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Medical and Scientific Liaison (10448)

Pharmacy | Remote, Québec, Canada | Contract

Job Description

InGenesis is currently seeking a Medical and Scientific Liaison (MSL) to work with our client located in Eastern Canada - Kirkland, QC. In this role, you will provide scientific/therapeutic information to Clinical and Scientific Leaders (CSLs), engage in non-promotional peer-to-peer communication and provide medical/scientific information to SLs and KDMs based on cutting-edge scientific exchange and services oriented towards the stakeholder’s professional interests & needs.


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Job Duties

  • Develops and executes on action plans aligned with the field medical standard operating procedure, local and global company policies, local rules & regulations, and the Medical Affairs Plan (MAP).
  • Ensures that the Director, Infectious Diseases, Medical Affairs is fully versed in the therapeutic area and up-to-date on all major studies and the healthcare community to improve patient care.
  • Engages in non-promotional peer-to-peer exchange of medical and scientific information with SLs or KDMs to the extent permitted by law, local regulations and other provisions.
  • Gains deep insights on disease, therapeutic area and healthcare needs, data gaps and challenges in their local geography.
  • Represents Medical Affairs at local or regional non-promotional medical events.
  • Collaborates in the coordination of pre-event scientific information and post-event scientific summaries.
  • Responds to unsolicited requests for medical, scientific, pipeline or marketed product information or indications from SLs or KDMs.
  • Responds (one-to-one) to unsolicited requests for information on company research and/or grant activities by directing SLs or KDMs to appropriate company resources.
  • Participates in Scientific Advisory Board Meetings or Expert Input Forums when there is a defined role.
  • Participates in the development of Medical Affairs Plans (MAP) and implementation of activities identified in the MAP.
  • Identifies potential study investigators for sponsored study at Global Clinical Trials Organization, or Center for Observational and Real World Research personnel request.
  • Provides insights internally on the scientific gaps, ideas and other topics gathered from scientific exchange to inform MISP Areas of Interest, development programs, and company TA strategy.
  • Supporting company commercial colleagues by providing on-label or disease state scientific training to Merck personnel in the therapeutic area when requested and where allowed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Pharmacy degree: Pharm D, PhD Degree in Science or Health Sciences (preferably in related disease area) or MD is required.
  • Pharmaceutical experience or equivalent preferably involving work with academic specialists and/or community leaders.
  • 2+ years of experience in the related therapeutic area is preferred.
  • Good knowledge of therapeutic area (both basic and clinical literature).
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire and maintain product, disease and competition knowledge.
  • 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).
  • Advanced negotiation, presentation, and facilitation skills.
  • Advanced project management skills.
  • Language requirements: English and French.


About InGenesis

InGenesis is one of the largest staffing firms in the industry and is among the largest diversity-owned healthcare staffing firms in North America. InGenesis is dedicated to placing people in positions that preserve life, improve lives, and inspire others. This does not happen without passionate people: skilled colleagues who are motivated to create innovative solutions and deliver superior service to our clients. InGenesis counts almost half of the Fortune 500 in our nearly 300 clients, including clients in the healthcare, life sciences, higher education and pharma industries.


EEOC Statement

InGenesis is proud to be an affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.  If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by visiting our website at