Medical Advisor, Biopharm

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Chiyoda, Tokyo, JP


Job Title:  Medical Advisor, Biopharm
Department: Medical Affairs Department 
Location: Tokyo, Japan

At Novo Nordisk, we have Growth Hormone (GH) and Haemophilia therapeutic areas in Biopham team and this position will be in charge of GH.

Norditropin has been leading the market over 30 years as a long seller product in GH therapeutic area, constantly growing the business, adding multiple indications.

We are looking for enthusiastic professional to help us with this Norditropin and the new product which is expected to be joining soon!

The Position

Strategic & Organizational Leadership: 
-   Participate in the successful development, optimization and execution of effective medical strategies in the assigned therapy area/product, to achieve goals
-   Ensures strategic alignment of therapy area/product scientific communication platform with local, and global plans
-   Ensures sound scientific and medical guidance is provided for marketing strategies for therapy area/product
-   Collaborates 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 education
-   Leads the establishment and optimization of internal scientific resources for internal use.
-   Oversees development and execution of the medical education plan based on HCP learning needs for assigned brand/therapy area. (i.e., symposia) and ensures local alignment.
-   Support Medical Information by developing and providing answers on request from HCPs as needed.

Medical guidance
-   Leverages 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 NNPL functions to create brand strategy, plans and tactics Supports team to distill scientific/medical knowledge and deliver internal medical training in collaboration with stakeholders.
-    Ensures sound scientific content for HCP advisory meetings to achieve the meetings objectives in line with overall affiliate and Medical Affairs strategy
-    Collaborates 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 NNPL strategies and to ensure proper strategic alignment between business units.

Clinical activities
-    Identifies gaps to be filled by clinical and outcomes research (global trials, local observational studies, ISS)
-    Reviews and approves ISS and outcomes protocols and study reports
-    Ensures sound scientific content for local investigator/results meetings

Publication planning
-    Guides 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)

KOL Engagement:
-    Inputs into KOL engagement planning, execution and tracking and collaborates with internal stakeholders for alignment. 
-    Provides leadership and input for KOL engagement activities as KOL Advisory Boards, speaker training, etc..
-    Participates in the brand related annual evaluation and update of KOL engagements and Individual Engagement Plans (IEPs) 
-    Provides scientific expertise, advice and guidance to KOL faculty during KOL advisory boards to support NNPL's objectives.

-    Adheres to Novo Nordisk policies, procedures ,vision and fundamentals
-    Performs other tasks as assigned by management
-    Ensures full compliance of the team to all applicable laws in Japan, Novo Nordisk and industry rules/regulations


-    MD (preferred) or PhD in relevant field

-    Business acumen 
-    Business-level Japanese and English communication skills
-    Project management skills. 
-    3 years' experience within the pharmaceutical industry preferred

-    Business-level skills in MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint etc.
Training skills

Millions rely on us 

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.