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Medical Science Liaison - Vaccines

Apply NowEmail Me Job ID R0029702 Date posted 04/20/2021 Location: Kuala Selangor, Malaysia

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Job Description


This position is responsible to provide concise and unbiased medical information about marketed products to increase brand awareness and support safe product use among the scientific/medical community and customers. Reviews promotional advertising for scientific accuracy and completeness of medical information. Provides medical expertise, training and guidance to marketing teams and ensures they have sufficient knowledge and information regarding the organisation’s products. Remains up-to-date with scientific trends and knowledge. Develops and maintains professional and amicable relationships with target opinion leaders.


KOL and HCP engagement

  • Ability to identify and develop relationships with KOLs by engaging in ongoing scientific exchange and balanced scientific discussions by addressing unsolicited questions regarding Takeda’s Vaccines.

  • Act as a scientific bridge between KOLs and Takeda stakeholders.

  • Address unsolicited request for medical information from HCPs, including on-and off-label uses of company products and respond to relevant external customers with written and verbal communications, in accordance with the medical information process.

  • Report Adverse Events and Product Quality issues to appropriate local company staff within required timeframes.

Research Support

  • Identify KOLs whose research interests align with Takeda Vaccines business.

  • Identify and facilitate company approved Investigator Initiated Sponsored Research (IISR) aligned with Takeda’s medical strategies and support the submission of study concepts/protocols.

  • Track progress of IISR proposals, and once approved, track study progress.

  • Provide assistance in identifying, evaluation, and screening of qualified research sites for clinical investigation, this may include identification of sites for company-sponsored studies.

  • Work with clinical trial staff as required; facilitating the research process and supporting enrolment efforts for ongoing studies. This includes approaching potential investigators to assess local trial capabilities but excluding any formal International Conference of Harmonization (ICH) Good Clinical Practices (GCP) activities

Internal Stakeholder Collaboration

  • Integrate with Sales, Medical, Marketing, Market Access and Clinical groups through effective interaction with internal cross-functional teams.

  • Support the execution of Medical Strategies in a compliant manner.

Scientific Intelligence/Scientific Conferences

  • Collect medical insights and intelligence gathered from scientific exchanges with KOLs and interpret and communicate relevant information to internal stakeholders promptly to define, update and support medical strategies.

  • Attend relevant local, national and international GI or RD meetings and congresses as required to update medical/scientific knowledge and develop relationships with KOLs.

  • Provide feedback on competitor activities of relevance.

  • Provide medical booth and session coverage at scientific meetings and report information of strategic interest to Takeda.

Training and Education

  • Deliver educational initiatives to HCPs as appropriate.

  • Deliver ongoing scientific and medical training to internal partners, including sales training at launch and address frequently asked questions.

  • Complete all required training, activity documentation, expense reporting and other administrative responsibilities.

Other Value-added Considerations

  • Provide speaker training support by collecting speaker feedbacks or insights.

  • Facilitate formulary submissions with medical/scientific data support. Provide clinical presentations and medical information to payer groups and government accounts upon request.

  • Participate in regional and national advisory board meetings as appropriate.

  • Identify educational opportunities that are aligned with Takeda’s medical education strategies.


1. University degree in a health sciences field with a post-graduate qualification or be a qualified pharmacist or nurse with pharmaceutical industry experience or working experience in health care related field. A medical degree would be strongly favoured.

2. At least 1-2 years of experience in MSL role.

3. In-depth Vaccines knowledge and the ability to understand complex scientific concepts and integrate them into discussions 

4. Well-versed in highly technical and scientific languages to communicate with KOL, Medical Affairs team, Research and Development, as well as other key internal and external stakeholders. 

5. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to engender trust and respect of peers, subordinates and superiors. 

6. Firm understanding of the clinical trial processes including key phases, processes, and techniques that are involved in both the pre-clinical and clinical aspects of drug development is preferred.

7. Prior understanding or experience with the commercial aspects of the pharmaceutical industry could be an advantage to the MSL role. However, neither marketing nor selling is part of the MSL role.

8. Prior experience in vaccines with expertise in infectious diseases, vaccines development, epidemiology or public health is an advantage.


Selangor, Malaysia

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