Medical Science Liaison Oncology

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Date: 18-Feb-2021

Location: Nationwide, Netherlands, 1014BA

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Legal Entity: Daiichi Sankyo Nederland B.V.


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 13 European countries. For more information:


The Position

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 engagement plan in close collaboration and coordination with the respective cluster organization in Medical Affairs, Commercial and Market Access
  •  Communicate the Scientific value of company products, to internal and external stakeholders
  •  Through scientific interactions, champion the medical value of our pipeline 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 organizations 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 scientific queries from customers for approved products and products/indications in development, based on Medical Affairs and Medical Information documents
  •  Use digital technologies and new media to support proactive and reactive communication
  •  Organization and participation in medical education activities: identify/support/educate speakers
  •  Contribute the pre-launch and launch steps of new products providing scientific support
  •  Act as a reference point for Market Access and Commercial functions for any scientific query, in collaboration with Medical Information as appropriate
  •  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.
  •  Assists with the scientific review, development, approval, execution and communication of affiliate medical affairs sponsored or supported clinical research activities
  •  Supports medical affairs activities and generation and dissemination of data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy
  •  Propose investigators and sites for interventional and non-interventional Medical Affairs studies
  •  Manage field based medical projects 
  •  Ensure a link between HQ, Regional Medical Dept. and KOLs 
  •  Represent DS at medical meetings, conferences, advisory boards, etc at key institutions, and in interactions with key opinion leaders 
  •  Ensures budgets, timelines, compliance requirements are factored into programs' scientific activities
  •  Ability to work independently 
  •  Express attitude to work in a cross functional team
  •  Conducts all activities in accordance with the applicable laws, rules and regulations
  •  Ensure compliance requirements are factored into programs' scientific activities




Degree: PhD, University degree in Medical Science. Completion of residency and/or fellowship in oncology area is highly preferred.

Experience: Strong experience in Medical Affairs and Oncology. Experience as MSL or other roles in Medial Affairs or R&D is preferred.

Language: Dutch mother tongue and Fluency in English, both oral and written communications

Others requirements:

  • Knowledge in clinical study management and conduct.
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Advanced communication and presentation skills and facilitating discussions with small and large groups in an engaging manner
  • Analytical
  • Positive and proactive attitude, Hands On mentality
  • Flexible
  • Strong team spirit
  • Skilful with Office programs
  • Strong understanding of the pharmaceutical business



What we offer:

We offer an interesting, diversified and challenging position, good contractual conditions, and a professional environment where you will have the opportunity for personal growth.