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Reference No: J15364

Head of Medical Affairs - Virology

A truly exciting role with a pharmaceutical company with an excellent reputation in industry. This is a global organisation with a major presence in Europe who have a diverse portfolio of pipeline and marketed drugs in Oncology, Immunology, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Virology and Neuroscience.

The Role;
A leadership position in the UK Medical team reporting in to the Senior Medical Director. The position has oversight of the entire Virology portfolio including late stage development and branded drugs mainly in Hepatitis and HIV medicine. This role will line manage a good sized medical team for Virology in the UK. Key duties include;
- Leads UK product strategy development and execution for the therapy area
- Ensures UK medical activities are aligned with global and European company strategy
- Identification and following up with required post-marketing trials and coordination of budget for UK, and communicates these to global medical affairs for input into the global planning and budgeting process
- Manages and coordinates the therapy area medical budget for the UK and liaises with Finance and Purchasing teams
- Proactively provides scientific support to Marketing, Regulatory, Market Access, Outcomes Research, Pharmacovigilance and Legal
- Provision of medical input for compounds in development to global and European teams for registration and reimbursement purposes
- Continuous interaction with the local Business Unit Director and Senior Medical Director to ensure that country needs are gathered and appropriately communicated
- Identifies potential lifecycle extension opportunities through discussion with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)
- Line management of a direct team of Medical Advisors and second line management UK field medical team under an MSL manager
- Ensures compliance with SOPs, GCP and ICH, as well as with legal and ethical standards

Location; Thames Valley, UK

The successful candidate will receive a competitive basic annual salary + company car allowance + annual bonus + pension + healthcare + life assurance, and more...

Candidate Requirements;
- Medical Degree
- Full GMC registration and a license to practice
- Significant post-qualification experience in NHS or a similar setting
- A number of years experience in medical affairs at a managerial level
- ABPI Final Signatory
- Clinical and/or in-industry experience Virology is strongly preferred
- Line management of medics/pharmacists and/or field staff in previous roles
- Previous experience in late phase clinical trials would be a plus

To Apply;
Please call Toby Ferguson at Only Medics on +44 (0) 1189 522799 or e-mail All communication is confidential and should you be interested in hearing of other more appropriate roles do still get in touch to hear how we could help.

Only Medics Recruitment Ltd specialises solely on the recruitment of medics within the pharmaceutical industry across the UK and mainland Europe. We work with large, medium-sized and small pharmaceutical organisations as well as clinical research organisation and medical device companies.

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