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Location:
Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Job reference: R-055071
Posted date: Jul. 23, 2019
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Purpose of the Job

Field-based position responsible for implementation of activities for establishment of scientific leadership of AstraZeneca.  This includes development and enhancement of professional relationships with healthcare professionals, building deep scientific understanding of AstraZeneca compounds. Driving positive opinions for the scientific and clinical value of AZ compounds for patients’ needs. Deliver medical education and clinical support to medical professionals, training sales teams and involvement in development of brand strategy. The position may also be involved in review of product materials and response to medical queries.

External Medical & Scientific engagement

Build, enhance and maintain the engagement with scientific leaders (OLs)

  • 60% of time in field engaging HCPs and external stakeholders across territory and brands
  • Proactively identify HCPs with high levels of scientific expertise in local treatment practice to collaborate on specific medico marketing activities
  • Development and implementation of OL engagement plan in collaboration with MSL manager/line manager and TA lead. Review with the MSL manager/line manager every quarter, develop OL visit plan- this includes pre-call visit/engagement plan with clear objective of the visit, key points discussion for the visit, data to be shared and discussed with the OL.
  • Develop own scientific knowledge for discussion on all aspects of the data to be shared with OL in a scientific, objective and balanced way through 1:1 discussions. Prepare for such interactions with peer group discussions. Respond to unsolicited requests for information about unapproved AZ products or unapproved uses of approved products, presenting such information in an objective, scientifically balanced, substantiated manner.  Develop database of Key opinion leaders and also provide recommendations for advisory board participation 
  • Provide scientific updates and information to OLs and identify the relevance of the data to the scientific community

Build and maintain trust-based relationships with external stakeholders

  • Build AZ relationship with key external stakeholders (e.g. patient advocacy groups, key medical organisations, hospital pharmacy). Find opportunities to collaborate with such external stakeholders.
  •  Act as scientific expert in the disease area(s) by presenting therapeutic updates to external stakeholders

Develop or initiate scientific programs to explore unmet medical needs in priority disease area(s)

  • Work with HCPs in scientific activities that help advance disease understanding such as:
  • Identify and recommend OLs for Advisory Boards.
  • Identify potential speakers and train speakers as appropriate.
  • Interact in the field with the medical community in the context of various medical projects, such as clinical trials, ESRs, scientific exchange meetings
  • Discuss potential involvement in LCM such as ESRs and RWEs
  • Respond to unsolicited off label questions from KOLs
  • Able to conduct basic discussions on clinical trials in terms of study design and feasibility

Medical & Scientific Support for internal stakeholders

Act as scientific expert in priority disease area(s) for internal stakeholders

  • Continuously acquire and update necessary scientific knowledge on therapeutic area and relevant compounds. 

  • Provide the AZ internal stakeholders with an understanding of the local medical community, clinical practice, trends and real or perceived gaps in current scientific knowledge and medical treatment, competitor information

  • Provide regular update on partnerships with HCPs, as speakers, or in the context of medical projects

  • Initiate and conduct appropriate AZ staff training & development on information regarding current and emerging clinical data and emerging trends in clinical medicine and practice within TA

  • Provide input for the development of company’s Medical and Brand plans

  • To work with internal cross functional team

Personal Development

Continuously demonstrate development of scientific expertise in disease area(s) of company focus

  • Attend relevant scientific congresses and HCP meetings to gather new knowledge on AZ compounds, competitor information and therapeutic area
  • Positive engagement and response to coaching and feedback received from MSL manager and TA lead.
  • In daily work takes time to reflect on customer interactions and works on areas agreed with MSL manager as priorities for development. Develop functional capability in the role
  • Proactively demonstrate the AZ Values 
  • Identify areas for self-development and discuss developmental needs with line manager using the 70-20-10 principle (experiential learning, coaching/networking/relationship-based learning and class room training). Active participation in AZ training, projects, and meetings depending on development needs

Compliance

Compliance with relevant company and industry code of Conduct and also to comply with local country codes

  • Keep regular update and operate within the relevant Codes of Conduct, Ethical Interactions (EI), including GPEI and SOPs
  • Be sure to understand AZ policies when engage to KOLs and external stakeholders

Functional Capabilities

  • Scientific knowledge
  • Communication skills
  • Planning & Organization
  • Strategic Partnering

Essential Qualification

  • Master degree or pharmacist is preferred.
  • Experience with biologics is much preferred.
  • 1-year work experience as MSL preferred  

Desired skills or requirements

  • Fluent English communication skill is preferred.
  • Field based work exprience

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