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Shire Medical Science Liaison - Portugal in Remote, Portugal
Main Purpose of the Role
Under the guidance of the MSL Lead or Country Medical Lead (CML), the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) drives the implementation of the Country medical affairs plans related primarily to KOL engagement and data dissemination.
In a compliant manner, the MSL systematically identifies the needs of KOLs, investigators and other stakeholders in patient care, establishes strong professional relationships, provides credible scientific expertise and serves as a link to Shire Global Medical, Global Clinical and external partners.
The MSL serves as a field-based extension of the country Therapeutic Area team.
Externally focused, Health Care Professional (HCP) related activities are expected to comprise at least 80%of MSL responsibilities.
The MSL maintains personal expertise in relevant disease areas and MSL best practices that can be applied externally and internally.
KOL Engagement :
Through compliant scientific exchange, builds and maintains professional relationships with external stakeholders to expand Shire’s research, advisory and educational partnership opportunities
Ensure high standard of professionalism to develop and maintain “peer-to-peer” scientific relationships with key thought leaders in healthcare, academia, payer, and government organizations per strategic territory 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 Shire’s Company sponsored interventional or observational studies and investigator initiated research
Serve as a liaison between healthcare practitioners (HCPs) and Shire medical affairs
Facilitate 1:1 and group scientific interactions with healthcare professionals
Participate in KOL engagement planning
Maintain KOL plans and update medical customer relationship management system in a timely, accurate, and compliant manner
Contribute to effective and compliant data dissemination according to country medical affairs plan.
Ensure appropriate scientific exchange with HCPs by fostering fair and balanced medical and scientific communications that are not misleading
Present clinical and disease state information to a variety of audiences (KOLs, HCPs, hospital/decision making teams, etc.) upon requests and/or according to country medical plans
Support data dissemination at congresses in according to plans
May be involved in responding, within defined timelines and quality standards, to unsolicited inquiries from HCPs and other stakeholders received by Global Medical Affairs and referred to GMA by other Shire functions; forwards reports of adverse events according to Shire’s policy
Conduct therapeutic training for Sales and Medical colleagues upon request (less than 10% of all MSL activities)
Other as directed by manager
Medical leadership and strategic planning
Communicate key medical insights from KOLs/HCPs to inform refinement of medical strategies or tactics
Provide scientific input and participate in local medical and cross-functional initiatives
Provide field-based medical support to Shire’s clinical research programs, registries, and facilitation of the investigator initiated research process.
Participates on internal project teams as directed by Manager
Knowledge, expertise and insights management
Maintain awareness of and access to internal and external information sources available to support high-quality scientific exchange with HCP
Develop/increase knowledge of medical literature and critical appraisal of scientific publications
Maintain knowledge base and scientific expertise on all assigned Shire disease areas and products
Maintaining personal expertise in MSL best practices.
Develop and update knowledge of applicable pharmaceutical guidelines and regulations. Code of Ethical Practices and company policies
Gain customer insights, opinions and feedback and share internally
Education and Experience Requirements
An advanced degree in life sciences (MD, PharmD or PhD or equivalent) is required
Has an established track record of effective and influential oral presentations within the healthcare profession
Require minimum 2 years of experience as a field MSL
Demonstrative therapeutic experience/research or substantive patient care experience is required (2 years minimum)
Medical, clinical or research experience in the assigned disease area is preferred
Demonstration of expertise in key skills, capabilities and competencies
Key Skills, Capabilities, and Competencies
Establish credible and long-lasting professional relationships and has personal impact through engaging respectfully and professionally
Focus on personal accountability and ownership – constantly challenging oneself to take responsibility for continuous performance improvement and operational excellence; reliable and predictable for colleagues and customers
Focus on HCP and patient needs
Ability to exchange scientific ideas and information effectively with KOLs and other HCPs; excellent presentation skills of scientific and medical data to small and large audiences
Demonstrate in-depth therapeutic competency and expertise of the leading science in designated disease state; maintain knowledge base and scientific expertise on all assigned Shire disease areas and products
Able to manage challenging conversations and handle objections
Effective listening skills
Ability to work effectively in virtual teams
Ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Strong leadership and influencing skills
Positive attitude: has a winning attitude and demonstrates a commitment to goals and to MSL team with a positive approach to problems
Highly motivated and self-directed with ability to think innovatively & strategically, skillfully plan, manage and prioritize multiple projects independently; demonstrates resilience and flexibility
Develop and update knowledge of applicable pharmaceutical guidelines and regulations, Code of Ethical Practices and company policies
Above average computer skills (MS Office, databases, etc)
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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.
Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.