Medical Science Liaison Oncology - Gastric, Lung & Alfa (Toscana,Emilia Romagna,Marche,Umbria)

Apply now »

Date: 20 Nov 2023

Location: Rome, Italy, 00100

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


With over 120 years of experience and more than 17,000 employees in over 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo is dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering new standards of care that enrich the quality of life around the world.

In Europe, we focus on two areas: The goal of our Specialty Business is to protect people from cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Europe, and help patients who suffer from it to enjoy every precious moment of life. In Oncology, we strive to become a global pharma innovator with competitive advantage, creating novel therapies for people with cancer.

Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries and Canada.




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:

• 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.

• 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.

• Strong understanding of the pharmaceutical business.

• Must possess very good oral and written English communication skills.

• Ability to work independently.

• Willingness to travel extensively.

• Areas of activity: Toscana, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Umbria.

• Field-based within the area of activity (Toscana, Emilia Romagna).


Why work with us?


Apply now »