Description of Orion R&D Therapy Area Oncology:
Orion R&D organization develops drugs from the conception of the first idea for a new drug up to large randomized clinical trials and marketing authorization. The Therapy Area Oncology develops drugs for the treatment of cancer. This process starts from idea evaluation and assessment of the drug target confidence, and continues to designing of candidate drugs, and clinical testing of cancer drugs in early phase trials (Phase I and Phase II) and later in randomized clinical trials. Strategic focus areas include hormonally regulated cancers and novel biological cancer treatments, where Orion desires to develop new cancer drugs with break-through potential. Therapy Area Oncology is involved in cross-functional activities with other Orion’s key Therapy Areas, including central nervous system diseases and rare diseases, and with Orion business units.
Description of position:
We are looking for a highly motivated medical doctor to work as Medical Advisor Oncology in the R&D Oncology Therapy Area. Your tasks include participation in the clinical development of Orion’s novel drugs for cancer, advising in the Orion preclinical drug development program, writing and reviewing research protocols, and advising in licensing of novel drugs. You will participate in the teamwork aiming at the approval and market access of novel drugs, now focusing mainly in prostate cancer and breast cancer where Orion is running a research program. Your work will include active follow-up of the front-line research carried out in the field of oncology.
The requirements include:
•Medical Doctor´s degree
•Speciality in oncology
•Scientific research background with dissertation is a big plus
•Excellent communication and networking skills
•Excellent team working skills and ability to positively encourage others to reach high performance
•Ability to holistically analyze issues, provide solutions and implement systematically
•High energy and true passion to improve patient well fare
•Growth mindset and innovativeness
•Fluent spoken and written English
•Prior experience from pharmaceutical industry is a plus
•Willingness to travel
What we offer:
We are offering an excellent opportunity to work in a versatile role and the possibility to make use of your own strengths with professional teams by your side. We offer opportunity to develop processes and possibilities to develop further your expertise.
Join us – together we build well-being and do work that we are proud of!
The person can be based in Espoo or in Turku in Finland. The person will report to the Vice-President, Research & Development, Therapy Area Oncology at Orion Headquarter in Espoo, Finland.
If you would like to hear more about this position, please call Heikki Joensuu at +358 104264076 during the following hours: Friday 22nd March between 9-10 or 14-15, or Monday 25th March between 15-16.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Orion is a globally operating Finnish pharmaceutical company - a builder of well-being. Orion develops, manufactures and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, active pharmaceutical ingredients and diagnostic tests. The company is continuously developing new drugs and treatment methods. The core therapy areas of Orion's pharmaceutical R&D are central nervous system (CNS) disorders, oncology and respiratory for which Orion develops inhaled Easyhaler® pulmonary drugs. Orion's net sales in 2017 amounted to EUR 1,085 million and the company had about 3,500 employees. Orion's A and B shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.