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Medical Scientific Liaison, Gastrointestinal Diseases

Apply Now Email Me Job ID R0010978 Date posted 07/26/2019 Location: Athens, Greece

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Job Description

Medical Science Liaison, Greece



  • Understand disease and treatment landscape  
  • Generate and communicate evidence
  • Develop and implement scientific and medical education
  • Develop internal capabilities      
  • Build strategic partnerships


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


Critical Skills and Competencies

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Interaction Excellence: Engages in a partnership through a structured and collaborative approach

Experience and Education

  • Advanced nursing degree, PharmD, MD or PhD in biomedical sciences or related degree in biological sciences
  • 2+ yrs experience in pharmaceutical environment, Medical Affairs or Clinical Research preferred
  • MSL experience preferred
  • A good understanding of clinical development and clinical study design
  • Experience of working in a cross functional environment
  • Fluency in English



Athens, Greece

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