Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Mood Disorders Netherlands

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Job Description

The role of a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Mood Disorders Netherlands 

is to be a therapeutic area scientific expert, responsible for discussing our products, patient treatment trends and studies in the therapeutic areas in which we are involved, on a peer-to-peer basis with a defined audience of external clinical and non-clinical stakeholders (Physicians, Pharmacists, Hospital Managers, Board Members of Scientific Societies, and other stakeholders) in line with the overall stakeholder mapping and to be considered a trusted scientific counterpart and partner. 

The MSL will collaborate with the Medical Advisor in developing the country specific tactical plan and tools, to be included in the Medical Affairs Therapeutic Area plan.


Through activities in line with the Medical Affairs Plan, the MSL is jointly responsible for the realization of short-term and long-term company goals, and accountable for execution of the MSL activities described in the relevant country specific tactical plan.

The MSL Mood Disorders will have important field based activities (> 50%) in The Netherlands. The MSL is responsible for translating, processing and providing medical ‘field’ info, study info and other country-specific info towards the Medical Advisor and Medical Affairs Manager (MAM)/ CVT. 

Place in the organization

The Medical Scientific Liaison reports to the Neuroscience Medical Affairs Lead, who will provide functional line management to MSLs including setting objectives and performance review.


  • To keep abreast of medical and scientific knowledge
  • Development and maintenance of a contact network with external stakeholders
  • Proactive and reactive communication of medical scientific data to external stakeholders
  • Planning, organization and participation in Medical Education activities
  • Participation in Advisory Boards
  • Provision of scientific support to internal company stakeholders
  • Be a professional member of the Regional Account Team
  • Support Medical Affairs evidence-generating activities, planning, design and execution in close co-operation with GCO and clinical research organizations (CROs)
  • Through scientific interactions, gain valuable insights into treatment patterns, and scientific activities in the therapeutic area and provide strategic input to the company Medical Affairs Plan
  • Through scientific interactions with external stakeholders, increase medical value of our products, fairly based on the risk-benefit profile of our drugs and contribute to fostering innovative therapeutic approaches to benefit patients
  • Make sure all activities deployed are in line with Health Care Business Integrity regulations and ensure review by the Medical Affairs Manager (and Health Care Compliance in case of value transfer).


For the function Medical Scientific Liaison the following qualifications are required:

  • Scientific degree: Medical Doctor, pharmaceutical or other biomedical degree
  • Preferably working experience within Medical Affairs in the pharmaceutical industry or equal relevant experience
  • Deep knowledge of the therapeutic area, strength in research and interpretation of medical data
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and presentation skills for interaction with external and internal customers and partners
  • Able to work in a team and independently: show leadership, influencing and negotiation skills
  • High customer focus with an understanding of the importance of business results and able to apply problem-solving strategies
  • Innovative, able to work in a matrix and coordinate and drive a complex and changing environment
  • Being persistent and willing to make tough decisions
  • Awareness of, and adherence to, Johnson & Johnson Credo values and International Health Care Business Integrity Guidelines
  • Willing to comply with regulatory requirements and with company policy on business integrity
  • Languages: Dutch, English: spoken, written

Primary Location
Netherlands-North Brabant-Tilburg-
Janssen-Cilag Netherlands (8345)
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