Johnson & Johnson Careers

Medical Advisor Hematology

Tilburg, Netherlands
Medical Affairs

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805673103W


‘Caring for the world, one person at a time’... inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.
Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

Janssen Benelux is part of Johnson & Johnson and is responsible for commercialization of the Janssen portfolio within the Benelux, and is active in 5 therapeutic areas: neuroscience, metabolic disorders, oncology, immunology and infectious diseases (HIV, HEP-C and TB). Janssen Benelux is committed to become the most trusted partner in healthcare by 2020. The offices of Janssen are located in Beerse/Breda, Belgium.


The role of a Medical Advisor (MA) is to be a therapeutic area scientific expert, responsible for discussing our products, patient treatment trends and studies in the therapeutic areas in which we are involved, on a peer-to-peer basis with a defined audience of external clinical and non-clinical stakeholders (Physicians, Pharmacists, Hospital Managers, Board Members of Scientific Societies, and other stakeholders) to feed and adjust, if needed, the overall stakeholder mapping and Cluster Value Team (CVT) strategy. You are to be considered a trusted scientific counterpart and collaborative partner.

As a MA you are responsible for translating the CVT strategy into country-specific tactics and tools and implementing them together with the Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL) within the assigned therapeutic area (TA). You are responsible for translating, processing and providing medical field information, study information and other country-specific information towards the Medical Affairs Therapeutic Area Lead/CVT.


You report to the Medical Affairs Therapeutic Area Lead of the assigned therapeutic area. The Medical Affairs Therapeutic Area Lead provides functional line management to MAs including setting objectives and performance review.


The function Medical Advisor contains the following main tasks & responsibilities:


  • To keep abreast of medical and scientific knowledge
    • Continuously update his/her knowledge of products, compounds in development and clinical activities within the TA
    • Raise general disease awareness within the TA and identify patient treatment trends and needs for current and future indications
    • Identify evolving scientific concepts with future clinical implications
    • Be a scientific expert within the TA, a trusted counterpart and a collaborative partner aiding and working together in shaping the treatment landscape


  • Development and maintenance of a network with external stakeholders
    • Perform stakeholder influence mapping within the TA and develop a yearly
      stakeholder plan
    • Develop an active network with a group of stakeholders relevant for upcoming changes in the TA
    • Be a valuable and trusted partner in challenging current treatment standards
    • Understand key value drivers and scientific activities within the TA for current and future indications
    • Proactive and reactive communication of medical scientific data to external stakeholders:


  • Accountable for evidence-generating activities, planning, design and execution in close co-operation with Global Clinical Operations (GCO), Medical Affairs Operations (MAO) and external service provider (ESPs) ultimately resulting in data publication
    • Liaise with GCO in optimizing investigator and site selection for interventional and non-interventional studies
    • In collaboration with GCO, develop patient recruitment strategies and follow up study results and publications
    • Receive and manage investigator proposals for investigator-initiated studies (IIS) and ensure they are discussed within the Medical Affairs department for decision
    • Take on role of Study Responsible Physician/Scientist (SRP/SRS) where applicable, including Clinical Study Report (CSR) responsibilities
    • Identify Real World Evidence (RWE) needs, gaps and opportunities. In close collaboration with strategic partner RWE lead, engage in discussions with stakeholders to design RWE projects in line with CVT strategy
    • Support post-marketing surveillance, risk management plans, medical need programs, patient support programs etc


  • Develop and execute Medical Affairs part of the business plan
    • Through scientific interactions with external stakeholders, gain insights into treatment patterns and scientific and clinical developments in the TA
    • In line with the stakeholder plan, increase the medical value of our products fairly, based on the risk-benefit profile of our drugs and foster innovative therapeutic approaches to benefit patients
    • Provide medical input into the CVT and align with business planning & strategy
      • Be an ad hoc member of the CVT, strengthening medical leadership by providing valuable insights in any phase of the product life cycle
      • Liaise with the EMEA Medical Affairs network for regional medical insights
      • Optimise CVT strategy and tactics through regular alignment with the MSL & Medical Affairs Therapeutic Area LeadTogether with the MSL, translate CVT strategy into country-specific tactics
    • Plan, organize and participate in Advisory Boards in cooperation with the MSL/Medical Affairs Therapeutic Area Lead
    • Set up early access programs (EAPs) within the legal boundaries and in cooperation with EMEA Medical Affairs
    • Review and approval of proactive and reactive materials, for both promotional and nonpromotional materials
    • Provide scientific and medical guidance to internal stakeholders including but not exhaustive
      • crossfunctional sharing of expertise with HEMAR to ensure optimal patient access in any phase of the product lifecycle
        crossfunctional collaboration with SAM scientifically upgrading strategic alliances
      • content training and communication of publications or other novelties in the TA
      • in response to any customer service request, in collaboration with Medical Information (MIM) and EMEA Scientific Knowledge Management (SKM) as appropriate
      • Manage Medical Affairs budget for assigned country
    • Make sure all activities deployed are in line with Health Care Business Integrity regulations and local and EMEA Standard Operating Procedures and ensure review by the Medical Affairs Manager (and Health Care Compliance in case of value transfer).


  • Compliance
    • Ensure safety reporting requirements (timely AE/PQC reporting) as set out in company policies and SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) are met and appropriately managed when planning projects, developing materials, executing projects and contracting vendors
    • Ensure HCC and legal requirements are fully understood, appropriately managed and complied with when planning projects, developing materials, executing projects and contracting vendors.






For the function Medical Advisor, the following qualifications are required:

  • Scientific degree: Medical Doctor, PhD, pharmaceutical or other biomedical degree
  • Minimal 3-5 years experience within Medical Affairs in the pharmaceutical industry or equal
  • High customer focus with an understanding of the importance of business results and strength in problem-solving
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and presentation skills for interaction with external and internal customers and partners
  • Able to work in a team and independently: show leadership, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Awareness of, and adherence to, Johnson & Johnson Credo values and International Health Care Business Integrity Guidelines
  • Willing to comply with regulatory requirements and with company policy on business integrity
  • Languages: Dutch, preferably French (when working in Belgium), English: spoken, written

For the function Medical Advisor, the following qualifications are desired:

  • Business acumen: understanding of business administration and translation into tactical plans and tools
  • Strategic thinking to promote growth, process improvement and gaining competitive advantage
  • Deep knowledge of the therapeutic area, strength in interpretation of medical and research data
  • Innovative mindset and ability to apply new technologies to improve healthcare delivery
  • Ability to work in a matrix and collaborate to generate impact in a complex and changing environment
  • Being persistent, accountable and willing to make decisions
  • Computer skills: knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel)


What’s in it for you…?
“Caring for the world, one person at a time…”
As an employee we consider you as our most valuable asset. We take your career seriously.
As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility.
Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth.
Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.





Primary Location
Netherlands-North Brabant-Tilburg
Janssen-Cilag Netherlands (8345)
Job Function
Medical Affairs
Requisition ID