Shire Senior MSL - Internal Medicine in Remote, Italy

Medical Scientific Liason Centro Sud (sede a Roma - Firenze)

Ideal candidates for this role will have extensive experience in Medical Affairs. You will be joining a highly experienced, supportive and harmonious team, who will guide and develop your existing knowledge and skills, while working independently in this primarily field-based role, covering central and Southern Italy. Please note, you should expect frequent travel – approx. 80% of time spent in the field, with travel overnight and weekends occasionally necessary.

Main Responsibilities

Systematically identifying the scientific exchange needs of KOLs, investigators and other stakeholders in patient care, establish strong professional relationships, provide credible scientific expertise and serve as a bridge to Shire Global Medical and Global Clinical;

• Develop and maintain “peer-to-peer” scientific relationships with key thought leaders in healthcare, academia and government organizations per KOL plans and as requested by KOLs, including the management of strategic scientific partnerships and scientific exchange

• Provide scientific liaison support to Investigators currently involved in the Company’s interventional or observational studies

• Serve as a bridge between HCPs and Shire medical, clinical and external partners

• Facilitate 1:1 and group scientific interactions with healthcare professionals

• Participate in country-level KOL planning, and maintain KOL plans and timely, accurately and compliantly update medical customer relationship management system

• Maintain awareness of and access to internal and external information sources available to support high-quality scientific exchange, and coordinate high-quality interactions between these resources and external customers.

Respond effectively to requests for scientific exchange;

• Respond within defined timeline and quality standards to unsolicited inquiries from HCPs and other stakeholders received by Global Medical Affairs and referred to GMA by other Shire functions

• Support development of appropriate responses to unique inquiries as required, such as the presentation of scientific evidence and medical education.

Support design and implementation of scientific programs with external experts and Shire Global Medical Affairs;

• Provide scientific input and participate into local medical and cross-functional initiatives

• Provide medical support to Shire’s clinical research programs and registries

• Contribute to Country Medical Brand Plan development and implementation.

You will also be supporting the local teams disease area and product knowledge through scientific training, and maintaining your personal expertise in the relevant disease areas, and MSL best practices.


• An advanced degree in life sciences (MD, PharmD or PhD or equivalent) is essential

• All levels of experience will be considered, although demonstrative therapeutic experience/research or substantive patient care experience is preferred

• Business-level English language skills are essential, in addition to native Italian

• An established track record of effective and influential oral presentations within the healthcare profession

• Medical, clinical or research experience in the assigned disease area is preferred.

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