Are you eager to address significant unmet medical needs and improve treatment outcomes for patients?
Are you a seasoned medical affairs specialist who wants to develop a new innovative antibody-based therapy?
Our client is a global multi-product biotechnology company, establishing in Europe and preparing the launch for a new treatment in oncology.
We are currently recruiting a Medical Science Liaison for the French Speaking part of Belgium (Walloon and Brussels)
The Medical Science Liaison will be a bridge between clinical development, medical affairs and commercial activities. The incumbents will be responsible for interactions with health-care professionals (HCPs), investigators, institutions, cooperative groups, formulary and ethic committees to provide scientific and medical support regarding the treatment. Their knowledge will help shape the products strategies and tactics of the Benelux affiliate and will be a key contributor in combined efforts to make the treatment available to patients in Belgium following EMA approval.
This is a unique opportunity to build something new and be involved in the whole spectrum of drug development. Our client is offering a role that is part of a Benelux team where everyone’s contribution counts, with many opportunities to interact with colleagues across Europe and at the headquarters.
The Medical Affairs Specialists report to the Medical Director Benelux.
The positions are home based and require travel across Belgium.
- Be responsible for identifying and building relationships with HCPs, including Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and cooperative groups in Belgium
- Deliver scientific presentations internally and externally in either one-on-one or group settings
- Develop and implement the strategic Medical Engagement plan for the product in close alignment with European Regional Medical Affairs
- Help develop and implement the market access strategy in Belgium and provide relevant input for the price/reimbursement dossier
- Facilitate scientific discussions in the field and work with in-house and field partners to facilitate ongoing information/clinical data sharing (i.e., new data, competitive information, customer insights, medical communications support) to optimize communications and coordinated activities across the organization
- Identify key clinical and research issues from therapy area experts and communicate to appropriate departments within region Europe to help shape company research, development, marketing plans and strategies
- Execute conference strategy, including staffing of scientific booths at major conferences and regional clinical meetings in alignment with the company’s objectives of region Europe
- Support advisory board meetings and investigator meetings
- Provide support for content development of medical education activities
- Compliantly respond to unsolicited HCP requests for off label information. Effectively communicate feedback and insights from the field within Medical Affairs Europe and to other internal partners
- Partner and collaborate effectively with internal business partners, especially with members of the regional medical and clinical teams, to support corporate trials including trial awareness and education
- Stay abreast of relevant medical literature in a self-directed manner
- As needed, collaborate with cross-functional partners within Medical Affairs and across other departments
- Act as a key liaison for all aspects in the support of investigator sponsored trials (ISTs)
- Contributions to development of regional and local Medical Affairs Plans
- Lead local key strategic or special projects
- 5+ years of relevant experience within hematology/oncology
- An advanced doctoral degree (MD, PhD or PharmD) preferred
- Prior MSL experience within a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company strongly preferred
- Clinical or research experience in the area of hematology or oncology is a preference
- Prior experience in the field of breast cancer preferred
- Candidate should have strong presentation / interaction and time management skills and experience in providing evidence based scientific and clinical information to the medical community
- Comfortable working remotely, able to work independently and effectively in complex, rapidly changing environments
- Interested in new ways of thinking and innovative approaches
- Flexibility, diplomacy, and the ability to manage expectations
- Proven ability to establish strong partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders
- Thorough understanding of local compliance, as well as a sound ethical approach to business
- Fluent in French and English
- Knowledge of Flemish or Dutch is a plus
- A true passion for science and in making a difference in patient’s lives
- Want to take this challenge?
- Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com and tell us a little more about yourself. We will hear from you soon!