Posted to MedZilla on 4/19/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-CA, Medical Science Liaison - Oncology (San Diego) R0000383-MZ


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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL).

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Medical Science Liaison working on the Oncology MSL team, you will be empowered to make meaningful contributions, and a typical day will include:


  • Functions in field based Medical Affairs representative in order to identify potential opportunities for clinical studies with Takeda Oncology pipeline molecules
  • Provides compliant fair balanced, accurate, non misleading responses to unsolicited requests for information to ensure appropriate utilization of Takeda Oncology marketed products
  • Identifies, establishes and develops relationships with health care providers and other key external stakeholders (managed markets, advocacy groups, cooperative group chairs) in order to support Medical Affairs strategic goals


  • Establish compliant relationships with investigators and health care professionals

  • Provide scientifically accurate, fair balanced, non-misleading disease state and molecule data to various audiences and responds appropriately, compliantly to unsolicited requests for information

  • Develop and implement territory management plan that advances Medical Affairs goals

  • Facilitate initiation and enrollment of clinical trials

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with MSL team and internal stakeholders

  • Identify and communicate research opportunities and threats that may influence Takeda Oncology drug development

  • Consistently manages administrative duties on time

  • Engage in continuous learning to expand scientific knowledge, attend appropriate meetings and support Medical Affairs responsibilities at meetings


  • Bachelor s degree in a science field
  • Preferred: a doctoral or advanced practice degree in a health sciences related field such as a PharmD, MD, Ph.D., RN, MSN; NP accepted if candidate possess a thorough grasp of the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Three (3) years of clinical, medical or research related experience.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, and ability to communicate complex scientific information in a clear, concise fashion
  • Knowledge of the key phases, processes, that are involved in both the pre-clinical and clinical aspects of drug development.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to work independently, good time management skills, ability to prioritize across multiple priorities


  • Therapeutic area experience.
  • Clinical, research, or teaching experience.


  • Ability to drive to or fly to various meetings/client sites.

  • Overnight travel (40-60%), including some weekend commitments.

  • Travel may vary depending on geography.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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San Diego, CA

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