Medical Science Liason

Medical Science Liason

Job Description

To serve as a liaison to the medical/ scientific community and responsible for establishing, developing and partnering with Health Care Providers/ Professionals (HCPs), e.g. external Medical Experts, study investigators, treatment guideline experts, etc.
To ensure the appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding Novartis’ compounds in a timely, ethical and stakeholder-focused manner.
To implement clinical and educational strategies in collaboration with other Novartis colleagues for designated stakeholders.
To pair key stakeholders’ scientific educational and research needs with available Novartis resources and provide the latest emerging data in response to specific HCP inquiries, as appropriate.

Minimum requirements

MSc or PhD, MBChB preferred, BSc (Hons), Nurse or Pharmacist will be considered. Fluent in English & Local Language (oral and written).
•Minimum of 3 years Pharma experience, preferably in Rheumatology and Medical Affairs function
1.Proven ability to develop and foster peer-to-peer, credible relationships with Medical Experts and decision makers.
2.Working knowledge of the Healthcare System and research procedures as well as the ICH guidelines, GCP and other ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.
3.Experience in medical education and communications in at least one therapeutic area.
4.Ability to understand and effectively convey emergent scientific and HEOR data.
5.Excellent communication skills (listening, persuasion and presentation).
6.Must be able to adapt, organize, prioritize, and work effectively on multifunctional teams in a constantly changing field-based environment.
7.Familiar with the use of social media and evolving digital platforms e.g. for stakeholder mapping, management, development and insights gathering.
8.Strong personal integrity and focus on stakeholders.
South Africa
Novartis SA (Pty) Ltd.
Research & Development
Full Time