AbbVie Medical Science Liaison in Sydney, Australia
Medical Science Liaison
Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
2 additional locations
AustraliaAustralia, New South Wales
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
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.