Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Medical Scientific Liaison, Western Canada

1 month ago
Commercial - EU/RoW


Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

Position Profile

The MSL should build collaborative relationships with opinion leaders, and facilitate the exchange of unbiased scientific information between the medical community and the company. There should be active involvement in the arrangement and organisation of non-promotional proactive activities initiated by the company (e.g. advisory boards or educational meetings).

A field-based medical and scientific is expert for the therapy area. The role is entirely non-promotional. The main focus is peer-to-peer scientific exchange. This can be through both Reactive responses to unsolicited requests for information from healthcare professionals and appropriate non-promotional proactive activities.

Essential Functions
  • To ensure appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding Health Canada approved and pipeline products in a timely, ethical, and customer-focused manner
  • To partner and collaborate effectively with internal business partners, especially with members of the clinical teams
  • To build and maintain good relationships with opinion leaders in the therapeutic area, leading to a productive two-way exchange of scientific information and opinion.
  • To help position the Jazz Pharmaceuticals product portfolio within relevant national and local protocols, guidelines and formularies in order to ensure appropriate access to the right patients.
  • To attend relevant conferences, congresses and meetings, conduct round table discussions and/or advisory boards and collate competitor activity, as well as providing context on scientific data being presented.
  • To help develop local programs, national projects and market access programs to improve and advance knowledgeto support customers with educational needs and, where relevant, usage of the Jazz Pharmaceuticals product portfolio
  • To implement education strategies for designated customers
  • To facilitate the development of investigator initiated studies, and publications and field activities associated with both lifecycle management and pipeline
  • To ensure, at all times, high standards with regards to pharmacovigilance, compliance and working within the scope of all relevant SOPs.
  • To ensure adverse events, product complaints and medical information enquiries are handled appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • To provide scientific and technical support to other colleagues within Jazz Pharmaceuticals as required.
  • To liaise closely with the office based medical team as well as other cross functional teams within Jazz Pharmaceuticals (sales and marketing), ensuring good communication and collaboration at all times.
  • To maintain an up to date and high level knowledge of Jazz Pharmaceutical products and the therapy area, and to keep up to date with internal training and SOP requirements.
  • To support in training of medical aspects for other team members
Typical Outputs
  • Regional KOL list/map
  • Top KOL Medical Engagement Plan.
  • Monthly report covering performance (time spent on different activities), key insights, key issues, key projects and activities.
  • Daily customer contact tracked through the provided KOL contact tracker. Contacts should be through one to one, group meetings, congress, telephone and/or email.
  • Reports generated following specific activities, such as advisory boards, round tables, conference attendance etc.
Required/Preferred Education and Licenses
  • Science degree with higher qualifications (MSc/PhD), Pharmacist (PharmD) or Medical (MD) qualification or equivalent, OR significant relevant therapeutic area experience (clinical, scientific or academic).
  • Good English language skills
  • Solid interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • Candidate must have a valid driver’s license
  • Desirable:
  • Previous medical affairs/field based MSL experience in the pharmaceutical industry,
  • Thorough knowledge of medicine, treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, customer strategies, and IMC promotional guidelines, regulations, and ethical guidelines is preferred


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