Scientific Specialist

Job description

A Scientific Specialist encompasses strong scientific, informational, communication and interpersonal activities, and works with a range of different departments (e.g. marketing, regulatory affairs…) within the company in order to ensure maximum information exchange and development.


1. Scientific communication:

  • Act as disease expert and take lead responsibility for maintaining a comprehensive and current knowledge of a therapeutic area (collection, evaluation and managing of scientific data) and for distribution of scientific information to respective stakeholders
  • Analyse clinical trial data, prepare and report trial results at scientific meetings
  • Assist clinicians in the preparation of scientific publications and presentations
  • Provide support in formulation of publication strategies
  • Provide support in formulation of training strategies

2. Supporting marketing:

  • Provide the medical and scientific expertise in the creation of promotional materials, events (e.g. product launch) and other activities such as tender business
  • Lead literature review within a therapeutic area and translate evidence into comprehensive materials for marketing groups
  • Review marketing materials for scientific accuracy
  • Present scientific evidence at marketing events

3. Clinical development planning:

  • Support development of study designs
  • Participate in assessment of investigator initiated trial proposals so that BU can take an informed decision

4. Clinical operational activities

  • Support trial study start-up phases (support in writing study protocol, identification of investigators and KOLs, CRF review, Investigator brochure review, CA&EC assistance, support on medical and scientific questions/issues during trial follow-up phase)
  • Review CEC/DMC/Clinical trial reports

5. Regulatory activities:

  • Work with regulatory affairs and legal department to ensure that all written documents are scientifically accurate
  • Support marketing authorisation applications (reimbursement of medical devices)
  • Perform clinical evaluations

  • Medical/biomedical/scientific degree (advanced degree is a plus)
  • Experience in clinical trials and medical/scientific communication
  • Analytical mind with well-developed scientific rigor
  • Well-developed computer, communication and presentation skills
  • Team player and willing to work collaboratively across the organization, working with others to reach results/resolution
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Travel experience
  • Experience of an international environment is a plus
  • Fluent in English and one other language
  • Ability to motivate in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to function in a self-directed manner with a high degree of independence
  • Strong personal integrity, capable to motivate others
  • Belgian residence required
Our offer
  • An attractive salary in line with your experience and skills.
  • Fringe benefits including a medical insurance, pension plan and a care plan.
  • A supporting environment.
  • Respect for the life-work balance.
  • Career planning.
  • A focus on professional and personal growth through training and coaching.
  • Room for personal engagement to help shape our company's future.
Contact person

Evelien Van Eecke

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Van Eecke
Recruitment Specialist

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