Scientific Advisor
Johnson & Johnson
Taipei, Taiwan

The Scientific Advisor is a member of a field-based team of specialists who function as an extension of the Taiwan Medical Affairs organization.

SAs are responsible for developing and enhancing professional relationships with medical thought leaders involved in various phases of product development.

Scientific Advisors provide medical information through scientific exchange in a fair-balanced manner and provide clinical / scientific support for Janssen and the Medical Affairs department at the direction of Medical Affairs management.

This is a field-based position, covering Taiwan and requires professionals with established personal and scientific creditability to interact with thought leaders and centers of excellence.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Identify Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), and establish and maintain scientific relationships with KOLs; connecting KOLs in academic and community centers
  • Act as primary liaison to investigators interested in developing and performing investigator-initiated research
  • Develop and execute territory plans in alignment with regional and national plans of action (POAs)
  • Provide clinical presentations and information in response to unsolicited questions (as appropriate) in academic, community, and healthcare provider setting in both group and one-on-one situations
  • Collaborate with the Clinical organization to enhance patient enrolment in Janssen-sponsored clinical trials by identifying appropriate clinical trial sites and interacting with investigators in ongoing studies
  • Coordinate and / or host advisory boards, continuing educational workshops, seminars and programs for healthcare professionals and scientists
  • Collect and follow up on unsolicited medical information requests and assisting in the developing novel clinical study ideas
  • Provide scientific support at medical congresses
  • Provide timely feedback / information on emerging clinical / scientific trends and opportunities to internal stakeholders
  • Monitoring the scientific literature for new developments
  • Provide training to internal teams on disease and / or product-related topics
  • Provide up-to-date medical / scientific support to relevant experts to enable informed decision making for product listings in guidelines, formularies, and in health economic assessments
  • Job Requirements / Qualifications

  • BS degree in scientific and / or medical discipline required; MD, DO, PharmD, MSN or PhD strongly preferred
  • More than 2 years of clinical or research experience in cardiopulmonology, rheumatology, or liver transplant
  • Ability to assess scientific information, rate the evidence and synthesize key content within strategic and regulatory settings
  • Familiarity with clinical trial design and evaluation
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as in cross-functional networks
  • Current working knowledge of Taiwan legal, regulatory and compliance regulations and guidelines relevant to industry interactions with health-care professionals
  • Ability to partner and maintain relationships with the medical community
  • Flexible, positive outgoing personality with high level of drive and enthusiasm
  • Medical scientific writing experience and good publication practice understanding
  • Strong personal integrity and sense of urgency
  • Excellent communication, presentation, negotiation, and time management skills
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