Medical Science Liaison (MSL), Obesity

日付: 2022/06/18

場所: Chiyoda, Tokyo, JP

会社: Novo Nordisk


Job Title:  Medical Science Liaison (MSL), Obesity

Department: Medical Affairs

Location: Tokyo, Japan



Do you have a strong desire to be part of a patient-centric company improving patient lives?

Novo Nordisk Japan has opened a role for Medical Science Liaison (MSL).

If you are highly motivated with a focus on results and thrive in a busy environment and have a strong ability for collaborative working, this could be the job for you!


About the Department


The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) serves as a critical strategic contributor in initiating and implementing field Medical strategies in support of the Novo Nordisk Japan (NNPL) portfolio;

aligned with the national Medical Affairs strategies and Global Medical Affairs guidance.


This position is an additional headcount to work on the Obesity therapeutic area together with 2 other MSLs in the team which look after not just Obesity but other new therapeutic areas that NN is moving into, such as NASH, MCI and Regenerative medicine.

Obesity in Japan is a market which currently has only one medicine available, and we are entering this “blue ocean” market with a strong product which is already helping a huge number of patients in U.S.


As an MSL, you will be able to work very close to the actual patients, realizing how our products help those in need.

The set up of this team includes both Medical Advisor and MSL in the same team, which shortens the time of insights being put into use.

Also, since this team already has a very good relationship with other departments, you will see the seamless cooperation cross-functionally. 



The Position


- Identifies, lists and communicates with KOLs and HCPs in the practice setting (e.g., academic centres, investigators, IISs research site) to update their understanding of relevant data in each context related to NNPL products, as well as to build and maintain relationships to facilitate scientific exchange on topics of relevance to NNPL.


- Assists in identifying, engaging, and maintaining relations with KOLs and HCPs to establish and/or further the knowledge of NN products and their appropriate use; when necessary, assist in resolving issues pertaining to that use.


- Assists in identifying and responding to inquiries from KOLs and HCPs; assisting with identifying those individuals with novel research concepts, clinical experience and expertise, within identified therapeutic areas of interest to NNPL.


- Gathers Medical insights regarding NN and competitors’ products from KOLs and HCPs to help inform NNPL decision-making bodies and update the Medical and/or Marketing Strategies if necessary.


- Participates in assigned medical and scientific meetings to maintain awareness of current issues and new data pertaining to NN and competitors’ products and to support medical booth in answering physicians’ scientific questions.


- Identifies and develops strong and convincing speakers for our marketed products aligned with the Medical Strategy.


- Assists regional Medical Representatives (MRs) in handling scientific and clinical questions for NN marketed products from KOLs and HCPs.


- Support the on-boarding of new MSLs where required.


- Support clinical trials by driving scientific discussion at site selection and site initiation visits where required.


- Support scientific dialogue with investigators at prioritized/requested sites and patient recruitment and retention of subjects where required.


- Participates in a series of internal medical/scientific trainings and regular scientific assessments to maintain general scientific knowledge and awareness of new data pertaining to NN and competitors’ products.


- Complies with all guidelines, policies, legal, regulatory, and compliance requirements.



The Qualifications



- An advanced degree in health sciences required. Master’s at minimum, Preferably Doctorate degree in Medical or Pharmacy disciplines preferred.



- Extensive experience in the respective therapeutic area (e.g., haematology, diabetes, endocrinology, etc) is strongly preferred.


Personal skills:       

- Strong communication/negotiation skills required. Strong knowledge of the relevant therapeutic area preferred.

- Excellent English skills for reading understanding scientific literature. Fluent in written and spoken English strongly preferred.

- Good computer skills (e.g. Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc)

- Knowledge and understanding of local and corporate compliance and regulatory processes.