Medical Science Liaison (Western Canada)

  • Company:
    Abbott Laboratories
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    23 hours ago
  • Category:
    Health Care

<p>At Abbott, we’re committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 130 years, we’ve brought new products and technologies to the world in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 109,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 160 countries we serve.</p><p></p><p><b>Status:             Full Time Permanent</b></p><p><b>Territory          Western Canada</b></p><p></p><p><b>Position Overview:</b></p><p></p><p>The MSL is the medical / scientific voice of expertise for Abbott Diabetes Care (ADC) products and therapeutic areas. This fieldbased role focuses on medical & scientific engagement with ADC stakeholders. Provides medical / scientific expert advice / guidance to key customers for ADC products & relevant therapeutic areas, including scientific exchange & professional development with key thought leaders / external experts and provides medical / scientific affairs support to the Canadian commercial team.</p><p></p><p>The MSL serves to support the scientific credibility of ADC with established and emerging national & regional thoughts leaders, by supporting scientific dialogue and collaboration in areas of research, scientific publications, and medical & scientific exchange, including unsolicited requests for medical information. They also interface regularly with appropriate Canadian commercial team members. They maintain a high level of knowledge to ensure credible dissemination of scientific information and dialogue with thoughts leaders, healthcare providers and healthcare organizations.</p><p></p><p><b>MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES</b></p><ul><li>The Primary focus of the MSL will be to establish, foster and maintain relationships with key opinion leaders to build outstanding product awareness and advocacy in the field.</li><li>Ensure a strong medical and scientific presence for ADC in key academic centers by facilitation of research initiatives</li><li>Create and execute a short and longterm clinical, scientific support plan based on understanding unmet needs of the key opinion leaders and the competitive landscape.</li><li>Work collaboratively and crossfunctionally with other infield members (CHE, Market Access, Sales) while retaining functional independence.</li><li>The MSL will provide clinical protocol expertise to investigators for use in company sponsored and insure that they are consistent with the company’s objectives, HC regulations, and necessary approvals.</li><li>Provide support to investigators about the process and areas of interest regarding the Investigator Initiated Study program</li><li>The MSL will act as a clinical and scientific resource within the Medical Affairs organization for information pertaining to disease states and the company’s products to ensure awareness and understanding.</li><li>Deliver credible presentations on scientific matters to health care providers, individually or in groups (meetings, clinical sessions, etc.), where requested, with the focus on Tier 1 and 2 thought leaders.</li><li>Participate in the selection process to identify appropriately qualified thought leaders, ADC would wish to engage in collaborative efforts – such as educational and advisory roles (Advisory Boards, Congresses, Symposia, etc.) while ensuring a high level of scientific integrity in these collaborative efforts.</li><li>Attend relevant scientific meetings and conferences. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop summaries of key data and other scientifically relevant information to inform ADC strategic priorities and initiatives. Staff the Medical Affairs area of the exhibit booth at national scientific meetings and congresses</li><li>Provide key thought leaders / external experts with scientific and technical support for publications of scientific or medical interest.</li><li>Ensure that all activities and interactions are conducted with due regard to all applicable local and national laws, regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, company policies and accepted standards of best practice.</li></ul><p></p><p><b>QUALIFICATIONS</b></p><ul><li>Must be able to travel 50% of the time, including ability to travel overnight and occasionally on weekends</li><li>Proven ability to work independently with excellent selfleadership.</li><li>Demonstrates ability to function with minimal supervision and a high degree of initiative</li><li>Demonstrates in depth scientific and clinical knowledge and ability to understand and integrate complex scientific concepts.</li><li>Possess superior communication skills (written, verbal, presentation and facilitation skills).</li><li>Strong negotiation skills and ability to influence and build partnerships with opinion leaders.</li><li>Understanding of Clinical Research/Good Clinical Practice.</li><li>Diabetes experience is a must</li></ul><p></p><p><b>Education/Experience</b></p><ul><li>Medical or Scientific degree (NP, M.D., PhD or Pharm D.) is preferred but candidates with a degree in a relevant discipline or CDE and demonstrated experience will be considered</li><li>58 years of experience in an MSL role in the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical/device industry/health care</li></ul><p></p><p>Abbott Canada is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of individuals without discrimination based on factors such as race, sex, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion, disability, age, citizenship, family or marital status, political beliefs, sexual preference or other factors included in human rights legislation.</p><p></p><p>Our diversity goals for recruitment, hiring, and retention are embedded in our corporate goals, and our diversity initiatives are supported by the highest level of the organization.</p><p></p><p>We strongly believe that a diverse workforce fosters more creative and innovative thinking throughout the organization. Creating an inclusive environment, where everyone is respected and valued, enables us to leverage our diversity as a business driver and strengthens our position as a global leader.</p><p></p><p>Abbott strives to promote and maintain an inclusive, highperforming culture that allows all employees to reach their full potential and contribute to Abbott’s success.</p><p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Join Our Talent Community</a> to learn about upcoming job opportunities or connect with us at <a href="" target="_blank">Abbott Canada</a>, on <a href="" target="_blank">LinkedIN</a>, on <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and on Twitter &#64;AbbottNews and &#64;Abbott Global.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p>