Medical Science Liaison - British Columbia - 2591625 (R1109072) in Vancouver, CA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/12/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Vancouver, CA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/12/2020
  • Job ID:
    R1109072

Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

We are excited to announce that currently we are looking for Medical Science Liaisons to initiate scientific dialogue within the Influenza Vaccine area.  The Medical Science Liaison will be responsible for providing non-promotional scientific, educational, and research support. The MSL position is a field-based member of the Scientific & Medical Affairs team.

The MSL Lead will also be responsible for field-based activities such as developing and maintaining relationships with key vaccines experts and building a well-informed advocacy base for our client’s product portfolio. The appointee will act as a channel for providing accurate and updated clinical, scientific and medical information to vaccines experts, health care professionals and other members of the scientific, provider and payer community, in compliance with all relevant company policies.

The territory is Canada-based

Responsibilities:

Maintain business and clinical knowledge of the Vaccines landscape, especially for influenza vaccines, including current strategies, current and pending competitors, and new technology developments.

Increase Company’s visibility among leaders in the Vaccines field. Identifies, establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with key experts, investigators and institutions strategic to product development.

  • Participate in medical education for healthcare professionals through presentations at office visits, investigator meetings, advisory boards, medical meetings, and other appropriate venues to enhance product knowledge.
  • Provide effective clinical presentations to internal and external audiences and tailors presentations to meet specific needs of the audience.
  • Identify and communicate key clinical and research issues and insights from industry leaders to appropriate Company’s departments to help shape company research, development, and strategies for investigational products.
  • Facilitate the identification of medical community educational needs around vaccination.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in support of needs of Key Opinion leaders (KOLs).
  • Maintain scientific & clinical expertise through comprehensive education including attendance at relevant symposia, scientific workshops, and review of key journals.
  • Maintain appropriate communication with Medical, Regulatory, and Legal personnel within the company to ensure appropriate timelines and procedures are met.
  • Adhere to regulatory and compliance guidelines and company policies in all aspects of scientific dissemination of information to include responses to unsolicited requests for medical information.
  • Enhance clinical/scientific knowledge of customers and colleagues through education and appropriate scientific exchange.
  • Address administrative and reporting needs on a timely basis or as requested by management, including documenting of MSL activities as required.
  • Provide scientific & clinical presentations to Payer groups as requested.
  • Travel 60% or greater, including domestic and international travel as needed.

Requirements:

  • Master level Biology degree, PharmD, PhD, or other doctoral-level degree preferred, and 2 years related pharma/biotech experience OR Master's degree in a life science subject or nursing and 3 or more years related pharma/biotech experience or 5 years in Vaccine clinical environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in Vaccine field preferred.
  • Clear understanding of regional medical practice and clinical decision-making regarding vaccine acquisition.
  • Ability to identify the unmet medical, educational, and research needs within the regional medical community
  • Interpretation of key scientific data and ability to translate this information to meet educational and research needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to address educational and research needs through delivery of cutting edge scientific/evidenced based data.
  • Understanding of healthcare systems affecting vaccination.
  • Understanding of the design and execution of research studies.
  • Exemplary communication and presentation skills; ability to think strategically.
  • Understanding of and ability to implement field medical tactics/activities which include, but are not limited to: vaccines, current products, outcomes, and basic health economic parameters.
  • Understanding of highly regulated pharmaceuticals environment.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain relationships with medical community.
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • French knowledge is an asset

As the only global provider of commercial solutions, IQVIA understands what it takes to deliver nationally and internationally. Our people help biopharma get their medicines to the people who need them. We help customers gain insight and access to their markets and ultimately demonstrate their product's value to payers, physicians and patients. A significant part of our business is acting as the biopharma's sales force to physicians or, providing therapy area educational input to physicians and patients. With the right experience, you can help deliver medical breakthroughs in the real world.

IQVIA offers a friendly, progressive work atmosphere and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance and vision coverage, tuition assistance, bonus plan and 401(k).


We look forward to the prospect of working with you!

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Job ID: R1109072