AbbVie Medical Science Liaison in Sydney, Australia

Medical Science Liaison

Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

2 additional locations

AustraliaAustralia, New South Wales


Requisition #1806940

  • Assist relationships and advance the scientific credibility of the Company with established and emerging external experts

  • Respond to requests for scientific/medical information and provide key scientific information updates to external experts, as appropriate.

  • Develop/maintain key scientific knowledge that enable credible dissemination of scientific information, informed scientific dialogue with physicians and external experts and development of professional working relationships

  • Participate in set up, oversight and follow-up of assigned IIS projects and clinical studies

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable national laws & regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, Abbott’s policies & procedures, and accepted standards of best practice

Key Responsibilities Includes:

  • Provide scientific and technical support for, and help maintain professional and credible relationships with, external experts/ academic centres to ensure access to current medical/scientific information on the products/areas of therapeutic interest.

  • Maintain contacts with physicians and external experts in order to satisfy their needs for scientific knowledge in the therapeutic area and, where requested, AbbVie drugs/products the MSL carries responsibility for.

  • Deliver credible presentations on scientific matters to physicians, individually or in groups (meetings, journal clubs, etc.), where requested.

  • Participate in the selection process to identify appropriately qualified physicians the Company would wish to engage in collaborative efforts – such as potential research collaborations, or lecture/meeting support (Advisory Boards, Congresses, Symposia, etc.); and to ensure a high level of scientific or educational integrity in these collaborative efforts.

  • Assist in initiation, oversight and follow up of assigned clinical studies/medical projects initiated within the relevant TA (e.g. IIS projects, post marketing clinical activities such as registry/database projects, epidemiological surveys, clinical studies). Note: all activities to comply with applicable local laws, guidelines, codes of practice, SOPs, and GPRD SOPs.

  • Develop awareness and understanding of competitor issues/intelligence – for example, product strategies, studies, commercial messages, positioning, etc – and communicate, where appropriate, within the Company.

  • Attend relevant Scientific Societies meetings/Conferences, and develop summaries of key messages for use within the Company – such as key areas of scientific/company interest, new trends in diagnosis, monitoring and treatments in the TA, etc.

  • Upon request, assist physicians appropriately direct requests for access to Company products on a compassionate use basis, subject to all applicable legal and regulatory requirements

  • Support sales/marketing/internal team areas to develop their scientific and technical expertise through the delivery of scientific update presentations.

  • Provide external experts and internal medical/clinical teams with scientific/technical support for publications of scientific/medical interest.

  • Ensure up to date knowledge of products uses and external data.

  • Perform administrative duties in a timely manner as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or higher. MD or PhD preferred.

  • Solid knowledge of pharmaceutical industry

  • Knowledge of the scientific methods applied to clinical research and the current legislative/regulatory controls

  • Keen interest in developing and maintaining expert knowledge for assigned therapeutic area/product and in medical research in general

Experience Required:

  • Describe the on the job experience level required to perform this job (management experience)

  • Previous experience in a customer-facing role in the healthcare industry

  • Exposure to medical affairs or medical information functions with the healthcare industry

  • Experience in the presentation and/or interpretation of scientific or clinical research publications

  • Preferably a professional background within the field related to the therapeutic area the specific MSL role will be responsible for

Quality, Safety & Environmental Responsibilities:

  • Attend regular departmental meetings with manager/supervisor to build in continuous feedback mechanisms.

  • Meet the requirements of ISO and Class A by complying with all relevant Quality policies and procedures to ensure the Quality objectives of the business are met.

  • Comply with all relevant company Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental policies, procedures and work practices with the intent of preventing or minimising accidental exposures to self, colleagues and/or the environment.