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MSL Acute Care Centro-Sud

Location Basiglio, Lombardy, Italy Job ID R-153294 Date posted 23/11/2022

Medical Science Liaison Acute care (Centro-Sud)

Would you like to apply your expertise to make an impact in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life-changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

  • Acute Care will focus on the management of major bleedings associated with anticoagulant therapy, with the opportunity to work on andexanet alfa, the only antidote for FXa-I. Although these are not frequent events, the clinical outcome is often  devastating, with a high rate of permanent inhability  or death

  • This molecule, initially developed by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, is now part of AstraZeneca portfolio,

At AstraZeneca, we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day.

As Medical Science Liaison Acute care (Centro-Sud) you will act as the first point of contact for any medical/scientific aspect or issue related to the assigned products by engaging in Scientific Exchange with AstraZeneca teams, Key External Experts, Health Care Professionals, and Clinical Investigators.

At AstraZeneca, Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic (CVRM) is one of our main therapy areas because science continues to uncover commonalities between these diseases. With this knowledge, we are daring to do things differently by shifting focus from treating patients with a single disease, to addressing overlapping disease areas and risk factors. This new approach gives us the chance to save vital time and valuable healthcare resources, and most importantly improve patient lives.


Reporting to the Acute Care Medical Affairs Manager, you will engage with external specialists to identify medical unmet needs, evidence gaps and gain insight, and delivers presentations in a non-promotional scientific context as determined by global and local Medical Affairs plans.

The role broadly includes the following key components:

  • Support the Field Force in its relationship with medical target groups through a continuous updating on therapeutic aspects related to the relevant pathology and/or products (in cooperation with the Training Department);

  • Provide medical input to Competitive Intelligence Department, including critical review of competitor data/scientific material;

  • Develop and maintain contacts with Key External Experts of the assigned territory, and represent the main contact for any scientific/medical aspect;

  • Identify local medical needs and define a Local Scientific Plan (LSP), according to the Italian and HQ strategies and policies, to be integrated into the local business plan;

  • Provide input and support to Medical Advisors/Medical Lead and Clinical Operations Team in sites selection and feasibility assessment for national/international trials, and in the management of potential issues related to the implementation and conduct of international/national trials;

  • Collect and discuss with Investigators the proposal for independent studies (ESR Externally Sponsored Research) in the assigned territory and, according to SOP, fill in the relevant forms for the company’s evaluation and discussion;

  • Build partnership with Area/Field Manager to implement the LSP through regular contacts and team meetings;

  • Develop and maintain contacts with Scientific Societies/Communities;

  • Maintain regular contacts and support the Regional Access Managers (RAM) and the Local Access Managers (LAM) in the assigned territory to ensure alignment of Local Scientific Plans with regional plans through:  relationships/scientific projects with regional Health Authorities and management of scientific issues related to the introduction of Company’s drugs into local formularies, respectively;

  • Other Activities:

    • Provide support to the Field Force to guarantee high quality scientific standards in the relevant activities (e.g: planning organization and participation at regional scientific events);

    • Support the Medical Advisers/Medical Lead and Patient Safety Department in the management of AEs (e.g collection of follow-up information);

  • Manage medical information requests;

  • Act as country delegate for assigned GMT activities (active participation and support as needed);

  • Manage all activities and Account relationship according with Company Values, Code of Conduct, Guidelines/Internal procedures and Italian legislation.


  • Scientific Degree

  • Previous Experience as MSL or Medical Affairs > 2 years, or as physician in acute/critical care setting

  • Fundamental knowledge of basic research, drug discovery, drug development, clinical environment

  • Knowledge of the local regulatory requirements related to medical affairs activities

  • Strong leadership capabilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Project management experience

  • Communication skills, including communicating complex technical, scientific, or medical information

  • Ability to work in team

  • Networking and influencing skills

  • Understanding of written/spoken English

  • Willingness to be part of international teams

  • Domicile in the working area (Napoli or Rome preferred)


  • Knowledge of the Therapeutic Area

  • Experience as MSL or Medical Affairs

  • Medical Degree

  • PhD in the relevant TA

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. We’re opening new ways to work, pioneering ground-breaking methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be.

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application.

The recruitment team will evaluate your profile and review your CV to determine whether your skills and experience match the job profile.

Only shortlisted candidates matching the job profile will be contacted for an interview. If you are recently being involved into a recruitment process for a similar professional role within our Company, we will evaluate our previous feedback to arrange an interview.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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