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Medical Science Liaison - Western Canada

Местоположение Виктория, Британская Колумбия, Канада Идентификатор вакансии R-099086 Дата публикации 01/29/2021

Our 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 two years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a physician-facing role

  • 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

  • Expert knowledge of the health care environment with regards to Opinion Leaders, Academia and the Medical Community in general

  • Travel required (Local, Regional and National)

  • Experience in the therapeutic area of Oncology is preferred, however, the incumbent may at times be required to change therapeutic areas to adapt to business needs. 

About AstraZeneca Canada:

At AstraZeneca, we are united by a common purpose – to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. This purpose underpins everything we do; our work helps to make hearts healthier, to help people breathe easier, and to help more people survive cancer. Every single day, we make a difference by delivering potentially life-changing medicines to millions of people worldwide and by leading breakthrough science that promises to transform the treatment of disease.

Our purpose is bold and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and innovative company means creating a vibrant, dynamic culture where we celebrate entrepreneurial thinking and act quickly to inspire change. We are courageous, taking smart risks and learning from both success and failure. We are curious, creative, and open to new insights and ways of working. Above all, we are passionate about science and driven to always put patients first. Join us and be part of a great place to work; an environment that energizes and empowers each of us to achieve our goal to develop and deliver medicines.

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