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Medical Science Liaison, Oncology (Ninlaro), Guangzhou

Apply Now Email Me Job ID R0013253 Date posted 10/27/2019 Location: Guangzhou, China

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Job Description

Purpose of Role

This role will represent the Medical Affairs function in the field. It will be responsible for fostering collaborative relationships with external customers including KOLs and other experts, including pharmacists, to facilitate the exchange of unbiased scientific information between medical society and Takeda China.


1. KOL Engagement:

  • Responsible for identifying and updating list of regional KOLs (national KOLs if applicable) for engagement within assigned therapy area(s).
  • Responsible for profiling regional KOLs (national KOLs if applicable), and design and implement individual KOL engagement plan accordingly.
  • Maintain robust and long-terms professional relationships with regional experts, particularly KOLs, through regular field visits and other medical initiatives as defined by KOL engagement plan.
  • Obtain feedback and advice about Takeda products or interesting Therapeutic Areas (TA) from KOLs through 1:1 interactions, advisory boards or medical meetings.
  • Summarize and communicate KOL feedback to relevant internal stakeholders to support and help inform the medical strategy in line with brand plan.
  • Train and develop speakers on the company’s products.
  • Identify potential investigators for Medical Affairs studies.

2. Regional Medical Plan and Initiatives:

  • Responsible for establishing regional medical plan and design medical initiatives, consistent with central medical strategy and regional medical needs.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining annual regional medical budget requests and ensuring the approval budgets are being managed and tracked.
  • Plan, organize and conduct regional ad boards meetings in relevant therapeutic area(s).
  • Conduct KOL visits according to KOLs engagement plan and ensure these visits and insights are recorded in the appropriate systems, like VEEVA CRM and MEDIsource systems.
  • Provide and communicate fair and balanced information on the benefits and risks of Takeda products, therapeutic options, and the disease state in Takeda regional medical activities.
  • Develop and conduct lectures/educational sessions for appropriate healthcare audiences on non-promotional regional educational activities.
  • Develop non-promotional educational materials (e.g. slides decks, education videos) for specific regional medical activities.
  • Proactively support the implementation of Takeda Medical Affairs studies (Phase IV study, HEOR), including input for regional sites feasibility check, investigator recommendation and communication.
  • Identify KOL research capabilities and areas of interest, as well as feasibility of investigator initiated sponsored studies (IISRs) partnerships with Takeda. Receive unsolicited IISR requests which fit with the medical strategy. Escalate for Medical Advisor’s review if appropriate.
  • As part of Medical Education team, responsible for submitting medical education grant request applications from external customers.

3. Regional Medical Expertise:

  • Build reputation as regional therapeutic area expert by participating in appropriate internal network activities across Medical, Marketing, Trainings and Sales functions.
  • Provide medical insight and support for regional market/sales activities as appropriate accordance with all local and regional guidelines.
  • Conduct internal medical training to regional internal customers, focused on disease area trends and key information updates of Takeda products based on business needs.
  • Properly respond to unsolicited inquiries in compliance with relevant Takeda SOPs.
  • Medical support for SFE activities as request (e.g. DSM quarterly test).
  • Liaise with Development team where appropriate to establish and manage an external regional network of investigators and KOLs.

4. Other:

  • Medical Science Liaison is a field-based role and the successful candidate is expected to be in field for more than 50% of the work day. The successful candidate will also be expected to travel during the holidays as required by business need.
  • Additional scope of responsibilities and other therapeutic areas may apply if assigned by the line manager.


  • Master’s degree in Medical or Life Science is required. Doctoral education is preferred.
  • Either (a) more than 1 year of working experience in clinical practice and/or in multinational pharmaceutical company, or (b) more than 2 years of experience in relevant work.
  • Clinical experiences within relevant TAs are preferred.
  • [For senior MSL, ≥2 prior MSL experience with a track record of success in multinational pharmaceutical companies is required.]
  • Fundamental knowledge of clinical study methodology.
  • Customer focus with strong and demonstrable communication and influencing skills that can impact at national level.
  • Strong medical project management skills to deliver on complex tasks within timeframe and milestones.
  • Sense of Innovation and willingness to drive a complex and changing environment and effectively manage and resolve issues of responsible products from medical perspective.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken business and academic English. 
  • Awareness of and adherence to the company’s credo and compliance requirement.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and team-oriented.


Guangzhou, China

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