Medical Science Liaison

328137BR
Sep 22, 2021
South Africa

Job Description

Job Purpose:

-Lead scientific engagement with their Medical Experts.
-Implement clinical and educational strategies and
respond to unsolicited medical enquiries.
-Meet the strategic objectives of the Medical Affairs
department by providing excellent medical expertise and
innovative support to both internal and external
customers.

Major Accountabilities:

-Proven ability to develop and foster peer-to-peer, credible
relationships 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
-Engage with Medical Experts (MEs) to educate on
medical/scientific information.
-Ensure appropriate identification/mapping of MEs/ Key
Accounts including identification of opportunities to
involve MEs when a specific medical need is identified to
provide support.
-Develop and execute ME engagement plans to effectively
prioritize and strategically engage MEs aligned with
country strategy.
-Respond to unsolicited requests for information from
MEs.
-Inform and shape medical strategy by collecting impactful
insights from MEs.
-Support Novartis clinical research programs, optimize trial
execution and provide scientific educational support to
potential and actual study sites in collaboration with
clinical operations.
-Facilitate Investigator Initiated Trial (IIT) process upon
investigator request.
-Serve as a medical resource to field matrix colleagues.

Key Performance Indicators:

-Timely design and execution of Medical Expert
identification and engagement plans.
-Level of medical expert engagement/contributions for
programs and products.
-Ability to communicate and work effectively with cross-
functional team.
-Level and quality of contributions to Medical Affairs plan.
-Delivery of all assigned activities on time and on budget.
-Works within Ethics and Compliance policies
-Achievement of annual targets for medical activities.

Additional Specifications:

-Proven ability to develop and foster peer-to-peer, credible
relationships 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.

Experiences:

-Collaborating across boundaries
-Operations Management and Execution

Competencies:

-Applied Business Insights
-Being resilient
-Business Mindset
-Continuous Learning (Dyn. Knowledge Development)
-Digital & Technology Savvy
-Healthcare systems thinking
-Interpersonal Savvy
-Joint Value Creation
-Operational Excellence
-Stakeholder Engagement

Technical/Functional Skills & Knowledge:

-Clinical Research Phases
-Medical Education and Scientific Engagement
-Medical Governance
-Medical Science and Disease Area Knowledge
-Third-Party Sponsored Trials

Minimum Requirements

PHARMA
AMAC
South Africa
Gauteng
Research & Development
Full Time
Regular
No
328137BR

Medical Science Liaison

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