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Johnson & Johnson

Scientific Advisor (Signatory)

Posted Jul 12, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00011616
High Wycombe
37.5 hrs/week
6 months
Payrate range
Application Deadline: Jul 25, 2022 12:00 AM

Scientific Advisor (Signatory)


Location: High Wycombe 


Work type: Hybrid working 


Start Date: ASAP


Contract Duration: 6 months 


Weekly Hours: 37.5


Hourly Pay Rates: £150 - £160 



This role falls outside IR35


The Company:


Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based healthcare Company, touching the lives of nearly a billion people every day. Our Family of Companies throughout the world compete in consumer, pharmaceutical and medical devices & diagnostics markets and have the skills and resources to tackle the world's most pressing health issues.


Role Purpose:


  • Optimise brand/therapy strategy through providing medical insights as a member of  extended CVT, and implementing agreed CVT tactics  
  • Ensure highest standards of brand/therapy expertise in customer facing teams through  sharing TA and product knowledge with internal stakeholders 
  • Provide scientific support to external customers in response to clinical interest and  strategic need



Not expected to:


  • Interact with press or media 
  • Create or provide medical information standard letters to external customers
  • Monitor Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS) 
  • Develop the strategy for the therapy area 
  • Chair medical advisory boards 
  • Lead a Code complaint 
  • Engage with and present to government bodies (e.g. NICE, SIGN, SMC, AWSMG)


Therapy Area Knowledge: 


  • Build and maintain awareness of latest scientific and clinical advances in relevant  therapy areas and keep up to date with industry developments. This includes an  awareness and understanding of current data, and attendance at relevant meetings for  insights and interactions 
  • Build and maintain a good understanding of NHS evolving dynamics affecting relevant  therapy areas, including NHS priorities and market access issues 
  • Build understanding of how different data sources contribute to the overall evidence  generation plan and contribute to identifying data gaps and proposing mechanisms to  fill them 
  • Monitor competitor promotional and scientific activities to understand ongoing strategies and best practice, as well as to assess compliance with the Code of Practice. 


Customer Excellence: 

Where required, meet with customers and researchers to: 


  • Gather information and insights on therapy area (including competitor  landscape) and customer medical and scientific needs 
  • Exchange disease area knowledge in order to understand emerging opinions o Increase customer understanding about Janssen products and processes  (including clinical data, IIS, clinical trials, compliance), according to their interests and needs  
  • Seek advice on the development of our products 
  • Build understanding of what evidence needs to be generated to support  ongoing requirements of the therapy area and product(s) 
  • Develop scientific and medical content for medical advisory boards  
  • Support relevant patient advocacy groups and their initiatives e.g. by responding to clinical interest, gathering insights 


Internal Collaboration:


  • Assist Medical Lead and other medical colleagues with projects and activities in support  of the medical brand plan and contribute to CVT as appropriate  
  • Co create medical education projects, in collaboration with relevant internal  stakeholders 
  • Support MSLs to develop specific educational presentations 
  • Actively engage with marketing and other internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with the necessary Codes of Practice and Laws governing the promotion  and sale of medicines within UK 
  • Engage with internal stakeholders to encourage optimal use and/or understanding of  Janssen products and deliver office-based training to the CVT and field team 
  • Contribute as appropriate to NICE/SMC submissions  
  • Support other medical projects where required through the Project Review Panel 



Strategy Development:


  • Contribute to the development of the MAF strategy for allocated TA/product(s) by  providing Evidence Generation, Healthcare Environment and Customer insights to  medical team and relevant internal stakeholders  
  • Highlight key aspects of the clinical data so that they form the basis of key marketing messages 




  • Review of materials and activities as an appropriately qualified person or as an  otherwise appropriately qualified Code expert (or ability to become an AQP)
  • Build and maintain knowledge of all relevant UK specific differences, for example applicability of the ABPI Code of Practice and the implications for marketing, clinical  trials and medical education and communicate to Global and EMEA teams  
  • Support Medical Lead to prepare code case materials e.g. literature searches 


Key Compliance Requirements:


  • Ensure safety reporting requirements (timely AE/PQC reporting) as set out in company  policies and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)  are met and appropriately managed  when planning projects, developing materials, executing projects and contracting vendors
  • Ensure HCC and legal requirements (Fair Market Value, Transfer of Value rules, Promotional Materials rules) are fully understood, appropriately managed and complied with  when planning projects, developing materials, executing projects and contracting vendors 
  • Ensure inspection readiness with respect to personal training compliance, and availability of  recent CV and individualised Job Description 
  • If commissioning contractors or third-party organisations, put contracts in place and provide  training so that these individuals also act in accordance with Johnson & Johnson HCC  requirements when interacting with Healthcare Professionals and report adverse events  and complaints (as above).


Role Dimensions 


Communication with others outside Janssen 


• Health Care Professionals 

• Patient groups when required 

• Professional bodies 


Communication with others within Janssen  


  • Marketing functions 
  • Market Access Functions 
  • Business information functions 
  • HCC 


Resource Management 

  • Personal travel budget 
  • Allocated project budget where required 



Decision Making Autonomy 

  • Review of materials and activities as an appropriately qualified person or as an  otherwise appropriately qualified Code expert (or ability to become an AQP)


Essential Technical Knowledge, skills and experience 

  • Scientist with Medical Affairs experience 
  • Ability and interest to gain Code knowledge and expertise
  • Signatory experience required 



Include any qualifications that are a minimum requirement for this role (not those that might be nice to have) 

Preferable: MSc, PhD By exception: Biomedical science-based degree


Things to remember before applying for this role:

  • We are looking to process the first round of applications within the next 1 - 2 working days.
  • We do not accept applications via email.


If you are interested in this role please click on the link below to complete your application. Make sure you fill out your application in full, your personal CV will be used for the recruiter’s reference only, they are not sent to Hiring Managers. Ensure all relevant information is included in your application!


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:


For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences

That is why we in Ireland are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”.


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