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Date: 29-Sep-2021

Location: Nationwide, Italy, 00100

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Legal Entity: Daiichi Sankyo Italia S.p.A.


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™

Daiichi Sankyo and its 15.000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, the Group’s 2025 vision is to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology”. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany and we have affiliates in 12 European countries. For more information:



To be a therapeutic area Oncology scientific expert, responsible for discussing our products, patients’ treatment trends and studies in the therapeutic areas in which we are involved, on a peer-to-peer basis with a defined audience of Leading Specialists (Physicians, Pharmacists, Hospital Managers, Board Members of Scientific Societies, and other stakeholders) and to be considered a trusted scientific counterpart and partner.
To maximize company product value through high scientific quality communication with Leading Specialists on a peer-to-peer basis. 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. 



Roles and Responsibilities 

•    Develop and execute an external stakeholder management plan 
•    Communicate the value of company products, contribute to e.g. market access activities and formulary discussions
•    Through scientific interactions, champion the medical value of our products fairly based on the risk-benefit profile of our drugs and contribute to the fostering of innovative approaches
•    Represent the company to other therapeutic area stakeholders including professional associations and patient organisations in cooperation with other Medical functions
•    Proactive and reactive communication of medical scientific data to Leading Specialists and broader external health-care related audiences 
•    Communicate non-promotional general information about our company, including pipeline, research and development programs and other relevant information
•    Respond to unsolicited scientific queries from customers for approved products and products/indications in development, based on Medical Affairs and Medical Information documents
•    Organization and participation in Medical Education activities: Identify/support/educate speakers
•    Act as a reference point for Sales Representatives for any scientific query
•    Support and manage Medical Affairs clinical activities strategy, planning, design and execution (in close co-operation with HQ and CROs)
•    Support the set up and follow up of registries and other non-interventional Medical Affairs studies. 
•    Propose investigators and sites for interventional and non-interventional Medical Affairs studies
•    Manage field based medical projects
•    Ensure a link between HQ, local Medical Dept. and KOLs
•    Contribute the pre-launch and launch steps of new products providing scientific support    
•    Represent DS at medical meetings, conferences, advisory boards, etc at key institutions, and in interactions with key opinion leaders.
•    Supports medical affairs activities and generation and dissemination of data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy. 
•    Assists with the scientific review, development, approval, execution and communication of affiliate medical affairs sponsored or supported clinical research activities. 
•    Visit Key Accounts and Key Opinion Leaders to answer  any medical/scientific questions concerning the molecule / product                    
•    Ensures budgets, timelines, compliance requirements are factored into programs' scientific activities. 

Qualifications & Requirements

•    Medical Doctorate (M.D.) degree or equivalent with relevant therapeutic specialty in an academic or hospital environment in oncology. Completion of residency and/or fellowship is oncology area is highly preferred.
•    Minimum of 2-5 years of MSL experience in the biotech/ pharmaceutical industry.
•    Must have an in-depth understanding of MSLs role and process. 
•    Proven leadership skills in a cross-functional team environment. 
•    Ability to interact externally and internally to support the business strategy. 
•    Good knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements governing clinical trials and experience in development strategy and the design of protocols. 
•    Strong understanding of the pharmaceutical business. 
•    Must possess very good oral and written English communication skills. 
•    Ability to work independently.
•    Willingness to travel extensively.
•    Field-based within the area of activity.

•    Area of activity: Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna.