Medical Advisor, CVD (Cardiovascular Disease)

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Chiyoda, Tokyo, JP


Do you have a strong desire to be part of a patient-centric company improving patient lives? Novo Nordisk Japan has opened a role for Medical Advisor, CVD. Apply now and be part of Life-Changing Careers at Novo Nordisk.




About the Department


Diabetes and Outcomes Department covers a wide range of therapeutic areas, such as Diabetes, CVD, CKD, Digital health and Stem Cell. This role will be mainly in charge of Cardiovascular diseases area and it is a therapeutic area which is well-established with multiple advisory boards, engagement of the top KOLs, pre-launch activities and RWE. You will also be able to work collaboratively with initiatives for the new Obesity disease area.


The Position


The nature and scope of main accountabilities includes but not limited to:


  • Strategic & Organizational LeadershipParticipate in the successful development, optimization and execution of effective medical strategies in the assigned therapy area/product, to achieve goals. Ensure strategic alignment of therapy area/product scientific communication platform with local, and global plans. Ensure sound scientific and medical guidance is provided for marketing strategies for therapy area/product. Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop action plans aiming to appropriately position assigned products in response to the current unmet medical needs and market dynamics. Ensures proper reporting of Key Performance Indicators.


  • Medical educationLead the establishment and optimization of internal scientific resources for internal use. Oversee development and execution of the medical education plan based on HCP learning needs for assigned brand/therapy area. (i.e., symposia) and ensure local alignment. Support Medical Information by developing and providing answers on request from HCPs as needed.


  • Medical guidance - Leverage knowledge of clinical practice, KOL insights, competitor scientific activity, as well as future directions in healthcare to collaborate within CMR and with marketing as well as other NN Japan functions to create brand strategy, plans and tactics Supports team to distil scientific/medical knowledge and deliver internal medical training in collaboration with stakeholders. Ensure sound scientific content for HCP advisory meetings to achieve the meetings objectives in line with overall affiliate and Medical Affairs strategy. Collaborate cross functionally and takes a leadership role among MSLs with Sales and Marketing and attends internal meetings outside of medical in order to offer in house training support which enhances and maintains the MSL understanding of all current NN Japan strategies and to ensure proper strategic alignment between business units.


  • Clinical activities Identify gaps to be filled by clinical and outcomes research (global trials, local observational studies, ISS). Review and approve ISS and outcomes protocols and study reports. Ensures sound scientific content for local investigator/results meetings


  • Others Guide development of therapy area/product publication plan that is aligned with local and global publication and lifecycle plans and ensure timely execution (abstract and oral presentations, primary and secondary publications). Input into KOL engagement planning, execution and tracking and collaborates with internal stakeholders for alignment. Participate in the brand related annual evaluation and update of KOL engagements and Individual Engagement Plans (IEPs). Ensure full compliance of the team to all applicable laws in Japan, Novo Nordisk and industry rules/regulations.




  • M.D. or Ph.D. in Healthcare with strong clinical and research background
  • 3 years+ experience in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Business-level English communication skills, and fluent Japanese and knowledge of Business in Japan
  • Ability to work effectively leading cross-functional team
  • Strong presentation skills, Training & coaching skills will be a plus


Working at Novo Nordisk


At Novo Nordisk, you will be part of a professional community that is committed to drive change to defeat obesity and other serious chronic diseases.  Our success in the field of innovative medicines is due to our dedication, engagement and respect for the people we are here to help.  Working here is not just a way to make a living, but a way to make a difference.




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Until the completion of recruitment. Applications will be screened ongoing basis, thereby you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.



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At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.