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Lilly Medical Science Liaison (AutoImmune-Dermatology) in Sydney, Australia

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Full-Time Employment - FTE


The Medical Science Liaison(MSL) will serve as a scientific resource for Australian experts in the field focusing on AutoImmune (Dermatology). The MSL is responsible for responding to requests for in depth, cutting edge scientific information from the medical community in the AI-Dermatology field including the latest scientific literature, research from major scientific conferences, and updates on Lilly’s educational activities and Lilly’s pipeline research activities. The MSL will also gather feedback and insight from Scientific Experts and Thought Leaders to better inform Lilly’s research and overall strategic direction. By facilitating scientific exchange between the academic community and Lilly, the MSL has the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare with information that addresses important clinical and scientific questions. In all interactions, the MSL has responsibility to ensure that activities are compliant with all applicable local guidelines, Code of Conduct and Policy on the Promotion of Pharmaceutical Products and Ethical Interactions with Health Care Providers, and other prevailing regulations/codes that may pertain to their work in the future.


Maintain and effectively communicate deep scientific knowledge

MSLs will be required to engage in continuous learning to maintain the highest level of technical expertise within the therapeutic area they represent. This will enable the MSL to answer deep scientific questions and be sought after by their customers based on peer-credible knowledge and expertise. As a result, the MSL will establish themselves as a reliable, trusted, resource of unbiased, accurate, up-to-date, medical and scientific knowledge requested and desired by their customers.

Excel at customer engagement and support medical/scientific information needs of scientific experts

MSLs will spend the majority of their time field based and customer facing, engaging in mutually beneficial 2-way dialogues with Subject Matter Experts. Through the application of emotional intelligence and a deep understanding of their customers, MSLs will act as one of the primary interfaces between Lilly medical and scientific experts to deliver the best-in-class customer experiences.

Strategic vision and leadership

MSLs synthesize complex data and effectively communicate meaningful clinical insights and unanswered customer questions they receive from SEs to Lilly medical and cross functional teams. They use creative problem solving skills and utilize internal resources effectively to execute upon solutions. MSLs use a principle-based decision-making approach to make decisions independently or escalate them appropriately. They cultivate internal networks and collaborate effectively across functions with an active contribution to medical planning and strategy in Lilly Australia.

Territory ownership

MSLs will be expected to demonstrate strategic analysis, planning, and prioritization to maximize efficiency. They will implement and evaluate a strategic territory plan prioritizing core MSL activity and take personal accountability for results. The MSL will execute the role in a compliant manner, adhering to all governing internal and external requirements, procedures, and laws, demonstrating good judgement at all times.

Basic Qualificiations:

Advanced degree in health sciences (PharmD, MD, PhD in a medically related field) required with 2-3 years of relevant clinical or therapeutic area experience desired. Masters or Bachelors level degree in health sciences considered if 5 or more years clinical, research or industry (medical/scientific role) experience in relevant therapeutic area is present.

  • Field based position requires ability to be out of the office up to 80% and work up to 4 to 6 weekends a year.

  • Intellectual curiosity about the field of science/medicine for which they are responsible.

  • Learning agility to comprehend and effectively communicate large amounts of complex scientific content in a clear and concise fashion.

  • Self-directed and able to work alone in the field effectively managing multiple priorities and projects.

  • Advanced presentation and computer skills with expertise in literature identification.

  • Effective strategic and critical thinking in order to analyse, assess and evaluate information and interpret impact or relevance to future states.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to use field-based electronic or other communication tools for all aspects of job is critical.

  • Resiliency in managing complex challenges.

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills, including high emotional intelligence and the ability to engage in professional relationship building and networking.

Additional Preference:

  • Experience in a Medical Science Liaison role (ideally > 1 year)

  • Experience with Auto-Immune based diseases (pharmaceutical industry or research experience)

  • Experience in servicing customer needs for complex information.

  • Experience in field based working environment highly valued.

  • Familiarity with health systems, academic communities, medical research, and medical education process highly valued.

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Additional Information:

Lilly is an EEO Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status

Company Overview:

Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at and .

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Region: Asia/Pacific

City: Sydney

State: New South Wales, Victoria

Country: Australia

Location Details:

Req Id: 52367BR