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Medical Scientific Advisor

Company: Planet Pharma Staffing Limited
Location: Belgium
Reference: SCMABLG
Closing Date: 25 Feb 18
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): 80,000 - 100,000
Benefits: Attractive

Job Summary:

I am currently recruiting on behalf of a hugely successful pharma in Belgium who have a requirement for a Medical Scientific Advisor to work on their innovative Oncology products. My client has seen huge success in the US and are now looking to create similar results in Europe! Please read on for more information...


Key Responsibilities:

The Scientific Advisor will serve as a primary medical resource capable of conducting high level scientific and strategic interactions across multiple products and diseases with external thought leaders. The SA is mainly responsible for supporting medical education and clinical research. The SA ensures appropriate non-biased scientific exchange, develops peer relationships with Health Care Professionals (HCP) and provides scientific support to healthcare professionals on behalf of business Medical Affairs unit.

  • Leads thought leader development for the organization by fostering mutually productive relationships with HCPs & key decision makers across different types of healthcare organizations including: clinical research, group purchasing organizations in the areas of medical education, healthcare systems, and health technology assessment (HTA) bodies
  • Supports execution of clinical development programs with interactions with study teams and HCPs/researchers at all phases of research, assisting e.g. with protocol development, identification of experts, site selection, investigator identification, and clinical trial site scientific and subject enrolment support Conducts strategic discussions regarding research to support investigator/customer initiated studies for medical and clinical research and health economics and outcomes research (HEOR)
  • Attends & participates in medical/scientific meetings & conferences for the purpose of maintaining clinical/scientific expertise & providing strategic insights into emerging scientific data & healthcare trends
  • Supports Market Access activities by providing scientific expertise for various stakeholders
  • Leads efforts across Medical Affairs to keep abreast of latest scientific, disease state, and healthcare landscape information and uses this information to provide value to both external and internal stakeholders
  • Contributes to or leads Medical Affairs projects at cluster or regional level
  • Leads development or communication of scientific data to diverse audiences including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other key stakeholders
  • Executes scientific support for commercial functions of the organisation including scientific support to health care professionals and training for speakers and Key Account Managers as needed
  • Effectively communicates by expressing ideas and information clearly and accurately
  • Maintains cross-functional collaboration with internal & field teams to provide scientific expertise and functions as a scientific advisor with, Clinical Research, local MA Strategy, Commercial, etc.
  • Develops rapport and sustaining relationships with HCPs and HCPs to deliver value
  • Supporting clinical, medical affairs, and health economics and outcomes research through numerous activities including:

- Site identification, site feasibility and physician/nurse education for both marketed products and the pipeline products for company sponsored research 

- Protocol development and study management in collaboration with clinical operations and clinical research teams for medical affairs sponsored studies    

Minimum Basic Qualifications:

  • Advanced clinical/science degree  
  • Minimum 4 years of pharmaceutical or biotech industry experience in related areas (Medical Affairs, Research & Development, Pharmacology)
  • Minimum 2 years as a Medical Scientific Liaison or field-based Medical/Scientific Advisor role in Oncology
  • Experience leading projects and interacting with cross-functional teams is needed within  Bretagne / Nomandie 
  • Good practice of english as well as native level French and Flemish 
  • Preferred Qualifications and Experience:Clinical experience in Oncology (3+ years)
  • Fellowship or Residency in Oncology preferred
  • Good skills and experience with scientific data/literature review required
  • Excellent skills in presenting/publishing scientific data 
  • Experience in health economics and outcomes research with local customers is desirable in Belgium
  • Experience working with healthcare systems, payers is desirable in Flanders and Wallonia 
  • Experience using computer programs including Microsoft office programs (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)


  • Advanced Pharmacy or Science degree required 

Work Environment:

Requires 80% travel or more

Salary / Package

Attractive basic salary plus benefits


About Planet Pharma 
Planet Pharma is an American parented Employment Business/Agency that provides global staffing services with its head-quarters in Chicago and our EMEA regional office located in Central London. We have invested significantly in creating a robust international platform that enables us to work compliantly in 30+ countries with a current network of 2500+ active contractors globally as well as a very strong permanent / direct hire recruitment offering. 

Our specialist knowledge and close relationships with our clients and the wider industry really makes us unique in our field. Just recently we were recognised by FORBES as the 17th best professional staffing firm, and have won multiple awards from industry accredited bodies for our commitment to excellence and service delivery. We have extensive functional expertise including: Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, QA, QC, Submissions experts, Clinical development, Quality, Biostatistics, and Medical Affairs / Writing.

We are an equal opportunities Recruitment Business and Agency. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

To apply 
If you would like to discuss this vacancy further or to discuss your career options in confidence, please telephone Sam Chapple on +44 (0)20 3868 8607 or e-mail on

If this role isn’t suitable for you, please let us know if you can refer anyone – any recommendations are much appreciated! Planet Pharma offers a competitive referral scheme so you will be rewarded for your help!



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