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Medical Adviser - South Africa  

MSD (company)


Posted on : 09 May 2017

Project Description

  • Our company  is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. 
  • Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.
  • Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you.
  •  To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. 
  • As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Core responsibilities
  • Partner with business to develop and implement an integrated product/franchise strategy for optimal access to our innovative products
  •  Partner with scientific/academic fraternity to conceptualise and implement and capacity building, educational or research programs that is aligned product/franchise strategy
  •  Generate and/or disseminate new scientific data related to our products or diseases, including those related to efficacy/safety/cost-effectiveness of products, unmet medical needs, epidemiology, burden of illness etc., which is in line with the integrated strategy
  •  Help keep sales and marketing teams abreast with latest scientific development related to our products/diseases by training and medical information exchange
  •  Ensure the highest scientific sanctity of our promotional materials, respond to scientific queries and other external communications
  •  Be the lead scientificrepresentative of the organization and voice of authority for the external customers for the prescribed therapeutic area
  •  Ensure compliance with all applicable country regulations and company policies
  •  Actively seek the feedback and suggestions from patients/physicians about their unmet medical needs.
  •  Partner with other internal stakeholders like market access, regulatory affairs, global clinical trial organization, pharmacovigilance, business support etc. to help realize the organization’s objectives
  •  Minimal travel to East and Southern Africa

  • MBBCh is the minimum requirement for this position, linked with the appropriate experience and the profile requirements for this position
  • A person with post-graduate qualification in any discipline of medicine or management will be strongly preferred.
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid drivers license

  • Our employees are the key to our company’s success.
  •  We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. 
  • Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.
  • Our company  is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity. 
  • In accordance with the employment equity plan of company  and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups. The company  reserves the right not to make an appointment as advertised. 
  • Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
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