Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) are Field-based Medical Affairs Associates of Novartis, who develop peer-to-peer relationships with Medical Experts / Key Stakeholders and members of the scientific community, utilizing scientific and medical evidence-
based non-promotional materials. They strategically prepare and support the development, launch and commercialization of Novartis products through scientific exchange, seeking external insight to shape Novartis understanding of the therapeutic environment.
Their activities begin up to two years prior to launch of a new molecule. They respond to unsolicited requests for scientific information and provide clinical trial support.
MD, PharmD, pharmacist, PHD and other life sciences with solid medical / technical background and proven competencies influencing skills, clinical research in-
sight, business and market knowledge. Fluent in English & Local Language (oral and written). 1. Proven ability to develop and foster peer-
to-peer, credible relationships with Medical Experts / decision makers. 2. Working knowledge of the Healthcare System and of the research procedures as well as the ICH guidelines, GCP and other ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.
3. Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine, disease management, and medical research in at least one therapeutic area. 4.
Ability to understand and convey emergent scientific information 5. Proven ability to use IT tools and interface effectively with a variety of technical platforms.
6. Strong personal integrity and customer focus. 7. Excellent interpersonal communication, negotiation and advanced presentation skills.
8. Able to effectively contribute and work on multifunctional teams. 9. Must be able to adapt, organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing field-based environment.