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Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL)

Company Description

Mundipharma is a global (ex-US) network of independent associated companies that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines and consumer healthcare products. We are an agile and fast-paced company seeking to increase access to health care through programmes and effective partnerships.

We are forward-looking and dedicated to bringing innovative treatments to many of the world’s most challenging conditions and diseases including: Pain Management & Supportive Care, Consumer Health, Anti-Infectives, Biosimilars, CNS, Diabetes, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Respiratory and transplantation immunity.

We make a difference to patient lives by delivering value to healthcare professionals in 120+ countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Our guiding principles, centred around Integrity and Patient-Centricity, are at the heart of everything we do. We encourage our people to think differently and our inclusive culture of continuous learning and collaboration make Mundipharma a great place to work.

Broad Purpose of Job

  • To provide field-based non-promotional scientific expertise and/or educational support for internal and external stakeholders across the UK

  • To identify and validate unmet medical needs based on scientific insights, which will contribute to the development of medical strategic plans

  • To provide the medical community with access to the most recent scientific and medical information in order to allow healthcare professionals to make informed decisions for their patients

  • To enhance the reputation of the company amongst the medical community as a science driven, patient centric organisation

  • To ensure that all activities and interactions are conducted with due regard to all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, company policies and accepted standards of best practice.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Development of partnerships with investigators, opinion leaders and healthcare professionals

  • Support in the creation and development of publications (abstracts, posters, case studies and peer reviewed papers)

  • Provide appropriate scientific support to marketing teams and their programmes,

  • Input and/or attendance at medical educational programmes and training events

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and adapt priorities according to business and strategic needs.

  • Provide field-based medical and scientific support to respond to specific requests from healthcare professionals for further information around Napp’s therapeutic area(s).

  • Deliver fair, balanced and unbiased scientific and/or educational presentations reactively (in response to a specific request) to healthcare professionals, either individually or in groups (meetings, clinical sessions, etc.).

  • Deliver credible, fair, balanced and unbiased scientific and/or educational presentations to healthcare professionals in a promotional setting, when appropriate.

  • Provide scientific and clinical support for, and help maintain professional and credible relationships with, key opinion leaders and academic centres.

  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of relevant products, relevant therapeutic areas and the structure and workings of the NHS.

  • Discuss the collection of real-world data (RWD), investigator initiated trials and clinical trial details with potential investigators, and help co-ordination of clinical investigator meetings.

  • Attend relevant national and international scientific meetings/congresses to ensure up-to-date knowledge of therapy area, and to respond to any specific enquiries from healthcare professionals.

  • Produce and update scientific and clinical presentations for assigned therapeutic areas as appropriate.

  • Provide field-based support and training to the sales force and other departments as necessary.

  • Work in collaboration with the Medical Advisors and Medical staff to organise and present scientifically credible data packages at advisory boards when required.

  • Contribute to the development of brand plans and strategies by providing medical/scientific insight and knowledge about the product or disease area.

  • Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements, including the ABPI Code of Practice, as well as all internal processes and procedures for Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory legislation.

Qualifications

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Good understanding of the ABPI Code of Practice

  • Relevant experience of working in either the pharmaceutical industry or NHS

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of RWD, investigator initiated trials and/or clinical trial process

  • Experience in a field based medical liaison role

  • Knowledge and experience of relevant therapeutic areas, e.g. diabetes/respiratory/pain & supportive care

  • Examples of championing compliance across cross functional teams.

Skills and Aptitudes

Essential

  • Excellent networking, presentation and communication skills and a proven track record of cross-functional team working

  • High level of personal accountability and self- motivation

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to communicate scientific information to wide range of audiences

  • Ability to operate as a flexible team player

Desirable

  • Good project management skills

  • Competent at presentation preparation

  • Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Education / Qualifications

Essential

  • Minimum of 2:1 degree or other appropriate scientific qualification

  • Full UK driving license

Desirable

  • Higher level of qualification (PhD, Masters, or Pharmacist)

  • ABPI or other relevant examination to demonstrate understanding of the PMCPA Code and representative’s promotional role

  • Previous MSL experience

Additional information

The MSL role is fundamentally a non-promotional role. The ABPI Code of Practice doesn’t prevent the MSLs from being involved in promotional activities, but this must be done within the requirements of the Code. Any promotional activity MSLs may be involved with must be on an exceptional basis and very clearly separated from the non-promotional role of an MSL, and that the distinction must be clear to health professionals. Any MSLs who will be involved in any activities that may be classified as ‘promotional’ under the ABPI Code of Practice, even if on an exceptional basis, must have passed the ABPI Medical Representative Exam as per the requirements of the Code. For clarification, the MSLs are not required to take the Exam as their role is fundamentally non-promotional.