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Sr. Associate/Scientist, Medical Sciences - Germ Protection



This role is integrated within the Medical Sciences team, responsible for medical science and evidence generation activities during the development and throughout the entire life cycle of RB Hygiene products.


The post-holder is responsible for all relevant medical science activities relating to hygiene category including biocide products and professional business to business activities. The role works with Medical Science Managers and brand team to drive commercial success by generating and applying medical insights to deliver high quality evidence that results in safe, efficacious and meaningful innovation to consumers.  


•    Lead specific medical areas or projects within a category and ensure delivery of adequate product and project support, including medical affairs and dossier writing
•    Drive scientific and medical advancement and knowledge within the Hygiene therapeutic area.
•    Act as the product expert and develop in-depth understanding of the literature and current medical opinion in the relevant category area.
•    Drive execution of the medical and evidence strategies for assigned projects.
•    Proactively support cross-functional team to deliver innovative consumer solutions; appropriate business opportunities to drive competitive advantage across the therapeutic area.
•    Support ideation, substantiation, and defence of claims, as well as challenges against competitors' claims.
•    Assist in the development of key external partnerships to support category projects
•    Act as role model and coach to colleagues in medical affairs and wider cross-functional team
•    To act with integrity and responsibility to deliver safe and effective consumer benefits in line with good medical and scientific practice.



The position is accountable to the Medical Sciences Manager for Germ Protection and finally to the Medical Sciences Director, working closely with others as part of the matrix. The role interacts as appropriate with other internal functions including Safety, Quality, Regulatory and Compliance (SQRC), Clinical, R&D, Marketing, Professional Relations etc. The role also interacts with external partners including key opinion leaders.



Specific tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:.


•    Independently represent the Medical Sciences team and contribute expertise in cross-functional project meetings
•    Conduct a fair-balanced assessment of efficacy and safety data and provide advice on the best approach to drive brand growth 
•    Support and educate teams with understanding of the literature, new clinical data and current medical opinion on category topics for RB products and competitors
•    Partner with Medical Science team to:
    o    Provide strategic medical input in category development leading brand science for product innovation and claims
    o    Proactively partner with the project teams, providing medical input and strategic advice to ensure the feasibility and success of product development initiatives
    o    Provide ideas/concepts for constructing the product pipelines (e.g. new products, new combinations, new technologies, novel evidence generation techniques)
    o    Provide medical support and oversight for educational and promotional activities
    o    Assist in registration and development of RB products globally 
•    Provide input and edit/review Regulatory and Clinical Documents required for global RB product development and registration activities.  These include but are not limited to: briefing documents, common technical document (CTD) clinical overviews and summaries, switch applications, integrated summaries of safety and efficacy, investigators’ brochures, clinical documents such as Study Protocols and Informed Consent Forms; clinical evaluation reports (CERs) and other Medical/Regulatory documents
•    Manage internal and external responses, and quality of medical documentation for given area/projects:-
    o    Collaborate with subject matter experts across multiple departments to ensure quality and technical accuracy of documentation
    o    Conduct systematic literature searches/reviews and prepare responses as necessary 
    o    Edit and proof reading of text written by other team members and providing constructive feedback
    o    Ensure that working documents and other appropriate documentation are updated and current



•    Bachelor’s Degree preferably associated to healthcare or the life sciences (eg basic science, pharmacy, nursing or medical) is required
•    Postgraduate qualifications preferred; plus minimum of 3 years relevant post-graduate experience
•    Experience in the medical and pharmaceutical / consumer health industry knowledge/ Medical Affairs arena is required
•    Experience in hygiene product development, biocides or public health would be an advantage
•    Experience in systematic searches, reviewing scientific data, and preparing medical or scientific documents (e.g. post graduate experience in relevant science, publications and experience in medical writing, systematic review and clinical data appraisal) to a high standard is highly desirable. 
•    Knowledge of research methodology, information management and regulatory requirements and an understanding of healthcare compliance and guidelines is desirable. Proven ability to generate, analyze and interpret scientific and clinical data is required.
•    Previous experience of work in New Product Development, or experience of clinical development, with examples of successful product launches
•    Ability to manage multiple projects and products simultaneously to ensure timely, on-target and within budget accomplishment of tasks.
•    Demonstrated matrix management in previous roles



The Candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

•    Leadership capability – demonstrated ability to lead and inspire teams and develop and mentor individuals and allocate resource strategically and according to the portfolio priorities.
•    Strategic Thinking – maintains competitive advantage by carefully considering the issues and competing priorities within a situation, program or portfolio and then developing a strategy that includes the strategic application of available principles, tools and systems.
•    Business Acumen – Understands the implications of decisions related to human, financial, material and information resources, from a business perspective and uses this knowledge to plan, implement and manage clinical research within R&D.
•    Project Management – Demonstrates the discipline of risk-based planning, organising and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives in accordance with defined quality and time-based metrics.


Key Attributes:

•    Proactive mindset.
•    Passion for strategy development and delivery.
•    Team or line management experience
•    Strong skills in managing multiple projects simultaneously with an ability to prioritise appropriately.
•    Track record of building strong internal and external networks.
•    Demonstrated ability to manage complexity and cultural diversity.
•    Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
•    Fluency in English.
•    Thrives working in fast paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, resourceful and reliable.







Please note that the duties and responsibilities within this role may change over the course of employment, which will require flexibility


In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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