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Medical Science Liaison (MSL) – Gastrointestinal (IBD, SBS)

Apply NowEmail Me Job ID R0020487 Date posted 06/22/2020 Location: Asker, Norway

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Medical Science Liaison – Gastrointestinal Diseasesin Asker, Norway.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D - driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potentialthroughlife-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and striveforexcellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive,collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a BrighterFuture  topeople around the world.


Understand disease and treatment landscape

  • Capture and share in-field insights in a compliant manner with relevant business functions to support medical and scientific strategy and business development
  • Seek, collect, organize and share scientific insights about key strategic questions, gaps and projects
  • Organise and execute interactions with key stakeholders to uncover their needs
  • Participate in the development and implementation of key medical activities (e.g.  Advisory Boards)

Generate and communicate evidence

  • Respond to and facilitate responding to unsolicited requests from HCPs for IISRs in line with company procedure
  • Support ongoing and future company sponsored clinical studies according to the collaboration model with Clinical Operations and CROs established by the company

Develop and implement scientific and medical education

  • Continuously screen, review and analyse scientific literature; generate summaries and critical assessments if appropriate
  • Present medical data to key stakeholders in the most efficient way leveraging understanding of their unmet needs
  • Leverage scientific and medical discussions to deepen focus on defining clinical treatment pathways
  • Identify and communicate operational understanding of healthcare systems across functions, including changes in the healthcare landscape
  • Participate in the development and implementation of key medical activities (e.g. medical education and peer-to-peer training activities)
  • Use specific disease and product knowledge to support Takeda’s product portfolio and act as a field based medical expert of drug and disease for Takeda
  • Ensure consistent communication to external stakeholders of ongoing clinical trial programs when requested

Develop internal capabilities

  • Attend local and global congresses to gather knowledge and information for dissemination to internal stakeholders
  • Act as field-based reference point of scientific and clinical expertise for sales force and other internal stakeholders (e.g. Market Access) through training and ad-hoc support

Build strategic partnerships

  • Support medical / scientific credibility through identification and development of sustained and trusted peer to peer relationships with external stakeholders
  • Build and maintain partnerships with KOLs and stakeholders in current and future therapeutic areas of interest
  • Understand the patient journey and provide insights to support medical and scientific strategy development
  • Ensure all activities are in line with any local and/or international code of Practice and
    Takeda Processes
  • Staff medical booths at congresses to reactively provide fair, balanced and unbiased information regarding products


  • Compliance insights: Profound understanding of compliance and medical Ethics, ability to navigate complex situations balancing SOPs, regulations, our values and business interests 
  • Engage others – communicate with impact: Advanced communication skills to build and shape internal and external relationships (such as KOLs.) during interactions
  • Customer centricity: Ability to understand the customers' needs, leading complex collaborations successfully and creating genuine win-win solutions 
  • Scientific Expertise: Applying medical knowledge to add value to and uphold the scientific integrity of our products. Develops internal capabilities.
  • Collaboration: Establishes productive relationships and partners with others across the organization to ensure common understanding of objectives and achieve shared goals
  • Drive for Results: Holds self and others accountable for delivering on commitments that align with our short- and long-term goals, never forgetting the end result is to help patients through innovation in medicine
  • Business acumen: establishes a holistic understanding of the ‘big picture’ (i.e. the organization, market place, and industry) to effectively bridge the scientific and the commercial, benefiting the patient and fostering business opportunities
  • Interaction Excellence: Engages in a partnership through a structured and collaborative approach


  • Advanced nursing degree, PharmD, DVM, MD or PhD in biomedical sciences or degree in biological sciences
  • MSL experience preferred
  • An established track record of effective and influential oral presentation within the healthcare profession
  • Experience of working in a cross functional environment
  • Fluency in English and Norwegian
  • Valid driving license
  • Availability to work 60% field-based


Asker, Norway

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