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Medical Science Liaison Belux

Location Brüssel, Region Brüssel-Hauptstadt, Belgien Anzeigen-ID R-201176 Veröffentlichungsdatum 05/31/2024

Medical Science Liaison Belux

Location:

Brussels, Belgium  

Reports To:

Associate Director, Medical Affairs Belgium

This is what you will do:

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field-based scientific expert that strategically supports the medical and scientific objectives of Alexion’s product/s across the product/s life cycle. The MSL will focus on maintaining and expanding professional scientific relationships with the local healthcare community within the assigned therapeutic area. He/she is a peer scientific expert who communicates accurate scientific and medical information to Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and identifies and facilitates collaboration opportunities with Alexion as planned in the corresponding therapeutic area. He/she ensures a close working relationship with the cross-functional team including clinical operation, sales and market access by respecting the compliance requirement

The Medical Science Liaison BeLux will report directly to the Associate Medical Director BeLux and will be accountable for the assigned therapeutic area (TA) in Belgium and Luxembourg.

You will be responsible for:

Scientific Expertise

  • Develop and maintain the highest scientific and medical expertise in the relevant field and be acknowledged internally and externally as an expert in the assigned therapeutic area.
  • Deliver High quality medical education presentations both internally and externally. Train Alexion staff on key scientific and medical topics in TA.
  • Identify and address relevant educational gaps and address them by appropriate and compliant medical education activities
  • Ensure timely and informative scientific/medical exchanges with customers and internal partners, in accordance with compliance policies and with legal requirements
  • Attend appropriate national and international meetings and congresses.

Medical Plan

  • Develop in depth knowledge of the assigned therapeutic area, in terms of key stakeholders, hospital, physicians, laboratories and patient pathway.
  • Prepare medical field activity plan and contribute to the development of the BeLux medical plan according to insights and needs from key stakeholders and in alignment with the cross-functional plan.
  • Implement medical affairs tactics for the therapy area(s), including advisory boards, data generation, scientific communication, disease awareness, hospital presentations, patient support program.

Stakeholder engagement

  • Develop and maintain strong relationship with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) within the assigned therapeutic area in BeLux
  • Identify needs from external stakeholders and develop innovative solutions to enhance science and advance patient care.
  • Engage, educate, and create advocacy among - KOLs, PAOs, decision makers at key institutions representing Alexion Medical Affairs with scientific activities.

Clinical Studies

  • Participate in the development and implementation of local registries and local evidence generation programs emphasizing in Real Word Evidence.
  • Liaise with Clinical Operations to support clinical study feasibility and effective study implementation and on-going management of Alexion sponsored trials
  • Facilitate and supervise activities related to post-marketing observational studies/registries and act as a point of contact for investigator sponsored research projects

Medical Information

  • Respond to unsolicited medical information requests in the region, manage questions, liaise with headquarters to ensure proper response has been provided and ensure that data is fair and balanced.
  • Contribute to the medical review of promotional material according to local legislation and Alexion policies.

Compliance

  • Stay current of local laws and guidelines, codes of practices and Alexion policies relevant to Medical Affairs activity

You will need to have:

  • Advanced degree in medical science (MD, PharmD, PhD)
  • Strong ability to analyze, interpret and present complex scientific data
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
    • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
    • Ability to work independently and proactively
    • Act as a team player in multi-disciplinary settings
  • Solutions oriented and ability to work in a complex environment
  • Willingness to work home based and to travel frequently in Belgium and Luxembourg for field activities or to attend medical meetings, team meetings and scientific congress
  • Fluency in French, Dutch and English (spoken and written)

We would prefer for you to have:

  • A first experience in Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology industry in Medical Affairs, Clinical Operation (CRA, project manager), Regulatory Affairs or another scientific department
  • Knowledge of the Belgian and Luxembourg Health Care system and pharmaceutical regulations
  • Experience with budget and financial planning
  • IT skills, utilization of digital tools
  • A previous experience in rare disease environment 

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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