Medical Science Liaison (MSL), Rare Blood Disease

日付: 2022/06/14

場所: Chiyoda, Tokyo, JP

会社: Novo Nordisk


Job Title:  Medical Science Liaison (MSL), Rare Blood Disease

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.


Medical Science Liaison (MSL) improves patients' lives by being the medical leaders through building and communicating the deepest medical knowledge and improving the medical benefits of our products. MSL is dedicated to executing and supporting NNPL therapeutic strategies aiming to improve patient outcomes and quality of care consistent with overall medical ambitions and NNPL policies.

The MSL functions actively to ensure building and maintaining strong scientific understanding of Novo Nordisk (NN) marketed products and to support the development of portfolio products. The MSL communicates up-to-date medical knowledge and clinical trial data with external stakeholders, and effectively respond to inaccurate competitive claims related to NN products in a scientifically accurate and consistent manner aligned with the overall Medical Strategies and direction. Leverages scientific and clinical expertise to create relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and Healthcare Professionals (HCPs). Identifies and develops strong and convincing speakers for our marketed products aligned with the Medical and Marketing Strategies.


The Position


- Identifies, lists and communicates with KOLs and HCPs in the practice setting (e.g., academic centres, investigators, ISSs 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.


- Coordinates process of Investigator-Sponsored Studies (ISSs) or any unsolicited clinical and/or scientific inquiries about Independent External Studies (IESs) from KOLs/HCPs.


 - Records all activities in MSL Report System provided and all expenses in accordance with NNPL procedures.


 - Provides regional MRs with up-to-date key evidences within the therapeutic area as requested by MSL management.


 - Completes administrative duties and any request for information by MSL management in an accurate manner and on a timely basis, in line with current SOPs and working practices.




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.