MSL Nord Italia

    • Milan, Italy

Job Description

The MSL provides field-based medical/scientific expertise ensuring understanding of the disease area and Biogen’s Therapeutical area disease development products as appropriate. They are integral to building valued constructive partnerships with key stakeholders in the medical community and the healthcare system, including HCPs participating in the pivotal clinical studies with products, key opinion leaders and local advocacy groups. MSLs contribute to company success through both internal and external medical education and medical / scientific information exchange and support. MSLs utilize their medical / scientific expertise to gather medical insights and to support research/ data generation / educational initiatives.

Main responsibilities

  • Establish, foster and maintain relationships with KOLs and investigators; this may involve interactions with Physicians outside of their territory or home country:
  • to build advocacy and support recruitment and retention in the pivotal studies, including best practice on referral networks

  • to support site initiation/conduct, communication & coordination and assist CCL with clinical protocol expertise

  • to facilitate best practice sharing across sites

  • to develop scientific collaborations

  • Reactive focused communication/education for development product(s) using non-promotional materials
  • Local Congress support

  • Legitimate exchange of medical and scientific information during the development of a medicine for the purpose of gathering insights from groups such as medical experts/thought leaders/ research forums to inform medical activities and LCM. In particular, assist with development and coordination of IITs and BIIB sponsored trials at the appropriate time.
  • Provide expertise to HCPs and other stakeholders who wish to present data on Biogen disease areas and related products at local meetings / symposia


  • Stays up to date with therapy advances, current research, medical scientific knowledge and detailed knowledge on Biogen products & relevant Disease Areas


  • May support Medical Research activities (link with GCDO functions e.g., CRCL), internal training and external education, e.g. may be involved in the support and coordination of clinical research activities Appropriately interacts and collaborate with other internal functions (e.g. Clinical Operations, commercial, market access and regulatory affairs)


  • Advocacy Groups: Support Mapping and Engagement of local Advocacy Groups including collaboration with local advocacy group on local initiatives



Medical and scientific experience (M.D., Ph.D. or Pharm.D. preferred).

At least 5 years’ experience in an MSL role in industry.

Documented meaningful medical or scientific experience in neurodegenerative diseases

Knowledge of clinical operations and conduct of clinical trials would be an advantage

Scientific acumen: strong technical skills with demonstrated experience in data comprehension and critical appraisal, synthesis, interpretation and delivery of data/information in order to conduct a productive medical/scientific exchange

Strategic acumen: understanding strategic needs of affiliate organization important for completion of tasks

Project planning and presentation skills, communication with impact

Behaviors and skills in line with MSL Excellence Behaviors

High level of planning and organizational skills; self-starters that are capable of working effectively with limited oversight

Demonstrates MSL Excellence behaviors to the degree expected at job level.

Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation and relationship building skills.

Comprehensive knowledge of regulatory, commercial and medical aspects of the pharmaceutical industry.

Motivated self-starter

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