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Executive/Senior Medical Science Liaison - Hem/Oncology

Posted on Jul 30, 2020 by BESTMSLs

Philadelphia, PA 19102
Health Care
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Executive/Senior Medical Science Liaison - Hem/Oncology


Job ID: 2
# of Openings: 1
Category: Medical Science Liaison


The primary responsibility of a Medical Science Liaison (MSL)/ Senior MSL/Executive MSL is the exchange of medical information with health care professionals (HCPs) involved with the management of iron deficiency anemia (IDA). Our MSLs conduct a non-promotional role in nature, and they are key members of the Medical Affairs Team. The MSL works to shape the IDA care through client's medicines, research and customer services excellence.

This role is available as an MSL, Senior MSL or Executive MSL. The title for this role will reflect the seniority and professional experience of the employee.



The MSL is expected to:

  • Provide high quality scientific information to healthcare professionals (HCPs).
  • Respond to unsolicited medical information requests in the field.
  • Initiate and maintain strong relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs).
  • Develop/maintain medical expertise and a strong understanding of clinical practice in iron deficiency anemia (IDA). Assist with the gathering of field insights regarding product characteristics and therapeutic area development.
  • Use national and regional medical plans to develop and align the tactical plan for own geography of responsibility.
  • In collaboration with Medical Directors, support data generation through HCP-initiated projects. Develop plans and tactics for implementation and completion of clinical trials, studies and other investigations.
  • Support implementation of local best-practice protocols for the treatment of IDA.
  • Support educational meetings focused on IDA management by interaction with HCP speakers to provide briefings around compliance, product information, clinical and scientific data, and support development of presentations.
  • Represent the assigned products and overall therapeutic areas to the highest ethical and professional standards and in accordance with the relevant guidelines.
  • Fulfil Pharmacovigilance responsibilities as defined in the pharmacovigilance SOPs related to medical enquiries and drug safety information, and proactively collect information on the safety profile of client products.


Education & Professional Background:

  • Advanced degree in life sciences (MD, PharmD or PhD).
  • 4+ years of related work experience (academic, research, clinician, consulting or industry experience); ideally, 2+ years of MSL experience.
  • Ideally, previous experience of working within Hematology/Oncology.
  • Knowledge of the PhRMA, OIG and other relevant guidelines.
  • Good understanding of the clinical development process and the ICH-GCP guidelines.


  • Leadership - ethical, ambitious, focused, organised
  • Customer-oriented - analyse and meet/exceed customers' needs
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • Drive - "prompt call-to-action"
  • Responsible - timely and explicit feed-back to customers on agreements
  • Transparency - flat decision structure and communication
  • Accountability - Independent decision-making (impartiality, competence and ethics)
  • Ability to act locally, also in accordance with main prioritisations of the company

Attitude and Behaviour:

  • Proud client ambassador
  • Strong personal leadership
  • Inspire cross-functional transparency and collaboration
  • Customer-centric 'can-do' attitude and goal focused
  • Ambitious, independent, analytical, collaborative, loyal, organised


All roles at Client can evolve their duties and responsibilities over time, Reasonable flexibility is, therefore, a key part of any job at client. Significant variations in duties and responsibilities should be discussed between the post-holder and manager as they occur.

Additional information

  • Field-based role - must be located within the pre-specified regional territory.
  • Travelling - approximately 80% of the time.
  • Overnight stays - depending on location, on average 1-2 nights per week.

Reference: 918727410

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