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Baar, Canton of Zug, Switzerland
Job reference: R-056393
Posted date: Jul. 20, 2019

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases, Oncology, Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity, Infection and Neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information please visit:

This is your opportunity!

We are recruiting a

Medical Science Liaison Oncology (MSL) - 100%

Region West with focus on Immuno-Oncology and Lung Cancer

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) works as a scientific expert in the field with a specific focus on engaging in high-level scientific exchange, on building and maintaining peer-to peer relationship with external experts and on understanding and uncovering unmet medical needs and on generating relevant insights. He/she works as part of a cross-functional team and reports into the Medical Affairs Leader Oncology.

Your main tasks

  • Build and maintain peer level relationship with key external experts to support
  • understanding of the Swiss market & clinical dynamics and to engage with the medical / scientific community in a highly credible, balanced and objective manner, representing AstraZeneca’s dedication to and excellence in science
  • Close collaboration with the brand team as medical-scientific expert in your therapeutic area
  • Organisation and execution of scientific events such as symposia, other educational initiatives for healthcare professionals
  • Organisation of and participation at (regional) advisory board meetings
  • Presentation of medical and scientific information at internal meetings including education of sales force and other AZ employees in your therapeutic area
  • Support of the brand team for various medical and scientific projects across the lifecycle of the brands in your therapeutic areas
  • Build and maintain expertise in your therapeutic area by continuous education and by participation in national and international congresses and AstraZeneca events
  • Support AstraZeneca clinical research program and externally sponsored research projects as needed and as appropriate
  • Support of the MIPS-Team (Medical Information / Patient Safety) in handling of external medical and scientific requests
  • Ensure compliance with all local regulatory requirements and AstraZeneca Local and Global Policies and Guidelines

Your Profile

  • Qualified Doctor and/or advanced degree(s) (e.g., PhD, PharmD) in a health or biomedical field preferably in the field of oncology.
  • Preferably experience of working in the pharmaceutical industry, preferentially as MSL or within Medical Affairs in one of the therapeutic areas mentioned above; experience within Clinical research will also be considered
  • High-level of scientific knowledge and ability to analyse and process clinical and scientific data
  • Experience in liaising with healthcare professionals
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including communicating complex technical, scientific, or medical information to broad audience types
  • Thorough knowledge of the local regulatory requirements related to medical affairs activities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as in a crossfunctional team
  • Project management experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in written and spoken French and English is mandatory, knowledge of German is a plus

We offer:

  • A lively, interesting and international environment.
  • An exciting challenge in a successful pharmaceutical company with highly innovative product portfolio.
  • An attractive package rounds-off this interesting offer.


AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Immuno Oncology - Region West
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