Medical Science Liaison

Full Time Greater Accra Johnson & Johnson
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State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 04/04/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Mid-level
Industry: Commerce

To be a therapeutic area scientific expert, responsible for discussing our products, patients’ treatment trends and studies in the therapeutic areas in which we are involved, on a peer-to-peer basis with a defined audience of Leading Specialists (Physicians, Pharmacists, Hospital Managers, Board Members of Scientific Societies, and other stakeholders) and to be considered a trusted scientific counterpart and partner.

To maximize company product value through high scientific quality communication with Leading Specialists on a peer-to-peer basis. Through activities in line with the Medical Affairs Plan, the MSL is jointly responsible for the realization of short-term and long-term company goals.

The main duties and responsibilities of the position are:

To keep abreast of medical and scientific knowledge.
Continuously update their knowledge of products, patient’s treatment trends and clinical activities and studies within the therapeutic area and patient`s treatment trends in the region
Identify evolving scientific concepts with future clinical implications

Development and maintenance of a contact network with Leading Specialists.
Understand their needs, key value drivers, practical treatment patterns and scientific activities within the therapeutic area
Develop and execute an external stakeholder management plan in close collaboration and coordination with other functions including: MAF, Medical Education, GCO, HEMAR, Commercial
Communicate the value of company products, contribute to e.g. market access activities and formulary discussions
Through scientific interactions, champion the medical value of our products fairly based on the risk-benefit profile of our drugs and contribute to the fostering of innovative approaches
Represent the company to other therapeutic area stakeholders including professional associations and patient organisations in cooperation with Medical Advisor(s)/Medical Director
Recognize and nurture relationships with rising stars within the scientific community

Proactive and reactive communication of medical scientific data to Leading Specialists and broader external health-care related audiences:
Communicate directly and proactively scientific information on our products within the approved label
Communicate non-promotional general information about our company, including pipeline, research and development programs and other relevant information
Respond to unsolicited scientific queries from customers for approved products and products/indications in development, based on Medical Affairs and Medical Information documents
Use digital technologies and new media to support proactive and reactive communication

Organization and participation in Medical Education activities:
Identify/support/educate speakers
Build Medical Education programs with scientific third parties

Organization and participation in Advisory Boards in cooperation with Medical Advisor/Medical Director

Provision of scientific support to company Sales Representatives
Provide medical and product training and scientific support to Sales Representatives in coordination with Training Departments as appropriate
Act as a reference point for Sales Representatives for any scientific query, in collaboration with Medical Information as appropriate

Support and manage Medical Affairs clinical activities strategy, planning, design and execution in close co-operation with GCO and CROs
Support the set up and follow up of registries and other non-interventional Medical Affairs studies.
Understand Real World Evidence (RWE) methodologies, identify data needs and opportunities, support protocol development and engage in discussions with customers to help design RWE projects
Propose investigators and sites for interventional and non-interventional Medical Affairs studies
Support GCO and CROs in site set up, management and issue resolution
Contribute to preparation and conduct of investigator meetings, recruitment follow-up and study result presentation
Manage investigator proposals for IISs and ensure they are discussed within the Medical Affairs department for decision
Support post marketing surveillance and expanded access programs
Manage field based medical projects

Through scientific interactions, gain valuable insights into treatment patterns, and scientific activities in the therapeutic area and provide strategic input to the company Medical Affairs Plan/ business decision-making.

Through scientific interactions with Leading Specialists, champion medical value of our products fairly based on the risk- benefit profile of our drugs and contribute to foster innovative therapeutic approaches to benefit patients

We’d love to hear from YOU, if you have:

Scientific degree: Medical Doctor, Pharmaceutical or Nature Science university degree
Public Health Degree is an advantage
Deep knowledge of HIV therapeutic area,
Project management background can be advantageous
Relevant work experience, scientific acumen and communication skills in order to be accepted by Leading Specialists in peer-to-peer relationship
Awareness of business strategy and high customer focus with an understanding of the importance of business results
Innovative, able to work in a matrix and coordinate and drive a complex and changing environment
Awareness of, and adherence to, Johnson & Johnson Credo values and International Health Care Business Integrity Guide
Communication and presentation skills
Strong business acumen
Teamwork, leadership and influencing skills

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