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Medical Science Liaison

Full-Time Brampton, ON, Canada
Health & Biotech
09 August 2023
  • Health Care Professional (HCP) interaction and development.
  • This will include developing relationships with various HCPs and providing them with credible, fair balanced, scientific information about LEO products, LEO research activities, and LEO product development.
  • As these relationships develop, some HCPs will be recognized as being potential advocates for the use of our products, possible speakers or possible investigators in clinical trials. The MSL will develop strategies to develop selected HCPs as Key Opinion Leaders depending on their specific interests, enthusiasm for, or experience with our products.
  • The MSL will be a major source of balanced medical information for HCPs and will be capable of issues management and addressing questions about safety and off label use of LEO products based on available scientific data.
  • The MSL may also be involved with supporting formulary submissions for new products in their therapeutic area.
  • With a field-based position, territory planning will be a key activity. This will be done in collaboration with the Medical Advisor and will involve identifying a focus of effort and the metrics for customer calls. The plan will have to be dynamic with respect to the specific brand, territory, and the life cycle of the product line. That is, the focus of effort may vary from time to time and the territory plan will have to be flexible to accommodate for this.
  • The MSL will be expected to be an expert on their products and their therapeutic areas. This will involve regular and extensive reviews of the literature, developing presentations and assisting with publications and medical communications. Participation in scientific meetings will be essential, and the MSL will attend appropriate scientific congresses and conferences, and LEO therapeutic area training sessions to maintain a current knowledge base and to develop competitive intelligence on other products in their therapeutic area.
  • The MSL will play a critical role in internal training and communication with the Medical, Brand Team and territory managers. Knowledge sharing, including opinion leader and site profiling, and education both internally and externally will be a key area of responsibility.
  • The MSL will be responsible for assisting the medical team with Investigator Initiated Studies which may include education and facilitation of the Investigator Initiated Study process.

Pharmacovigilance & Compliance with Adverse Events

  • Recognize that PV cases may come to your knowledge in this role and fulfil the responsibility to forward any adverse event and patient safety cases to the local Pharmacovigilance department in accordance with company policies


  • Ensure compliance with appropriate SOP’s, policies and guidelines.
  • Complete mandatory training in assigned timelines upon hire as well as when new policies, SOP's, guidances are issued.
  • Participate in personal development and training sessions as required for the position.
  • Work in a safe manner that does not endanger yourself or co-workers. Report any health or safety concerns (internal and external) in compliance with LEO policy and standard procedures.
  • Strive to consistently uphold LEO Pharma’s core values.
  • Execute other duties as may be required by Executive team members and other members of LEO Pharma’s Management team as training and experience allow.
  • Medical Doctorate (MD), PhD or Pharm D preferred.
  • Minimum Master’s degree and/or Health care professional background will be considered.
  • Thorough knowledge of the healthcare system, disease management and medical research.
  • Pharmaceutical business and market knowledge and experience considered an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills (including ability to network).
  • Proven ability to develop and foster peer-to-peer relationship with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and work effectively with minimal supervision in a constantly changing environment.
  • Willingness to travel at least 50% of the time.
  • Evening and weekend work will be involved.
  • Ability to understand and summarize all aspects of clinical trials and papers.
  • Ability to research scientific literature, and write reports, papers.
  • Solid understanding of GCP an industry code of practice.
  • Excellent teaching skills and ability to present and discuss scientific material clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to participate in a scientific dialogue with HCPs and researchers.
  • Frequency of initiative and creativity is very high in KOL interactions and project development. In areas of unsolicited off-label discussion, a high degree of critical thinking is required to inform the KOL of current clinical evidence while adhering to current ethical guidelines. The MSL will have to be able to function in a highly regulated environment and to adhere to all LEO Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) yet be able to respond to a variety of questions and requests from health care professionals.
  • Solid decision-making abilities: must decide on which clinical evidence to present in HCP meetings that will assist their understanding and expand or support their current therapeutic use of LEO product(s). Must be able to handle objections and manage issues presented by HCPs. In addition, must have the knowledge and capacity to address questions about the safety of our products and questions about potential off label use. This position will require an individual with an ability to work independently and to converse on a peer-to-peer basis with health care professionals.


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