Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Milano


MSL RIA (Emilia Romagna, Umbria e Toscana)

More than ever, science is accelerating our rate of understanding in a wide range of medical fields – and that’s only set to increase. As a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business, AstraZeneca is at the forefront of that evolution. That means an unparalleled product portfolio and a strong pipeline across all stages of the drug development process. Everything we do comes back to improving the health of our patients worldwide, and to make that happen we are focusing on some of the most challenging diseases facing humanity today.

We have a highly collaborative culture, where you will be encouraged to push the boundaries of science while developing industry-recognised skills and experiences.

We are currently looking for a MSL RIA (Emilia Romagna, Umbria e Toscana)to play a leading role in our Medical Affairs Dept.


Reporting to the MSL Manager, the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for being the first point of contact for any medical/scientific aspect or issue related to the assigned products/TA by engaging in Scientific Exchange with Key External Experts, Health Care Professionals, and Clinical Investigators. The MSL engages with external experts to identify medical unmet needs, evidence gaps and gain insight, and delivers presentations in a non-promotional scientific context as determined by global / local Medical Affairs plans.


The role broadly includes the following key components:

Support the Field Force in its relationship with medical target groups through a continuous updating on therapeutic aspects related to the relevant pathology and/or products (in cooperation with the Training Department)
Provide medical input to Competitive Intelligence Department, including critical review of competitor data/scientific material
Develop and maintain contacts with Key External Experts of the assigned territory, and represent the main contact for any scientific/medical aspect.
Identify local medical needs and define a Local Scientific Plan (LSP), according to the Italian and HQ strategies and policies, to be integrated into the local business plan.
Provide input and support to the Medical Adviser and the Clinical Operation in sites selection and feasibility assessment for national/international trials, and in the management of potential issues related to the implementation and conduct of international/national trials
Collect and discuss with Investigators the proposal for independent studies (ESR Externally Sponsored Research) in the assigned territory and, according to SOP, fill in the relevant forms for the company’s evaluation and discussion.
Build partnership with Area Manager to implement the LSP through regular contacts and team meetings.
Develop and maintain contacts with local/regional Scientific Societies/Communities.
Maintain regular contacts and support the Regional Access Managers (RAM) and the Local Access Managers (LAM) in the assigned territory to ensure alignment of Local Scientific Plans with regional plans through: relationships/scientific projects with regional Health Authorities and management of scientific issues related to the introduction of Company’s drugs into local formularies, respectively.
Other Activities:
Provide support to the Field Force to guarantee high quality scientific standards in the relevant activities [e.g: planning organization and participation at regional scientific events (e.g. symposia and/or lectures during congresses for medical targets, etc.)].
Support the Medical Advisers and Patient Safety Department in the management of AEs (e.g collection of follow-up information)

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Medical degree and PhD in relevant therapeutic area or Scientific Degree with relevant experience as MSL in the TA
Fundamental knowledge of basic research, drug discovery, drug development, clinical environment
Experience in pharmaceutical industry, health care or research environment
Thorough knowledge of the local regulatory requirements related to medical affairs activities
Communication skills, including communicating complex technical, scientific, or medical information
Leadership capabilities and interpersonal skills
Networking and influencing skills
Project management experience
Proficiency in spoken English
Domicile in the working area
Soft skills and Capabilities

Team working
Impact and

About the company

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that spans the discovery, development, manufacturing, distribution and worldwide commercialisation of primary care and speciality care medicines.

We believe the best way we can help patients is to focus on breakthrough science in order to uncover disease mechanisms and develop novel, targeted therapies that interact with them. This is at the heart of our purpose as a company: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

We invest in distinctive science in three main therapy areas where we believe we can make the most meaningful difference to patients: oncology; cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; and respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity. Our science exploits our rare combination of capabilities in small molecules and biologics, immunotherapies, protein engineering technologies and devices. These are reinforced by a strong focus on translational science and personalised healthcare capabilities. We build on our own capabilities by collaborating with world-renowned scientists and academic institutions and partnering with like-minded science-led companies.

Through leading in science, we are confident that we can transform the lives of people around the world and deliver value to our shareholders.

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