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Root D4, CH, 6039

Novocure is a global publicly-traded commercial-stage oncology company developing a profoundly different cancer treatment therapy called tumor treating fields (TTFields) for patients with solid tumors. TTFields therapy is a non-invasive, novel, antimitotic treatment modality which utilizes proprietary technology attempting to slow or reverse tumor progression by inducing tumor cell death. Novocure's commercialized product, Optune, is approved for the treatment of adult patients with glioblastoma (GBM) in the USA, Europe and Israel. Novocure has ongoing or completed clinical trials and is further expanding its efforts into several other solid tumor indications - non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer and other types of solid cancers. 


For our legal team in Root, Switzerland we are looking for a



Associate Director, EMEA Brand Counsel



As Associate Director, EMEA Brand Counsel, your primary responsibility will be to provide advice and counsel on health care law related issues to the internal clients at all levels. It will require you to be able to work confidently, proactively and assertively with a high level of independence, whilst delving into new subject matters each day. You will need to quickly assimilate information and develop expertise in those areas, to be able to provide advice in support of the business.

Your scope will be global but predominantly focused on Europe and consists of providing advice related to the development and distribution of CE marked medical devices, reviewing a high volume of content for sales and marketing, for healthcare professionals, patients, as well as internal/external training and similar material. Furthermore, you will also provide routine counseling on healthcare compliance issues, interacting closely with the Compliance function and the marketing, medical, and sales organizations.



Your responsibilities:

  • As EMEA Brand Counsel, your primary goal with be to collaborate cross-functionally with internal departments with an aim to help ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations in all matters pertaining to the commercialization of our medical device and our interactions with Healthcare Professionals.
  • You will work with Sales and Marketing, Market Access, Regulatory, Compliance and Medical and Clinical Affairs colleagues towards creating solutions for developing compliant relationships with healthcare professionals and government officials across Europe.
  • You will also work closely with our Health Policy function, providing counsel on various reimbursement related matters
  • To ensure compliance with government and industry initiatives and regulations, you will have to implement sound policies and procedures in collaboration with colleagues from Regulatory / Clinical Affairs as well as Compliance, advising on European regulatory matters for medical devices
  • You will also prepare, negotiate and review a wide variety of commercial related contracts and review a variety of commercial and scientific educational materials
  • Finally, you will also be responsible for providing training on a wide range of issues related to labeling and promotional content, reimbursement, best practices, etc.



Your profile:

  • Law degree
  • Minimum 5-7 years of relevant legal experience as a corporate/commercial attorney, preferably in a midsize to large law firm or other relevant in-house experience
  • Understanding of relevant laws and regulations (e.g., MDR 2020, local promotional laws, GDPR, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, local bribery statutes, MedTech Europe and other regional codes)
  • Preferably experience as legal counsel for a medical device or pharmaceutical organization, including experience with regulatory approval process, counseling active clinical/medical affairs organizations
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Must work confidently, proactively and assertively with a high level of independence
  • Good judgement, ability to adapt and change in a shifting environment
  • Flexibility with regard to changing job duties




We are looking forward to receive your application to Sebastian Pal, Talent Partner EMEA through our ApplicantPortal. Please find more information about Novocure and our therapy on our website or by consulting our patient testimonial videos.