Medical Science Liaison (Rare Disease) - Montreal

Canada · Full-time

About The Position

This is an exciting role for a Medical Science professional to join a growing organization to build and maintain professional relationships with external stakeholders to expand Medison’s educational, advisory, and research partnership opportunities.

Medison Canada is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. Medison Canada is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier-free workplace. If your application requires accommodation, please advise us.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure high scientific standards to develop and maintain relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) in healthcare, academic, and professional associations
  • Serve as the first point of contact between healthcare practitioners (HCPs) and Medison Medical Affairs
  • Build, maintain and ensure objectives of KOL engagement plans are met in a timely, accurate and compliant manner
  • Ensure constant awareness of internal and external information available to support high-quality scientific exchange to coordinate high-quality interactions with external customers
  • Ensure timely and high-quality responses to unsolicited questions from HCPs and other stakeholders
  • Support the development and review of medical materials, as required, such as scientific/medical presentations, medical education material, commercial slide decks
  • Deliver high-quality presentation of clinical and disease state information to a variety of audiences, including KOLs, advisors, formulary/decision makers, payers, and internal stakeholders
  • Serve as scientific resource at key medical, scientific, and patient advocacy conferences as assigned
  • Conduct therapeutic training to contribute to local medical and cross-functional initiatives
  • Provide field-based medical support to Medison’s partner clinical research programs, registries and investigator sponsored research as required
  • Regularly communicate medical insights from HCPs to inform and refine medical strategy and tactics
  • Under the guidance of the Medical Director, provide Medical Affairs coverage for conferences, medical rounds, and company-sponsored meetings
  • Maintain exceptional knowledge and scientific expertise on all assigned disease areas and products
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of applicable pharmaceutical guidelines and regulations (eg. ICH, GCP, Ethical Practices) and company policies
  • Develop and continually improve knowledge of scientific literature and critical appraisal of publications
  • Participate in, and lead external meetings as required (round tables, advisory boards, CME, etc)
  • This role covers Quebec and the Maritimes, but may require intermittent national coverage, as mandated by business priorities
  • Extensive travel is required for this role within Canada and occasionally International travel.
  • This role is field-based and externally focused with a minimum of 4 field days/week.

Requirements

  • Degree in Life Sciences, Pharmacy, Chemistry
  • 10+ years of related pharmaceutical, biotech experience with excellent reputation in the industry 
  • Strong knowledge of Canadian healthcare within Rare Disease as well as good understand of compliance within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in a large innovative healthcare organization
  • Experience working with multinational staff and organizations 
  • High drive and capacity for personal growth with strong business acumen 
  • Ability to build relationships and work with multi-disciplinary leaders 
  • Represent the organization with senior level internal & external stakeholders 
  • Professional level communication and presentation skills 
  • Delivers results using a collaborative, professional and inclusive approach 
  • Patient first mentality  
  • Leads with Integrity and Respect 
  • Delivers Results 
  • Demonstrates Business Acumen 
  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork 
  • Champions Change 
  • Engages and Inspires 
  • Coaches and Develops