Senior Medical Advisor

Datum:  08.01.2022
Kategorie:  Clinical & Medical

At Terumo, we enhance lifesaving medical technologies for the benefit of society. Are you eager to contribute to people's health and patients' wellbeing? We'll challenge you to become a master in your field of expertise. You can invest your talents in balance with your personal aspirations - live and work in harmony. Built on our Japanese origins; we are driven by respect, ownership and continuous improvement. It is at the heart of everything we do. This is how we make a difference in the lives of patients, customers and associates.

Department Info

This position is within the Therapeutic Interventional Oncology Organisation (TIO). This organization is comprised of Medical Strategy, Research & Development, Software Development, Medical Imaging Discovery, and Operations. It is entirely dedicated to the development of Therapeutic Interventional Oncology solutions for patients with cancer. Interested to learn more: Organisation & Solutions

Job Summary

The job of the Senior Medical Advisor is organized around two focus areas:
⦁    a field medical position in charge of disseminating clinical evidence in a given territory to the various medical specialties involved in our complete IO portfolio
⦁    be the reference expert in EMEA for at least one IO technology part of IO portfolio.

You will focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland and will travel 30 to 40% of your time. 
A close collaboration between medical affairs and marketing, market access sales and clinical teams and a full alignment with business strategy is indispensable for proper job execution. 
You report to the Senior Medical Affairs Manager IO

Job Responsibilities

1.Medical and Scientific Affairs expertise in the therapeutic area of IO
You are recognised by clinicians as expert who share relevant clinical evidence in a scientific and balanced way and therefore enhances company’s scientific image through high-level interactions, presentations and contribution at medical conferences 
You respond to all medical enquiries and requests from the scientific field.  You travel, with our without you sales colleagues, to support procedures in the Cath Lab, to congresses and workshops, being one of the faces of Terumo IO in  the DACH area.
You develop a network of Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) in DACH in the different specialties involved (Interventional Radiologists, oncologists, organ specialists, …) to maximise opportunities for scientific exchange and for data generation with Terumo’s products with the highest ethical and professional standards.
In addition, you set up and conduct Advisory Boards of Key Opinion Leaders on new and established products, indications and/or therapeutic areas.
You collaborate with our clinical team, monitoring local Investigator Initiated Trial (IIT) and contributing to studies design and providing advice on selection of sites and investigators
You initiate and develop relationship between the Company and the specialised national Medical Societies operating in the field of Interventional Oncology 

2.Co-create and lead the implementation of the Medical and Scientific IO strategy:
Obviously, you maintain a comprehensive and current knowledge of IO (review, evaluation and managing of scientific data), you connect with stakeholders and share evidence and build and contribute, together with your EMEA colleagues and your manager, to the implementation of medical strategy for data generation, for data publication and for training.

3.Lead support to Marketing, Market Access and Sales teams
You are the medical and clinical expert and the internal reference point for colleagues of the local Sales & Marketing teams and the EMEA Market Access team for the IO therapeutic domain.
You help them by provide strong medical and scientific support to ensure that short and long-term country-specific market access, marketing and business plans are implemented and rolled out.
In addition, you proactively provide medical and scientific expertise and training 
Based on the input from the medical field, you make recommendations to heads of functions, playing a key role in setting local medical, marketing and registration strategy
You identify and monitor the trends in the medical treatments and advice the company on the long-term direction to take.

4.Regulatory activities:
You closely follow local regulatory environment in particular for clinical trials and investigator-initiated trials, in collaboration with the QA/RA team in Germany and EMEA.

Profile Description

You have an advanced science degree with a strong track record of interpretation and synthesis of scientific data. MD, PhD, Pharm D would be a plus. German mother tongue level, and a good working knowledge of English is a must.
In addition, you have 5 years’ experience in Medical affairs in the MedTech industry, of which a minimum of 3 years in Oncology
Futhermore; you can analyse data, synthesize and communicate findings and provide relevant clinical solutions.
Key is having excellent communication and presentation skills: you love to translate scientific and clinical topics in an easy and understandable way for diverse audiences. You connect as easy with a KOL as with a junior sales representative.  
You are a team player and able to collaboratively work with all stakeholders across the organization, working with others to reach result: strong problem-solving skills.
In addition, you can shift priorities in line with the business updates.  In all case, linked to Terumo’s care values in Quality and Care, you maintain the quality of all deliverables, solve problems, and build great relationships.
You are fluent in German, both written and spoken and are located in Germany or open to relocate to Germany. 


We offer an exciting opportunity in a strongly growing therapeutic domain, where Terumo is making a difference with our growing range of medical devices.
An unique role, where you can combine your medical knowledge with a close presence in the field, working together with physicians all across the DACH area.  You will be coached by an experienced people manager and supported in your development by trainings addressing your development objectives. 

Contact Person

Please send a resume and motivation letter in English to Jan Swinnen, Talent Acquisition Lead

Terumo Europe is a core player in the EMEA healthcare market. We are a strong actor of the Terumo Corporation (Japan), producing, distributing, marketing and selling a vast range of medical devices. Terumo Europe EMEA headquarters and production facilities are located in Leuven (Belgium) with sales and marketing offices across the EMEA region.

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