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Medical Advisor Genetic Diseases

Apply Now Email Me Job ID SR0035686 Date posted 07/23/2019 Location: London, United Kingdom; Paddington, United Kingdom

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Medical Advisor in our London Paddington office.


Provide comprehensive medical and scientific support for Takeda products in the Genetic Diseases therapeutic area within a local operating company (LOC).

Primary responsibilities include:

  • The design, implementation and follow-up of scientific projects,
  • The provision of scientific education programs for health care professionals, 
  • The support for commercial activities as appropriate for the LOC, responsibilities also include ensuring adherence to applicable laws, codes and regulations.

Key Accountabilities

60% of the time:  Medical & Scientific Support

  • Develop scientific programs within the local medical plan also aligned with the brand strategies.
  • Deliver quality medical education and scientific presentations in a variety of internal and external settings and to obtain valuable feedback that can be disseminated throughout the organization.
  • Follow up of scientific programs assuring their execution in time.
  • Provide medical and scientific training and updates to the sales force team.
  • Ensure the implementation of local publication plan.
  • Management and follow up of IIR proposals in coordination with GMA.
  • Provide support in cross-functional therapeutic projects such as slide-deck development, training initiatives and publication planning, at the LOC level.
  • Participate in ad hoc internal project teams.
  • Attend selected appropriate national and international professional meetings to represent Takeda when requested by Country Medical Lead, respond to medical and scientific questions and enhance the development of KOL relationship.
  • Act as back-up of Country Medical Lead when requested and needed.

20% of the time: Review and approve LOC promotional materials and activities,

  • Including congresses and meetings, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice.

20% of the time: Opinion Leader Development

  • In collaboration with Country Medical Lead and LOC commercial teams, identify, build, and leverage relationships with national Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs):
    • Identify and develop key thought leaders for medical education and clinical research opportunities
    • Establish a professional collaborative relationship with KOLs so as to be considered a valued credible resource of medical/scientific expertise and information both internally and externally

Key skills required

  • Desire to put people first and demonstrate the values of Takeda-ism


  • An advanced degree in life sciences (MD or MPharm or equivalent)
  • Business proficiency in English


  • Experience in providing scientific support.
  • Experience with relevant therapeutic area research or clinical practice in relevant therapeutic area.
  • Basic knowledge statistics, pharma economy, clinical trial legislation, regulatory laws.
  • Experience with drug therapy positioning and experience in running medical projects.
  • Knowledge of local, regional and international regulatory requirements as applied to product development, promotional activities, and pharmacovigilance.
  • Knowledge of policies, codes of practice and regulations as applied to pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realise their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world. Discover more at

What Takeda Can Offer You

To further support and inspire our employees, our benefits include: Competitive basic salary, Car Allowance (if applicable to the position), Annual Bonus, Contributory Pension Scheme, Private Health Cover and Life Assurance.

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