Medical Science Liaison, Ontario
Mississauga, ON
Job Title: Medical Science Liaison, Ontario

Division: Medical Affairs

Department: Medical Strategy

Location: Ontario

Duration: Full time

The MSL is a field-based extension of the medical affairs team and serves as a resource for Therapeutic Area Experts (TAEs), investigators and other relevant HCPs delivering the scientific information that they require in the context of their work. You will identify the needs to HCPs, investigators and other relevant stakeholders involved in the delivery of patient care; establishes long-term, peer-to-peer relationships; provides high quality, credible scientific expertise that bring value in alignment with Roche/GNE strategies; address unsolicited requests for medical information to HCPs; and serves as a link to Roche for potential opportunities for collaboration.

As the MSL, you will contribute to and drive the implementation of field medical tactical plans in close collaboration with the Medical Manager for their assigned therapeutic areas. As well, you will collect, analyze and share medical insights that will help inform strategic medical planning (strategy and tactics) and delivers on accountabilities in accordance with local laws, regulations and codes and Roche/GNE SOPs that are relevant to their role.

Candidates must be located in the GTA area.

Job Accountabilities:
Scientific Exchange:
Actively map and profile TAEs and experts who are interested in research, scientific information and education in the assigned disease area.
Answer and document questions from HCPs & other relevant stakeholders in accordance to local laws, regulations and codes and Roche/GNE SOPs, facilitate their needs of up to date scientific data, including but not limited to publications of clinical trials, guidelines, by ensuring they have the best quality available information they require.
Provide proactive information to HCPs & other relevant stakeholders in accordance to local laws, regulations and codes and Roche/GNE SOPs on non-product related medical education, mode of action, clinical trial information for ongoing or future involvement by HCP and on-label information on topics where there is an identified need.
Provide support to speakers on the development & delivery of scientific content.
Work with MM on the knowledge exchange strategy and execution, including preparation of presentations and scientific papers in their assigned disease area.
Under the direction of the MM identify knowledge gaps and optimal approaches to educate HCPs & other relevant stakeholders. Assess and propose education/learning programs that are aligned to the medical strategy.
Responsible for executing education programs delivered by speakers in accordance with local laws, regulations and codes and Roche/GNE SOPs that are aligned to the medical strategy and approved by the MM.
Under the direction of the MM, provide scientific support to Market Access colleagues during discussions with payers to provide the scientific information to support payers in their decisions on government or hospital formulary / guidelines / protocols, etc.
Under the direction of the MM, provide scientific support to the Corporate Relations Team on patient advocacy group initiatives as needed
Under the direction of the MM, provide therapeutic and scientific training support to internal staff.
If applicable MSLs can provide information on site and investigator capabilities for gRED and pRED. Country Clinical Operations and the MM may also seek input on site and investigator capabilities for both PD and MA trials.
Deliver pipeline presentations to TAEs & other relevant stakeholders on request.
Engage Investigators

Ensure investigators are fully informed and current of all scientific and medical updates related to the clinical trials they are participating in.

Actively contribute to map and profile investigators in order to correctly appraise the interest and capability of investigators to conduct research in a disease area.
Under the direction of the MM, the MSL acts as the scientific bridge and point of contact with the investigator for IISs, NISs and supporting Roche/GNE sponsored study planning and execution including enhancing the site’s performance and quality.
Support site feasibility assessments, site development plan, recruitment, retention of patients enrolled in trials and enhancement of site management.
Actively participate in PAVs and other visits in collaboration with CCO & MM responsible roles & other relevant roles (eg.CRO).
Ensure that contacts and activities with investigators are in accordance to all local laws and regulations and coordinate the MSL Site Engagement Plan with CCO & MM responsible roles
MSLs may support synopsis, protocol and CRF development in partnership with MM where applicable.
Identify new opportunities for research and collaboration with Investigators in clinical practice and other domains of scientific research and share with CCO & MM.
Share Insights

Interact with HCPs and other relevant experts to understand their views, preferences and interests and where Roche / GNE can partner with them to meet their needs where aligned with our medical/biomarker strategies.
Help map/profile TAEs and other relevant experts their practices, needs, preferences and views of new data.
Participate/support the MMs in the execution of regional advisory boards and ensure the correct collection of insights.
Acquire TAE and other relevant expert perspectives on competitive compounds / clinical studies.
Identify and share insightful information about the TAEs investigators & other experts regarding preferences, opinions and practices that could impact the medical plan and allow for optimal customer experience.

MSc degree required
Ph.D, MD or PharmD or Nursing (Bachelor or Master level degree in Nursing) are preferred
Experience in oncology is preferred
Professional experience within the pharmaceutical industry desirable but not mandatory
Experience in therapeutic area strongly preferred
Professional experience within the pharmaceutical industry desirable but not mandatory
Experience in the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation, and assessment of clinical relevance for the purpose of understanding and communicating clinical study results
Extensive experience in delivery of scientific presentations and leading insight gathering/communication is essential
Experience in leading and developing IIS/NIS is an asset
Experience in research and working with investigators and teams of investigators
Relationships with TAE’s, other experts, and external professional, disease, and research organizations is strongly preferred
Proven experience in working with cross-functional teams an asset
Experience in adult learning principles preferred
Ability to work effectively in virtual and multi-disciplinary teams
Above average computer skills (MS Office, databases etc)
Ability to travel depending on business need
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by: April 25th, 2019

This position is not eligible for relocation support.

This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon any legally protected ground. Roche will make a good faith effort to accommodate the individual needs of applicants with disabilities in our recruitment process.

NOTE: All employment is conditional upon completing and obtaining a satisfactory background check, including educational, employment, references and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.

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