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JOB TITLE – IRDP Full Time Opportunity Medical Science Liaison – South Africa

SUB FUNCTION – Johnson and Johnson Inc

LOCATION – Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa




Medical Scientific Liaison // Location: Gauteng // Contract: Permanent

Job purpose

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) holds primary responsibility for the execution of the Medical Affairs
Plan. They are the point of contact for Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) in a given territory and help answer their medical, scientific and research needs within specific guidelines.

The responsibilities & the impact YOU will have:

The main duties and responsibilities of the position are: 

  • To keep abreast of the latest medical and scientific knowledge in the therapeutic area
  • To develop and maintain a contact network with Leading Specialists
  • To provide strategic input to the company medical affairs plan & business decision-making
  • Communicate actively and reactively medical scientific data to leading specialists
  • Organize/coordinate and participate in Medical Education activities.
  • Organize and participate in Advisory Boards in cooperation with Medical Advisor/Medical Director.
  • Provide scientific support to company Sales Representatives such as training, scientific communication with leading specialists.
  • Support Medical Affairs study execution.
  • Gain valuable insight through scientific interactions into treatment patterns, and scientific activities in the therapeutic area and provide input to the company Medical Affairs Plan / business decision-making.
  • Champion medical benefits of products and contribute to foster innovative therapeutic approaches to benefit patients through scientific interactions with leading specialists.


We’d love to hear from YOU, if you have: 

  • Preferably Scientific Degree: Medical Doctor, Pharmaceutical or Nature Science university degree
    or related qualification Science degree: MBChB/MBBCh, PhD, Masters or Pharmacist
  • Prefer at least 2 years working experience in pharmaceutical industry or research company and with competency in a project management capacity.
  • Medical and clinical experience (preferred)
  • Deep scientific knowledge on the therapeutic area
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Ability to work within a matrix – to work independently, as well as part of a team

Key competencies

  • Interpersonal skills /leadership
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to travel.
  • Like customer relationship building
  • Strong collaborator
  • Problem solving
  • Good communicator
  • Project management (Lead/Shape/Connect)

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