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Medical Advisor/Medical Science Liaison

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My client, a global pharmaceutical company have a new opportunity for a Medical Advisor/Medical Science Liaison.


The Position

The Medical Advisor (MA)/Medical Science Liaison (MSL) demonstrates mastery and innovation in the ability to develop on-going professional relationships with national and regional healthcare opinion leaders and healthcare professionals to provide medical and scientific support in selected therapeutic areas. Within the agreed strategy, the MA/MSL educates healthcare professionals, internal colleagues (e.g., Medical, Marketing, and Sales), and decision makers in healthcare systems regarding therapeutic areas and related products and services. The MA/MSL identifies and establishes networks for most effective and efficient medical-scientific communication. The MA/MSL may also deputise for the Country Medical Affairs Manager Ireland as Local Safety Officer, Medical Information or Quality Manager.


Roles and Responsibilities

•       Based on pre-defined segmentation and profiling criteria, identifies, and maps qualified thought leaders and scientific networks on an international, national, and regional level

•       Develop and execute an external stakeholder engagement plan in close collaboration and coordination with the respective cluster organization in Medical Affairs, Commercial and Market Access

•       Builds rapport and maintains peer to peer relationships with key influencers at major academic institutions, hospitals, and scientific societies.

•       Support speakers and key influencers in preparing and delivering presentations and scientific contributions upon request, e.g., accompanies to international and national congresses and scientific events.

•       Ensures medical value messages on the products/areas of therapeutic interest are conveyed and advocacy for contributions to medical practice (products, studies, and services) is developed.

•       Enhances company reputation in terms of medical and scientific expertise by engaging and discussing with thought leaders and key influencers on a high scientific level. Communicate non-promotional general information about our company, including pipeline, research and development programs and other relevant information.



Your profile: 


•      Physician (preferred), pharmacist (preferred), PhD in biomedical sciences or similar.

•      Experience working in a Medical Advisor/MSL role, clinical research, or similar role where there is strong evidence of gaining healthcare professional insight and providing medical input into brand strategy.

•      Ability to quickly and comprehensively learn about new therapy areas and environments.

•      Knowledge of the Healthcare System and the pharmaceutical industry.

•      Knowledge of local and EU regulations e.g., GVP, GCP.

•      Knowledge of clinical trial design and process.


•      Experience in Oncology Disease Areas

•      Innovative approaches to managing external customers and internal partners.

•      Leading edge approaches to capturing customer insights.

•      Previous experience of leading and managing teams.

•      Knowledge of key markets research terms and modes of analysis

•      Knowledge of pricing issues and experience of contribution to HTA dossiers


Full details contact Tina at [email protected] or call +353 1 2784701 or 087 6811990.  Thornshaw Scientific is a division of the CPL Group.

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