Medical & Scientific Liaison Manager, Hospital Acute Care and Infectious Diseases (Ontario/Qu...

Toronto, ON, CA
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MED002864

Today’s Merck is a
global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription
medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new
kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier
future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill,
diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to
create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of
our team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and
dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.


The Medical & Scientific Liaison (MSL) manager
will lead the MSL team assigned to given therapeutic areas. The MSL manager
will also provide input into the medical strategy and ensure that it translates
into concrete tactical plans in the field.

activities would include:

  • Ensures that each MSL has a territory plan
    that is strategically aligned with the Medical Affairs Plan
  • Hires, manages, coaches and develops a group
    of MSLs assigned to his/her therapeutic areas to ensure the highest quality
    scientific exchange in line with the Medical Affairs plan.
  • Performs regular field visits with each MSL
    in his/her therapeutic areas
  • Gathers field insights that will be shared
    internally as appropriate
  • Provides input into the therapeutic area
    Medical strategy lead by the Medical Advisor
  • Ensures that there is adequate and compliant
    cross-functional collaboration between the MSLs and internal stakeholders
  • Organizes regular team meetings
  • Establishes the objectives of his/her MSLs
  • Conducts mid-year and year-end reviews of
  • Develops and maintains up-to date scientific
    knowledge around relevant disease areas, products within those areas and
    research methodologies


Given that this will be a field-based position, the
expectation is that the MSL manager be in the field 60% of the time.  This position must be based in either Ontario
or Quebec.


  • Education:  PharmD, M.D. or Ph.D.
    degree is required
  • Experience:  Successful candidate
    must possess 3-5 years of industry experience in Medical Affairs. 
  • Previous experience as an MSL is required. 
  • People management experience a strong asset
  • Language:  Bilingual (French and


Skills and Competencies:

  • Preference to candidates with demonstrated people management and team
    leadership skills, as well as listening and coaching skills
  • Demonstrated ability to translate scientific strategy into tactical and
    implementation plans
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to create a working environment which fosters
    employee engagement
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong ethics and integrity. 
    Solid knowledge of GCP principles and of the Canadian IMC code.
  • Ability to work in high performance teams, and in a matrix organization.  Ability to negotiate and influence others.
  • Excellent team player; must excel at teamwork in cross-functional
    groups.  Must be able to interact
    successfully with a variety of individuals at the local level, including
    Medical Advisors working in different therapeutic areas, commercial teams and
    contract research organizations (CROs).

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.


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Job: Medical Affairs Generic - Field Based
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Employee Status: Regular
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