Medical Science Liaison, Respiratory-Québec (contrat 18 mois)
Montréal, QC
67 projects in development across 7 therapeutic areas. Novartis has the resource and passion to use science-based innovation to deliver better patient outcomes in growing areas of healthcare. As a critical member of the Medical affairs team in your therapeutic area, you will strategically prepare and support the development, launch and commercialization of Novartis products through scientific exchange, seeking external insight to shape Novartis understanding of the therapeutic environment. You will participate and often lead special projects and specific initiatives, leveraging your extensive experience and strategic insight.

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • You will develop peer-to-peer scientific relationships, assess advocacy and contributions, you will respond to unsolicited requests for scientific information using approved, non-promotional materials with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLS), Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and decision makers and will need to manage challenging situations and interactions.
  • You will lead initiatives and provide strategic medical support, as part of a cross functional team to enhance the quality of relevant clinical trials.
  • You will engage in scientific exchange/discussions related to Novartis compounds/pipeline with MEs, speakers & investigators to advance understanding of new scientific principles, novel research trends, and current scientific debate.
  • You will Implement scientific projects according to global, regional or local medical strategies, which may include, epidemiology projects, registries, preclinical or translational research, as well as multi-disciplinary projects involving education and collaboration of multiple functions in the medical community to improve patient diagnosis and treatment.
  • You will provide medical support and training (i.e. disease state and product) to Novartis colleagues (e.g. sales reps, CRAs, etc.).
Minimum requirements

What you will bring to the role:
  • An advanced degree in life sciences/healthcare is required. MD, PharmD, pharmacist, PhD, M.Sc.
  • Successful experience as a MSL, solid medical/technical background and proven competencies influencing skills, clinical research insight, business and market knowledge.
  • Superior ability to develop and foster peer-to-peer, credible relationships with KOLs/decision makers.
  • Advanced knowledge of the Healthcare System and of the research procedures as well as the International Conference Harmonization (ICH) guidelines, Global Clinical Practice (GCP) and other ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Advanced knowledge of clinical medicine, disease management, and medical research in at least one therapeutic area.
  • Strong personal integrity and customer focus, excellent interpersonal communication, negotiation and advanced presentation skills.
You’ll receive:
Competitive salary, annual bonus, pension scheme, health insurance, flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, employee recognition scheme. Find out more about Novartis Canada:

Why consider Novartis?
750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

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Company/Legal EntityNovartis Pharma Canada
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Research & Development

Job TypeFull Time
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