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Medical Scientific Liaison

  • Internship

Job description

·  Job facts

Objectives and Scope of Position:

·  Is an affiliate, non-promotional role and also a field-based resource for TAEs and investigators delivering the scientific information that they require in the context of their work, in accordance to local laws, regulations and codes, and Roche SOPs
·  Establish long-term, peer-to-peer relationships with TAEs and investigators in a given therapeutic field and deliver quality interactions and services that bring value to physicians, and that are aligned with Roche strategies
·  Contribute to and implement the tactical / field medical plans in collaboration with Country Medical Manager (CMM)
·  Identify opportunities for collaborations between the company and the TAEs and investigators

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities

1. Scientific partnership

·  Interacting with HCPs to understand their views, preferences and interests, in the assigned therapeutic area, and where Roche can partner with them to meet their needs where aligned with our strategies
·  Help profile physician practices, needs, preferences and views of new data
·  Determine physician interest in ongoing research and educational events
·  Participate/support the CMMs in the execution of regional advisory boards
·  Acquire physician perspectives on competitive compounds / clinical studies
·  Provide support to speakers on the development of materials

2. Data Generation

·  Serving as the scientific bridge and point of contact with the investigator for ISTs
·  Receiving ISTs, championing the review of ISTs within the company, and following-up with investigators, in accordance to all local laws and regulations
·  Supporting Roche sponsored study planning and execution including enhancing the site's performance and quality
·  Support site feasibility assessments, site development plan, recruitment, retention of patients enrolled in trials and enhancement of site management
·  Of Phase I-IIIa clinical studies under the direction of PD
·  Of Phase IIIb-IV Medical Affairs clinical studies in collaboration with Clinical Operations

3. Knowledge exchange

·  Respond to unsolicited, product related questions from HCPs in accordance to local laws, regulations and codes and Roche SOPs, facilitate their needs of up to date scientific data, including but not limited to publications of clinical trials, guidelines, by ensuring they have the best quality available information they require
·  Work with CMM on the affiliate knowledge exchange strategy and execution, including preparation of presentations and scientific papers in their therapeutic area

4. Others

·  Providing medical expertise to customers, and customer insights to internal product teams
·  With the CMM, providing scientific support to Market Access colleagues during discussions with payers to provide the scientific information to support payers in their decisions on government or hospital formulary / guidelines / protocols, etc.
·  With the CMM, provide therapeutic and scientific training support to internal staff
·  MSLs with focus on clinical trial activities may also support synopsis, protocol and CRF development
·  If applicable MSLs can provide information on site and investigator capabilities for gRED and pRED
·  Deliver pipeline presentations to customers on request
·  Understanding and acting in line with legal, regulatory and company standards and codes of practice (such as Roche Code of Conduct and any other directives, SOPs and guidelines)
·  Inform Local Safety Responsible of safety issues according to Roche safety SOPs; and provide scientific support and follow-up on product safety issues

Professional and Technical Requirements


Minimum: Medical or PhD/PharmD degrees preferred. Other graduate health science degrees, or equivalent with strong proven therapeutic are experience considered.

Experience, Skills, Knowledge


1. Professional experience within the pharmaceutical industrydesirable but mot mandatory

2. Experience in therapeutic area strongly preferred

3. Experience in the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation, and assessment of clinical relevance for the purpose of understanding and communicating clinical study results

4. Experience in delivery of scientific presentations

5. Relationships with TAEs, other thought leaders, and external professional, disease, and research organizationsis strongly preferred

6. Proven experience in working with multidisciplinary teamsan asset


1. Relevant therapeutic area

2. Local laws, regulations and Codes of Practice

3. Appreciates the diversity of working with multidisciplinary teams

4. Computer literate (MS office, Google, etc.)

5. Fluent national language knowledge, written and verbal

6. English knowledge highly desirable

7. Knowledge in data analysis and statistics for purpose of understanding clinical study results

High-Performance Competencies

·  High ethical standards
·  Strategic thinking
·  Collaboration skills
·  Roche leadership competencies
·  Analytical Skills
·  Results orientation
·  Relationship skills
·  Communication, interpersonal and networking skills
·  Presentation skills

·  Who we are

At Roche, 98,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we've become one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.