Celgene Senior Medical Advisor in Mississauga, Ontario


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

The Senior Medical Advisor, Hematology-Oncology pipeline is a key role requiring high scientific knowledge and vision to serve as ambassador to the development of new drugs with our physicians.

The role is based on the following principal activities: national leader interactions and national network development; identification and development of research opportunities; implementation of medical affairs activities useful to collect information and develop awareness on pipeline drugs (presentation of data and advisory boards/consultancy meetings); network with the global team as Canadian representative.

R e s p o n si b iliti e s will include:

Essential Functions:

National Leaders Development

  • Identify, develop, and maintain relationships with current and future national leaders; develop speakers and advocates among national and regional leaders

  • Development of scientific content for advisory boards and consultancy meetings which is relevant and aligned with both local and global priorities

  • Plan and coordinate medical marketing and scientific communication activities (advisory boards, consultancy meetings, scientific conferences, networking with KOLs, etc.)

Medical Education

  • Disseminate scientific information including innovative medical education materials

  • Make clinical and scientific presentations to healthcare audiences

  • Contribute to strategic initiatives and training/update of the RMLs/marketing teams

  • External scientific material review e.g. most current and relevant publications

  • National conference activities: attendance, key poster identification, executive summary of presentations and posters from the conference

  • Develop and maintain a database of relevant slide kits

Clinical Development

  • Strategically liaise with local Clinical Operations, as required

  • Study site identification, facilitate recruitment and enrollment

  • Contributes with national and regional leaders in developing concepts clinical studies

  • Identify existing data and facilitate publications as appropriate

Internal relationships

  • Provide scientific/medical expertise to the therapeutic area teams

  • Liaise between academic thought leaders and Celgene

  • Contribute to the evaluation of grants for educational and research initiatives

  • Interact with the US and Global Medical Affairs Hematology-Oncology

  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders (Market Access, Marketing, Sales, Regulatory, etc.) to align strategic medical and scientific initiatives

  • Monitor and maintain budgets associated with projects aligned to the role



Education and Experience:

  • PhD; Master of Science; or, PharmD or Master Degree with 3/5+ years of pharmaceutical experience, with experience in Clinical Research and with a Medical Affairs focus preferred.

  • French language fluency an asset.

K nowledge & Skills Required:

  • Ability to analyze and interpret scientific results and to present complex scientific/medical information to scientific and lay audiences

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including presentation, influencing and negotiating skills and medical and scientific writing skills in a complex therapeutic area

  • Highly collaborative with excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills. Experience working with cross-functional teams required

  • Good leadership skills

  • Knowledge of clinical trial design, regulations and statistics

  • Knowledge of R&D guidelines and PAAB code

  • Ability to convey knowledge and interact with opinion leaders and external experts as a peer

  • Strategic thinking and prioritizing capacity

  • Ability to plan and coordinate programs and activities

  • Knowledge of the business strategies of Celgene Inc. and the business implications of scientific and medical plans and decisions

  • Knowledge of the Health Canada and other federal and provincial policies impacting area as asset

Working Conditions:

  • Head office based role, with approximately 65% travel required.


Senior Medical Advisor

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Job ID: 16001920