Takeda Pharmaceuticals Medical Advisor Oncology – Austria in Vienna, Austria

Medical Advisor, Oncology – Austria

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Medical Advisor Oncology – Austria, in our Vienna office.

Takeda is a global pharmaceutical leader with more than 31,000 professionals working together across 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put people first and we live our values of Takeda-ism—Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our 235-year legacy of research-based pharmaceuticals and our mission to strive toward Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

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Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Medical advisor, Oncology – Austria, working on the Austrian Medical Affairs team, a typical day will include:

Role Objective

• Provide medical expertise and support for Oncology products with responsibility to Market Access, Brand Management / Marketing & KAMs and other internal stakeholders

• Support the Local Operating Country (LOC) Medical Director and Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) in establishing the local Medical Strategy Plan and its implementation for the TA of responsibility

• Ensure the correct interpretation and communication of scientific data of Takeda products

• Play a role of advocate for patients needs

• Assist with launch of new oncology products in market


• Medical/Scientific Affairs

o Continuously screen, review and analyse scientific literature; generate summaries & critical assessments if appropriate

o Present the clinical evidence to internal and external stakeholders in a non-promotional way, e.g. reimbursement bodies, while determining their needs as well as patient needs in order to become a partner in improving health care

o Assess scientific accuracy and validity of non-promotional material and its compliance with Takeda standards, SOPs and national laws

o Communicate and align with Regional and Global Medical Affairs functions, as well as with other LOC functions (e.g. Commercial, Market Access) to ensure alignment in meeting customer needs

o Develop local strategic medical plans in line with product Life Cycle Management plans and oversee execution (including the production of local publications, planning and conduct of local Advisory Board meetings etc.)

o Establish and maintain strong relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), understand their needs in order to segment them and create medical strategy and tactics per segment accordingly

o Act as a communication link to authors of scientific publications about Takeda products

o Provide extensive, clear and structured briefing to external presenters/speakers at Takeda sponsored medical events (e.g. local Advisory Boards, doctors’ meetings)

o Identify gaps in the local clinical study program which are a hurdle for successful regulatory and/or clinical acceptance of the product and propose studies to address these issue

o Provide medical expertise to LOC Market Access, (e.g. Pricing & Reimbursement Dossier creation)

o Provide medical expertise to LOC Regulatory Affairs/LOC Pharmacovigilance/LOC Quality Assurance

o Evaluate and support local investigator initiated research proposals in alignment with global strategy and Takeda standards and SOPs

o Budget responsibility for medical affairs activities related to TA/product

o Provide medical training for allocated therapeutic area / products to Marketing & Sales

o Provide scientific input into Marketing strategy and tactics

o Provide medical input for development of promotion material

o Assess scientific accuracy and validity of promotion material and its compliance with Takeda standards, SOPs, and national laws and regulations

o Assist with all elements of local product launches

o Participate in development of patient services "beyond the pill"

o Other medical and scientific support duties as assigned

• Cross-functional Collaboration

o Ensure awareness and communication of medical activities to other departments within the LOC

o Participate in local product committees and brand planning cycles; owner of medical part of integrated brand plan

• Clinical Development

o Develop study outline and protocol for local post-authorization (phase 4) and other Real World Evidence (RWE) studies sponsored by Takeda; coordinate/oversee study conduct, data analysis and disclosure, reporting/publication

o Liaise with CROs and other vendors for Takeda sponsored global studies as appropriate being able to do supervision to fulfill with regulations regarding local studies.

o Collaborate with Global Development Operations functions (e.g. LOC Support)

**Medical Information

o Maintain a tracking system for all unsolicited medical enquiries in the LOC

o Provide timely, accurate and balanced answers to unsolicited medical enquiries

o Collaborate with Regional and Global Medical Information

** Will depend on the structure of the country and the blueprint to be implemented

Key Capabilities:

• Targeted lung cancer therapy experience with ALK experience (highly preferred) or other targeted therapy experience (e.g. EGFR)

• Preferably experience in pneumology

• Knowledge of Austrian market and relevant stake-holders preferred

• German language skills recommended

• Experience in medical advisor / medical manager role or other relevant roles

• Ability to engage with KOL community based on existing strong relationships and help to build lasting relationships with KOLs

• Experience with new product launches, especially in oncology and/or orphan disease markets

• The candidate will ideally have both solid and haem experience, but not required

• Education recommended: PharmD, MD or PhD


Job: *Medical Affairs

Title: Medical Advisor Oncology – Austria

Location: AT-Vienna

Requisition ID: 1701798