Posted to MedZilla on 8/23/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Portugal-, Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL) Oncology R0009263-MZ


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Job Description

As a MSL working on the Oncology Business Unit, you will be empowered to provide local country field-based support in order to achieve the company s goals.

Position Objectives:

Understand disease and treatment landscape

  • Capture and share in-field insights in a compliant manner with relevant business functions to support medical and scientific strategy and business development
  • Seek, collect, organize and share scientific insights about key strategic questions, gaps and projects
  • Organise and execute interactions with key stakeholders to uncover their needs
  • Participate in the development and implementation of key medical activities (e.g. Advisory Boards

Generate and communicate evidence

  • Respond to and facilitate responding to unsolicited requests from HCPs for IISRs in line with company procedure
  • Support ongoing and future company sponsored clinical studies according to the collaboration model with Clinical Operations and CROs established by the company

Develop and implement scientific and medical education

  • Continuously screen, review and analyse scientific literature; generate summaries and critical assessments if appropriate
  • Present medical data to key stakeholders in the most efficient way leveraging understanding of their unmet needs
  • Leverage scientific and medical discussions to deepen focus on defining clinical treatment pathways
  • Identify and communicate operational understanding of healthcare systems across functions, including changes in the healthcare landscape
  • Participate in the development and implementation of key medical activities (e.g. medical education and peer-to-peer training activities)
  • Use specific disease and product knowledge to support Takeda s product portfolio and act as a field based medical expert of drug and disease for Takeda
  • Ensure consistent communication to external stakeholders of ongoing clinical trial programs when requested

    Develop internal capabilities

  • Attend local and global congresses to gather knowledge and information for dissemination to internal stakeholders
  • Act as field-based reference point of scientific and clinical expertise for sales force and other internal stakeholders (e.g. Market Access) through training and ad-hoc support

    Build strategic partnerships

  • Support medical / scientific credibility through identification and development of sustained and trusted peer to peer relationships with external stakeholders
  • Build and maintain partnerships with KOLs and stakeholders in current and future therapeutic areas of interest
  • Understand the patient journey and provide insights to support medical and scientific strategy development
  • Ensure all activities are in line with any local and/or international code of Practice and Takeda Processes
  • Staff medical booths at congresses to reactively provide fair, balanced and unbiased information regarding products

Experience and Education

  • Advanced nursing degree, PharmD, MD or PhD in biomedical sciences or related degree in
    biological sciences
  • 2 yrs experience in pharmaceutical environment
  • Strong MSL experience / MSL experience preferred
  • Previous experience in Oncology /Hemato-oncology preferred
  • A good understanding of clinical development and clinical study design
  • Experience of working in a cross functional environment
  • Fluency in English


Lisbon, Portugal

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