Job purpose :
The Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL) acts as a conduit of information about new research developments, clinical trial activities and therapeutic approaches for Amgen South Africa.
The MSL role is to ensure the effective commercialization of products / services and achievement of the company's business objectives based on sound clinical and ethical principles.
The MSL travels often, works intensively with people at every step of the therapeutic product development process and translate dense, academic information into engaging, persuasive scientific and clinical messages.
Cultivating and maintaining relationships with academic researchers
Provide support to ongoing clinical studies and Investigators
Mapping out OL engagements for new therapeutic area
Provides input to the regional functional team (Scientific Communications Managers, IC RML Medical Excellence Lead, TA Regional Leads)
Develop, implement and ensure execution of local SEP as guided by line Manager
Responsible for budget planning and tracking
Ensure timeous completion of ALIGN
Support R&D efforts for General Medicines development and provide input into feasibilities
Work closely with local CRO and attend Site Initiation Visits (SIVs)and training
Providing scientific support in the marketing of new therapeutic products to physicians and other healthcare professionals
Conduct educational programs to improve medical practice (CMEs, roundtables)
Scientific study site support for ASTs (Amgen Study Teams)
Scientific presentations to physicians and hospital departments
Presenting information to pharmaceutical brand teams
Close collaboration with local Medical Information Manager / Medical Communication Manager
Field feedback : scientific trends, key insights, ongoing studies, CI
Attending conferences and meetings both locally and internationally
Local and international travel
Research activity reports
KOL profiles, plans and reports
COER engagement plans
Study feasibility and site selection support
Scientific study site support for ASTs
Decision making Authority :
Execution and placement of scientific activities / collaborations (including Medical Education programs, ISS)
Execution of local OL Plans Execution of RML POA
DOE sign-off at signature level
Skills / Knowledge / Experience / Education Required
The knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of this position are typically acquired through the following combination of education, experience and knowledge or the equivalent.
Competencies : Interpersonal skills
Identifies, develops and maintains collaborative relationships with current and future OLs, scientific experts, cooperative study groups and study sites
Strong communication (verbal, written), interpersonal, and listening skills.
Effective negotiation and decision making skills.
Develops and implements local OL Plans, in line with local and international OL strategy
Represents Amgen Medical department in the territory
Discusses scientific value messages, clinical outcome and patient benefits with OLs, hospital pharmacists and local payers in close collaboration with KAM / access group
Implementation of the DAI model at all times
A high affinity for teamwork in order to work with customers, partners, and colleagues
Works with development field operations to ensure prioritization of trial site selection, and support feasibility across assigned territories
Understand clinical research and the process of pharmaceutical product development, and approval.
Understands the pharmaceutical regulatory environment.
Ensures conduct of work in line with compliance regulations
Understand trial / referral networks and identify enrollment barriers
Participates in investigator meetings according to approved investigator strategy
Implements and follows up on ISSs and other scientific activities, provides input to the design of local observational research
Supports ASTs on site with scientific presentations / discussions to create enthusiasm for the scientific program,
Leadership and influence to drive process improvements.
Identifies new research opportunities
Gives clinical and scientific presentations at sites / hospitals
Ensures society engagement : RML support of international and regional congresses
Delivers targeted internal training for selected topics (e.g. study update, congress news, latest scientific developments)
Supports Head RML / local TA Leader &Medical Manager in developing local territory R&D tactics
Develops required qualitative and quantitative reports; collates competitor information
Broad and thorough understanding of Cardiovascular therapeutic area including applicable research initiatives, on-going studies and a comprehensive product knowledge.
Strong organizational and self-management skills, including computer skills
Ability to multi-task consistently
Comfortable working in a frequently changing environment
Organized and work well cross functionally and globally
Minimum Requirements :
Minimum 5 years of experience in industry
Experience in sales force, affiliate Medical Department or Clinical Development
Willingness to travel
Experience with clinical study management and conduct
Experience with scientific affairs business processes
Management of complex projects
Experience in cross functional teams
Experience in international work streams
Fluent in both local language and in English (both oral and written)
Preferred Requirements :
If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.
Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.
As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win.
Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.