BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Medical Affairs Liaison Benelux in Erembodegem, Belgium
Job Description Summary
This position functions as a regional Medical Affairs Liaison between the organization and key external customers to further Scientific Exchange. S/he provides non-promotional product and field scientific support to the commercial organization by utilizing academic credentials, clinical knowledge, and scientific expertise in scientific / clinical area under their responsibility to communicate with healthcare providers, academic researchers, and organizations. These relationships ensure that key opinion leaders and organizations have access to relevant scientific information, and also that insights gathered externally will be communicated to key cross-functional partners internally. The MAL should have an in-depth understanding of the disease states and diagnostic landscape, the current/future trends, emerging evidence, and ongoing clinical trials/research. Support and contribute to overall clinical research strategy, safety and conduct of clinical research of licensed products/solution.
Establish and maintain credible peer-to-peer scientific relationships with national/regional key opinion leaders (KOLs) and customers.
Implement strategic, scientific, and educational initiatives to achieve integrated Medical Affairs objectives.
Serve as the primary resource for clinical and scientific information to external HCPs for key scientific / clinical areas under their responsibility.
Support education and training programs to improve patient outcomes and increase understanding of the disease state and treatment and / or diagnostic options.
Interact with various customer segments via one-on-one interactions, small group discussions, and educational symposium presentations.
Attend assigned scientific and medical congresses to capture information relevant to the organization’s scientific platforms and report this information to internal stakeholders during debrief meetings.
Facilitate KOL involvement in national, regional, and local educational forums including advisory boards, investigator meetings, educational symposia, and sponsored promotional programs.
Act as Medical Reviewer / Approver for Promotional materials within the territory / Region, should these responsibilities be delegated from the respective BU Medical Affairs management.
Act as a liaison for Investigator Sponsored Studies activities within the territory, specifically as it pertains to supporting investigators through the application process and following up on study performance as per respective research grant agreement.
Assist in the identification of investigators and sites for company-sponsored clinical trials.
Maintain a thorough and detailed working knowledge of the organization and its products, current scientific research, and publications.
Provide expert support to the commercial activities such as promotional talks, corporate symposia, commercial advisory boards, brand planning etc., however, such activities should represent minority portion of the overall workload. Actively participate and contribute in relevant management and leadership meetings and activities
Demonstrated ability to develop trust and integrity with peers, and others within Medical Affairs and commercial organizations.
Utilization of Effective Communication to adjust for multiple communicating styles.
Ensure the attainment of individual objectives and results that satisfies goals, team and business objectives.
Insights: Provide customer insights and competitive intelligence that leads to informed business decisions and/or refinement of strategy and/or tactics.
Strategic agility and business acumen
Strong knowledge of scientific methodologies and clinical and/or laboratory medicine
Knowledge of clinical trials and ability to design studies, review and interpret data
Knowledge of applicable regulations, standards and guideline
Expert capability in IT systems including the Microsoft Office Suite
Data Management, synthesis and presentation
Ability to network/develop relationships with KOLs and scientific/medical community
Strong competency in the areas of clinical study design, statistics, technical writing.
Demonstrated ability to understand, interpret and explain complex clinical and scientific information.
Strong communication skills (verbal, presentation, written)
Demonstrated strong customer/client orientation
Demonstrated project management and ability to work in a matrix environment
- Master degree or higher in Life Sciences preferred.
At least 5 years related experience in the diagnostic industry including leading medical affairs or clinical research teams.
Evidence generation experience with knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
Primary Work Location
BEL Erembodegem - Dorp 86
BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.