Senior Medical Science Liaison (MSL) UK and International

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    Life Sciences

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £80000 per annum + depending on experience, plus benefits

  • Contact:

    Vladyslav Babych

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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My client who is fast expending Medical technology and biotech company is looking for key hire to join and lead field based Medical and Clinical Affairs function in the UK. You will be responsible on combination product (device and substance) focusing on supportive treatment for patients required invasive ventilation.
The role reports to Global Medical Affairs Director, will oversee UK and support Distribution Partners in Global Regions.
External: Key opinion leaders, HCPs, patient advocacy groups, regional policy makers, global distribution partners.

Areas of Responsibility and tasks:

Medical leadership and strategic planning:
* Communicates key medical insights from KOLs/HCPs from assigned regions to inform refinement of medical strategies or tactics;
* Provide scientific input and participate in country level medical and cross-functional initiatives;
* Provide field-based medical support to company medical and clinical research programs, registries, and facilitation of the investigator-initiated research process
* Conduct therapeutic training for Sales and other colleagues upon request

Data Dissemination:
* Present clinical and disease state information to a variety of audiences (KOLs, HCPs, hospital/decision making teams, etc.) upon requests and/or according to country medical plans
* Compile written scientific material, such as scientific or thematic summaries for dissemination
* Support data dissemination at congresses according to plans

KOL Engagement: 60% of time:
* Serve as a liaison between Investigators, conducting trials, healthcare practitioners (HCPs) and Company medical Med affairs
* Facilitate 1:1 and group scientific interactions with healthcare professionals
* Participate in KOL engagement planning
* Develop and maintain KOL plans and update medical customer relationship management system in a timely, accurate, and compliant manner.
* Develop/increase knowledge of medical literature and critical appraisal of scientific publications.
* Maintaining personal expertise in MSL best practices.
* Develop and update knowledge of applicable pharmaceutical guidelines and regulations. Code of Ethical Practices and company policies
* Gain customer insights, opinions and feedback and share internally.

Internal and External Contacts
* Internal Collaboration: Country and HQ level - Global Medical Affairs, R&D, Commercial, Compliance, Legal, HR
* External: Key opinion leaders, HCPs, patient advocacy groups, regional policy makers, distribution partners.

To be successful in this position candidate should possess following attributes:
* Ability to establish credible and long-lasting professional relationships and has personal impact through engaging respectfully and professionally
* Ability to exchange scientific ideas and information effectively with KOLs and other HCPs;
* Ability to manage challenging conversations and handle objections
* Effective listening skills
* Ability to work effectively in virtual teams
* Ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams
* Positive attitude: has a winning attitude and demonstrates a commitment to goals and to MSL team with a positive approach to problems
* Experience in appropriate identification, assessment, and development of relationships with KOLs
* Experience in development of individual activity plan overseen by Line Manager
* Appropriate assessment and allocation of available resources

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
* An advanced degree in life sciences (PharmD or PHD, Biomedical analyst or scientist or equivalent qualification) required
* Previous experience of minimum 3 years from Medical or Clinical affairs department, i.e. MSL, Medical Manager, Clinical lead) etc.
* Demonstrative therapeutic experience/research from Intensive Care Unit (ICU)/anesthesia care/pain/CNS or substantive patient care experience in ICU
* Has an established track record of effective and influential oral presentations within the healthcare profession
* Demonstration of expertise in key skills, capabilities and competencies

Other Job Requirements
* Frequent travel is required. Availability to travel up to 70% of time (Nationally and occasionally Internationally
* Clean and valid driver's license