Medical Lead Oncology

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Job Description

Janssen - Medical Lead – Oncology
Location: High Wycombe
Key Role Activities
Team leadership
  • Drive and support direct reports to deliver the projects and tactics within the medical brand plan providing general and technical advice, mentoring, conducting performance reviews and managing team development plans
  • Champion a working environment within the medical team that cultivates open communication, high performance, diversity and inclusion, compliance and a positive work-life balance
  • Monitor and communicate team performance to team and management
Strategy development
  • Contribute to the development of the MAF strategy for allocated therapy area based on interactions with and input from CVT and drive the team in its delivery of agreed projects and tactics
  • Lead development of brand specific evidence generation and medical education plans
  • Feedback insights from customers to contribute to cross-functional (marketing, medical, outcomes research, BI and communications) brand team strategies and highlight key aspects of clinical data so that they form the basis of key marketing messages
  • Build understanding of company, global and regional TA and individual product strategy together with local Business Unit strategy
Therapy area knowledge
  • Be aware of the latest scientific and clinical advances and developments within the pharmaceutical industry in relevant therapy areas by reviewing summarised literature searches, analysed clinical papers and attending conferences, courses and other events.
  • Monitor competitor promotional and scientific activities to understand their ongoing strategies and assess their compliance with the Code of Practice.
  • Synthesize therapy knowledge and data to ensure Janssen therapy area strategy is aligned and course correct where necessary
Customer excellence
  • Develop and maintain positive relationship with Key Opinion Leaders
  • Meet with key customers and researchers on a regular basis through 1:1 and group meetings, conferences etc., to:
  • Gather information and insights on therapy area (including Competitor landscape) and customer medical and scientific needs
  • Exchange disease area knowledge and opinions in order to understand emerging opinions
  • Increase customer understanding about Janssen products and processes (e.g. clinical data, IIS, clinical trials, compliance processes), according to their expressed interests and needs and to seek their advice on the development of our products.
  • Deliver scientific and medical content at medical advisory boards; chair/co-chair such meetings
  • Be the point of contact for investigator-initiated studies (IIS) and manage such studies in collaboration with GCO. Sign off on the Safety Profile of such studies
  • Interact with patient advocacy groups and support appropriate initiatives e.g. responding to clinical interest, gathering insights.
  • Engage with government bodies (e.g. NICE, SIGN, SMC, AWSMG) to ensure our products are presented in such a way that all appropriate patients benefit from them and collaborate with colleagues (HEMA) to provide data so that relevant guidelines can be developed
  • Represent Janssen to industry and other professional groups/bodies at relevant meetings.
Internal collaboration
  • Be a medical representative at, and contribute to, CVT to understand, shape and execute brand priorities and support the company strategic objectives and maintain strong working relationship with all key CVT members.
  • Build and maintain a network with Global and EMEA Medical Affairs, R&D, GCO, SKM, Medical Education and marketing colleagues.
Clinical review
  • In line with the ReCAP process, review and amend study proposals to ensure clinical trials are aligned with Global, Regional and local commercial strategies
  • take role of Study Responsible Physician.
  • Lead the medical team in developing compliant materials, aligned to ABPI and HCBI guidelines
  • Have primary responsibility for copy approval of TA materials (can delegate to Medical Advisors)
  • Lead MAF engagement with CVT and other internal and external partners to ensure compliance with the necessary Codes of Practice and Laws governing the promotion and sale of medicines within the UK and Ireland.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of all relevant UK specific differences, for example applicability of the ABPI Code of Practice and the implications for marketing, clinical trials and medical education and communicate to Global and EMEA teams
  • In the event of any potential breaches of the Code of Practice, lead the complaints' procedure to defend Janssen position; prepare response for review by TAD and sign off by Medical Director, engage in inter-company dialogue and provide representation at PMCPA hearing if necessary.

  • Medically qualified physician with post registration clinical experience.
  • Commercially astute with an eye for business.
  • Prior experience working the field of Oncology preferred.
  • Deep understanding of the Industry or equivalent experience strongly preferred.
  • Dedicated to succeeding in the Medical Affairs environment.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to motivate others and succeed in a highly integrated group environment.
  • Strong Leadership, mentoring and line management skills
  • Strong communication skills - able to build positive relationships

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Johnson & Johnson are an equal opportunity employer.


Primary Location
United Kingdom-England-High Wycombe-
Janssen Cilag Ltd. (7360)
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