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Medical Director/Sr. Director Prostate Cancer/ ORST-RLT

East Hanover, New Jersey, United States
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Apr 14, 2023

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Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Medicine, Cancer Research
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Bringing life-changing medicines to millions of people, Novartis sits at the intersection of cutting-edge medical science and innovative digital technology. As a global company, the resources and opportunities for growth and development are plentiful including global and local cross functional careers, a diverse learning suite of thousands of programs & an in-house marketplace for rotations & project work. With strong medicines pipeline our current transformation will not just deliver growth for our business but continue to allow us to bring innovative medicines to patients quickly.

The Medical Director/ Sr. Medical Director will be responsible for the Prostate Cancer and Other Radiosensitive Tumors (ORST) Medical Affairs Team in the Innovative Medicines US (IM US) division; responsible for phase I-IV oncology programs within Prostate Cancer / ORST team for Novartis. This position, remote based, will provide strategic medical and scientific leadership for both marketed as well as development-stage compound/s.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Direct US clinical activities for assigned compound/s, provide medical input into clinical trial strategies, provide input into HEOR and publication plans and develop launch plan(s) to integrate assigned Novartis Oncology compound/s into standard oncology practice.
•Designing clinical studies and writing protocols, analyzing data and generating appropriate reports from clinical trials, actively participate in strategic planning activities representing US medical on Marketing, Development or •Global Oncology teams where appropriate.
•Extensive interactions with academic thought leaders to optimize clinical trial and medical strategies in the prostate cancer field.

•Educate colleagues within the company as well as health care professionals outside the company related to assigned compound/s where appropriate. Assist in the development and managing clinical budget appropriately.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $233,600.00 and $350,400.00 per year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/22 through 12/31/22, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.


Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role (Requirements):

•MD with at least 4 years of US experience in the pharmaceutical industry required.
•Urologist (preferred) or (Radiation Oncologist).
•Genitourinary cancer disease medical strategy experience with US focus
•Excellent communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills, leadership and presentation skills.
•Candidate will support creation of educational content and will also be responsible for delivering live presentations.
•Able to work at US Headquarters (East Hanover, NJ)
Desirable Requirements:
•Prostate cancer experience, Medical Affairs and US Medical Launch Experience (highly desired)
•Understanding of all aspects of clinical research as part of the drug development process.
•Strategic problem solver with understanding of operations and execution process related to clinical research involving both single and multiple centers.
•Experience designing and executing clinical studies with demonstrated record of scientific medical publications.
•Demonstrated experience in successfully planning and leading external meetings (advisory boards, medical congresses).
Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience.

Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

COVID-19: While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected] .

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At Novartis, we are reimagining medicine.

Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people's lives. We use innovative science and technology to address some of society's most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible.

Novartis has one of the industry’s most competitive pipelines. Many of these projects, which include new molecular entities as well as additional indications and different formulations for marketed products, are for medicines that could significantly advance treatment standards for patients worldwide.

We have entered an exciting era in health and biomedical innovation. Powered by our incredible colleagues, supported by our flexible-hybrid working model, new AI powered learning, personal growth and career platform and a refreshed commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion, we are well-poised to help lead this transformative moment for our industry and for ourselves. Join Us!

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