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Medical Science Liaison (MSL) - Belgium   Acting as medical and scientific expert engaged in driving key initiatives in research, publications, medical education, and field intelligence between the company and the academic medical community

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Functional titles : Medical Science Liaison (MSL)
Project Types : Permanent position ,
FTE : 100 %
Min.Experience : 5 year
Start Date : ASAP
End Date : N/A
Posted on : 18 May 2017

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Project Description


  • Develops and maintains professional scientific relationships in areas critical to Terumo BCT with thought leaders in key academic and community-based medical or blood centers, with medical professional associations and patient advocacy groups.  
  • Serves as a primary Medical Affairs contact involved with clinical/scientific information exchanges. These exchanges may be verbal, written or electronic inquires from healthcare professionals. 
  • Ensures timely submissions of periodic monitoring report forms for Terumo BCT-supported investigator-initiated or collaborative studies.  The MSL works with these investigators to ensure that they have access to needed relevant information regarding Terumo BCT products during the course of their study.
  • Indentifies opportunities and conducts formal presentations to essential groups as requested by medical and technical healthcare professionals, including key accounts, hospital therapeutic committee members, along with presentations of pharmacoeconomic data in accordance with company policies, applicable laws, regulatory guidelines, and ethical standards.
  • Maintains expert knowledge and understanding of clinical, scientific, and technical information in areas critical to Terumo BCT through continuously reviewing literature in the field and attending conferences and networking with experts.
  • Responds to customer complaints from a medical/scientific perspective and resolution, through data mining,  in close collaboration with field specialists and quality department
  • Works with the commercialization team and global product marketing, providing input as needed on product innovation and unmet medical needs
  • Active participates in developing tools and resources for medical affairs team use to encourage consistency, transparency, and appropriate communication for both internal and external partnerships.
  • Attends & provides coverage at national & regional medical education venues (congresses, conferences, symposia) and brings back field intelligence and insights to key internal stakeholders for accurate planning.
  • Works with customers to help them with data abstraction and publication of clinical, scientific or operational data related to Terumo BCT products.
  • Provides scientific support to the Terumo BCT organization in the preparation for regional and international congresses
  • Provides medical, scientific and technical review and opinion as requested internally


Project FTE 100%
Work from home:   Not Allowed
International Travel:   Yes
No. of Positions:   1


Independence Analytical thinking Approachability Attention to detail Collaboration Communicative Coordination Creative thinking Critical thinking Efficiency Flexibility Individuality Interest in knowledge Organization Perspective Problem solving


Regulatory Requirements Medical affairs Clinical trials English Communication Skills Global Marketing Sales

Skills and Expertise

Analytical skills conflict management entrepreneurial mindset didactic skills


PharmD medical doctor


Professional Proficiency
Good to have
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Good to have

Desired Skills & Experience

Core competencies

  • Requires high technical competence, strong interpersonal competence, analytical skills and clinical experience to achieve the above working relationships/responsibilities.
  • Didactic skills: ability to educate customers (clinicians, laboratory people) on scientific troubleshooting activities and data review/analysis
  • Must be strong independent contributor with entrepreneurial mindset while staying within strategic imperatives of team, yet able to contribute to larger team development and goals.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills; be self-directed and work independently and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Have the ability to understand, interpret and communicate complex scientific or medical information and data. 
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent written/oral communication and presentation skills and be effective with conversing with key opinion leaders, healthcare professionals, internal colleagues and patients. 
  • Have the ability to deliver formal responses to healthcare professional’s specific medical questions through analysis of the literature in order to assure accurate, timely, unbiased, fair-balanced and up-to-date medical & scientific information, while keeping within legal and regulatory guidelines.
  • Experience with laboratory and clinical methods in hematology/blood banking/transfusion medicine is an asset
  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively.
  • Ability to work in a matrix structure i.e. maintains strong working relationship with various other departments, such as Scientific & Clinical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Legal, Global & Regional Marketing and Sales.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements, compliance standards, and ethical obligations
  • Experience/ familiar with Clinical Trials setting
  • Proven ability to establish working relationships with all levels of clinical/technical/marketing people in corporate, clinical and academic settings
  • In line with Terumo BCT's Core competencies(Approachability, Conflict Management, Integrity and Trust, Action Oriented, Decision Quality, Interpersonal Savvy, Perspective, Priority Setting, Drive for Results, Customer Focus, Creativity, Process Management, Cross-cultural agility & sensitivity)
  • Excellent written & verbal English (additional European languages are a plus)
  • Strong overall communication skills/ interpersonal savvy
  • Demonstrated ability to be diplomatic; able to work with a highly focused multi-disciplinary team