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Medical Science Liaison

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Location: Firenze, Italy
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Medical Affairs

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety.

Our teams working across our digital transformation and information technology areas are literally changing healthcare through technology. Their various expertises are serving innovations for patients and business. Development of new solutions (hardware and software) as well as building qualitative data and insights contribute to the constant improvement of public health.

Come and join a family-owned global company with a long-term vision, and a human-centered culture.

Primary Purpose and Overall Objectives:

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field-based resource that supports the medical strategy of bioMérieux diagnostic solutions, by proving and communicating their value across the patient journey to a broad set of stakeholders, in order to ensure patient access to high-standard quality of care.

The MSL function is intended to support clinical studies, communicate evidence-based data to enable stakeholders to make informed decisions and gather valuable information on bioMérieux products, as well as medical-scientific information to better understand patient needs and evidence gaps. In addition, the MSL partners with key influencing (KI) stakeholders and facilitates their engagement into value-added and collaborative initiatives.

The MSL is responsible for being the reference point for medical-scientific expertise to the customer-facing functions in the assigned geographic area and collaborating with the field matrix colleagues to ensure bioMérieux can support healthcare system and improve patient access and outcome..

The MSL reports to the Adriatic Cluster Medical Affairs Head and is accountable of HMV IVD portfolio solutions (syndromic testing, AMR/AMS and Sepsis) within the assigned geographic area (North-East, North-West, Center and South Italy).


Main Accountabilities:

Scientific communication and medical education to the healthcare community on the value of HMV bioMérieux products

  • Develop and maintain the highest scientific and medical knowledge in the relevant fields and be acknowledged internally and externally as an expert

  • Deliver high quality medical education presentations in a variety of settings (F2F and Hospital Meetings)

  • Ensure all the stakeholders’ questions/concerns are answered/addressed in a timely, accurate and balanced way

  • Support healthcare institutions in defining and deploying the most appropriate diagnostic recommendations, based on data availability, context and guidelines

  • Facilitate the intra-departmental collaboration within healthcare institutions (i.e. between the Laboratory and clinicians) to set up local diagnostic flow charts, maximize the cost-effectiveness of bioMérieux solutions and ensure their proper adoption

Scientific exchange and Medical intelligence

  • Engage HCPs in bi-directional scientific exchanges, collect insights on patient's journey and current clinical practices, and obtain valuable feedbacks on bioMérieux diagnostic solutions to be shared with internal stakeholders

  • Understand customers’ needs and expectations and ensure internal functions support those needs

Management of key influencing (KI) stakeholders [microbiologists, physicians, payers, healthcare institutions, Scientific Societies]

  • Drive the identification, mapping and profiling of KI stakeholders

  • Create and maintain collaborative relationships with National/Regional Opinion Leaders (OLs) and other external stakeholders, including scientific professional organizations

  • Build advocacy and develop a speakers bureau who talks on behalf of the Company at congresses and other scientific events

  • Establish centers of excellence as benchmark for other sites to model

Internal training and support to bioMérieux Sales/Marketing teams

  • Train and scientifically advise internal stakeholders [i.e. mentoring and shadowing Clinical Education Managers (CEMs)]

  • Develop/review/validate the scientific content of educational materials

  • Support market access activities, in order to develop Regional Diagnostic-Therapeutic Pathway

Evidence generation

  • Contribute to manage company-sponsored post-market studies, showing high confidence in handling all the phases of the process, including site identification, feasibility assessment and monitoring



Qualifications: Education and Work Experience, Skills and Competencies

Education, Work Experience:

  • Medical Doctor (ideally in either Infectious Diseases or Clinical Microbiology) OR University scientific degree (PhD in a research science would be desired), with at least 2-3 yrs professional experience within pharma or IVD industry in Medical Affairs functions.

  • Previous experience in a field-based medical position would be preferred.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Expertise in Infectious Diseases and/or Clinical Microbiology is preferred, along with a strong KOLs network and a solid reputation within the scientific community

  • Expertise in handling clinical trials and knowledge of National clinical research legislation is a plus

  • Expertise in reviewing and analyzing scientific literature

  • Solid communication and presentation skills

  • Business acumen

  • Customer orientation

  • Excellent planning and execution capabilities to drive for results

  • Extensive interpersonal skills and ability to work in cross-functional teams

bioMérieux welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.

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