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Manager – Scientific & Medical Affairs

Posted 2 years ago in Vet & Animal Care



The incumbent acts as the science and medical advisor for our client’s organization and will liaise with academia and other expert thought leaders in the field of Pet Care in order to bring forward information about trends and scientific advances to support product development and marketing in delivering new, efficacios and trendy products to the marketplace. He/She will provide Public Relations support for advertising, web, veterinary liaison and veterinary outreach. The incumbent will review and keep abreast of emerging science as related to strategic platforms of the company, support Regulatory Affairs, R&D and Marketing in claims substantiation through scientific evidence. The incumbent will be the scientific and medical advisor for product development and will network with Academia and Expert Thought Leaders in the field of Pet Care in order to obtain expert opinions on scientific issues. Other responsibilities include keeping accurate records of scientific substantiation sources for product claims. Based on clinical trial experience, he/she will partner with R&D to develop related testing protocols for clinical trials. The incumbent will work with legal and R&D to identify IP platforms and fill the IP gap. He/she will support the Customer Development Team by attending national meetings and customer sales presentations to sell the science based products that our client offers and will be the medical spokesperson for the company. The Manager will provide medical and scientific support to Consumer Affairs and will provide Public Relations support for advertising, web, veterinary liaison and veterinary outreach.

Qualifications include a DVM with 3-5 years of veterinary practice experience. A PhD is a plus as well as someone who is a trail-blazer and champion of identifying new technologies and technology improvements. Will need to have mastery at handling complex tasks & projects as well as multiple projects concurrently and will apply knowledge of technical and medical fields within category teams and peers. The incumbent will aggressively seek new technology and IP protection and will stay abreast of new developments and opportunities. Will need to represent the company via the media, web, conferences and veterinary outreach and will need to be an excellent technical writer and have a track record of publishing in peer reviewed scientific journals. Will need the abiilty to design protocols for clinical trials whereby the outcome will support product claims.

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