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  • Medical Adviser, Ophtha & Specialty at Novartis Nigeria

  • Posted on: 14 September, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Novartis provides healthcare solutions that improve and extend people’s lives. We use science-based innovation to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. Our company is focused on industry-leading divisions with innovation power and global scale: pharmaceuticals, eye care and generic medicines

    Medical Adviser, Ophtha & Specialty


    Job ID: 246668BR
    Location: Lagos
    Functional Area: Research & Development
    Job Type: Full Time
    Employment Type: Regular

    Job Description

    • Prepares and drives the execution of the Medical Affairs strategic plans in collaboration with other functions to support the Franchise and brand strategies
    • Designs, initiates, conducts and publishes local Novartis sponsored studies in the CPO to generate relevant scientific data that addresses local needs and data gaps
    • Evaluates investigator-initiated research studies for scientific soundness and alignment with the Global Clinical Development Plan and Medical Affairs brand strategy to decide on Novartis support
    • Collaborates with CRMAs, MSLs and Clinical Operations, identifying potential investigators for local and global studies, ensuring inclusive approach for medical experts
    • Builds professional relationships with country level medical experts
    • Participates in gathering medical insights / needs / feedback from external stakeholders (eg. HCPs, HAs) in country and communicates to internal partners
    • Raises awareness of Novartis brands and programs, and disease areas in which Novartis have programs approved or being developed, through publication of manuscripts, scientific presentations and trainings
    • Provides a source of key medical knowledge on the company’s pipeline programs and approved brands
    • Collaborates cross-functionally to provide informed CPO input to IMB proposals
    • Performs comprehensive evaluation of products passing DDP/FDP to enable effective New Product Planning for the CPO
    • Works with market access team to develop country-specific HE&OR and market access strategies where applicable
    • Works with patient associations in the country to gain insights and develop patient centric approach
    • Collaborates effectively with CPO, Regional and Global Teams in the execution of relevant clinical and Medical Affairs activities
    • Provides input to Global Clinical Development Plans and protocols
    • Ensures that all Medical and Promotional activities and materials are compliant to Novartis and Pharmaceutical Industry procedures, and to National laws and regulations
    • Where appropriate: Manages direct-reporting Medical Scientific Liaisons
    • Provides medical expertise to non-medical functions from the early development phase throughout the life of the product(s) by:
      • Leading together with franchise head and brand manager the IPS process
      • Identifying the optimum positioning of the product within the therapeutic area
      • Establishing close medical collaboration with external experts for new projects
      • Assisting in the formation of medical advisory bodies as required
      • Supporting product launches
      • Maintaining and enlarging medical networks
      • Supporting the evolution of promotional material
      • Training sales force on scientific data
      • Supporting DRA team on creation and updating of relevant materials

    Minimum Requirements

    • Minimum: MD or PhD/PharmD degree in Health Sciences required as per country strategy and / or local regulations.


    • English: fluent spoken & written
    • Local language: preferable


    • Specialist Medical Degree or specialist qualification related to discipline for which MA is responsible

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Novartis International AG career website on to apply

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