Job description


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


Function description

The role of a Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL) is to be a therapeutic area scientific expert, responsible for discussing our products, patient treatment trends and studies in the therapeutic areas in which we are involved, on a peer-to-peer basis with a defined audience of external clinical and non-clinical stakeholders in line with the overall stakeholder mapping and to be considered a trusted scientific a partner. The MSL will collaborate closely with the Medical Advisor (MA) in developing the country specific tactical plan and tools, to be included in the Medical Affairs Therapeutic Area plan. The MSL will also support scientific discussions pertinent to access. The MSL is accountable for execution of the activities described in the relevant country specific tactical plan. The MSL role is 60% field based.
Place in the organization

The Medical Scientific Liaison reports to the Medical Affairs Therapeutic Area Lead of the assigned therapeutic area. The Medical Affairs Therapeutic Area Lead provides functional line management to MSLs including setting objectives, coaching and performance review.

Tasks and responsibilities

Therapeutic area scientific expert
- Continuously update knowledge of relevant products, treatment paradigms, clinical activities and studies.
- Identify evolving scientific concepts with future clinical implications
- Considered and recognized as a trusted scientific partner

Customer excellence management
- Mapping, development and maintenance of a network with external stakeholders
- Understand each stakeholder’s needs, key value drivers and role related to clinical treatment paradigms and patient management
- Develop and execute an external stakeholder management plan in close collaboration with colleagues in Medical Affairs, GCO, HEMAR, patient advocacy and other internal stakeholders
- Through scientific interactions, champion the medical value of our products, contribute to market access activities, formulary discussions and development of new treatment paradigms and guidelines to benefit patients

Proactive and reactive communication of medical scientific data to external stakeholders:
- Proactive communication of scientific information on our products within label
- Communicate non-promotional general information about our company, including pipeline, research and development programs and other relevant information
- Respond to unsolicited scientific queries from customers for approved products and products/indications in development, based on Medical Affairs and Medical Information documents
- Use digital technologies and new media to support proactive and reactive communication
- Give external presentations on disease area and products

Project lead in medical education activities:
- Build medical education programs with scientific third parties (Medical Education Steering Committee and Program Committee)
▪ Identify/support/educate speakers
▪ Manage assigned medical education budget

Internal medical leadership
- Provide high quality medical and product training
- Scientific guidance to internal stakeholders for any scientific query
- Be a proactive member of the Regional Account Team, contributing to regional and hospital account plans
- Ensure valuable external insights are translated into strategic business plans

Evidence-generating activities
- Cooperate with GCO and clinical research organizations (CROs) in feasibility, site selection, management and issue resolution in R&D clinical trials
- Propose investigators, set-up and follow-up of non-interventional Medical Affairs registries
- Understand Real World Evidence (RWE) methodologies, identify data needs and opportunities, support protocol development and engage in discussions with customers to help design RWE projects
- Signal requests from investigators for research projects (investigator-initiated studies) and ensure they are discussed within the Medical Affairs department for decisions
- Contribute to preparation and conduct of investigator meetings, recruitment follow-up and study result presentation
- Support post-marketing surveillance and expanded access programs

- Ensure all activities are deployed in line with Health Care Business Integrity regulations
- Ensure safety reporting requirements (timely AE/PQC reporting) as set out in company policies and SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) are met and appropriately managed when planning projects, developing materials, executing

About the company

If you’re thinking about taking your career to a place where you can be seen for the talent you bring to your work, where you’ll have a chance to be the driver of your own career, and where others share your passion for caring and success, then we invite you to explore Johnson & Johnson. BE VITAL in your career and make a unique mark. Join the approximately 129,000 men and women who work within our companies and touch the lives of more than a billion people around the world every day.

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