Ideas have the power to improve lives. And as a broad and diversified healthcare company with many colleagues dedicated to improving health and well-being around the world, our ideas have more power than most.
At Novartis, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside an extraordinarily talented and diverse group of people from around the globe, all committed to making a difference for our diverse patients and customers.
You will benefit from our unique combination of great people, industry-leading products, innovation, and a high-performance, achievement-oriented culture, where you’ll find countless opportunities to progress professionally and personally.
Our results-driven rewards system will recognize you and your team’s achievements, and will encourage and value your continued professional development.
The position: Job Purpose:
In the field of Integrated Hospital Care (IHC), to provide clinical, medical and scientific expertise required for an optimal drug development tailored to support the approval and successful launch of a product, while establishing and building relationships with the experts in the field.
Oversee the conduct of global clinical research studies, from the planning stage up to the completion of the study in Canada. Represent CPO at Global Clinical Team meetings.
In collaboration with clinical operations (ICRO), recommend potential investigators for global studies ensuring the right mix of KOLs.
Provide scientific, medical expertise and training to the company. Resolve clinical and medical issues, and advise on the scientific and strategic values of clinical research pro-jects proposed by external investigators and, when appropriate, submit projects to the global teams for support and funding.
Develop and implement the country specific clinical program for a Therapeutic Area in order to support registration and meet premarketing, marketing and New Business Development objectives and needs.
Maximize leader development in a given therapeutic area by establishing contact and discussion with investigators during the early clinical development phase. Achieve this goal not only through collaboration in clinical studies, but through advisory boards, scientific exchange meetings, etc.
Plan, initiate and drive local clinical studies, in line with ICH and local regulations and ensuring adherence to GCP. Accountable for Phase IV clinical studies including protocol design, statistical analysis plan, medical monitoring, clinical study report and publications.
Provide comprehensive product, disease and therapy presentations and training to internal and external customers, including the field force, for accurate delivery of messages in line with global plans.
Maintain ethical standards of CPO operations to contribute proactively to a credible image for Novartis in the local health care and medical community. Minimum requirements Education: MD, PhD, or PharmD
Language: Fully bilingual
Years of experience: Minimum 2 years of work experience in clinical medicine and/or research
Medical knowledge in specific therapeutic area. Must be able to answers all questions related to clinical trials and drugs developed in Canada.
Knowledge of international and government laws regarding good clinical practice – Health Canada, Helsinki agreement, ICH, etc.
Knowledge of all aspects of drug development with experience in clinical trial design, execution and reporting.
Communication skills - Required to be experienced in the presentation of scientific data.
Negotiation skills - Needs to be able to defend the Novartis position and interests with external customers.
Organization skills and flexibility - Need to manage, organize and set priorities for multiple projects and clinical trials. Need to adapt to a constantly changing environment. Able to lead in a matrix environment and influence internal partners to achieve desired business outcomes.