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Johnson & Johnson

Medical Science Liaison

Posted Jul 21, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00011758
High Wycombe, Remote
6 months
(Jul 25, 2022 - Jan 24, 2023)
37.5 hrs/week
Payrate range
Application Deadline: Jul 25, 2022 12:00 AM

Medical Science Liaison



Location: High Wycombe 


Work type: Remote 


Start Date: ASAP


Contract Duration: 6 months 


Weekly Hours: 37.5


Hourly Pay Rates: £50 - £55 PAYE / £60 - £67 Ltd & Umbrella


This role falls outside IR35


The Company:


At Janssen, we are dedicated to addressing and solving some of the most important unmet medical needs of our time in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.  Driven by our commitment to patients, we bring innovative products, services and solutions to people throughout the world. Janssen is a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson.  Please visit www.janssen.co.uk for more information



Role Summary:


Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will be responsible for providing scientific / medical support to internal and external customers in response to clinical interest from stakeholders. Deliver the sharing of knowledge to internal stakeholders e.g. through provision of training to help to ensure highest standards of brand/therapy expertise in customer facing teams. Provide insights to the UK Medical Affairs (MAF) team and respective Country Value Team (CVT) to help optimize brand/therapy medical strategy. This is a field base MSL position reporting to the UK Gastroenterology Medical Lead. 




Key responsibilities:



  • Maintain up-to-date scientific expertise with regular attendance at key scientific / clinical conferences, training sessions and preceptorships to translate data into applicable knowledge and communication platform (virtual and/or in-person attendance)
  • Respond appropriately to unsolicited requests for information and/or data
  • Disseminate, review and present clinical and scientific data in a balanced, unbiased manner, to Leading Specialist and other Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), in group and one-on-one settings (virtual and/or in-person meetings)
  • The MSL involves extensive travel including appointments and meetings across his/her territory, as well as national and international conferences and meetings in the affiliate office on a regular basis
  • Build positive relationships with HCPs based on scientific credibility
  • Develop scientific communication materials (slide presentations) for dissemination to HCPs through contacts and meetings and provide congress support.
  • Ensure a regional scientific leadership strategy via trustworthy and informed scientific dialogue with Leading Specialists
  • Accountable for relationships with all Leading Specialists (LS) within their region (development and sustainability through clear Leading Specialist engagement plans)
  • Lead/participate in medical and scientific forums (i.e. ad boards and CMEs) where LS are involved. Work closely with the relevant Medical Manager to develop ideas and content for medical education events and review such content
  • Support Phase IIIB/IV local ; global clinical development program and data collection initiatives. Critical contributor to regional site identification, patient enrolment, and follow-up visits. Assist in the interpretation of results, post-hoc analyses, and research collaboration with investigators
  • Support investigator-initiated studies by fielding and assessing research requests, aligning investigator interests with Janssen’s research needs, and engaging investigators to ensure the successful execution and satisfactory completion of studies
  • Analyse data – new and post hoc – to develop insights and contribute to publications as appropriate
  • Provide expert clinical consultation and support to business partners (i.e. Market Access, Medical Education, Sales and Marketing etc. as appropriate) to facilitate ongoing exchange of clinical information
  • Provide regional medical perspective to influence the integrated Medical Affairs plan which complements the integrated asset lifecycle plans
  • Consult to the Sales teams for example by helping them to manage individual issues they may be facing, as well as by enhancing their understanding and application of company processes (e.g. Medical Education)




  • The candidate must have a strong scientific background with a biomedical or pharmacy degree, or a higher (MSc or PhD) degree is an asset
  • A minimum of 3 years business experience in the pharmaceutical industry or research environment is an asset but not essential
  • Experience as a Medical Science Liaison is an asset with good knowledge of the UK National Health Service (NHS) environment 
  • Strong clinical and/or scientific background in Gastroenterology is highly preferred 
  • Consistent track record of contribution to commercial, medical and/or clinical development strategies
  • Ability to acquire expertise in other therapeutic areas and products, depending on pipeline and/or changing business priorities is an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in managing clinical/ scientific programs with a high degree of autonomy, including active member of UK Cross functional brand teams
  • Strong knowledge of GCP, R&D code and Healthcare Compliance policies (i.e. ABPI) and procedures are an asset.
  • Familiarity with working in an environment guided by SOPs is an asset
  • Excellent team player interested in sharing knowledge and coaching/educating colleagues and peers
  • Critical thinking and positive track record of flawless execution
  • Proven ability to learn quickly, assimilate and distil large amounts of information and build and maintain relationships
  • Proven proficiency to effectively communicate information to Leading Specialists, as well as non-experts
  • Ability to put data into perspective and communicate it concisely, as required
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, strong project management skills and ability to impact decision-making with relevant stakeholders
  • Business insight required, including prioritisation skills and problem solving and collaborate cross functional working skills
  • Scientific knowledge, curiosity, familiarity and interest to stay on top of emerging data and scientific trends within the therapeutic area
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, multitask and follow through in a field-based role
  • Highly developed communication and presentation skills with the ability to effectively simplify and communicate complex material to a diverse array of audiences is required




Things to remember before applying for this role:

  • We are looking to process the first round of applications within the next 1 - 2 working days.
  • We do not accept applications via email.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences

That is why we in Ireland are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”.


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