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MSD Medical Affairs Manager Job in Kenya

MSD is a global research-driven Pharmaceutical company dedicated to puffing patients first.

MSD discovers, manufactures and markets vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs.

A vacancy exists for a position in Nairobi of 
Medical Affairs Manager with major responsibility for Vaccines, Respiratory and Cardio (partially Hepatitis C Virus, HIV and Women's Health)

Summary of Position

The Medical Affairs Manager manages the medical activities for therapy area(s) for a country and partners with Global Clinical Operations (GCO) in conducting clinical trials.

The Medical Affairs Manager ¡s responsible for:
  • Developing clinical trial strategy for the therapy area(s) in the country and taking appropriate action to ensure proper implementation.
  • Establishing, managing and owning local Key Opinion Leader (KOL), investigator, and other key stakeholder relationships ¡n the therapy area(s).
  • Advising business units on medical and scientific matters ¡n the therapy area(s).
  • Providing input into local study feasibility and site selection.
  • Implementing publication policy for the therapy area(s).
  • Giving medical input into market access/access alliance.
  • Providing medical and scientific advice to business units, market access/access alliance functions and others as required, as well as input into Health Economics.
  • Providing medical and scientific training to the field force, Global Clinical Operations and others as required
Major Activities and Responsibilities:

The Medical Affairs Manager is responsible for all non-clinical trial execution-related functions in the therapy area(s), including clinical/medical strategy, MA, Investigator relationships and serving as a medical and scientific advisor to his/her country’s business units.

Approximately 80-90% of this position is dedicated to core responsibilities that include:
  • Developing local clinical research programs and clinical trial strategies.
  • Designing local study protocols and support operations.
  • Providing input into global clinical research programs and trial/protocol design.
  • Performing activities related to local Medical Research and MA.
  • Advising business units on medical and scientific matters, including—but not limited to—scientific approval of promotional materials.
  • Identifying licensing opportunities.
  • Building, managing and owning relationships with local Key Opinion Leaders and other key stakeholders.
MSD offers a competitive package.

To apply, e-mail your CV to Rimple Shah at,

or fax to +254 (20) 826110

Closing date for all applications is Monday 28th March 2011

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