Senior Clinical Research Scientist, Global Medical Affairs - Diabetes

April 20 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Through the application of scientific and clinical training and expertise, the Clinical Research Scientist (CRS) is an integral member of the medical affairs team for strategic planning in the support of launch and commercialization activities to meet patients' needs and ultimately enhance the customers' experience in interacting with the company. The definition of "customer'' here includes patients, providers (HCPs) and payers. As a Lilly CRS, you may also work closely with global Development teams, Therapeutic Area Program Phase, Early Phase / Clinical Pharmacology, and Translational Medicine teams in new product development activities over the entire spectrum of drug development and clinical trial phases.
Core Job ResponsibilitiesYour primary responsibility is to provide expert scientific and clinical support to all aspects of the local business, to ultimately enhance the customers' experience in interacting with the company. In an effort to fully understand external opinions, issues, and new science in the areas in which Lilly operates, you will gather and communicate scientific intelligence and clinical insights identified through their interactions with Scientific Experts and other Health Care Providers, Scientific Exchange Meetings, their attendance at medical conferences, and through other appropriate means to better inform Lilly's strategic direction for research and commercialization. This includes local marketed product support (participate in the development of the "patient journey'' and the strategic plan for the compound), and leading in local scientific data dissemination (leading and presenting at conferences, advisory boards, scientific exchange meetings, etc., and overseeing the development of the scientific content of educational programs).

Your responsibilities will generally be related to late-phase and marketed compounds, but can also include early phase trials (for example, phase I and II trials). You will collaborate with cross-functional the global teams in the planning, startup and conduct of phase 3b/4 studies (and phase I and II studies where applicable), as well as non-clinical trial solutions/activities that are conducted in affiliates/countries as described in the clinical plan. In addition, if assigned by the Director-Medical and/or Business Unit Team Physician/Regional Medical Leader, you will support global Development studies conducted in affiliates/countries.

With the expansion of the Lilly diabetes portfolio (including assets developed and marketed with the Lilly - Boehringer Ingelheim alliance), you will be responsible of appropriate scientific support for positioning of these assets within the portfolio and across the spectrum of patients with diabetes. This includes, but is not limited to multiple compound design and execution of phase 4 studies and expansion of real-world evidence, observational data and patient reported outcomes to address the needs of the commercial organization.
Additional responsibilities include:
  • Understand and anticipate the scientific information needs of all local/regional customers (payers, patients, health care providers)
  • Actively address customer (payer, patient and health care providers) questions in a timely fashion by leading data analyses and new clinical or health outcomes research efforts.
  • Contribute to the development of medical strategies to support brand commercialization activities by working closely with the global Medical Affairs and brand teams, Global Patient Outcomes/Real World Evidence and global PRA, clinical management or personnel and other cross-functional management during the development of the local business plan
  • Contribute as a scientific and clinical expert to activities and deliverables of the PRA organization, in particular giving clinical input and insight to develop payer partnership programs and defend the product value.

Company Overview
At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We're looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Basic Qualifications

    Have a BS or Master's degree in health/medical/scientific or related field and 7-10 years of pharmaceutical experience.

Additional Skills/Preferences
    Strong preference for pharmaceutical industry experience or clinical experience related to Diabetes Demonstrated ability to balance scientific priorities with business priorities with examples of successful leadership skillsDemonstrated strong communication, interpersonal, teamwork, organizational and negotiation skillsDemonstrated ability to influence others (both cross-functionally and within the function) in order to create a positive working environment.Engagement in domestic and international travel to the degree appropriate to support the business of the team will be required. Travel requirement Fluent in English, verbal and written communication

Additional Information
Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Primary internal interactions include, but not limited to:

  • Therapeutic area directors, managers, or project managers
  • Product directors, managers, and associates of the brand
  • Clinical research staff
  • Statisticians
  • Scientific communication associates
  • Medical information associates
  • Medical liaisons
  • Global patient outcomes research consultants/research scientists and health outcomes liaisons
  • Regulatory directors, scientists, and associates
  • Sales representatives
  • Legal counsel
  • Therapeutic area physicians, global brand physicians, early phase physicians, clinical research scientists, and Regional Medical Leader, Directors-Medical.
  • Corporate or regional patient safety physician(s)

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