TEMP Medical and Scientific Liaison, Oncology - Ontario (mandate: 13 months) Job

Toronto, ON, CA
September 01 2017
Organization Type
TEMP Medical and Scientific Liaison, Oncology - Ontario (mandate: 13 months)-MED003055


Cancer is one of the most significant global health
challenges today, representing one of the world’s most urgent unmet medical

At Merck, our goal is to translate breakthrough
science into biomedical innovations to help people with cancer worldwide. For
our Oncology division, helping people fight cancer is our passion, supporting
accessibility to our cancer medicines is our commitment, and pursuing research
in immuno-oncology is our focus to potentially bring new hope to people with

Merck is focused on advancing innovative molecules
that harness the power of the immune system to fight cancer. Merck is making
considerable investments in the field of immuno-oncology and is committed to
accelerating every aspect of development and commercialization in order to
bring our innovative investigational medicines to patients around the world.

As a global healthcare company, Merck’s role is first
and foremost to discover and develop breakthrough medicines and vaccines that
address unmet medical needs. We also recognize that we have a role to play – in
partnership with other key stakeholders – in helping to ensure our products are
accessible and affordable to those in need. Through access to care,
partnerships with the community and expansion of our capabilities, we want to
help as many people with cancer as possible.

The objective of the Medical and Scientific Liaison (MSL),
by virtue of their training and expertise, is to discuss and provide scientific
and therapeutic information to Healthcare Professionals and Researchers viewed
by their peers to be authorities in Oncology (Clinical and Scientific Leaders).
MSL interaction with their audience is governed by guiding principles intended
to deliver unbiased and evidence-based information through in-depth scientific
exchange in the therapeutic area of Oncology often leading to knowledge
transfer initiatives and research.

Reporting to the Oncology Associate Director, Medical
Affairs, the MSL uses exceptionally strong interpersonal skills, especially in
the area of one-on-one communication, and a high degree of understanding of oncology
and the treatments, to develop and maintain strong scientific working
relationships with CSLs in oncology with both clinicians and/or basic
scientists through the communication of unbiased and evidence based information.
The MSL achieves a high level of competency in using Teamsite collaborative
platform and manages multiple ongoing projects. The MSL is responsible for
managing assigned budgets in order to optimize investment opportunities.

The MSL will ensure his/her interactions fully comply with
Merck's commitment to our Values and Standards, policies, procedures, industry
standards and all laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, the
Merck and the General Mandate and Guiding Principles for MSLs.


- Education: Pharmacy degree; Pharm D, PhD Degree in
Science or Health Sciences (preferably in related disease area) or MD is required
- Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of pharmaceutical
experience or equivalent preferably involving work with academic specialists
and/or community leaders
- Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in the
therapeutic area of Oncology
- Good knowledge of therapeutic area (both basic
and clinical literature)
- Demonstrated ability to acquire and maintain
product, disease and competition knowledge
- Strong knowledge of Company policies,
procedures, industry standards, as well as laws and regulations
- Ability to analyze and understand local
community of practice
- Ability to understand and integrate complex scientific
concepts (e.g. proteomics, metabolic networks or molecular mechanisms of
- Basic Knowledge of Company structure,
administrative procedures and guidelines
- Advanced knowledge of Office technology and
related software
- Advanced Analysis, Planning, Implementation and
Control (APIC) skills
- Advanced negotiation, presentation, and
facilitation skills
- Advanced project management skills
- Expert communication (oral & written) and
listening skills
- Language requirements: English (French would be
an asset)

Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our
employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Merck's benefits are designed to support the
wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the
people that matter the most in their lives.

Merck is an equal opportunity
employer, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Search Firm Representatives

Please Read Carefully:

Merck is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search
firms for this employment opportunity.
Please, no phone calls or emails.
All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck
via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written
search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of
Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the
candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.

Job: Medical Affairs Generic Field Based ONC

Job Title:Sr. Spclst, Medical Affairs

Primary Location: NA-CA-ON-Toronto

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

Similar jobs

Similar jobs