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Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL) Lisbon - Portugal  

Takeda (company)

Posted on : 22 December 2017

Project Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL) Gastroenterologyin our Lisbon, Portugal office.

Takeda is a global pharmaceutical leader with more than 30,000 professionals working together across more than 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put people first and we live our values ofTakeda-ism: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our more than 230-year legacy of research-based pharmaceuticals and our mission to strive toward Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

Operating across 32 countries, our Europe and Canada region is diverse, dynamic and at the forefront of supporting our mission of delivering better health for patients through leading innovations in gastroenterology, central nervous system, oncology, and vaccines.

As a Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL) Gastroenterologyworking on the Medical Team, you will be empowered to provide local country field-based support (70% time on field work) from the medical function in order to achieve the company’s goals by: 
  • Identification and development of strong sustainable peer to peer relationships with external stakeholders to support the medical/scientific credibility of the company
  • Continuously screening, reviewing and analysing scientific literature 
  • Generation of summaries & critical assessments if appropriate
  • Use specific disease and product knowledge to support Takeda in a given therapy area e.g. by providing accurate and non-promotional scientific information relating to licensed and reactive unlicensed indications following unsolicited requests from HCPs
  • Proactively identify and develop long term peer-to-peer relationships with opinion leaders and other relevant stakeholders in order to understand their needs, present medical data in the most efficient way
  • Participate in the execution of the medical plan by supporting the implementation of projects such as:  advisory boards, medical education and peer-to-peer training activities
  • Support reference points of scientific and clinical expertise for sales force and other internal stakeholders (e.g. Market Access) through training and ad-hoc support, in alignment with Takeda medical plan and medical leadership
  • Support on-going and future company sponsored studies 
  • Provide clinical presentations and medical information as necessary 
  • Facilitate unsolicited requests from HCPs for investigator-initiated sponsored research proposals
  • Capture and share in-field insights to support medical and scientific strategy and business development
  • Share in-field insights in a compliant manner with relevant business functions
  • Support core license to operate activities with scientific expertise such us pharmacovigilance and quality

Education, skills and experience:
  • University degree in Science or Pharmacy (mandatory)
  • PhD or Master’s Degree in a biological or medical science or medical qualification (Desirable)
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry (Desirable)
  • Experience with therapies in Gastroenterology (Desirable) 
  • MSL experience (Desirable)
  • Clinical trials experience and good understanding of clinical trial data and study design (Desirable)
  • Experience in working with scientific and clinical experts at all levels in both 1:1 and group settings (Desirable)
  • Fluent written and spoken English (mandatory)
  • Ability to work at a high scientific and clinical level to ensure quality peer-to-peer engagement with external stakeholders
  • Clear and concise presentation of clinical data, including discussion of statistical and clinical relevance in line with key messages
  • Autonomous, in-field work whilst contributing to central Medical Affairs
  • Ability to handle travelling and multi-priorities
  • Desire to put people first and demonstrate the values of Takeda-ism
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