Janssen Pharmaceutical, Companies of Johnson & Johnson is currently recruiting for a Medical Science Liaison Gastroenterology, based in and covering Western Canada (BC / AB / SK / MB).
At Janssen, we are dedicated to addressing and solving some of the most important unmet medical needs of our time in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, metabolic and chronic diseases and women’s health.
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The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is the field-based advocate of Janssen Medical Sciences and are accountable for the execution of the Medical Sciences Plan.
They are the scientific point of contact for key opinion leaders (KOLs) in a given territory and help address medical, scientific and research needs.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to :
Maintain up-to-date scientific expertise with regular attendance at key scientific / clinical / economic conferences, training sessions and preceptorships to translate data into applicable knowledge and communication platform.
Disseminate, review and present clinical and scientific data in a balanced, unbiased manner, to key opinion leaders and other HCPs, in group and one-on-one settings.
Build strong relationships with HCPs based on scientific credibility.
Develop scientific communication materials (slide presentations) for dissemination to HCPs through contacts and meetings and provide congress support.
Ensure a regional scientific leadership strategy via credible and informed scientific dialogue with KOLs.
Lead / participate in medical and scientific forums ad boards and CMEs) where KOLs are involved.
Support phase IIIB / IV local and global clinical development program
Critical contributor to site identification, patient enrollment, and follow-up visits.
Assist in the interpretation of results, post-hoc analyses, and research collaboration with investigators
Support investigator-initiated studies by fielding and assessing research requests, aligning investigator interests with Janssen’s research needs, and engaging investigators to ensure the successful execution and satisfactory completion of studies.
Analyze data new and post hoc to develop insights and contribute to publications as appropriate.
Provide expert clinical consultation and support to business partners Access, Medical Education, Sales and Marketing etc. as appropriate).
Partner and collaborate with in-house business partners to facilitate ongoing exchange of clinical information.
Provide regional medical perspective to influence the integrated Medical Affairs plan which complements the ILCP (Integrated Lifecycle) plans.
Support the Medical Science publication plan.
Relevant Graduate degree (Master’s Degree at a minimum). an asset.
Fluency in English (written, verbal) is required.
Minimum of 3 years business experience in the pharmaceutical industry, which can be balanced against a strong clinical and / or scientific background in a relevant therapy area - proven track record of contribution to commercial, medical and / or clinical development strategies
Knowledge of the therapeutic area of interest is an asset, should have the ability to acquire expertise in other therapeutic areas and products, depending on pipeline and / or changing business priorities
Have a proven ability to learn quickly, assimilate and distill large amounts of information and build and maintain relationships.
Demonstrated experience of managing clinical / scientific programs with a high degree of autonomy, including successfully managing significant programs from study concept to publication.
Strong knowledge of GCP, IMC code and Healthcare Compliance policies and procedures. Familiarity with working in an environment guided by SOPs.
Strategic thinking and positive track record of flawless execution.
Proven ability to effectively communicate information to KOLs, as well as non-experts.
Ability to put data into perspective and communicate it concisely, as required.
Demonstrated critical thinking, strong project management skills and ability to impact decision making with relevant stakeholders.
Business acumen, including prioritization skills and big picture orientation.
Scientific knowledge, curiosity, familiarity and interest to keep abreast of scientific trends within the therapeutic area.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, and follow through in a field-based role.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other relevant software programs
Ability to travel nationally as well as internationally
Ability to travel 50-60 % of the time (customer facing position).
Overnight travel may be required as much as 1-2 times per week on average, depending upon region covered.
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