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Medical Science Liaison, Immunology (Rheumatology)– Western Canada

  • Başlık Medical Science Liaison, Immunology (Rheumatology)– Western Canada
  • İşlev Medical Affairs Group
  • Alt fonksiyon Medical Science Liaison
  • Kategori Principal Scientist, Medical Science Liaison (ST7)
  • Konum Canada; Alberta, Canada; Saskatchewan, Canada; Manitoba, Canada; British Columbia, Canada
  • Postalanan
  • İstek Kimliği 2406173549W
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Janssen-Ortho Inc. is currently hiring a Medical Science Liaison, Immunology (Rheumatology). The position will cover Western Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB), and be based in BC or Alberta.

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 the field-based advocate of Janssen Medical Sciences and is accountable for the execution of the Medical Sciences Plan. They are the scientific point of contact for key opinion leaders (KOLs) in a given territory and help address medical, scientific and research needs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain up-to-date scientific expertise with regular attendance at key scientific/clinical conferences, training sessions, and preceptorships to translate data into applicable knowledge and communication platform
  • Review, present, and discuss clinical and scientific data in a balanced, unbiased manner, to KOLs and other Health Care Professionals (HCPs), in group and one-on-one settings
  • Identify and/or develop scientific communication materials (presentation slide decks) for use with, and dissemination to, HCPs through contacts & meetings, and provide congress support, as needed
  • Build positive relationships with HCPs based on scientific credibility. Accountable for relationships with all KOLs within their region (development and sustainability through clear engagement plans)
  • Ensure a regional scientific leadership strategy via trustworthy and informed scientific dialogue with KOLs
  • Actively participate/lead in the preparation and conduct of medical and scientific forums organized by Janssen (e.g. Advisory Boards, Steering Committees, etc.)
  • Support local and global clinical development program, where appropriate. Critical contributor to regional site identification, patient enrollment, and follow-up visits. Assist in the interpretation of results, post-hoc analyses, and research collaboration with investigators
  • Support investigator-initiated studies by fielding 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
  • Assist in the interpretation of clinical trial outcomes, post-hoc analyses, and real-world data.
  • Provide expert clinical consultation and support to business partners (i.e. Access, Medical Education, Sales and Marketing, etc., as appropriate)
  • Capture and communicate relevant insights from KOLs to support and progress strategy
  • Partner and collaborate with in-house business partners to facilitate ongoing exchange of clinical information
  • Provide regional medical perspective to influence the integrated Medical Affairs plan which complements the Integrated Lifecycle plans
  • Support the Medical Science publication plan



  • Professional (MD, PharmD) or graduate degree (PhD preferred) in a relevant field is required (focus in Immunology is an asset)
  • 3+ years business experience in the pharmaceutical industry, which can be balanced against a strong clinical and/or scientific background in a relevant therapy area - proven track record of contribution to commercial, medical and/or clinical development strategies is required. Past experience as a Medical Science Liaison is an asset
  • 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 significant programs from study concept to publication
  • Strong knowledge of GCP, IMC code and Healthcare Compliance policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with working in an environment guided by SOPs
  • Excellent team player interested in sharing knowledge and coaching/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 and 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, as required
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, strong project management skills and ability to impact decision-making with relevant stakeholders
  • 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 communication and 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 is an asset.
  • Bilingual (French and English) is an asset
  • Ability to travel up to 70%, both domestic and to the US, as this is a customer facing position. Overnight travel is required. Overnight travel may be required as much as 1-2 times per week on average

Diversity and inclusion are central elements of the shared culture across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. Attracting, developing and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities is essential to our success. We are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive and accessible work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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