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Medical Science Liaison: Iron Deficiency

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Applicants are invited for the above-indicated vacancy that exists in the Scientific Marketing Division. The incumbent will report into the Head of Scientific Marketing. Key objective is to provide clinical and scientific advice to Healthcare Professionals on Iron Deficiency products, in order to enable the delivery of company’s strategies and objectives.


  • Field based role that provides medical and clinical expertise in priority therapeutic areas and builds CLIENT scientific leadership.
  • The role focuses on the development of professional relationships with Key External Experts (KEEs), building deep scientific understanding of CLIENT compounds by engaging KEEs in clinical research, ESRs, scientific exchange meetings and advisory board meetings.
  • In addition, the MSL will have input into Brand Strategy and Life Cycle Management (LCM) and implementation of medical activities aligned with brand strategy.
  • Further accountabilities include delivery of medical education and clinical support to Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and training of sales teams.
  • Provision of current scientific support to the staff in defense of our products and concepts/strategy
  • Develops product training modules and presentations for the medical sales team.
  • Identify HCPs with the scientific expertise to collaborate on forward thinking medical projects identified in strategic brand planning.
  • Provides expert medical advice and customer insight to contribute to the development and delivery of brand strategy and operational plans.
  • Contributes to the business by ensuring compliance with regulations, guidelines and policies.
  • Provides the scientific input and expertise in the concept development and design of all promotional materials and events.
  • Reviews and approves all promotional materials and activities and related outputs with responsibility for suitability of documentation and scientific accuracy.
  • Attendance of relevant Medical and Scientific meetings/conferences locally and internationally


  • Masters Level, BPharm or PHD qualification
  • Experience within Iron Deficiency Management is essential[JP1] 
  • 5-10 years’ experience as a Medical Science Liaison
  • Current familiarity with healthcare environment including key opinion leaders, academia, the medical community, Blood Banks, patient needs and related dynamics.
  • Demonstrated expertise in synthesizing scientific information and communicating it effectively at peer level with HCPs.


  • Good MS Office skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Delivery Focused
  • Team Player
  • Action orientated/ Sense of urgency
  • Integrity
  • Strong initiative
  • Results orientated
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and teamwork
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written)

Kindly note that if you havent received feedback within 2 weeks of submitting your application, consider is as unsuccessful 

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Pharmaceutical And Medical/Healthcare

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Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North