Medical Director Oncology APAC

Posted 23 Mar 2020

Singapore, Singapore - Singapore

Req Id 204916


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Function: Global Medical Affairs

Reporting to: Head of Medical Affairs APAC

Scope: Medical expert, responsible  of the Medical strategy of Biopharma  Oncology in APAC . Countries involved in scope:  Japan, Australia , S. Korea, India , Taiwan and South East Asia 


Purpose of the role:

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provides expert consultation to affiliates and regional Medical Head on development of the affiliate Oncology  strategy and brings insights and knowledge from the regions to the Global GMA TA to inform GMA strategy
  • Provides technical expertise on the generation of hypothesis to be tested, method and design of regional research, trial execution and communication. Oversees the conduct of regional clinical trials and is medically and scientifically accountable for resolution of safety issues, interpretation of statistical analysis for clinical significance, investigator selection, safety monitoring, study reports, and other communications of study results.
  • Provides technical consultation to affiliates in the development and method of evaluation of research hypotheses
  • Serves as the representative of the region in providing input into the content of registration and GMA studies
  • Educates on and coordinates appropriate scientific and medical activities with internal stakeholders (ie commercial, clin ops, discovery, statistics, regulatory, etc..) including training region and affiliate cross-functional peers on therapeutic area topics. On-boards affiliates and regional cross-functional partners to therapeutic area and product topics.
  • Develops and executes advisories and symposia
  • Oversees scientific and medical education of investigators, clinical monitors for GMA studies in the region. May provide support to affiliate sponsored studies as needed
  • Manages and conducts regional external expert engagement. Keeps abreast of professional information and technology through conferences and/or medical literature and acts as a therapeutic area resource
  • Represents the company at external meetings including investigator meetings, scientific association meetings, etc.. May serve as the scientific team representative for regulatory discussions
  • May support affiliate ad boards and conducts regional ad boards, including ensuring budgets, timelines, compliance requirements are factored into program’s initiatives
  • Closely collaborate with R&D ( Global & Asian Hub)  to lead the Oncology  Medical Strategy for pipeline indications in  APAC, driving the Launch preparedness , local clinical plan to facilitate the submission of investigator sponsored trials,  publications and assist in site selection for CR&D clinical projects
  • Actively participate in key medical and scientific conferences by staffing medical information booths, gathering intelligence on competitors and critically observing company-sponsored speakers
  • Contribute to strategic decisions regarding the Oncology Pipeline in Asia 


Measures and targets:

▪KOL and internal stakeholders feedback

▪BUs Director, Marketing, and Market Access, Time with Physicians, KOL and KAM on the field

▪KPIs Clinical Program

▪ISTs and generation of data

▪KPIs Medical/ Commercial Compliance


Candidate’s profile:

Professional skills & experience

▪Therapeutic area of Oncology

▪Driving new product  launches and  strategy

▪Prior industry experience advantageous

▪Knowledge of regulatory, commercial and clinical issues affecting industry

▪Knowledge and experience of Methodology of Clinical Research and GCP (Good Clinical Practice)

▪Inspiring and motivating others

▪Team-building and teamwork

▪Coaching and developing talent

▪Resource-Planning and Decision-Making

▪Business-Oriented thinking

▪Leading and managing change

▪Business Acumen




▪PhD or Medical Degree in Medicine / oncology/ clinical Pharmacology


Main interfaces


▪KOLs and Health Care Providers

▪Health Care decision makers

▪CME Providers

▪Country medical teams supporting fertility


▪Franchise head  ( regional / Global), BU heads ( country )

▪Medical Affairs  (Global /Country  and GCO)

▪Global clinical development

▪Market Access & Government Affairs


▪Regulatory  and Legal & Compliance, Others


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