Medical Science Liaison (Alzheimer’s disease)

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • 正規雇用
  • 部署: Medical Affairs
  • Region: APAC


※日本語必須です。JLPT (Japanese Proficient Japanese Test) N1レベル
※Applicant MUST have business or higher level Japanese skill (verbal / writing). JLPT (Japanese Proficient Japanese Test) N1 is required.


 Job Summary:
The MSL role is field based customer facing role, activities should be Key medical expert (KME) focused with the intent to maximize medical one on one interactions with HCPs. Approximately 50-70% travel is expected in the role

  • Acts as a scientific expert knowledgeable of Biogen products, disease state and competitors
  • Establishes long term scientific/strategic relationships with leading specialists (physicians nurses, allied health), and with related medical societies and academic centers of excellence
  • Ensures KMEs and organizations have access to relevant scientific information
  • Facilitates KME involvement in educational forums and advisory boards to optimize scientific knowledge exchange
  • Serves as an important partner to internal stakeholders through communication of relevant information

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Key Medical Experts (KMEs) Engagement (40%)

  • Identify KMEs in specified therapeutic area and work in collaboration with respective commercial counterparts in engaging KMEs from a medical perspective
  • Develop, maintain and implement KME engagement plans to build and maintain strong scientific relationships such that Biogen is recognized as an industry partner of choice 
  • Plan KME visits and utilize the CRM database to record HCP interactions 
  • Provide current, accurate and balanced scientific education to HCPs and facilitate data discussions in relevant therapeutic areas
  • Provide scientific presentations to individual physicians or groups of physicians, e.g. scientific seminars, round table, journal clubs
  • Source and brief international and local speakers for national and state meetings according to internal process
  • Reactively explore & facilitate clinician driven ideas for Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs)
  • Act as a liaison between investigators and Biogen ensuring regular communication regarding the progress of IIT proposals

2. Internal collaboration (20%)

  • Work with relevant commercial counterparts to address specific regional needs from a medical perspective in alignment with both medical and commercial brand plans
  • Record all healthcare professional (HCP) interactions and track MSL activity in the CRM database
  • Participate in respective integrated brand team meetings to provide in-field medical updates, trends, insights and competitor intelligence
  • Contribute to in-field medical training of ABMs and be available as a medical resource for the Sales team Support Medical Manager in the coordination of advisory board meetings/steering committees, including speaker briefings
  • Collaborate with relevant medical and commercial team/s to develop strategy and execute tactics on communication of complex scientific information to relevant healthcare professionals
  • Collaborate with Global Clinical Operations (GCO) and Medical Managers with respect to clinical trial execution e. g. site identification, Site Initiation visits
  • Collaborate with Medical Director to drive approval and set-up of appropriate IITs
  • Regularly (at least monthly) liaise with other medical and commercial team/s to ensure consistency and alignment in strategy/tactics

3. Scientific Data Knowledge and communication (20%)

  • Collaborate with Medical Managers to generate high quality approved medical and scientific presentations aligned to medical strategy
  • Keep abreast of relevant medical literature. Review Biogen literature alerts and work with Product Managers and SFE responsible for education of ABMs on relevant literature alerts
  • Discuss, analyze and educate on appropriate medical and scientific publications and clinical study findings in collaboration with Medical Manager
  • As per requested attend national and international conferences and provide a medical summary of these conferences to internal stakeholders
  • Provide scientific presentations to individual physicians or groups of physicians, e.g. scientific seminars, round table, journal clubs

4. Data generation & publication (10%)

  • Planning and execution of congress publication and manuscripts about epidemiology and treatment in the therapeutic area of Neurology and Biogen Product.
  • Collaborative study, Post-marketing study.

5. Support life cycle management/ regulatory strategies (10%)

  •  Leverage (unmet) medical needs in order to support additional lifecycle opportunities based on patient needs on a rolling basis through the development cycle.


Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in science, pharmacy or medicine is minimal (PhD is preferred)

Minimum Experience Requirements:

  • 3 years of working experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Medical affairs experience preferred; MSL experience best
  • Therapeutic area: neuroscience preferred; Alzheimer's Disease best

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong functional & technical skills
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate complex data to different audiences
  • Strong Team player and collaborator   
  • Customer focused both internal and external
  • Strong Interpersonal skills