Senior Medical Scientific Liaison

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
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Job Description
  • Join a multi-award-winning leading biopharmaceutical company
  • Bring your entrepreneurial curiosity and learning spirit into a career of purpose and personal growth.
  • Be part of the best-in-class Medical Affairs Team and stay at the center of innovation and excellence in execution.
Our Medical Affairs team advances patient care by engaging in scientific exchange with external medical experts and industry leaders, ensuring our products' scientific value is understood. We connect, communicate, and train internal employees to thoroughly understand the science behind the medicine and review further unmet medical needs to support collaboration to differentiate our portfolio further.
A Medical Science Liaison is a field-based disease state expert responsible for supporting company's strategic and scientific objectives, by exchanging scientific information with rostered scientific leaders about an assigned product and therapeutic area (TA) through balanced discussion. Providing accurate, fair and balanced scientific exchange is a core function. The MSL's interactions with scientific leaders are organic, comprehensive peer-to-peer discussions enabling their assessment of evolving standards of care for patients and research opportunities. Scientific exchange allows the MSL to collect insights regarding gaps in understanding and data needed by the healthcare community that can be shared with the broader organization.
What Will You Do
  • Being product and disease state experts who engage in non-promotional scientific exchange with SLs or KDMs (Scientific Leaders or Key Decision Makers).
  • Execute Field Medical Engagement Plans within the scope of local and global policies, local rules and regulations and aligned with the Field Medical SOP.
  • The MSL is responsible for ensuring that they are fully versed in the therapeutic area and up-to-date on All major studies, both ongoing and completed; product information on companies' relevant therapies; clinical data and relevant pipeline data to provide the most accurate data to SLs, KDMS and the healthcare community ,in a balanced way, to improve patient care.
The MSL's primary responsibility is to engage in non-promotional peer-to-peer communication with medical/scientific information to SLs and KDMs on their roster, based on scientific exchange and services oriented towards the stakeholder's professional interests & needs.
They will be responsible for
  • Defining and maintaining a roster of Scientific Leaders and Key Decision Makers in their therapeutic area.
  • Interact with identified scientific leaders and healthcare administrators (KDMs) by exchanging balanced medical/scientific information and appropriately communicating these exchanges with internal colleagues.
  • Utilizing scientific and medical expertise to communicate scientific information in individual and group presentations.
  • Responding to unsolicited requests for the medical, scientific, pipeline, MISPs, or product information from SLs or KDMs utilizing appropriate approved scientific materials and appropriately documenting the use of these resources.
  • Providing medical support to enhance patients' access to products through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheduling process, formularies, and treatment guidelines.
  • At the Global Clinical Trials Organisation (GCTO), GDSA or CORE personnel request supporting the identification of potential study investigators/sites for sponsored studies.
  • Providing insights internally on scientific gaps, ideas, and other topics gathered from scientific exchange to inform SRD, MISP areas of interest, clinical trial programs, development programs, and company TA strategy.
  • Ensuring various engagement metrics (both quantitative and qualitative) are achieved.
  • Providing on-label medical insights and training to internal colleagues, including company and competitor products and disease states with their therapeutic knowledge.
  • Attend/participate in scientific congresses/meetings in Australia and internationally to understand the role of emerging data on patient treatment within the TA covered, allowing for a more balanced scientific exchange.
  • Support the preparation of non-promotional Medical Education Programs
What Should You Have
  • Tertiary qualifications include a Medical degree, PhD in health sciences, or a pharmacy degree.
  • If you have a pharmacy degree, a minimum of 2 years of pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Or two years in an in-field customer-facing role in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.
  • Clear and concise communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and a solid understanding of research methodology.
  • Ability to learn and convey medical/scientific information to healthcare professionals and decision-makers.
  • Knowledge of Australian pharmaceutical industry guidelines (MA Code of Conduct), regulatory/reimbursement framework (TGA, PBS), and clinical research guidelines (ICH-GCP, NHMRC National Statement, Declaration Helsinki).
  • Ability to travel extensively (up to 60% of the working week).
Who We Are
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA
in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our Company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What We Look For
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as
helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group.
Current Employees apply HERE
Current Contingent Workers apply HERE
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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.
Employee Status
VISA Sponsorship
Travel Requirements
Flexible Work Arrangements
Not Applicable
Valid Driving License
Hazardous Material(s)
Requisition ID R276871

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Australia

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 14, 2024
Company Overview
MSD Australia & New Zealand
MSD Australia & New Zealand

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At MSD, known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA in the United States and Canada, we are unified around our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. For more than 130 years, we have brought hope to humanity through the development of important medicines and vaccines. We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world – and today, we are at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions that advance the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals. We foster a diverse and inclusive global workforce and operate responsibly every day to enable a safe, sustainable and healthy future for all people and communities. For more information about MSD in Australia, visit and for New Zealand visit For more information about MSD Animal Health in Australia visit and for New Zealand For information about MSD around the world, check out our LinkedIn page here To review our Community Guidelines visit Copyright © 2023 Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA and its affiliates. All rights reserved. Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd. Level 1, 26 Talavera Road Macquarie Park, NSW 2113 AUSTRALIA AU-NON-00779 Last updated November 2023
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