Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) are Field-based Medical Affairs Associates of Novartis, who develop peer-to-peer relationships with Medical Experts / Key Stakeholders and members of the scientific community, utilizing scientific and medical evidence-
based non- promotional materials. They strategically prepare and support the development, launch and commercialization of Novartis products through scientific exchange, seeking external insight to shape Novartis understanding of the therapeutic environment.
Their activities begin up to two years prior to launch of a new molecule. They respond to unsolicited requests for scientific information and provide clinical trial support.
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to :
KEE Management & Medical Support
Develop peer to peer scientific relationships, assess advocacy (degree of Medical Expert under-standing and agreement with medical platform statements) and contributions (activities in which Medical Experts are independently qualified to engage or collaborate with the organization), and respond to unsolicited requests for scientific information using approved, non-
promotional materials with Medical Experts / Key Stakeholders, Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and decision makers
Contribute to identification and mapping of Medical Experts / key stakeholders in line with local strategies.
Provide and discuss scientific information and data with HCPs to ensure quality and accuracy of medical and scientific information on new treatment options including Novartis products and selected areas of therapeutic interest
Liaise and provide up-to-date medical support to relevant external groups to ensure evidence based understanding of Novartis products relative to medical guidelines, and health economic information.
Provide speaker training to HCPs to support education to the healthcare community about new therapies developed and commercialized by Novartis.
Scientific Research Support
Provide scientific educational activities to support study accrual for key trials as appropriate
Collaborate with ICRO team and Medical Advisors, to support clinical sites, including providing guidance in accordance with guidelines, Novartis Internal Policies, and regulations as appropriate
Increase awareness of Novartis clinical research program to enhance patient identification and trial accrual
Upon investigator request, liaise between potential researcher and the Company on IIT submission process or requests for research grade substance (Material Transfer Agreements) to support independent clinical / preclinical research.
Scientific Exchange / Insights
Engage in scientific discussions related to Novartis research areas / compounds / pipeline with MEs, speakers & investigators
Support scientific exchange to advance understanding of new scientific principles, novel research trends, and current scientific debate
On time reporting of spontaneous adverse events (AE) reports and technical complaints for all Novartis products
Provide scientific and educational information to healthcare professionals on specific patient critical issues
Collect, analyze and report insights that may impact Novartis development plans / trial d
What you’ll bring to the role :
Be considered as a peer of the customer base
MD, PharmD, pharmacist, PHD and other life sciences with solid medi- cal / technical background and proven competencies influencing skills, clinical researc
Speaks and writes English fluently
Speaks local language
Proven ability to develop and foster peer-to-peer, credible rela- tionships with Medical Experts / decision makers.
Working knowledge of the Healthcare System and of the research procedures as well as the ICH guidelines, GCP and other ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.
Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine, disease management, and medical research in at least one therapeutic area.
Ability to understand and convey emergent scientific information
Proven ability to use IT tools and interface effectively with a variety of technical platforms.
Strong personal integrity and customer focus.
Excellent interpersonal communication, negotiation and advanced presentation skills.
Able to effectively contribute and work on multifunctional teams.
Must be able to adapt, organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing field-based environment
You’ll receive :
Competitive salary, annual bonus, pension scheme, share scheme, health insurance, 25 days annual leave, flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, employee recognition scheme.
927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this : how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment.
Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.
Join us and help us reimagine medicine.
Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.
We kindly ask you to apply with an English version of your CV and if shortlisted you can expect a call from an international number.