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Sr. Medical Science Liaison

Apply Now Email Me Job ID SR0039847 Date posted 08/12/2019 Location: Toronto, Canada

Sr MSL Job Description

Primary Role:

  • Under the guidance and support of the Medical Lead (ML), the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) drives the implementation of the Country medical affairs plans related primarily to KOL engagement and data dissemination.
  • In a compliant manner, the MSL systematically identifies the needs of KOLs, investigators and other stakeholders in patient care, establishes strong professional relationships, provides credible scientific expertise and serves as a link to Shire Global Medical, Global Clinical and external partners.
  • The MSL serves as a field-based extension of the country Therapeutic Area team.
  • Externally focused, Health Care Professional (HCP) related activities are expected to comprise at least 80%of MSL responsibilities.
  • The MSL maintains personal expertise in relevant disease areas and MSL best practices that can be applied externally and internally.

Responsibilities:

55% - KOL Engagement :

  • Through compliant scientific exchange, builds and maintains professional relationships with external stakeholders to expand Shire’s research, advisory and educational partnership opportunities
  • Ensure high standard of professionalism to develop and maintain “peer-to-peer” scientific relationships with key thought leaders in healthcare, academia, payer, and government organizations per strategic territory plans and as requested by KOLs, including the management of strategic scientific partnerships and scientific exchange
  • Provide scientific liaison support to Investigators currently involved in the Shire’s Company sponsored  interventional or observational studies and investigator initiated research
  • Serve as a liaison between healthcare practitioners (HCPs) and Shire medical affairs
  • Facilitate 1:1 and group scientific interactions with healthcare professionals
  • Participate in KOL engagement planning
  • Maintain KOL plans and update medical customer relationship management system in a timely, accurate, and compliant manner

25% - Data Dissemination

  • Contribute to compliant data dissemination according to country medical affairs plan.
  • Ensure scientific exchange with HCPs by fostering fair and balanced medical and scientific communications that are not misleading
  • Present clinical and disease state information to a variety of audiences (KOLs, HCPs, hospital/decision making teams, etc.) upon requests and/or according to country medical plans
  • Support data dissemination at congresses in according to medical plans
  • May be involved in responding, within defined timelines and quality standards, to unsolicited inquiries from HCPs and other stakeholders received by Global Medical Affairs and referred to GMA by other Shire functions;  forwards reports of adverse events according to Shire’s policy
  • Conduct medical training for Sales and Medical colleagues upon request (less than 10% of all MSL activities)
  • Other as directed by manager

10% - Medical leadership and strategic planning

  • Communicate key medical insights from KOLs/HCPs to inform refinement of medical strategies or tactics
  • Provide scientific input and participate in local medical and cross-functional initiatives
  • Provide field-based medical support to Shire’s clinical research programs, registries, and facilitation of the investigator initiated research process.
  • Participates on internal project teams as directed by Manager

10% - Knowledge, expertise and insights management

  • Maintain awareness of and access to internal and external information sources available to support high-quality scientific exchange with HCP
  • Develop/increase knowledge of medical literature and critical appraisal of scientific publications
  • Maintain knowledge base and scientific expertise on all assigned Shire disease areas and products
  • Maintaining personal expertise in MSL best practices.
  • Develop and update knowledge of applicable pharmaceutical guidelines and regulations. Code of Ethical Practices and company policies
  • Gain customer insights, opinions and feedback and share internally

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda’s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

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