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Associate Director, Medical Affairs - Immunology and Inflammation

Req #: 16001677
Location: Hillingdon, Hillingdon UK
Job Category: Medical
Work Location: 1 Longwalk Road Stockley Park UKSTOCKLEY UB11 1DB
Organization: Celgene UK Marketing LTD
Schedule: 37.5
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: No
Other Locations:UK- Stockley Park


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.


The Associate Director, Medical Affairs will assist in the development of, and conduct a variety of Medical Affairs initiatives.  He/she will also provide technical/scientific consultation to both the medical and the commercial team to ensure accuracy and compliance with the Celgene standard and local rules and regulations.

The successful candidate will be able to interact with a wide group of external opinion leaders and other stakeholders in order to deliver medical affairs initiatives. They will also have the opportunity to manage a small team.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Act as therapy area expert to provide strategic medical input into the company decisions on specified therapeutic areas as required.
  • Attends scientific congresses and meetings to maintain therapy area knowledge and to develop/maintain relationships with external customers and influential bodies on behalf of Celgene as required.
  • To lead on key congress activities such as Scientific Reviews or Advisory Boards.
  • To provide strategic input into the development and execution of clinical trials activities and publication plans.
    • Provide scientific input & feedback on post marketing study proposals.
  • To review and approve materials to ensure all claims are substantiated by scientific data and are in accordance with the ABPI/IPHA Codes of Practice.
  • To work collaboratively within the brand team to provide strategic medical and scientific input into brand plans to develop an appropriate product strategy.
  • Take responsibility for and manage the execution of the medical strategic plan.
  • To provide leadership and support to other Medical Affairs teams (medical liaison and medical information).
  • Provide support to the Director, Medical Affairs in developing and implementing Medical Affairs’ initiatives to support the needs of Celgene UK & Ireland:
    • Ensuring training of staff to meet technical, medical and interpersonal challenges of their roles.
  • Develop scientific presentations (for example those for RML use, or educational materials).
  • Develop and review training documents to check medical accuracy and compliance with regulatory requirements in order to deliver training to medical and commercial colleagues on such matters as therapy area awareness, competitor data, congress updates etc.
  • Provide scientific support to Marketing, Regulatory, Market Access, Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management groups.
  • Ensure adverse events and pregnancy reports are duly processed in line with company procedures and assist in assessment of adverse event reports originating in the UK and Ireland for completeness, consistency and reporting requirements.
  • Provide portfolio of data and medical/scientific input to Health Technology Appraisals or other market access submissions as required.
  • Advise on medical safety or clinical issues as required.

Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • Medical degree or registered pharmacist - essential.
  • Experience of the UK pharmaceutical industry including experience in medical affairs - essential.
  • Demonstrable understanding of regulatory, pharmacovigilance and clinical development.
  • MHRA Registered ABPI Code of Practice Signatory - preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong identification with Celgene’s values.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good team working skills.
  • Leadership qualities.
  • Strategic thinking.


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