Medical Science Liaison - Portugal

Location: Portugal - Field based

Division: Medical Affairs

Company: Vifor Pharma

Seniority Level: Specialist

Benoit Girard

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About You

Due to expansion, Vifor Pharma has an exciting opportunity for a qualified Medical Science Liaison (MSL) to join our Medical Affairs Department to defend Vifor's interests in nephrology and cardiology. The MSL will cover the northern area of Portugal.

In this role, you will mainly be supporting 2 products and there will be potential to get involved in prelaunch activities for a new product in the coming years. Your tasks and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Represent Medical Affairs externally to establish and maintain medical relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), HCPs and key accounts on behalf of Vifor Pharma Group
  • Execute country medical plans locally by representing the medical expertise in TAs and products and through scientific engagement with the medical community
  • Provide disease state education, medical information and research support
  • Share scientific insights from medical community interactions with local & global medical teams, ensuring capturing of field medical expertise
  • Train colleagues internally, all in accordance with global and local compliance and regulations
  • Participate in the maintenance of the Quality and Environment Management systems implemented
  • Comply with the legislation applicable to the respective activities
  • Develop the respective activities in order to contribute to the continuous improvement of the company's performance in terms of Quality, Environment and Safety
  • Carry out the selective separation of waste produced in the respective areas or by the activities developed
  • To understand and know how to act in according to the company's emergency procedures
  • Complies with Vifor quality procedures based on cGMP  standards, including active participation in hygiene and good documentary
  • Immediately announces any breach of Vifor procedures
  • Faithfully reports on the situations encountered and identifies solutions where possible
  • Do not carry out cGMP activities without prior training

  • Develop and maintain scientific and medical expertise (TAs and products)
  • Identify, develop and maintain relationships with KOLs, HCPs and professional organisations
  • KOL engagement, key account medical support, training and other appropriate activities
  • Facilitate scientific engagement, scientific exchange and medical information
  • Provide Disease State Education, clinical presentations and respond to medical requests
  • Update medical team and other internal stakeholders on medical community interactions 
  • Provide medical support for patient and formulary access products following global and local policies and procedures
  • Support the development, implementation and completion of medical activities (advisory boards, congress symposia, hospital meetings and speaker programs)
  • Serves as a medical resource for internal medical and sales training
  • Support company sponsored clinical research and IIS process 
  • Attend relevant scientific meetings and conferences and support development of summaries of key data, presentations or symposium
  • Ensure compliance with applicable local and global laws, regulations, guidelines and company policies and procedures
  • Develop personal and professional capabilities to improve skills and professional capabilities

The knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of this position are typically acquired through the following combination of education, experience and knowledge, or the equivalent.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum background of Master Degree (equivalent) in a science-related field (Chemistry or Biology) with at least 3 years in research, clinical practice or medical affairs
  • Demonstrated experience in KOL, HCP or medical community engagement
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Portuguese and good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience in public scientific presentations
  • Ability for overnight travel, up to 50%

Preferred Requirements
  • Doctorate degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, etc.) or Master Degree (equivalent) in Medical Field (Pharmacy, Nursing)
  • Clinical and/or research experience in Internal Medicine, Nephrology or Cardiology
  • 3 years’ experience as MSL/Field Medical within pharmaceutical experience
  • Strong track record in KOL engagement
  • Experience in clinical research and GCP trained
  • Experience in literature review and analysis
  • Experience in planning and delivering Medical Trainings

About Us

Vifor Pharma Group is a global pharmaceuticals company. It holds a leading position in all its core business activities and consists of the following companies: Vifor Pharma and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (a joint company with Fresenius Medical Care). Vifor Pharma Group is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).

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