1+ months

Head Medical Affairs

Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001

Primary Objective of Position:

•Develop and maintain in depth knowledge for assigned product(s) / relevant therapeutic area(s) through attendance / participation at key internal meetings/training sessions, relevant congresses, and seminars and by regular self-study of the national/international literature.
•Provide expert medical/scientific advice for assigned products and related therapeutic areas, including responding to requests for scientific/technical information; contribute to the development and medical and scientific accuracy of core dossiers generated by the medical department (i.e. pricing and reimbursement dossiers, HEOR dossiers, medical information packs, clinical expert reviews etc.).
•Establish and maintain professional and credible relationships with key opinion leaders and academic centers; this will involve participating in scientific congresses, coordinating advisory boards, round-table meetings, discussion fora etc.

Major responsibilities:

•Deliver scientific presentations and medical education programs to healthcare professionals individually or in groups where requested.
•Screen relevant literature and other information from relevant scientific societies meetings and conferences and develop summaries of key messages for use within the Company.
•Deliver training to sales forces and other departments and develop and update relevant training materials.
•Review and preparation of promotional material.
•Ensure the medical/scientific content is correct and fully compliant with Abbott’s internal policies and guidelines.
•Identify new business opportunities within areas of therapeutic interest in the company

In field visits to healthcare professionals with and without representatives

Backup Affiliate Safety Representative.

Duly fulfil all the requirements of the Affiliate Safety Representative when they cannot perform their duties

Pharmacovigilance Responsibilities:

Liaises with Health Care Professionals to obtain as much information as possible with respect to adverse events associated with Abbott products

Records, reports and tracks all adverse events, both serious and non-serious, to GPV and local health authorities in the time   frames as required by the relevant company SOP’s and current legislation

 Trains all new sales, marketing and affiliate staff on matters pertaining to Pharmacovigilance

Tracks submission of PSUR’s

Documents the receipt of all external queries for safety information in collaboration with the Medical Advisor.

On a daily basis review all global adverse events appearing in the OSYRIS work flow

Advise OSYRIS Management of any changes required



Bachelors Degree in Medicine (MBChB is Essential.


A minimum of 2 years as a Medical Advisor is preferred

5 years’ experience with the Pharmaceutical industry preferably having worked within the Emerging Africa Markets.

Pharmacovigilance experience is essential.

Experience working in a pharmaceutical industry and general knowledge of drug development and clinical research

Experience in Scientific report writing would be advantageous

Skills in administration, planning and organizing essential

Ability to work under pressure.

Experience working in a pharmaceutical industry and general knowledge on drug development and clinical research an advantage.

Candidate should be customer and patient oriented while having the ability to build strong relationships with stake-holders and other relevant KOL and Parties.

Strong commitment to compliance with the relevant rules and procedures, and to scientific quality and integrity.

Travel requirements:

Candidate should be prepared to travel within Africa as well as internationally as required.

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Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Medical Surveillance: Not Applicable
Significant Work Activities: Not Applicable


Posted: 2020-07-08 Expires: 2020-09-10

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