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Medical Scientific Advisor
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description An exciting opportunity for a Medical advisor to take responsibility for the execution of the medical strategic plan, and to represent the company as the therapy area expert

Medical Advisors ensure the delivery of clinical facilities and services as well as long-term quality health care by acting as a bridge between sales and marketing functions, clinical research teams, and other departments. They provide scientific and medical expertise and contribute to the development of both brand and medical strategies, medical governance and guidance.

Employment Outlook and Salary  
The average salary for medical advisors in the United States is $60,885 per annum with a range of $32,352-$114,581. In the United Kingdom, medical advisors receive an average salary of £38,363 per year. Salaries vary based upon industry knowledge, skills, productivity, expertise, and experience. In the United Kingdom, the Medical Advisors receive an average salary of £38,363 per year. 

Job Description
Medical advisors are responsible for reviewing complex cases, supporting medical coordinators, reviewing medical records, assisting claims processing team managers, and controlling the costs of claims raised through their network. The role also includes supervision of medical service coordinators and physicians as well as acting as the final decision authority for compensation claims. Medical advisors also have a responsibility to interact with various key stakeholders, develop medical plans for different products, and contribute to brand strategies. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with the sales and marketing team to develop marketing materials and strategies
  • Work with the regulatory affairs department to obtain product licenses
  • Support all the medical information teams to ensure that product information is up-to-date
  • Work closely with technical and medical writers to create collateral such as package inserts, marketing material 
  • Interact with senior level regional and national health authorities.
  • Provide scientific input into feasibility assessments for clinical trial proposals

Key Skills & Qualifications
Medical Advisors should have a medical degree or certification in the medical field, as well as occupational health and relevant experience. A degree or diploma in translational medicine, pharmaceutical medicine or clinical research is highly recommended. 

Preferential candidates for this role include those with previous medical management or similar industry-specific relevant experience. Applicants who can efficiently demonstrate a wide range of interpersonal and written communication skills, along with strong presentation and documentation abilities are given priority. Experience working with electronic medical records is an advantage.

Skills and Competencies: 

  • Trial management and clinical research experience
  • Self-driven, independent, extrovert, pro-active and dynamic
  • Demonstrable persuasive abilities and the capacity to build relationships quickly 
  • Highly effective communication skills both written and verbal with the ability to liaise and facilitate with medical professionals and other key stakeholders
  • Solid decision making and negotiation skills
  • Good numerical and analytical abilities with a natural attention to detail
  • Proactive and innovative with a results-oriented attitude
  • Financial and resource management skills