Medical & Scientific Liaison (MSL), Hospital Acute Care – Ontario/Quebec

Canada, CA
March 09 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MED003419

The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its 125-year legacy. With a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products, Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.   Merck’s Global Human Health (GHH) Division abides by a "patient first, profits later" ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives and the needs of people around the world. The division is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing Merck's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide.  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 Hospital Acute Care (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 Hospital Acute Care often leading to knowledge transfer initiatives and research.           Reporting to the 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 diseases and therapies, to develop and maintain strong scientific working relationships with CSLs 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 team site 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.Qualifications

  • Education:  Pharm D, PhD Degree in Science or Health Sciences (preferably in related diseases areas) or MD is required
  • Experience:  Minimum of 3 years of pharmaceutical experience or equivalent preferably involving work with academic specialists and/or community leaders
  • Previous experience in the therapeutic area of Hospital Care is preferred
  • 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 disease)
  • Basic Knowledge of Company structure, administrative procedures and guidelines
  • Advanced knowledge of Office technology and related software
  • Expert communication (oral & written) and listening skills
  • Advanced Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Control (APIC) skills
  • Advanced negotiation, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Language requirements: English and French
  •  Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.  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.   

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