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J&J Family of Companies Medical Science Liaison - Immunology KSA in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Janssen GCC is recruiting for Medical Science Liaison-Immunology to be located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

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Summary of the job:

Duties & Responsibilities

To maximize company product value through high scientific quality communication with Leading Specialists on a peer-to-peer basis. Through activities in line with the Medical Affairs Plan, the MSL is jointly responsible for the realization of short-term and long-term company goals.

To be a therapeutic area scientific expert, responsible for discussing our products, patients’ treatment trends and studies in the therapeutic areas in which we are involved, on a peer-to-peer basis with defined audience of Leading Specialists (Physicians, Pharmacists, Hospital Managers, Board Members of Scientific Societies, and other partners) and to be considered a trusted scientific counterpart.

To keep abreast of the medical and scientific knowledge.

  • Continuously update their knowledge of products, patient’s treatment trends and clinical activities and studies conducted within the therapeutic area in their region.

  • Development and maintenance of a contact network with Leading Specialists.

  • Understands their needs, key value drivers, practical treatment patterns and scientific activities within therapeutic area

  • Communicates value of company products, incl. formulary discussions

  • Through scientific interactions, champions medical benefits of products and contribute to foster innovative approaches

  • Represents the company within therapeutic area professional associations in cooperation with Medical Advisor/ Medical Director

  • Proactive and reactive communication of medical scientific data to Leading Specialists and broader external health-care related audiences:

  • Communicates directly and proactively scientific information on our products within the

    approved label

  • Communicates non-promotional general information about our company, including description of research and development programs

  • Responds to unsolicited scientific queries of customers for approved products and products/indications in development, based on Medical Affairs and Medical Information documents

  • Organization and participation in Medical Education activities:

  • Identify/support/educate speakers

  • Build Medical Education programs with scientific third party

  • Organization and participation in Advisory Boards in cooperation with Medical Advisor/Medical


  • Provision of scientific support to company Sales Representatives

  • Provides medical and product training and scientific support to Sales Representatives in coordination with Training Department as appropriate

  • Acts as a reference point to Sales Representatives for any scientific query, in collaboration with Medical Information as appropriate.

  • Support Medical Affairs study execution

  • Supports the set up and follow up of registries and other non-interventional Medical Affairs studies.

  • Proposes investigators and sites for interventional and non-interventional Medical Affairs studies.

  • Participates in investigator meetings preparation, recruitment follow-up and study result presentation.

  • Receives investigator proposals for IIS and to ensure they are discussed within the Medical Affairs department for decision.

  • Through scientific interactions, gain valuable insight into treatment patterns, and scientific activities in the therapeutic area and provide input to the company Medical Affairs Plan / business decision-making.


Experience Required

  • Pharmacists/Physician with postgraduate studies.

  • Experience as medical science liaison in international pharmaceutical company is an advantage

  • Scientific acumen and communication skills in order to be accepted by Leading Specialists in peer- to-peer relationship. Preferably with pharmaceutical industry experience.

  • Highly customer focused with an awareness of the importance of business results

  • Innovative with the ability to coordinate and drive a complex and changing environment

    Leadership Behaviors Required

  • LIVE OUR CREDO: Puts the needs of Our Credo stakeholders first, pursues the highest standards of quality, safety, compliance & ethics and Ensures everyday actions contribute to Our Purpose

  • CONNECT: Builds internal and external relationships based on respect, Collaborates openly across boundaries and acts as a team player.

  • SHAPE: Inspires and contributes ideas that challenge thinking, demonstrates resilience and agility to drive and adapt to change.

  • Grow: Develops self and others to reach their goals, engages in open & honest conversations and Drives performance by managing energy and taking ownership for outcomes.

    Technical/Functional Skills Required

  • Excellent presentation & communication skills

  • Flexible to travel within the GCC region and to be 60% of their time in the field

  • Deep knowledge of the therapeutic area, strength in research and interpretation of medical data

  • Relevant work experience & scientific acumen in order to be accepted by Leading Specialists in peer-to-peer relationship

  • Awareness of business strategy and high customer focus with an understanding of the importance of business results

  • Innovative, able to work in a matrix and coordinate and drive a complex and changing environment

Primary Location

Saudi Arabia-Ar Riyad-Riyadh-


Johnson & Johnson Middle East FZ-LLC Branch Legal Entity (8613)

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