Medical Science Liaison GI/IBD, ONTARIO (12 Months contract)

at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Dover, Delaware, United States

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Job Description

With around 30,000 people working in approximately 70 countries we are a truly global partner for better health. Takeda is dedicated to pharmaceutical innovation and tackling diseases for which there is currently no cure. We are expanding continuously into new fields of treatment and therapy. By always putting people first, we empower employees so everyone can develop to his or her full potential. We are looking for colleagues with the right skills and experiences to support us in improving the quality of the most precious thing we know: life



The MSL supports medical and business strategies for Takeda’s gastroenterology (GI)/inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) compounds via field-based activities that are aligned with overall corporate goals and objectives. Establish Takeda’s presence with thought leaders and academic institutions in the defined geographies in the GI/IBD therapeutic area. Provide medical insights, intelligence and recommendations from the field to support the development and life-cycle management of Takeda compounds. Provide medical and scientific expertise to commercial partners as needed and within regulatory guidelines.

Key Job Accountabilities:

+ In the therapeutic areas of GI/IBD, identify and develop relationships with key thought leaders that are in alignment with Takeda Canada’s scientific and business objectives.

+ Provide scientific expertise, and engage in ongoing scientific exchange and balanced discussion of science, to support the assigned region with product and disease state knowledge through individual and group presentations of scientific information to both key thought leaders and to internal Takeda personnel, and between these groups.

+ Ensure Medical Science Liaison (MSL) metrics (both quantitative and qualitative) are achieved.

+ Collect medical insights and intelligence and interpret and communicate relevant information in order to define, update, and support the organization’s scientific and business strategies as it relates to the brand(s), competitors, disease states and overall therapeutic knowledge. The goal is to develop and maintain extensive knowledge of disease, its treatment and the competitive landscape.

+ Identify educational opportunities that are aligned with Takeda’s medical education strategies.

+ Provide assistance with clinical education, publication, communication, training, and advisory programs, to support key thought leader and/or company initiatives.

+ Identify Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) aligned with Takeda’s medical strategies. Facilitate review and track progress of ISR proposals.

+ Provide assistance in identifying, evaluating, and screening qualified research sites for clinical investigation. Support clinical trial operations as needed with trial and therapeutic education.

+ Provide medical booth and session coverage at scientific meetings and reports information of strategic interest to Takeda, along with scientific representation of company at scientific meetings.

+ Address unsolicited requests for medical information from health care professionals, including physicians, patient advocacy groups, medical institutions, pharmacy, etc.

+ Deliver scientific and medical training to internal partners.

+ Provide clinical presentations and medical information to government accounts, upon request.

+ Complete all required training, activity documentation, expense reporting, and other administrative responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner.

+ Perform all company business in full compliance with all regulations (e.g., IMC, PAAB, etc.), company policies and procedures, and industry or legal requirements.


Education, Licenses/Certifications, Experience:

+ MD, Ph.D. or Pharm.D.

+ Preferably, 2 years of medical science liaison experience within the pharmaceutical industry.

+ 2+ years of experience in one or more of the following: medical affairs, managed markets, clinical practice, clinical or academic research following award of health sciences degree.

+ Therapeutic area experience.

+ Clinical, research, or teaching experience.

Travel Requirements:

+ Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.


Occupational Knowledge and Skills:

+ A solid scientific background with a thorough grasp of the pharmaceutical industry and a superior ability to think strategically and critically.

+ Well-versed in highly technical and scientific languages in order to communicate with Key Thought Leaders, Medical Affairs, Research and Development, Marketing, as well as other key internal and external stakeholders.

+ Firm understanding of the key phases, processes, and techniques that are involved in both the pre-clinical and clinical aspects of drug development.

+ Understanding of the Canadian healthcare infrastructure, particularly the role of academic teaching and research institutes within this.

+ Understanding of physiology and pharmacology at a level sufficient to allow meaningful dialogue with regional opinion leaders.

+ Legislation (e.g. Food and Drug Act), IMC Code of Conduct, Clinical Practice Guidelines, general functions of Health Canada, CADTH and provincial formularies, competitor activities, key customer groups, advocacy groups, general market dynamics.

Business Knowledge and Skills:

+ Strong business acumen.

+ Business plans, clinical development plans, corporate and departmental strategic plans; product profiles.

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

+ Proven track record of teamwork, leadership, timely decision making and results orientation in meeting objectives.

+ Demonstrated orientation towards being self-motivated and self-directed Possesses superior communication skills, both oral and written, and able to engender trust and respect of peers, subordinates and superiors based on superior interpersonal skills.

+ Is able to influence without authority. Proven experience in building relationships with key decision-makers. Excellent skills in presenting clear and persuasive presentations.

12 Months Contract


CAN – Remote (Ontario)

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Worker Sub-Type

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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Full time


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Job Posting: JC218539982

Posted On: Jul 14, 2022

Updated On: Aug 25, 2022