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Medical Affairs Specialist


Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Job Function:  Medical Affairs
Job ID:  67907


Medical Affairs Specialist

UCB – Inspired by patients. Driven by science.

Help us transform patients’ lives.

About UCB


At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with severe diseases. We look to transform patients’ lives by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. With us, our talent makes the most of who they are, unlocking innovation and setting new standards for patients.


Everything we do starts with a simple question: “How will this make a difference to the lives of people living with severe diseases?” And to find the answers, we connect globally with patients and their families living with the physical and social burdens of severe disease. These connections give us new perspectives, drive our innovation, and offer a hope for a new generation of therapies that will help to transform lives.


To strengthen our UK & Ireland Medical Group, we are looking to fill the position of: Medical Affairs Specialist.


The opportunity:

As the Medical Affairs Specialist you will actively contribute towards providing a front-line evaluated medical information service in response to enquiries from healthcare professionals, patients and internal customers.


Participating in internal and external therapeutic area-related activities and working on projects such as clinical, educational and medical writing activities. In addition, the role supports the medical function of BII and key stakeholders to ensure compliance with applicable codes and practices.


About the Role

You will be responsible for:

  • Responding to medical questions from healthcare professionals and internal customers by presenting high quality information using in-house and external sources.
  • Developing and maintaining specific expertise for specialist products and assume responsibility for the provision of medical information support for these).
  • Working collaboratively with the relevant brand teams to provide strategic scientific input.
  • Participating in the development of global content for products and ensure the content is reviewed and updated regularly.
  • Assisting in maintaining departmental databases and standard response documents.
  • Supporting the first line medical information service and out of hours vendor by providing product expertise and training, also contributing to and overseeing compliance of specific activities.
  • Mentoring staff on medical information systems and assist in product and therapy area training of other UCB staff including Sales, Marketing and Medical personnel.
  • Handling adverse event reports and product complaints.


About You

You should have:

  • A degree in a biomedical discipline or equivalent.
  • A good understanding of the requirements of the ABPI Code of Practice as well as experience of medical information in the pharmaceutical industry or a hospital setting.
  • Experience of analysing and summarising biomedical data from published papers where attention to detail is necessary.
  • Worked collaboratively with other members of a Medical department as well as Marketing and Sales Business Units, Pharmacovigilance and other groups.


UCB – The Facts

With more than 7500 employees in approximately 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium which invests more than 25% of revenue in cutting-edge scientific research to meet unmet patient needs. A few other reasons that make UCB an amazing place to work:

  • Promising pipeline that includes several novel molecules and no major patent expiration in the next decade;
  • About 25% of 2016 revenue reinvested into Research & Development
  • 2016 Key Financials: €4.2 billion global revenue Specialties: Neurology, Immunology


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