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  • Job Title: Medical and Scientific Officer
  • Position Type: Full time/permanent 
  • Probation period: 6 months
  • Travel Required:  15 days/year (approx.) 
  • Location: European Union (preferably Germany, Belgium or Spain) or United Kingdom/home-based
  • Gross salary: 40.000 EUR/year

 

As Medical and Scientific officer, you will work in the Medical Education and Scientific Engagement area. You will assist the Head of Medical Education and Scientific Engagement with the following activities (and progressively manage your own projects):

 

Scientific support and education

  • Develop and provide training to MPE staff, board, Myeloma Community Advisory Board (CAB), individual patient advocates and representatives of member organisations on myeloma and AL amyloidosis pathways, treatment and care (factsheets, Q&A, presentations, webinars etc.)
  • Search, write and ensure medical accuracy of educational and scientific/medical information resources
  • Develop educational and scientific strategies for MPE
  • Support MPE’s key programmes and initiatives, including educational/advocacy programmes and engagement with pharmaceutical companies with medical and scientific information
  • Report from scientific congresses

 

Generation of scientific information

  • Be up-to-date on scientific matters in myeloma and AL amyloidosis via literature reviews, liaison with key stakeholders, attending congresses etc., and communicate on investigational treatments and ongoing myeloma and AL amyloidosis clinical trials
  • Develop tools and lists of key scientific publications to share information and ensure MPE’ staff and members are kept up-to-date with the latest research and development
  • Update and ensure medical accuracy of our online search tool for clinical trials for patients

 

Research

  • Proactively think about topics and research questions that need addressing in myeloma
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of MPE scientific and research-based strategic objectives
  • Conduct and assist research projects around patients’ quality of life, treatment preferences or patient advocacy
  • Coordinate MPE’s involvement in EU projects (IMI, H2020, etc.)
  • Review of draft documents, provide feedback and coordinate feedback from staff and myeloma community

 

Communication and representation of MPE

  • Liaise with key stakeholders, such as industry R&D departments, to update first-hand information on their pipelines, timeline, and strategy, as well as clinicians and other stakeholders involved with MPE
  • Provide feedback and advice on clinical trial design and conduction of research in Europe, review clinical trial protocols and informed consent forms
  • Build good relations with members and internal stakeholders
  • Represent MPE at meetings and calls
  • Attend scientific congresses, such as the European Haematology Association (EHA) Annual Congress and American Society of Haematology (ASH) Annual Scientific Meeting or the International Myeloma Workshop (IMW)
  • Participate in advisory boards for the pharmaceutical industry
  • Respond to patient and members’ requests on myeloma, its diagnosis and treatment

 

Task and core responsibilities are non-exhaustive and subject to change depending on the needs of the organisation.

 

About you

  • MD, PhD, PharmD or MSc and/or experience in relevant therapeutic areas or life sciences – preferably in haematology, hemato-oncology or immuno-oncology
  • Experience in a related field – preferably working in a non-profit organisation, clinical research or medical/scientific setting is highly appreciated
  • Experience in working with researchers, doctors and/or representatives from the pharmaceutical industry
  • Organised, with excellent project management and time management skills
  • Ability to work from home in a virtual setting with a team spread across Europe
  • Strong listening and communication skills
  • Flexible approach and able to work with an international team in a virtual setting
  • A motivated and self-aware team player who can work independently or collaboratively with equal success
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing, proofreading, and editing in English, preferably C2 level. German language skills are not required.
  • Good analytical, numerical abilities and ability to interpret complex information
  • Ability to explain complex scientific terms and knowledge into lay language
  • Proficient at Office suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint (or equivalent)

 

We offer

  • An exciting position in an even more exciting European non-profit organisation in the emerging fields of patient-centred healthcare and patient advocacy, working together with key patient advocacy leaders across Europe
  • Full-time/permanent position (6-month probation period) with flexible hours giving the opportunity to progress and to integrate in a young, dynamic and multi-cultural team working from different European cities

 

About MPE

Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) is a pan-European organisation representing 48 myeloma and amyloidosis patient groups from over 31 European countries. It is registered as an international non-profit organisation under Belgian Law. Our office is located in Munich, Germany. A Board mainly composed of patients and caregivers is elected by the membership to oversee the strategy and governance of the organisation. A team of 13 staff members runs remotely the day to day operations, programmes and services within 4 divisions: Access and Policy, Clinical Science, Capacity Building & Advocacy and Patient Evidence.

MPE is dedicated to improving the treatment, care and quality of life of patients with myeloma and AL Amyloidosis. To this end, the main goals of the organisation are:

  • Collaborating on projects to the benefit of the myeloma community
  • Exchanging information and best practice
  • Developing existing patient groups and encouraging and facilitating the setting up of new groups
  • Helping to shape appropriate health-related policies and initiatives on a European and national level
  • Ensuring patients across Europe receive timely access to new treatment
  • Stimulating and promoting patient-centred research and clinical trials
  • Developing a strong evidence base for the needs and wants of patients and their role in research
  • Providing information, educational and outreach programmes to member groups

Learn more about our programmes: https://www.mpeurope.org/

If you wish to apply or have any questions, please send an email to hr@mpeurope.org with a cover letter and CV.







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