities within the agreed timelines and budgets applying the knowledge of MSD and competitor products and therapeutic options and understanding the disease environment.

  • Prioritization and definition of activities/ development areas to meet all scientific and medical needs as well as clinical care gaps

  • Identification of SLs and topics for discussion needed to implement tactics defined in MAP

  • Planning, initiation and implementation of Local Clinical Evaluation, Patient assistance Support programs including the production of a clinical study report and publications when applicable

  • Support in application and management of IIS proposals received

  • Provides input to business colleagues in the development of the promotional materials, and reviews it ensuring all regulatory and compliance requirement to be met

  • Plans and executes national and Balkan regional Advisory boards/Expert Input Forums, contributes to MSD sponsored meetings / CME events including the engagement of SLs, development of slide kits and giving own lecture as relevant active participant in symposia and congresses.
    Medical advisor has to have expertise and knowledge to apply independently with different

  • types of customers in order to meet their needs and preferences in order to support strategic decisions in support of the medical strategy.

  • Provides medical and scientific training to internal customers and ensures tailored responses to customer’s requests for Medical Information.

  • Closely collaborates with Market Access for access plans and programs and provides support when it comes to reimbursement dossier preparation and participates in negotiations in the sick fund when medical expertise is required.

  • Shares important and relevant information with the team / appropriate stakeholders

  • Knows and understands MSD policies/procedures as well as industry regulations and standards and is able to apply them in the daily business understanding the value of quality and compliance and the implications and risks of non-compliance.

Background Requirements

  • Candidates must possess preferably an MD (or equivalent, e.g. MB.Ch.B., Bachelor of Medicine) or Pharm D, Pharmacist or PhD in a life science, preferably with experience in pharmaceutical industry.


Required skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills related to management of scientific leaders and authorities

  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to function within a team environment, utilizing the strengths and diversity of other team members to improve own performance

  • Collaborative problem solving approach within the team

  • Strong leadership behaviors within delivering value for customers by understanding and meeting their needs; act with candor and courage; make rapid, disciplined decisions

  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization

  • Excellent understanding of core systems, tools, and metrics

  • English on proficiency level

  • Strong scientific baseline knowledge in therapeutic areas of interest to the Company, understanding of clinical trials methods, implementation and interpretation of clinical data, sound scientific and clinical judgment, and an eagerness to continue to learn more in assigned therapeutic area

  • Strong, confident and engaging presentation skills

  • Simultaneously handling multiple tasks and working under pressure

  • Works to develop new skills and abilities and seeks and readily accepts feedback on performance

Corporate culture competencies of Leadership Behaviors, including Business Integrity



Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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