Medical Expert Hematology (m/f/x)

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Date: 8 Feb 2024

Location: Zurich, Switzerland, 8048

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.



We are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


Medical Expert Hematology (m/f/x)

The Position:

In your function you will act as the primary point of contact and the local key scientific expert for Quizartinib and AML disease with internal and external stakeholders in Switzerland in the Daiichi-Sankyo European Medical Affairs team and report directly to the Director European Medical Affairs Hematology, dotted line to the Head of Medical Affairs Switzerland).
This is a mixed position mainly based on MSL activities (70-80% on the field) and with national office-based activities (for example: national advisory board, symposia, compliance for material approvals, HCP contracts, etc).


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Communicate the Scientific value of hematological products (focus on Quizartinib), to internal and external stakeholders and have a customer centricity approach involving KEEs, nurses, scientific country AML collaborative groups
  • Mapping the Key External Experts (KEE) tier 1 and 2 as well as to establish and maintain professional relationships with medical and scientific opinion leaders and relevant medical societies
  • Support medical affairs activities and dissemination of data to the main/key stakeholders
  • Responsible for generating and approving local materials for infield use based on MSL needs and requirements (e.g. key slide kits, reprints, flyer, Roll-ups, etc) in collaboration with local Medical Affairs and contribute to the review of promotional materials as needed
  • Ensure leading edge approaches to capturing customer insights
  • Discuss investigator-initiated trials with KEEs if there is a need aligned with the regional medical director
  • Ability to manage a country budget aligned with the regional medical director and in line with company polices.
  • To be the first point of contact in the country with hematologists
  • To be the expert regarding AML disease, treatments landscape and Quizartinib medical value
  • Through scientific interactions, champion the medical value of hematology compounds (focus in Quizartinib) in the pipeline and contribute to the fostering of innovative approaches
  • Develop and execute an external stakeholder engagement plan aligned with the regional medical director in charge of Quizartinib
  • Coordinate and align successfully the cross-functional pre-launch and launch activities for Hematology compounds (focus in Quizartinib), including Market Access activities, such as support on value dossier, access at regional level and regulatory support
  • Set up local advisory boards and symposia around local key congresses aligned with the European strategy
  • Respond to scientific queries from Hematologists with regards to our hematological pipeline products in development, based on Medical Affairs and Medical Information documents
  • Support and manage Medical Affairs clinical activities strategy, planning, design and execution (in close co-operation with HQ and CROs)
  • Contribute to the pre-launch and launch steps of new hematology products (providing scientific support)
  • Contribute and execute the R&D clinical trials (site selection, SIV and follow up of clinical trials)
  • Could be involved to support the reimbursement dossier for a medical perspective if needed
  • Ensure compliance requirements are factored into programs' scientific activities
  • Express attitude to work in a cross-functional team
  • Conducts all activities in accordance with the applicable laws, rules and regulations


Education & Professional Experience:

  • Scientific background (MD, PharmD, PhD, other scientific degree)
  • Experience as MSL or other roles in Medical Affairs/R&D is preferred (e.g. Medical Advisor)
  • Oncology knowledge/expertise in hematology highly recommended
  • Experienced in communicating with medical-scientific opinion leaders
  • Ability to quickly and accurately learn, retain and present detailed scientific information
  • Good understanding on local laws and procedures
  • Field based within the area of activity or available to definitively relocate
  • Understanding of the Swiss Healthcare System and the pharmaceutical industry and Pharma Codex (PK)/ Pharma Cooperation Codex (PKK)
  • Good skill in presenting, communicating and facilitating discussions with small and large groups in an engaging manner
  • Ability to work in a matrix and multicultural organization 
  • High self-motivation, assertiveness and goal orientation
  • "Hands on" mentality
  • Fluent in German and English. French is of advantage MS-Office skills


Why work with us?

Working at Daiichi Sankyo is more than just a job – it is your chance to make a difference and change patients’ lives for the better. We can only achieve this ambitious goal together. That is why we foster a culture of mutual respect and continuous learning, with a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity. Here, you will have the opportunity to grow, think boldly, and contribute your ideas. If you have a proactive mindset and passion for addressing the needs of patients, we eagerly await your application.

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