Medical Science Liaison Job

Date: May 17, 2018

Location: Kuala Lumpur, 14, MY

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Requisition ID: MED003449

The Medical Scientific Liaison serves as an advocate for MSD science within the healthcare community.  By virtue of his/her training, the MSL is well-positioned to discuss and provide scientific and therapeutic information to Health Care Professionals and Researchers (Clinical and Scientific Leaders) viewed by their peers to be authorities in a therapeutic field.  The MSL is responsible for ensuring that he/she is fully versed in the therapeutic area and up-to-date on all major studies, both ongoing and completed, competitive product information, clinical data and relevant pipeline data.  The MSL also bear knowledge transfer roles, providing extensive training and support to sales and marketing personnel to ensure product characteristics familiarity in the franchises/therapeutic areas


Engagement with External Experts

  • Interact with healthcare professionals, clinical investigators, providing current, fair, balanced, and scientifically rigorous medical and clinical information.

  • Meet with healthcare professionals who might be interested in engaging in a scientific discussion regarding a product’s medical and clinical profile in the context of approved prescribing information as well as in response to unsolicited questions or requests for information which may involve off-label information

  • Implement tactics identified in the Medical Affairs Plans (MAP).

  • Alert investigators to MSD's program for Investigator Initiated Study Proposals (MISP) and to the process for submitting investigator designed proposals for review and approval; encourage and facilitate research publication of MISP studies supported by MSD, in strict compliance with HQ and local guidance regarding MISP's.

  • Work with Regional Medical Lead personnel to identify potential investigators for Phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical trials

  • When requested, attend scientific meetings/conferences/symposia and disseminate scientific information to other stakeholders. They may collaborate in the coordination of pre-event information and communication of post-event summaries.

Internal Support

  • Provide medical and scientific training to the field force including development of training materials and ensure response to medical inquiries.

  • Provide input to MISP/LCE study proposals

  • Provide subject matter expert input during product cycle meeting

  • Participate in the development of country Medical Affairs Plans


  • Will be involved in the local medical and legal review of promotional materials

  • Will be responsible for reviewing of promotional materials and ensure that all materials meet high internal standards of MSD and that they adhere to local regulatory guidelines.

  • Implementation of Scientific Leader Engagement Plan  

  • Implementation of Scientific Activities as per Country Medical Affairs Plan

  • Timely response to queries from physicians

  • Medical Affairs Studies and Access Programs (for select therapy areas)

  • Degree in Medicine, Pharmacy or PhD, Microbiology, Life Sciences

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in clinical pharmacology

  • With experience in handling antibiotics, anti-fungal, anti-retroviral, or anti-infective drugs

  • Excellent planning and project management skills

  • Strong scientific baseline knowledge, clinical trials methods, implementation and interpretation, sound scientific and clinical judgment

  • Outstanding communication, presentation, and customer-facing skills

  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure

  • Proactive "can do" attitude and passion for the science related to the products and associated therapeutic area

  • A team player

Job: Medical Affairs Generic - Field Based
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Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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