Medical Science Liaison - Neurology, North UK

Posted 02 Nov 2018

North West England - all, North West England - United Kingdom

Req Id 183846


A career is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. 

If you are a highly scientific person looking to be technically challenged on a regular basis then this could be the role for you. With a focus on the science behind MS treatments this role will surely challenge those curious individuals looking to improve lives through the application of high science. 

This role will involve covering the North of the UK. Being a part of a small yet highly integrated team the MSL will work independently on a day to day basis but with the support and infrastructure gained through being part of a close-knit team with a dedicated hands on manager. These are exciting times at Merck within Neurology and Immunology teams in particular. With our robust pipeline and recent launches the MSL will have a variety of work and will need to be highly adaptable. The anticipated travel percentage for this role is 50-60%. 

The person taking on the MSL Neurology role will have the chance to develop their career in a variety of ways depending on their aspirations. Our company is committed to providing talented individuals with the training and development that they need for them to reach their potential. 

Your role:

In collaboration with the Head of Medical Neurology and the MSL Manager, the MSL will be establishing and maintaining peer-peer collaborative relationships with all main key leading physicians and major NHS/academic institutions or clinics relevant to Neurology and focussing on Multiple Sclerosis.

You will help to shape and support the country Medical Affairs strategy by providing strategic scientific insights, driving specific strategic medical tactics and supporting the clinical development plan. As the scientific peer and resource to the external medical community and internal colleagues you will ensure that our products are utilised safely and effectively. This role will give you the opportunity to participate substantially in the medical strategic planning process.

Who you are:

  • University degree (Bachelor’s) and Secondary / advanced scientific degree (e.g., MSc, PharmD, PhD, DO, MD) required. 
  • We can also consider applications from Medics/Physicians who are looking to leave practice to take up their first role in industry.
  • Professional, clinical or research experience required, preferably in related field
  • Previous MSL or related pharmaceutical experience is essential
  • Experience of the UK clinical environment in multiple sclerosis, neurology or immunology is highly desirable
  • Excellent relationship building and networking skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as cross-functionally

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfill your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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