Why Novartis? 927 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2017. 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. We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine. Job Purpose: The purpose of the Medical Science Liaison/Medical Adviser is to provide thorough up-to-date medical, clinical and relevant commercial expertise to drive Novartis message delivery to key influencers and stakeholders; to collaborate with Country, Regional and Global team members in the execution of relevant clinical activities in assigned project(s). Key Responsibilities: Major responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: • Medical Affairs Strategy and Operations. • Defines and executes Medical Expert engagement strategy, discussing medical scientific evidence on therapy area and new treatment options. • Designs, initiates, conducts and publishes local Phase IV / PMS studies in the CPO to help facilitate market access and adoption within country. • Supports investigator-initiated research studies aligned with the Global Clinical Development Plan Collaborates with Clinical Operations, advises / recommends potential investigators for local and global studies, ensuring the right mix of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). • Participates in the development of strategic plans in collaboration with other Franchise teams Medical Information and Communication (MIC), Patient Access and HEOR) to drive the success of Novartis products. • Participates in gathering clinical insights / needs / feedback from KOLs / customers in country and communicates to internal partners including Marketing and Global Development teams. • Raises awareness of Novartis products / disease areas through the publication of manuscripts, presentations and training, according to NP4 and local regulations. • Provides a source of key medical knowledge on the company's products. • Regulatory and Risk Management - Ensures that own work meets all regulatory requirements and complies with local and Global standards. • Ensure that all AEs are brought to attention to the Patient Safety department within 24 hours after received. • Builds relationships with country level KOLs and participates on cross-functional internal teams to develop product advocacy. • Understands pathways for communication between Country and key Global colleagues / product teams Ethics and Compliance. • Works within Ethics and Compliance policies and ensures those around him / her do the same, and to ensure a diverse and inclusive environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. Minimum requirements What you'll bring to the role: • MD, DO or PhD degree in Health Sciences required as per country strategy and / or local regulations. • At least 3 year experience from medical of clinical development roles in Pharmaceutical or Healthcare-related Industry. Benefits of Working for Novartis: Competitive salary; Annual bonus Pension scheme; Share scheme Health insurance; 25 days annual leave Flexible working arrangements Subsidized dining facilities Employee recognition scheme #LI-NOV About the Novartis Global Service Centre in Dublin: Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, eye care and cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals. Novartis is the only global company with leading positions in these areas. In 2015, the Group achieved net sales of USD 49.4 billion, while R&D throughout the Group amounted to approximately USD 8.9 billion (USD 8.7 billion excluding impairment and amortization charges). Novartis Group companies employ approximately 119,000 full-time-equivalent associates. Novartis products are available in more than 180 countries around the world. For more information, please visit One of the first pharmaceutical companies to locate in Ireland in the 1950's, Novartis has strong history of investing in Ireland over the last sixty years. Novartis employs approximately over 1,600 people across 3 locations in Cork and Dublin. Novartis manufacturing and development is based in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. Alcon, also located in Cork, is the leading manufacturer of eye care technologies. In 2013 Novartis established a Global Business Services Center in Elm Park, Dublin 4. The country pharmaceutical organisation (CPO), Novartis Pharmaceuticals, is also based in Elm Park, Dublin 4 Novartis Ireland Ltd. has been certified as a Top Employer 2019 by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings! Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.