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Medical Advisor

Summary of this position

Our Medical Advisor opportunity is a field-based role that contributes to the development of medical strategy and provides input into commercial approaches as well as medical guidance and governance for all assigned therapeutic areas, namely women’s health and rare diseases. The timing to join our team has never been better, as we continue to prepare for all our products launches planned in 2022 and beyond.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and encourage the development and recognition of Medunik Canada, Duchesnay Inc. and Duchesnay USA products
  • Provide scientific expertise regarding products in the therapeutic areas concerned, namely to the Sales, Business Development, Market Access and Regulatory Affairs teams (e.g. revise documents required for regulatory submissions, validate medical and scientific content of promotional materials, conduct clinical evaluations of potential products, etc.)
  • Act as resource person for MSL training
  • Review the scientific literature and synthesize findings for internal teams (e.g. produce summaries, clinical presentations or histories of the natural evolution of a disease)
  • Contribute to the creation of reimbursement files (explanation/comparison of therapy or product cost, review “Common Drug Review” evaluator/reviewer reports)
  • Develop and implement publication plans, in collaboration with clinical research partners and the communication and commercial teams, to optimize awarness of medical conditions and product attributes
  • Participate in medical education for healthcare professionals by presenting at research meetings, advisory boards or other forums to promote knowledge of the product or the illness
  • Coordinate and develop medical education programs and provide training to the teams responsible for product promotion
  • Maintain scientific expertise by participating in conferences and scientific workshops and by reviewing scientific publications
  • Review the scientific content of Med-Info response to requests beyond information contained in product monographs, full prescribing information, etc.
  • Collect, analyze and report scientific information that could influence product development plans
  • Identify, establish and maintain collaborative relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) and strategic organizations for the development of our products
  • Collaborate with targeted institutions and relevant KOLs to implement research or training activities
  • Develop scientific material for distribution to KOLs
  • Participate in the preparation of R&D tax files and annual reports for Revenue Canada and Revenue Quebec;
  • Respect the policies and procedures established by Duchesnay;
  • Perform any other tasks related to the position.

Key competencies

  • Ability to synthesize and analyze scientific information in a marketing, regulatory and commercial context
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and promote peer-to-peer relationships with key opinion leaders and decision makers
  • Team player
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Strong leadership skills and highly autonomous
  • Solid interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to build cooperative and trusting relationships that promote a healthy work environment


  • Relevant graduate degree (PhD preferred, MD or Pharm D)
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience in a similar position in the pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology industry
  • Ability to critically evaluate clinical studies, whether a protocol or a publication
  • Knowledge of the therapeutic areas of interest is an asset; however, the ability to acquire expertise in other therapeutic (or product) areas according to changing business priorities is essential
  • Experience in coordinating multidisciplinary teams, projects and initiatives
  • Experience in the development of the files required for the health authorities in conjunction with regulatory affairs and marketing is an asset
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in French and English
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Availability to travel approximately up to 40% of the time