Medical Review and Information Specialist Job

Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: Hoddesdon, ENG, GB

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Requisition ID: MED004192

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.





Responsibilities also include the preparation of scientific documentation for internal and external customers, the management of third line medical information enquiries and may involve scientific input into formulary packs and other documentation.



Duties, Responsibilities, Activities

  • Provides clinical and scientific input into the development of medical and promotional  materials for assigned therapeutic areas

  • Completes the medical review (certification / examination) of promotional and non-promotional materials ensuring compliance with ABPI Code of Practice, statutory and Company requirements

  • Generates and maintains Core Claims Documents for assigned therapeutic areas

  • Provides internal resource for product knowledge and responds to internal scientific enquiries

  • Responds to third line medical information enquiries for HCPs and patients

  • Reviews and approves standard medical information documents for use in response to medical information enquiries

  • Participates in Global Medical Affairs initiatives as required





Decision Making:

  • Ability to interpret and apply the ABPI Code of Practice and to use own judgement to approve materials and activities.

  • Ability to work autonomously within the agreed processes.


Problem Solving:

  • Proactive, with the ability resolve complex problems and ambiguous situations and apply own judgement in developing a solution.

  • Ability to accurately interpret / critically appraise literature

  • Ability to resolve situations with diplomacy where opinions differ

  • Ability to prioritise effectively.



  • Ability to work collaboratively with senior staff and cross functionally with Marketing, Legal, Compliance and External Affairs, Market Access.

  • Proactively engage with brand team, providing constructive and creative solutions and be a valued partner.


Customer Focus


Requires liaison with HCPs and patients in provision of medical information. Internal stakeholders include Marketing, Legal, Compliance, External Affairs, and Market Access.

Ideal Background

  • UK Registered Pharmacist or Registered Medical Practitioner

  • Experience of writing scientific or technical documents

  • 1+ years Final signatory experience


Minimum Experience Required

  • 1-2 years in a clinical setting preferred eg pharmacy, hospital

  • Experience within the pharmaceutical industry

  • Writing scientific reviews in a pharmaceutical company setting


Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Detailed knowledge of ABPI Code of Practice and ability to interpret for application to promotional and non-promotional materials and activities.

  • Ability to translate analytical /critical appraisal skills and competence across therapeutic areas to add value

  • Ability to proactively engage with internal stakeholders

  • Ability to resolve complex and ambiguous situations

  • Literature searching skills and IT literacy

  • Professional, very good communication skills both verbal and written, high attention to detail, good interpersonal skills


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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