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Medical Scientific Liaison GD

Apply NowEmail Me Job ID R0030052 Date posted 04/20/2021 Location: Algiers, Algeria

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Job Description

Job Purpose

  • • Proactively identify and develop long term peer-to-peer relationships with opinion leaders and other relevant stakeholders.
  • • Act as field-based reference points of scientific and clinical expertise for sales force and other internal stakeholders (e.g. Market access) through training and ad-hoc support, in alignment with Takeda project teams
  • • The role is field based with 70 % Field time

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) establishes Takeda’s medical affairs presence with external stakeholders through scientific exchange and research support. This role is the field-based therapeutic area (TA) expert responsible for execution of the TA specific medical plan in the field, predominantly by establishing, developing, and fostering relationships with key external stakeholders. He/she will contribute to the achievement of business success by putting the patient’s needs and safety into primary focus.

This position is responsible for executing the medical plan in the field by communicating fair-balanced therapeutic area, product-related and clinical information to external stakeholders (e.g. key opinion leaders (KOLs), physicians, academic institutions, hospital formulary committees) and responding to unsolicited requests for medical information. Additionally, this position will provide key insights learned from the medical and scientific community to internal stakeholders to guide the medical and brand plans

Principle accountabilities

List top 5-6 expected end results that must be achieved in order to fulfil the job purpose and the activities that help in achieving these results.

Expected end results

Major activities

Managing and Engaging External Stakeholders

  • • Creates and regularly updates the TA KOL list; by utilizing objective, aligned scientific criteria to profile KOL
  • • Develop and execute a TA specific MSL scientific engagement plan aligned with the TA Medical Plan to guide field work
  • • Establish Takeda’s presence with KOLs and academic institutions in defined geographies for therapeutic areas of strategic interest to the company
  • • Lead the in-field execution of the Therapeutic Area (TA) Medical Plan; meet regularly with identified KOLs to provide ongoing, balanced scientific exchange related to on-label indications and disease state(s)
  • • Proactively identify and develop long term peer-to-peer relationships with opinion leaders and other relevant stakeholders
  • • Respond to HCP unsolicited requests for medical information (including off-label information) related for marketed Takeda products and Takeda pipeline products
  • • Support scientific training of Takeda-contracted speakers by providing ongoing support and education as needed
  • • Provide medical booth and session coverage at scientific meetings and report information of strategic interest to cross-functional internal stakeholders

Supporting Clinical Research

  • • Support ongoing/future Company Sponsored Studies (i.e. provides LOC review of proposed CRO site lists, attends site visits, provides site/investigator feedback to clinical operations) following the appropriate requests from Area/Regional or Global clinical development
  • • Support unsolicited requests from HCPs for investigator-initiated sponsored research (IISR) proposals by providing appropriate investigator support as per Takeda SOP as well as engaging with Global External Research (GOR) on IISR proposals as appropriate

Relevant Experience

  • • Preferably 1 year working experience in medical affairs in pharmaceuticals, healthcare industry, or academia
  • • Preferably, experienced in relevant Therapeutic Area

Skills & personal characteristics

  • • Strong medical and scientific background & know-how
  • • Orientation to grow and deepen medical and scientific expertise
  • • High integrity, ethical & professional mindset
  • • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong articulation and impact
  • • Good command of written and spoken English
  • • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships easily with trust and respect
  • • Excellent presentation skills, and high-level of ability to train-educate others
  • • Meticulous and strong mental agility
  • • Strong planning & organization and prioritization skills
  • • Ability to work with others effectively and collaborate cross-functionally
  • • Results oriented with sense of urgency, even in complex and ambiguous situations
  • • Challenges the status-quo, develops new ideas to get better results, enjoys leading change efforts
  • • Demonstrates self-awareness: Clearly understands personal strengths and weaknesses, actively seeks feedback, sensitive of impact on others
  • • Provide support to Medical Affairs Company Studies (MACS) as needed including site identification
  • • Develop and support national disease registries and RWE projects for relevant disease areas as needed

Contributing to the organization through medical expertise

  • • Maintain a very high level of knowledge and understanding of the latest scientific/medical knowledge in the relevant therapeutic area by conducting literature searches, analyzing clinical papers, attending conferences, courses and other relevant events
  • • Capture and share in-field insights to support brand, medical and scientific strategy and business development
  • • Participate as a member of the Brand Team for the assigned TA
  • • Provides medical and scientific expertise to commercial partners as needed and within regulatory guidelines
  • • Act as field-based reference point of scientific and clinical expertise for field force and other internal stakeholders (e.g. Market access) through training and ad-hoc support
  • • Provide clinical presentations and medical information to managed markets, government accounts, and other external stakeholders upon request and as appropriate
  • • Participate in the review and approval of promotional materials developed by the marketing group.
  • • Create or support the development of medical/scientific materials and slide decks as needed (e.g. MSL slide decks and advisory board slides) and ensure the content is appropriately reviewed and approved as per Takeda policies
  • • Identify educational opportunities that are aligned with Takeda’s medical education strategies
  • • Participate in the development of key medical activities (e.g. Advisory Boards, Focus Group Meetings, medical education and peer-to-peer training activities) as directed by the Therapy Area Lead
  • • Understand patient journey
  • • Provide support and/or leadership in planning and implementation of patient access programs as needed and as per local regulatory requirements
  • • Prioritize patient safety by following all PV-related processes
  • • Support reporting of product-related medical safety issues by providing input on product-related quality issues and incidents to the local PV-team

Complying with external regulations and company policies-rules for a

  • • Ensure that all field scientific-medical communications are fair-balanced, based on appropriate scientific evidence, and compliant with local regulatory norms and internal compliance rules



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