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Medical Science Liaison - Hematology, Myeloma - Western Canada

  • Job Title Medical Science Liaison - Hematology, Myeloma - Western Canada
  • Function R&D
  • Sub Function Medical Science Liaison
  • Location British Columbia, Canada; Alberta, Canada; Canada
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2306106319W
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Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson is currently hiring a Medical Science Liaison, Hematology (Myeloma). This position would cover Western Canada.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at  and follow us @JanssenGlobal.  Janssen Inc. is a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Please visit  for more information.

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for execution of the Medical Science Plan. They are the point of contact for key opinion leaders (KOLs) in a given territory to support their medical, scientific and research needs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Discuss, disseminate and present relevant clinical and scientific data in a fair-balanced, unbiased manner, to KOLs and other HCPs, in group and one-on-one settings.
  • Build trusted, positive relationships with KOLs and HCPs, based on scientific credibility, clear engagement plans and metrics.
  • Capture and communicate relevant insights from KOLs to support and progress TA strategy.
  • Actively participate in the preparation and conduct of medical and scientific forums organized by Janssen (e.g. Advisory Boards, Steering Committees, etc.).
  • Support investigator-initiated studies by receiving and assessing research requests, aligning investigator interests with Janssen’s research needs, and engaging investigators to ensure the successful execution and satisfactory completion of studies.
  • Support local and global clinical development programs; act as key contributor to site identification, patient enrollment, follow-up visits and communication with study investigators.
  • Identify and/or develop scientific communication materials (as appropriate) for use with HCPs through contacts and meetings, and provide congress support as needed.
  • Assist in responding to HCPs requesting compassionate drug for their patients.
  • Efficiently collaborate with, provide sound advice to, and support business partners (i.e. Market Access, Medical Education, Sales and Marketing, etc.) as appropriate.
  • Provide input to influence the Evidence Generation plan, which complements the Integrated Lifecycle plans.
  • Maintain up-to-date scientific expertise in hematology through regular attendance at scientific and medical conferences, training sessions, personal reading, and preceptorships to translate data into an applicable knowledge and communication platform.
  • Analyze data – new and post-hoc – and remain abreast of scientific advancement in the assigned therapeutic area.
  • Assist in the interpretation of clinical trial outcomes, post-hoc analyses, and real-world data.
  • Support the Medical Science publication plan.

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  • Pharm.D., M.D., Ph.D. or similar advanced degree is required
  • Past experience in the pharmaceutical industry is highly preferred
  • Past experience as a Medical Science Liaison or experience in Western Canada Academic institutions is required
  • Strong clinical and/or scientific background in Hematology is preferred
  • Ability to acquire expertise in other therapeutic areas and products, depending on pipeline and/or changing business priorities
  • Demonstrated experience in managing clinical / scientific programs with a high degree of autonomy, including successfully managing projects from study concept to publication
  • Familiarity with working in an environment guided by SOPs
  • Excellent team player interested in sharing knowledge and mentor/educating colleagues and peers
  • Critical thinking and positive track record of flawless execution
  • Proven ability to learn quickly, assimilate and distill large amounts of information
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to build and maintain relationships
  • Proven proficiency to effectively communicate information to KOLs, as well as non-experts
  • Ability to put data into perspective and communicate it concisely
  • Strong project management skills and ability to impact decision-making with relevant stakeholders based on sound scientific knowledge
  • Business insight required, including prioritization skills and big picture orientation
  • Scientific knowledge, curiosity, familiarity and interest to stay on top of emerging data and scientific trends within the therapeutic area
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, multitask and follow through in a field-based role
  • Highly developed presentation skills with the ability to effectively simplify and communicate complex material to a diverse array of audiences is required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other relevant software programs
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time, to cover the assigned territory within Canada as this is a customer facing position. 

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