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Location: Firenze, Italy
Position Type: Unfixed Term

1. Primary Purpose and Overall Objectives: 

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field-based resource that supports the scientific medical strategy of High Medical Value (HMV) bioMérieux diagnostic solutions, by proving and communicating their value across the entire patient’s journey and to a broad set of stakeholders. 

2.  Main Accountabilities:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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

  • Support investigator-initiated trials (IITs) in line with global strategy and according to Medtech requirements and bioMérieux SOPs

3. Qualifications: Education and Work Experience, Skills and Competencies:

  • 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 MSL Field Medical based position is also preferred.

  • 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

4 . Scope and Resources Accountability, Travel Time, Performance Indicators:

  •  Scope and Resources Accountability: HMV IVD portfolio solutions (syndromic testing, AMR/AMS and Sepsis); N/A

  •  Travel Time: Availability to travel up to 70% of the time

  •  Financial Indicators (revenue, budget, etc.): N/A 

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):  KI stakeholders interactions, hospital meetings,  publications/abstracts/posters accepted,  internal training courses conducted,   post-market studies initiated (company sponsored or supported), oral communications at scientific conferences

  •  Key Contacts (internal / external) and Interfaces: External [Clinicians (IDs, ICU, ER, Hematology), Microbiologists, Scientific Societies, Payers, Health authorities]; Internal (Local/EME/Global Marketing, Global/EME Medical Affairs, Market Access, Sales, Customer Service) 

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