MSL - Cardio - London

London-West, United Kingdom
10 Jul 2019
09 Aug 2019
R & D
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
1 - Cardiovascular diseases is now the no. 1 cause of death globally.

The Novartis Cardio Metabolic team look to lead the way in developing treatments for a huge area of unmet medical need. As part of the field based medical team, you will play a highly visible role, building scientific partnerships with HCPs and decision makers through evidence based scientific exchange activities.

Your responsibilities:

• The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field based, non-promotional medical and scientific role.
• Working in partnership with their therapeutic area aligned Medical team, their key objective is to build partnerships with external medical experts (ME) to communicate evidence based critical scientific, technical and development matters relating to Novartis products/compounds and the therapeutic areas (TAs) they relate to.
• Establish and manage scientifically based relationships with clinical investigators, MEs and other stakeholders
• Provide scientific information to relevant MEs, speakers & investigators on data as appropriate
• Facilitate and maintain legitimate scientific exchange related to Novartis compounds and pipeline with MEs, speakers and investigators to advance understanding of new scientific principles, research trends and current scientific debate
• Provide scientific and educational information to MEs on specific patient critical issues, including medical education and support on RMPs where appropriate
• Build and execute ME engagement plans which proactively support the Medical plan
• Provides proactive support for Product Development Teams (PDTs) & Integrated Brand Teams (IBTs) in providing deep market and clinical understanding of pipeline therapeutic areas
• Gathers external insights and utilizes insights to shape Novartis product strategy
• Collaborates with Novartis colleagues to gather, analyse and report insights from all legitimate sources that may impact Novartis developmental plans, trial designs, launch strategies, current brand strategies and tactics
• Ensures that their time and activities are fully aligned to and focused on delivering the Therapeutic Area Medical Plan
• Acts as a field-based reference point for non-promotional scientific and clinical expertise to field force and encourage self-sufficiency in the field force where feasible
• Identifies and tracks potential research opportunities that are closely aligned with Novartis molecule development objectives through facilitating Clinical Research as agreed with Medical TA Head
• Responsible for milestone delivery in supported research projects.
• Proactively develops scientific research concepts and ideas with investigators that deliver new data to enhance Novartis product profile
• Provide study and site level feasibility and research site recommendations
• Provide strategic support during entire trial process to support study and patient accrual as appropriate, and manage the investigator relationship
• Ensure that prevailing legislation, GCP, Ethical Committee, SOP, local WP requirements, and ABPI Code of Practice requirements are fulfilled.
• Operate with integrity and proactively contributes to a credible image for Novartis UK in the local Health Care and Medical & Scientific community.
• Adheres to Novartis Code of Conduct and NP4

Minimum requirements

What you'll bring to the role:

• Scientific based degree Desired:
• Masters, PhD or other higher level scientific based qualification (e.g. medic, registered pharmacist etc.)
• Previous experience within an MSL role (highly desired) OR extensive experience within the Cardiovascular therapy area.
• The ability to understand, process, communicate and present scientific information
• Strong presentation, communication and networking skills
• Proven track record of cross-functional team working
• Ability to manage multiple projects and adapt priorities according to business and strategic needs

You'll receive:

Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Strong Work/Life Balance, flexible working, Top UK Employer, Pension scheme, Share scheme, Paid holidays, Comprehensive Medical Insurance, Subsidised Canteen, Employee Recognition Scheme, Sports & Social Club, Learning and development opportunities.

Why consider Novartis?
750 million. That's how many lives our products touch. And while we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you're surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

We announced we will have a new HQ in London; a new state-of-the-art office at The Westworks, in White City. Four business divisions (pharmaceuticals, oncology, Global Drug Development and Novartis Business Services) will be able to come together in one purpose-designed environment. The site will be ready for us by the end of Q4 2019.

For the sixth consecutive year, Novartis been certified a 'Top Employer' in the UK (2014-2019)!

We focus on creating an inclusive organisation and welcome people who have different knowledge, perspectives, experience and working styles from across the global population.

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