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Specialist, Medical Science Liaison, APAC

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Tokyo, HK

Specialist, Medical Science Liaison, APAC

Japan or Korea


About the role:
The APAC field based “Medical Science Liaison” (MSL) is responsible for supporting the safe and effective use of Boston Scientific Interventional Oncology therapies, communicating complex medical and scientific information to healthcare professionals, and communicating field medical intelligence/insights to internal stakeholders. The MSL has internal and external training responsible for BSC Interventional Oncology therapies, specifically cryoablation. The MSL has an assigned territory autonomously managing, developing, and growing medical activities/initiatives achieving key medical objectives.  

•    Therapy Training to guide the safe and effective use of Boston Scientific interventional oncology therapies, specifically cryoablation. 
•    Proactively engage HCPs providing on-label product and procedural training of Boston Scientific interventional oncology therapies, specifically cryoablation. 
•    Provide training/education for patient specific cases including patient section criteria, device setup/deployment and methods to mitigate adverse events.  This includes real time patient case procedural training.  
•    As a subject matter expert, teach medical education and internal training courses. Provide product and disease-state educational/training support to the Boston Scientific Commercial and R&D functions related to technical, medical and scientific information.   
•    Provide refresher training to users who are not achieving desired outcomes
•    Medical Support: Focus on Boston Scientific interventional oncology therapies, specifically cryoablation
•    Build, maintain and manage effective professional peer-peer relationships with contracted External Experts (EE), or Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) engaging in bi-directional scientific/educational exchange. Understands medical/scientific barriers that may influence patient outcomes. Focus on ongoing research, newly published evidence, practice pattern changes and alternative therapies.  
•    Disseminate the clinical evidence story linking the totality of evidence in a non-biased manner. Inform HCPs about clinical evidence and accurately communicate key evidence gaps. 
•    Execute on medical plans communicating technical and clinical data supporting new products or and/or new indications. Create a territory plan to identify early users that will provide meaningful clinical insights.  
•    Provide medical and scientific support for EEs speaking on Boston Scientific products at medical meetings and congresses. 
•    Support peer-to-peer education programs through speaker identification and support
•    Investigate and gather field medical intelligence/insights that might affect therapy safety/efficacy, Clinical/R&D strategies and competitive activities. Create strategies to gain insights from a diverse set of stakeholders. Communicates knowledge in a simple, coherent and informative manner to internal stakeholders.  
•    Identify clinical insights and knowledge gaps and be able to articulate the impact and magnitude of the findings. 
•    Provides medical/scientific congress support communicating accurate information with timely follow up.  Attends key sessions and communicates knowledge in a simple, coherent and informative manner to internal stakeholders.  Develops and executes on KOL engagement plan at the congress.
•    Applying exceptional literature searching and curator skills directly addressing medical information requests from HCPs. Provide thoughtful and medically sound assessments in a timely manner.  Utilize medical information to appropriately build KOL relationships and deliver medical insights to the business. 
•    Assist Boston Scientific Clinical Development department with company sponsored clinical trials focusing on clinical trial site identification, site initiation, site protocol education, and ongoing support.  Identify key issues that are accelerating or inhibiting patient recruitment, quality data collection or patient retention. Recommend research sites that can perform well delivering patient enrollment and quality data.  Support principal investigator and provide up to date information that may improve patient recruitment and/or data quality. Provide medical insights and updates on key findings affecting the study performance.     
•    Through scientific exchange, discover novel investigator sponsored research (ISR) ideas. Clearly articulate Boston Scientific strategic interest and fully understand how a concept fits within the strategy. Fully appreciate novel ideas that could significantly impact patient care.  Support Investigator Initiated research/study program by discovering and championing innovative ideas, facilitate study start up and provide ongoing consultation. Provide quarterly updates to senior leadership on study progress and medical/scientific insights. Inform Boston Scientific leaders of major milestone accomplishments.

Required qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree, preferably in clinically related area required. Master’s degree in other relevant medical or science fields will also be considered.
•    Previous experience functioning in a medical scientific role that has frequent interactions with healthcare providers.
•    Proficient in verbal and written English 
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and abilities to due within a multicultural environment
•    Proven to be a subject matter expert
•    Track record for creating, managing, and completing medical/scientific related projects.


Preferred qualifications:

•   Oncology experience or demonstrated ability to master new therapeutic areas.
•   At least 3 year Industry experience in a clinical, medical or scientific role
•   Field experience
•   Medical devices experience

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