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Medical Affairs Group

Senior Medical Science Liaison (Lung Cancer & CDx)

  • Título Senior Medical Science Liaison (Lung Cancer & CDx)
  • Função Medical Affairs Group
  • Sub função Medical Science Liaison
  • Categoria Senior Scientist, Medical Science Liaison (ST6)
  • Local Selangor, Malaysia
  • Postado
  • ID obrigatória 2306152450W
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Position Summary

  • This role is based in Sunway Pinnacle, Malaysia.
  • Provide  scientific  support  to  internal  and  external customers in response to clinical interest related to responsible therapeutic area/disease.
  • Provide scientific insights, medical gap analysis to internal stakeholders including AP MAF team, local MAF/ME team and commercial partners in order to build and optimize brand/therapy strategy. 
  • Support the sharing of knowledge to internal stakeholders e.g. through provision of training to help to ensure highest standards of brand/therapy expertise in customer facing teams
  • Be a scientific responsible party for Medical Affairs Studies on the TA 

Key Responsibilities: 

1. TA Leadership

  • Be trusted scientific experts in the related TA disease management.
  • Be aware of latest scientific and clinical advances in relevant therapy areas.
  • Know well and skillful in conducting literature search and good ability in reading and analyzing clinical papers to promote evidence/scientific-based brand concepts.
  • Provide regular clinical & scientific knowledge sharing across the TAs and Brands
  • Deliver  medical insight into product Life Cycle management planning.  
  • Provide Medical expertise to marketing colleagues in product development team from the early development phase throughout the life of the product by identifying the optimum positioning of the product in the life of the therapeutic area.
  • Provide expert medical leadership into issues management (e.g., product withdrawals, safety alerts etc.)
  • Provide expert medical input into key market activities and regulatory body interactions. Be responsible for monitoring medical spending and project costs.

2. Medical Strategy

  • Responsible for developing and implementing medical affairs strategy plan within therapy area thru effective  medical gaps analysis in clinical data, clinical care, knowledge and medical education gaps together with  holistic  understanding  of  customers insights (external and internal stakeholders)
  • Partner with medical education team and business partner for excellent execution of medical affairs activities as defined in medical affairs strategic plan

3. Medical review

  • Responsible for Medical Affairs proactive input into the concept development of Brand promotional materials, artwork and final medical sign off /approval for each brand associated with the therapeutic area, ensuring alignment with  Company standards and relevant POL/SOP on medical review
  • Review and approval of promotional material, labelling information, package insert, training material for sales and marketing colleagues or other relevant documents, including reviewing translation medical document when needed.
  • 5% Medical education activities
  • Identify important medical activities in order to fulfil medical education and knowledge gaps as defined in medical affairs plan 
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with medical education team for development  and implementation of all medical education activities including company-organized medical education, CME, educational grants or sponsor HCP to medical education events 
  • Take ownership in designing and leading Medical Advisory Boards.
  • Take ownership and proactive approach in working with faculty for ensure high quality of scientific content

4. Customer / External Interaction & KOL engagement

  • Develop and maintain scientific relationships with key thought leaders to build customer insight and develop strategic partnerships
  • Meet with customers and researchers on a regular basis through meetings, conferences etc., in order to: 
  • Gather information and insights on therapy area (inc. Competitor landscape) and their medical and scientific needs 
  • Exchange disease area knowledge and opinions in order to understand the emerging opinions  
  • Increase the customers understanding of Janssen products and processes (eg.  clinical data, IIS, clinical trials, compliance processes), according to their expressed interests and needs and to seek their advice on the development of our products. 
  • Manage and maintain positive relationship with Key Opinion Leaders.  
  • Deliver scientific and medical content for medical advisory boards and medical education activities

5. Data generation

  • Work in collaboration with Regional Medical Affairs for post-registration medical data gaps and clinical trial needs and to drive the development of necessary protocols at local level 
  • Lead the development of study proposals for post registration company-sponsored local studies
  • Accountable for the internal review and governance of Investigator Initiated Studies (IISs)
  • Participate in study planning, e.g., with respect to evaluation of local business needs, timelines, grants and investigator/ site selection 
  • Participate in study start-up meetings and other activities to provide the appropriate training and information to investigators and site personnel
  • Support affiliate Clinical Operations, when needed, to address any questions and/or clarify issues arising during  the  conduct of studies, including  Review and prioritize study protocols in consultation with GCO and Marketing  with  respect to local marketing goals, scientific  merit and GCO  resources. Advise or assist in the preparation of   IRB   submissions, including adaptation of international patient information sheets and consent  forms  to  suit  local  requirements; Provide liaison between Marketing and GCO, interface with the local medical community both for local purpose (e.g. clinical teams, protocol writing, clinical plan design, brainstorms, advisory groups) and in support of international project


  • Medical or science background (pharmacy, life-science/biotechnology)  
  • PhD or Medical Doctor qualifications are preferred.
  • 3-5 years experience in pharmaceutical Medical Affairs is preferred
  • Experience in professionals working environment in the pharmaceutical or related industries preferred.
  • Understanding of local regulatory policy and industry’s code of practice related to drug registration, pharmaceutical promotion and clinical study
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with a broad range of external and internal personnel.
  • Awareness  of,  and  adherence  to,  Johnson  &  Johnson  Credo  values  and  International  Health  Care  Business Integrity Guide

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