Medical Affairs Scientist

Pfizer Inc.

Ankara, Turkey

Job posting number: #7250266 (Ref:pf-4912776)

Posted: May 31, 2024

Job Description

Medical Affairs Scientist(MAS)


To provide deep medical & scientific expertise to support healthcare professionals, professional associations, patient groups and other relevant decision makers. This includes the following:

  • Develop and deliver the local medical strategy and life-cycle clinical plans for Pfizer’s inline and pipeline medicines in nominated therapy area
  • Communicate the safe and appropriate use and the value of Pfizer medicines in order to improve patient outcomes, enhance clinical practice and support business needs at the national, regional and corporate level
  • Demonstrate the value of our innovative medicines, e.g. through real world evidence
  • Create industry leading digital educational and scientific content that is timely, relevant, balanced, interactive, innovative and easily digestible
  • Champion the patient voice when developing and implementing medical strategies
  • Provide subject matter expertise and high-quality scientific exchange, bringing in insights (both formally with CRM tools and informally) into the organization to shape strategy
  • Provide focused, relevant information in response to clinician needs and the needs of their patients
  • Establish Pfizer as a key research partner within National Life Sciences
  • Establish deep and lasting relationships with healthcare professionals and other relevant decision makers
  • Create constructive and effective cross-functional partnerships with internal departments and external stakeholders
  • Review and approve (where applicable) medical materials and activities within scope of the MoH, AIFD and company codes


  • Provide medical & scientific expertise to healthcare professionals, professional associations, patient groups and other relevant decision makers through scientific communications
  • Establish Pfizer as a key research partner within National Life Sciences by building academic and research collaborations within the nominated therapy area
  • Establish deep and enduring peer-to-peer relationships with leading healthcare professionals and specialists, including non-traditional partners and key decision makers
  • Understand clinicians’ insights around current standard of care and strengthen their knowledge of the value of our medicines to the patients and decision makers
  • Liaise with healthcare professionals to effectively communicate and manage drug safety issues
  • Provide specialist medical and scientific input to the nominated internal teams in order to support the appropriate use of Pfizer medicines and successful implementation of Pfizer’s initiatives and programs
  • Data Generation and Publications
  • Identifies data gaps for pipelines assets and develops local RWD/RWE for the demonstration of the value of our products and market access.
  • Acquire and maintain in-depth scientific expertise of Pfizer medicines within nominated therapy area as well as of key competitors (including those in development)
  • Deliver key medical and scientific activities within the medical plan, e.g. high-quality educational materials, generation of real-world evidence, non-interventional studies, database studies and registries (in collaboration with the Health & Value team) and ensure timely publication of data
  • Provide medical expertise to evaluate requests to support medical education, quality improvement, health services research, investigator sponsored research (ISR) and clinical research collaborations
  • Clinical Development
  • Provide medical/scientific input into protocol feasibility assessments for clinical trial proposals
  • Identify appropriate investigators / sites for Pfizer-sponsored clinical trials
  • Work together with clinical research colleagues and in collaboration with global teams to drive the timely completion of Pfizer-sponsored clinical trials
  • Provide input into clinical development teams to ensure design and selection of trials relevant to Turkey needs, leveraging clinician, payer and patient insights
  • Effectively implement approved compassionate use and named patient supply programs to ensure appropriate access to Pfizer medicines in response to clinician requests

Data Communication and Medical Insights

  • Present high-quality, accurate, balanced and specific information to healthcare professionals and other relevant decision makers in response to unsolicited requests for information
  • Create industry leading and impactful scientific and medical content through arange of digital channels and formats that is timely, relevant, balanced, interactive, innovative and easily digestible. This may include videos, webinars, interactive pdfs, peer reviewed publications, congress materials, clinical trials and real-world data
  • Ensure medical insights are brought into the organization to shape future strategies
  • Lead local advisory boards to gain clinical and patient insights
  • Work with patients and patient organizations to understand unmet medical need and to ensure the patient voice is at the center of medical strategies and projects
  • Present the medical perspective on selected topics during media briefings
  • Provide scientific insights and support to field and head office based commercial colleagues
  • Review and approve (where applicable) medical materials and activities within scope of the MoH, AIFD and company codes

Cross Functional Medical Activity

  • Provide medical expertise into regulatory and market access strategies for pipeline assets, including early licensing & access schemes, regulatory and HTA submissions and adaptive pathways
  • Provide medical expertise for regulatory labelling updates, risk management plans and license maintenance
  • Provide clinical input to Medical Information to facilitate the maintenance of an accurate, relevant and high-quality database of standard response documents/creation of new responses
  • Develop and maintain strong cross-functional working between global and local country teams
  • Identifies opportunities for customer focused digital solutions and contributes to their creation in partnership with MAS/Digital Medical.
  • Performs the medical customer facing activities for the assigned products, according to the priorities defined with the Manager, and liaises with the other medical colleagues, if applicable
  • Review and sign-off to ensure compliance of promotional materials and company sponsored activities such as local promotional meetings and events with local SPCs and requirements.
  • Works closely with the MAEL, MAS/Digital Medical, the MAS/Real World Data Expert, the Medical Quality Governance Manager (MQGM), Compliance, Legal and all cross-functional team, including customer-facing roles


  • Understanding in the following areas:
  • Medical plans and budget management
  • Medical governance and cross-functional teams’ collaboration
  • Medical writing and comprehensive medical review of documents
  • Communication skills to different stakeholders and across different channels
  • External engagement competencies, including networking and stakeholders mapping & management
  • Performance driven with professional demeanor and strong collaboration skills
  • Ability to focus on priorities, resilience, organization, and project management competencies
  • Sense of responsibility and accountability, quality orientation
  • Strategic, agile, innovative and growth mindset
  • Language Requirements: Fluent in Turkish and English

Personal skills:

  • Performance driven with professional demeanor
  • Ability to lead complex projects with multiple external and internal stakeholders
  • Business acumen and high level of industry understanding
  • Customer oriented mindset
  • Ability to act in midst of uncertainty
  • Self-management & ability to manage heavy workload
  • Experience in setting up networks and develop them
  • Excellent communication skills
  • ’Can do’ & pioneering attitude, solution driven
  • Sense of responsibility and accountability, quality orientation
  • Medical Doctor or Pharmacist with Ph.D.*

Preferred qualifications

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience within medical affairs
  • Good knowledge of the national healthcare and medicine funding/reimbursement systems
  • Knowledge of health economics, pharmacovigilance and regulatory affairs
  • Experience in RWD/RWE generation in healthcare
  • Experience in clinical research



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Job posting number:#7250266 (Ref:pf-4912776)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Pfizer Inc.
New York,New York
United States
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