Medical Science Liaison - Vaccines

Full Time
São Paulo, SP
Posted Today
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Job Description

Our Medical Affairs team advances patient care by engaging in scientific exchange with external medical experts and industry professionals ensuring the scientific value of our products is realized. We engage and train internal employees to ensure that they thoroughly comprehend the science behind the medicine and review further unmet medical needs to bolster collaboration and further differentiate our portfolio.

Functions & Responsibility

  • Medical Scientific Liaisons are scientifically trained and credentialed therapeutic area, disease, and product experts who engage in non-promotional scientific exchange with SLs or KDMs (Scientific Leaders or Key Decision Makers). MSL interactions with SLs and KDMs are built on the credibility of the scientific exchange held. MSLs develop and execute on action plans aligned with the Guiding Principles for Ex-US GMA/OGMA External Stakeholder-Facing Activities, local and global company policies, local rules & regulations, and the Medical Affairs Plan (MAP).
  • The MSL is responsible for ensuring that he/she is fully versed in the therapeutic area and up to date on all major studies, both ongoing and completed, product information on our company and other companies’ relevant therapies, clinical data and relevant pipeline data to provide the most balanced data to SLs, KDMS and the healthcare community to improve patient care.
  • The MSL is a field-based medical professional whose primary responsibility is to engage in non-promotional peer-to-peer communication & provide medical/scientific information to SLs and KDMs based on cutting-edge scientific exchange and services oriented towards the stakeholder’s professional interests & needs.

Engagement with External Experts

  • Engaging in non-promotional peer-to-peer exchange of medical and scientific information with SLs or KDMs to the extent permitted by law and local regulation, local industry codes, and other provisions of the Guiding Principles for Ex-US GMA/OGMA External Stakeholder-Facing Activities.
  • Gaining deep insights on disease, therapeutic area and healthcare needs, data gaps and challenges in their local geography.
  • Representing MA (Medical Affairs) at local or regional non-promotional Medical events (e.g. Medical Congresses and Symposia) They may collaborate in the coordination of pre-event scientific information and post-event scientific summaries.
  • Responding to unsolicited requests for medical, scientific, pipeline or marketed product information or indications from SLs or KDMs utilizing appropriate approved scientific materials.
  • Responding (one-to-one) to unsolicited requests for information on company research and/or grant activities by directing SLs or KDMs to appropriate company resources for grants, sponsored clinical trial involvement, our company Investigator Study Program (MISP), and outcomes research.
  • On a reactive basis, can share the publically available AOIs with SLs and direct them to the website for further information.
  • Participating in Scientific Advisory Board Meetings or Expert Input Forums when there is a defined role.
  • Providing medical/scientific support, including written documentation and/or verbal interactions for Health Technology Assessments (HTA) and formulary decisions. Such support is provided following the principles of scientific exchange as outlined in the Guiding Principles for Ex-US GMA/OGMA External StakeholderFacing Activities.

Main requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Health-related fields.

  • Technical knowledge of vaccines and/or immunology.

  • Advanced English language.

  • Spanish language knowledge.

  • Availability to work in São Paulo; Brasília; Porto Alegre and/or Rio de Janeiro.

  • Availability for in-country travels.

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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