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    1 - 2 Years
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      January 22,2021
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    Clinical Research Medical Advisor

    Every single year, Novartis invests over $ 9 billion in the search for and development of innovative new therapies for patients. As a Clinical Research Medical Advisor, you will give more than 200 patients every year the chance to be part of our journey to reimagine medicine through our clinical trial programs.

    Due to our increasing commitment to participate in clinical trials in The Netherlands, we are looking for a Clinical Research Medical Advisor (CRMA) in our cross-functional medical affairs/clinical operations team.

    As a CRMA, you will help us to Reimagine Medicine in the domains of Respiratory and Neuroscience. This role is particularly of interest for someone who enjoys working together with several disciplines. You will be responsible for exploring, facilitating and managing clinical trial participation in Dutch hospitals while working with an enthusiastic and diverse team of Medical Scientific Liaisons, Medical Advisors and Therapeutic Area Heads in the Medical Affairs department. Cross-functional collaboration is however crucial: will you be the spider in the web connecting medical affairs with colleagues within our Trial Monitoring Organization (TMO), as well as Healthcare Professionals?

    In this brand new role you will provide clinical strategic and tactical leadership in the Netherlands to support GDD trials and clinical development plans. Furthermore you will provide guidance to the clinical strategic and feasibility assessments for the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) PoC trials in The Netherlands. Therefore this role has a huge potential impact on the health of people.

    You will be responsible amongst others for:

    • Providing clinical development and indication expertise and leadership to drive, together with the Dutch TMO, the organization and execution of clinical trials with high quality and within planned timelines in The Netherlands;
    • Close collaboration with the Trial Monitoring Organization to ensure fast clinical trial start up, recruitment according to planned timelines, early identification of potential delays and robust recruitment mitigation plan;
    • Collaboration with local functions such as e.g. Medical Affairs, Patient Access and Market Access, to identify and involve qualified investigators and relevant key experts for clinical development in order to exploit the value of the assigned project(s) in the context of the investigational product(s);
    • Reviewing Dutch or site specific Informed Consent Forms (ICF) and ensure accuracy of translation of information related to Development clinical trials /NIBR PoC studies when translated into the local language;
    • Supporting Ministry of Health interaction (or local Board of Health) as required and Support Regulatory Affairs, Health Economics, Drug safety and epidemiology and Medical Information Departments with medical/clinical input as appropriate as this relates to global development clinical trials and NIBR PoC trials;
    • Participation in early product planning process to ensure that TMO trials are conducted in line with the cross-functional country strategy;
    • Preparation of high quality study documents (including end-point packages), according to agreed-upon timelines;
    • Applying a detailed understanding of the drug in question to provide medical context as it relates to disease processes, populations, and standards of care;
    • Demonstrating a high level of understanding of study protocols to perform study feasibilities, provide feedback on protocols to GDD colleagues, to train others and to evaluate investigator / site patient protocol compliance and patient safety;
    • Managing a study from the medical/clinical perspective, and a demonstrated capability to solve problems and to mediate complex clinical / medical / operational issues.

    Minimum requirements

    To be successful in this role you:

    • Have at least 3 years of proven experience in clinical development in the pharmaceutical industry;
    • Possess a Scientific or (bio)medical University degree at minimum;
    • Are fluent in Dutch and English (oral and written);
    • Have a sound understanding of the local regulations and the Healthcare landscape in The Netherlands;
    • Are able to lead the projects independently and with limited guidance;
    • Are agile to adapt quickly across different therapeutic areas and indications.

    You’ll receive:
    • Growth opportunities (national and international);
    • A professional and curious work environment within Medical Affairs;
    • Excellent salary and bonus;
    • Mobility package;
    • Plenty of abilities to work on your personal and professional development.

    Why consider Novartis?
    799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?
    We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

    Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

    Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
    Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

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