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Medical & Scientific Liaison (MSL), Hospital Acute Care - Western Canada


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Job Title: Medical & Scientific Liaison (MSL), Hospital Acute Care - Western Canada  - MED003042


Today’s Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Territory:  British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan


Therapeutic area:  Hospital Acute Care


The objective of the Medical and Scientific Liaison (MSL), by virtue of their training and expertise, is to discuss and provide scientific and therapeutic information to Healthcare Professionals and Researchers viewed by their peers to be authorities in Hospital Acute Care (Clinical and Scientific Leaders). MSL interaction with their audience is governed by guiding principles intended to deliver unbiased and evidence-based information through in-depth scientific exchange in the therapeutic area of Hospital Acute Care often leading to knowledge transfer initiatives and research.           


Reporting to the Associate Director, Medical Affairs, the MSL uses exceptionally strong interpersonal skills, especially in the area of one-on-one communication, and a high degree of understanding of diseases and therapies, to develop and maintain strong scientific working relationships with CSLs with both clinicians and/or basic scientists through the communication of unbiased and evidence based information. The MSL achieves a high level of competency in using team site collaborative platform and manages multiple ongoing projects. The MSL is responsible for managing assigned budgets in order to optimize investment opportunities.


The MSL will ensure his/her interactions fully comply with Merck's commitment to our Values and Standards, policies, procedures, industry standards and all laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, the Merck and the General Mandate and Guiding Principles for MSLs.


  • Education:  Pharmacy degree; Pharm D, PhD Degree in Science or Health Sciences (preferably in related diseases areas) or MD is required
  • Experience:  Minimum of 3 years of pharmaceutical experience or equivalent preferably involving work with academic specialists and/or community leaders
  • Previous experience in the therapeutic area of Hospital Care is preferred
  • Good knowledge of therapeutic area (both basic and clinical literature)
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire and maintain product, disease and competition knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of Company policies, procedures, industry standards, as well as laws and regulations
  • Ability to analyze and understand local community of practice
  • Ability to understand and integrate complex scientific concepts (e.g. proteomics, metabolic networks or molecular mechanisms of disease)
  • Basic Knowledge of Company structure, administrative procedures and guidelines
  • Advanced knowledge of Office technology and related software
  • Expert communication (oral & written) and listening skills
  • Advanced Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Control (APIC) skills
  • Advanced negotiation, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Language requirements: English (French would be an asset) 

Our employees are the key to our company's success.  We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.  Merck's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. Merck is an equal opportunity employer, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. 

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Job Medical Affairs Generic - Field Based

Primary Location NA-CA-BC-Vancouver

Other Locations NA-CA-AB-Edmonton, NA-CA-AB-Calgary

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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