Medical Science Liaison - Hematology (Ontario)
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Medical Science Liaisons engage in balanced, objective scientific exchange with health care professionals in an effort to facilitate scientific discovery and informed treatment decisions.
Appropriately review emerging data with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) discussing benefits and risks in a scientific, objective and balanced way
Work with HCPs as scientific consultants to engage in scientific activities aligned with corporate projects such as advisory boards, speaker programs and clinical trials
Identify HCPs with the scientific excellence and expertise to collaborate on forward thinking basic and pre-clinical research identified in strategic planning
Provide company with an understanding of regional HCPs, their practices and related key issues and trends in disease treatment
Act as regional (field based) subject matter experts in the lifecycle management of products in a variety of therapeutic areas
As part of the scientific exchange identify opportunities for research with HCP’s and, where appropriate, connect these opportunities to the Medical Advisor as part of the Externally Sponsored Research (ESR) process
Provide value added support to key clinical trial sites by providing relevant scientific expertise on the molecule being investigated either during site initiation or shortly thereafter
Collaborate with clinical operations groups in helping to ensure successful recruitment of clinical sites
Responsible for collecting and reporting Adverse Events in accordance with AstraZeneca policies and procedures.
The successful candidate for this role must have the ability to effectively synthesize and communicate scientific information at a peer level with a physician. They must be able to connect with the HCP using the appropriate level of communication that facilitates the relevant exchange of scientific information.
The candidate best suited for this role is one with previous experience as a healthcare professional (PharmD, MD) or one with scientific expertise including PhD or MSc
Preferably three years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a Medical Science Liaison or other physician-facing role
Experience in the therapeutic area of Hematologic-Oncology is preferred, however, the incumbent may at times be required to change therapeutic areas to adapt to business needs.
Expert knowledge of the health care environment with regards to Opinion Leaders, Academia and the Medical Community in general
Excellent ability to learn and capacity for scientific concepts and knowledge
Effective and demonstrated strong communication (both verbal and written) and presentation skills
Excellent interpersonal, leadership and teamwork skills
Good organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner
Travel required (Local, Regional and National), must possess a fully qualified Canadian driver's license
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