Medical & Scientific Liaison, Oncology - Quebec

Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: Montreal, QC, CA

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Requisition ID: MED004598

The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its 125-year legacy. With a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products, Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare. 

Merck’s Oncology division is dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide. Our team of dauntless, forward-thinking individuals achieves this through an unwavering commitment to supporting accessibility to medicine, providing new therapeutic procedures, and collaborating with governments and payers to ensure that people who need medicines have access to them. At Merck, our focus is on innovation and launch execution excellence; we translate breakthrough science into innovative medicines that help people with cancer across the globe.

Medical & Scientific Liaison, Oncology 

Territory: Province of Quebec.

Primary location for position: Montreal or Quebec.

The objective of the Medical and Scientific Liaison (MSL), by virtue of their training and expertise, is to discuss and provide scientific and therapeutic information to Healthcare Professionals and Researchers viewed by their peers to be authorities in Oncology (Clinical and Scientific Leaders). MSL interaction with their audience is governed by guiding principles intended to deliver unbiased and evidence-based information through in-depth scientific exchange in the therapeutic area of Oncology often leading to knowledge transfer initiatives and research.          


Reporting to the Oncology Associate Director, Medical Affairs, the MSL uses exceptionally strong interpersonal skills, especially in the area of one-on-one communication, and a high degree of understanding of oncology and the treatments, to develop and maintain strong scientific working relationships with CSLs in oncology with both clinicians and/or basic scientists through the communication of unbiased and evidence based information. The MSL achieves a high level of competency in using Teamsite collaborative platform and manages multiple ongoing projects. The MSL is responsible for managing assigned budgets in order to optimize investment opportunities.


The MSL will ensure his/her interactions fully comply with Merck's commitment to our Values and Standards, policies, procedures, industry standards and all laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, the Merck and the General Mandate and Guiding Principles for MSLs.


  • Education:  Pharmacy degree; Pharm D, PhD Degree in Science or Health Sciences (preferably in related disease area) or MD is required
  • Experience:  Minimum of 3-5 years of pharmaceutical experience or equivalent preferably involving work with academic specialists and/or community leaders
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in the therapeutic area of Oncology
  • Good knowledge of therapeutic area (both basic and clinical literature)
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire and maintain product, disease and competition knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of Company policies, procedures, industry standards, as well as laws and regulations
  • Ability to analyze and understand local community of practice
  • Ability to understand and integrate complex scientific concepts (e.g. proteomics, metabolic networks or molecular mechanisms of disease)
  • Basic Knowledge of Company structure, administrative procedures and guidelines
  • Advanced knowledge of Office technology and related software
  • Advanced Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Control (APIC) skills
  • Advanced negotiation, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Expert communication (oral & written) and listening skills
  • Language requirements: English (French would be an asset)

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.


Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Merck's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. Merck is an equal opportunity employer, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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Job: Medical Affairs Generic Field Based ONC
Other Locations: Quebec, QC, CA
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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