Medical Science Liaison Oncology - Eastern area (f/m/x)

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Date: 23-Nov-2022

Location: Nationwide, France, 92500

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products.

In oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world and a leader in Oncology.

Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


For our affiliate based in France (Rueil-Malmaison) in a fast-growing medical department with an innovative portfolio, we are seeking a Medical Science Liaison (F/M/X) Breast Franchise – Eastern France


The position :

  • You will be the 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).
  • Considered as a trusted scientific counterpart and partner, you will maximize company product value through high scientific quality communication with leading specialists.
  • Through activities in line with the Medical Affairs Plan, you will be jointly responsible for achieving short-term and long-term company goals.


Key responsibilities :                                                                                                         

  • Develop and execute an external stakeholder management plan in close collaboration and coordination with the respective cluster organizations in Medical Affairs, Commercial and Market Access (mainly in Breast Cancer indications).
  • Through scientific interactions, communicate the value of company products, champion the medical value of our oncology 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 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 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
  • 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
  • Contribute the pre-launch and launch steps of new products providing scientific  support              
  • Represent DS at medical meetings, conferences, advisory boards, and at key institutions, in interaction with KOLs
  • Support medical affairs activities and generation and dissemination of data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy
  • Assist with the scientific review, development, approval, execution and communication of affiliate medical affairs sponsored or supported clinical research activities.
  • Visit Key Accounts and KOLs to answer  any medical/scientific questions concerning the company’s molecule                                                                        
  • Ensure budgets, timelines, compliance requirements are factored into programs' scientific activities.



Qualifications :

  • Scientific or medical degree (at least a 5 years higher education diploma : MD, PhD in medical/biological sciences or equivalent with relevant therapeutic specialty in an academic or hospital environment in oncology)
  • Currently working in the field of oncology
  • Experience in the biotech/ pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong understanding of the pharmaceutical business
  • In-depth understanding of MSLs role and process
  • Proven leadership skills in a cross-functional team environment
  • Strong team player, ability to work independently
  • 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
  • Very good english and MS-Office skills
  • French native speaker


What we offer

  • Excellent Benefits
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Growth and Development
  • Health and Wellbeing Support



Working at Daiichi-Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.