Medical Science Liaison

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Updated: July 23, 2019
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Job ID: 4531

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Overview

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field-based therapeutic position requiring a strong knowledge base combined with significant clinical and/or research experience. This individual is responsible for identifying and fostering professional relationships with national, regional, and local key opinion leaders (KOLs) involved in various phases of product development and life-cycle management, within a specified territory. 

The primary role of the MSL is to support the needs of Health Care Providers (HCPs), while delivering cutting edge clinical and scientific data to KOLs, professional societies, and within the surgical, pain management and/or anesthesia therapeutic space.

 

 

Responsibilities

• Identify, develop and manage relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) and other prominent HCPs as they relate to both company marketed and pipeline products.
• Provide relevant information to HCPs and institutional stakeholders through 1-1 or group scientific exchanges, including providing education in response to unsolicited requests (MIRF process).
• Support HCP’s unsolicited request for assistance with Grant submission and publications.
• Engage with regional health policy decision-makers, such as HTA, reimbursement agencies, and P&T Committees to deliver scientific education.
• Lead, develop, and implement local, regional and national programs to promote disease state education and product awareness, including advisory boards.
• Identify, collect, and communicate insights related to competitor medical information and physician practice trends, including key insights from medical conferences.
• Support exchange of information, as requested in an unsolicited manner, for Pharmacy and Therapeutics Meetings, and facilitate account or institutional needs through Peer-To-Peers.
• Support CQI, institutional research, or investigator-initiated trials.
• Collaborate with Medical Information and support the development of medical materials and tools.
• Support internal collaborative partner needs as related to product life-cycle management, successfully connecting KOLs internally to serve as advisors, investigators, expert speakers, or business development partners.
• Successfully complete required therapeutic training and demonstrate competency in communicating information in support of the surgical, pain management and/or anesthesia areas.
• Document interactions and activities in appropriate databases, retaining and submitting required expenses and meeting defined qualitative and quantitative objectives.
• Successfully comply with all company policies and procedures, principles and values, and applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines.
• Position requires extensive travel (up to 80%) as well as weekend work throughout the year.

Job Requirements

• Advanced clinical or life sciences degree (such as RPh, RN, NP, PA, PharmD, M.D, Ph.D.)  Will consider Masters or Bachelors level degree in health sciences with additional years of clinical experience
• Minimum 2 years of relevant clinical practice experience
• Minimum 2 years in the healthcare industry, MSL experience
• Minimum 2 years of experience in the perioperative, pain management and/or anesthesia therapeutic area preferred.
• Experience with new product launches preferred


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Demonstrated problem-solving skills with strong business skills/acumen 
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines.
• Excellent written and verbal English communication skills, including ability to present to groups of varying sizes.
• Proven track record of success in establishing and maintaining relationships with KOLs
• Demonstrated ability to quickly and comprehensively learn about new subject areas and environments and effectively communicate that information.
• Ability to work in fast paced, critical care clinical settings, such as OR, PACU, ICU, and ED, etc.
• Ability to travel swiftly and frequently (up to 80% travel at times throughout the year) with overnight stays. Close proximity to airport - preferred under 1 hour or 80 kilometers.
• Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate an understanding of both the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries; understanding of clinical trial design and working knowledge of GCP guidelines, particularly concerning Investigator Sponsored Research.


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