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Sr Medical Science Liaison - Oncology, Bangalore

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Job ID R0117736 Category Commercial Subcategory Commercial Business Unit Global Portfolio Division Job Type Full time

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Job Description

Primary Duties:
▪ Serve as a field-based extension of the Therapeutic Area Medical Strategy Group
▪ Systematically identify the scientific exchange needs of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), investigators and other stakeholders in patient care, establish strong professional relationships, provide credible scientific expertise and serve as a liaison to Takeda Global Medical, Global Clinical and external partners
▪ Ensure compliant communication and education of Takeda’s marketed and emerging product portfolio to meet the educational and professional needs of Takeda’s key customers
▪ Responds effectively to requests for scientific exchange
▪ Support local team disease area and product knowledge through scientific training
▪ Maintain personal expertise in relevant disease areas and MSL best practices


40% KOL Relationship Management:
▪ Through compliant scientific exchange, builds and maintains professional relationships with external stakeholders to expand Takeda’s research, advisory and educational partnership opportunities
▪ Ensures high standard of professionalism to develop and maintain “peer-to-peer” scientific relationships with key thought leaders in healthcare, academia, payer, and government organizations per strategic territory plans and as requested by KOLs, including the management of strategic scientific partnerships and scientific exchange
▪ Provide scientific liaison support to Investigators currently involved in the Takeda’s Company sponsored interventional or observational studies and investigator-initiated trials
▪ Engage KOLs through various planned scientific activities, to increase awareness on disease perception for TA as per Takeda norms and SOPs
▪ Facilitate 1:1 and group scientific interactions with healthcare professionals
▪ Maintain KOL profile, plans and insights including updating medical customer relationship management system in a timely, accurate, and compliant manner
▪ Maintain awareness of and access to internal and external information sources available to support high-quality scientific exchange, and coordinate high-quality interactions between these resources and external customers

40% Effective and Compliant Dissemination of Data including HCP education and disease awareness
▪ Presents clinical and disease state information to a variety of audiences, including KOLs, Medical advisors, formulary/decision makers and other HCPs and Takeda internal teams
▪ Respond within defined timeline and quality standards to unsolicited inquiries from HCPs and other stakeholders received by Global Medical Affairs
▪ Drive, support and execute presentation of scientific evidence and medical education amongst physician community in assigned TA
▪ Ensures appropriate scientific exchange with HCPs by fostering fair and balanced medical and scientific communications that are not misleading
▪ Serves as scientific resource at key medical, scientific, and patient advocacy conferences as assigned
▪ Conducts therapeutic training for Sales and Medical colleagues upon request

10% Contribute to Takeda’s Strategic Medical Strategy
▪ Provide scientific input and participate in local medical and cross-functional initiatives
▪ Provide field-based medical support to Takeda’s clinical research programs, registries, and facilitation of the investigator sponsored trials process
▪ Communicates key medical insights from KOLs/HCPs to inform refinement of medical strategies or tactics
▪ Gains customer insights, opinions and feedback and engages with internal colleagues to connect business opportunities with internal resources
▪ Under the guidance of [MSL Team Lead or Region Lead], provides scientific support for company-sponsored meetings
▪ Participates on internal project teams as directed by Management (e.g. publications)

10% Maintaining personal expertise in relevant disease areas and MSL best practices
▪ Maintain knowledge base and scientific expertise on all assigned Takeda disease areas and products
▪ Develop and update knowledge of applicable pharmaceutical guidelines and regulations, including, but not limited to, ICH, GCP, PhRMA, DOJ, OIG, R&D Code of Ethical Practices and company policies
▪ Develop/increase knowledge of medical literature and critical appraisal of scientific publications

Education and Experience Requirements
▪ MBBS/MD/Advanced degree in life sciences (PhD) is required
▪ Medical affairs, clinical or research experience in the assigned disease area is preferred
▪ Demonstrative therapeutic experience/research or substantive patient care experience is preferred (2 years minimum)
▪ Demonstration of expertise in key skills and competencies

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies
▪ Communication/presentation skills - Able to exchange scientific ideas and information openly and effectively with key opinion leaders and with colleagues
▪ Relationship-building & Engagement - Able to manage challenging conversations and handle objections
▪ Subject matter expertise in Therapy Area/Disease Segment - Demonstrates in-depth therapeutic competency and expertise of the leading science in designated disease state
▪ Planning and Organizing skills
▪ Problem solving and solution orientation
▪ Accountability and ownership – constantly challenging oneself to take responsibility for continuous performance improvement and operational excellence.
▪ Focused on customer and patient needs
▪ Ability to partner and collaborate appropriately with Commercial functions
▪ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Complexity and Problem Solving
▪ Appropriate identification, assessment, and development of relationships with KOLs
▪ Appropriate assessment and allocation of available resources including activity plan
▪ External and internal stakeholder management and interactions
▪ Understands value of Takeda’s MSL-KOL professional relationship

Internal and External Contacts
▪ Position is accountable to the medical manager/ therapy area lead
▪ Internal Collaboration: Commercial, Patient Services, Clinical Team, Compliance, Legal, HR, ICMEA/ Global Medical Affairs
▪ External: Key opinion leaders, HCPs, patient advocacy groups, regional policy makers, etc.

Other Job Requirements
▪ Frequent travel is required. Availability to travel approximately 50-70% of time


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