Medical Science Liaison, Oncology Ontario
Mississauga, ON
Site Name: Canada - Ontario - Mississauga
Posted Date: Nov 12 2019

The MSL role supporting Ontario provides non-promotional medical support, helping ensure the safe and effective use of GSK medicines, by creating effective scientific interactions with Healthcare Professionals and professional associations. Through deep expertise and strong external interactions, the MSL plays a critical role in developing insights which support the development and execution of innovative medical affairs strategies and plans.


Work collaboratively with the Medical Affairs Director, Scientific Advisor and Medical Science Liaison Team to develop and execute Oncology Medical Plans.
Responsible for Oncology portfolio.
Establish professional relationships with academic health care professionals, professional associations and other key stakeholders to reactively provide a fair and balanced scientific exchange of medical information, modeling the highest standards of medical integrity and governance
Respond to unsolicited inquiries for medical information from external experts
Operate as the field based scientific/medical expert
Develop and maintain extensive knowledge of disease, its treatment and the competitive landscape
Respond to external expert requests surrounding investigator-initiated studies
Work collaboratively with Clinical Development personnel to identify potential clinical trial sites
Support clinical development activities in Canada and provide scientific support to GSK internal stakeholders as required
Deliver Product Information Sessions to multi-disciplinary groups of health care professionals

Advanced post graduate scientific degree required (MD, PhD, Pharm D)
Experience in Oncology therapy area is necessary to meet changing business needs
Strong ability to apply and leverage scientific and medical knowledge while demonstrating scientific credibility is essential
Familiarity with Reimbursement in Canada
Sound negotiation and leadership skills
Excellent public speaker, with outstanding presentation skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Team orientation and the ability to work closely with cross-functional partners
Demonstrated ability to confidently interact with external experts
Demonstrated strong organizational skills
Self-starter and innovator
Demonstrated professional and ethical behavior.
Knowledge of regulations governing information provision to customers within the pharmaceutical industry.
Strong strategic and analytical skills at the therapeutic level.
Must possess a good understanding of the Canadian marketplace
  • Valid driver license
Ability to work independently and ability to travel throughout Ontario up to 70%

Prior experience working in the Medical Affairs function for the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry with prior external expert relationships in Oncology is strongly preferred.
  • This position requires the employee to drive routinely on Company business and allows for the provision of a company – leased vehicle. However, to be eligible for this position and a company vehicle, GSK will need to obtain acceptable results from a license verification inquiry and drivers abstract review against its safe driver program requirements
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