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Country Medical Advisor

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Medical Affairs

bioMerieux South Africa

Country Medical Advisor

 

 

 

We are looking for a Medical Advisor who will work and grow within Medical Affairs unit. The Medical Advisor will contribute to the Medical Affairs activities in the country - in interaction with Regional Medical Affairs and will report directly to the General Manager.

 

What will your responsibilities be?

 

  • Keep up-to-date with scientific and medical knowledge in the areas of interest for the company (mainly Infectious Diseases/ microbiology and Acute care) in order to provide relevant advice to appropriate individuals within the country/subsidiary; attend pertinent sessions of healthcare-associated meetings (government, NGO, medical, patient, etc.); meet with KOLs/experts and healthcare providers and be knowledgeable in the relevant medical literature, developments and guidelines.
  • Identify, engage and develop long term relationships with current and rising thought leaders (KOLs, experts, others) in infectious diseases, laboratory medicine, critical care and other relevant specialties (laboratory personnel, infection control, pharmacists, etc.). Build a strong network of pertinent and relevant experts in order to obtain relevant advice, expert opinion, collaborations.
  • Contribute to medical educational efforts - both internally and externally.
  • Identify potential research gaps and lead/contribute to local post market studies ( contact with investigators, creation and validation of study design, study monitoring, results analysis, etc.).
  • Help increase the medical and scientific visibility of the subsidiary through scientific publications, symposia and workshops, participation in professional and medical societies and contacts with healthcare authorities.
  • Contribute with medical expertise to support Market Access Manager obtain suitable reimbursement demonstrating the medical value of diagnostics.
  • Be the internal Medical Expert for the subsidiary, to inform Global Medical Affairs about local unmet medical needs and to provide appropriate medical expertise, when and if needed

Who are you?

 

  • Bachelor Degree in Medicine required, with Microbiology Pathology qualification highly preferred
  • Minimum 3 years continuous clinical experience in a hospital setting
  • Minimum 5 years in a medical affairs role in a health care industry directly interacting with health care providers – preferably in acute hospital setting
  • Excellent knowledge of hospital/clinical/medical issues and environment; experience in the management and design of clinical trials, reimbursement environment, regulatory affairs
  • Experience with IVD products and/or clinical lab environment is highly desirable
  • Proven track record of project management, teamwork, leadership, timely decision making and results orientation
  • Demonstrate high ethical and professional standards with all business contacts 
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills; creative problem-solving skills and decisiveness; excellent presentation and training skills

bioMérieux welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.

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