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Bartlesville, OK
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MSL Oncology (London & South East)

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Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL), Oncology covering the South of the UK (London, South East Kent, Sussex, Surrey).


Takeda is a global pharmaceutical leader with more than 30,000 professionals working together across more than 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put people first and we live our values of Takeda-ism: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our more than 230-year legacy of research-based pharmaceuticals and our mission to strive toward Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. 


Operating across 32 countries, our Europe and Canada region is diverse, dynamic and at the forefront of supporting our mission of delivering better health for patients through leading innovations in gastroenterology, central nervous system, oncology, and vaccines.


In December 2014 Takeda launched its global oncology business unit named Takeda Oncology. This business model was designed to create a fully integrated unit within Takeda's global network to leverage expertise from diverse oncology markets to help accelerate global and local capabilities, ensure continued understanding of evolving patient needs, and drive the oncology business worldwide. The UK is one of seven markets that sits within the Global oncology business unit


Takeda's legacy in oncology extends more than 25 years, and includes a range of paradigm-changing therapies for haematological cancers and solid tumours. Today, the company is investigating compounds across more than 17 cancer subtypes.


Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people’s lives – including your own. 


As a Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL), Oncology working on the Medical & Scientific Affairs Team, you will be empowered to provide field-based medical, scientific & educational support to healthcare professionals in order to support the achievement of the company’s goals. You will be encouraged to identify and develop strong, sustainable peer-to-peer relationships with external stakeholders through excellent, best-in-class engagement to support the medical/scientific objectives of the company. Part of your role will be to assist with launch of new oncology products in market.


At Takeda Oncology our mission remains constant; we endeavour to deliver novel medicines to patients with cancer worldwide through our commitment to science, breakthrough innovation and passion for improving the lives of patients. The medical manager role is an integral one to delivering this mission within the UK. 


Within our day-to-day work, the Takeda Oncology medical affairs team focus on the following values whilst upholding the highest ethical standards:

  • Diversity
  • Commitment
  • Passion
  • Teamwork
  • Transparency
  • Innovation


  • Medical/Scientific Affairs 
  • Build and maintain partnerships with KOLs and stakeholders in current and future therapeutic areas of interest
  • Continuously screen, review and analyse scientific literature; generate summaries & critical assessments if appropriate
  • Attend local and global congresses to gather knowledge and information for dissemination to internal stakeholders
  • Use specific disease and product knowledge to support Takeda’s haem-oncology portfolio and become a field based medical expert of drug and disease for Takeda; e.g. answer medical/technical unsolicited enquiries from HCPs, provide accurate and non-promotional scientific information relating to licensed and unlicensed indications following unsolicited requests from HCPs, etc.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of key medical activities (e.g. Advisory boards, medical education and peer-to-peer training activities)
  • Provide clinical presentations and medical information as necessary
  • Participate in development of patient services and healthcare solutions
  • Ensure all activities are in line with the ABPI Code of Practice and Takeda processes

Insight generation 

  • Identify and develop long term peer-to-peer relationships with local opinion leaders and other relevant stakeholders in order to understand their unmet needs and implement a targeted approach and tactics in order to present medical data in the most efficient way
  • Understand the patient journey and provide insights to support medical and scientific strategy development
  • Support Medical Manager, MSL Manager and Medical Advisor by acting as a consultant on data interpretation and real world experience with ixazomib and brentuximab vedotin.
  • Act as field-based reference points of scientific and clinical expertise for sales force and other internal stakeholders (e.g. Market access) through training and ad-hoc support, in alignment with Takeda project teams 
  • Support advisory boards including development, implementation, and facilitation, as needed
  • Establish and maintain relationships with KOLs and other stakeholders.

Evidence generation

  • Support ongoing and future Company Sponsored Studies  i.e. provides LOC review of proposed CRO site lists, attendance at Global/Regional and delivery of local Investigator Meetings, attend motivational site visits, provides site/investigator feedback to clinical operations etc. following the appropriate request from Global Development Operations and inform other LOC functions on progress in site involvement process in a timely manner
  • Capture and share in-field insights to support medical and scientific strategy and business development. Share in-field insights in a compliant manner with relevant business functions.
  • Facilitate unsolicited requests from HCPs for investigator-initiated sponsored research proposals through engagement with Global External Research 
  • Support Medical Affairs Company Studies (MACS) through site selection, accrual monitoring, and training
  • Development and support of national disease registries and Real World Evidence (RWE) projects for relevant disease areas


  • Interact with opinion leaders to communicate and advance Takeda’s scientific platform, as aligned with organisational goals, objectives and medical plans 
  • Ensure consistent communication to external stakeholders of ongoing clinical trial program when requested
  • Staff Congress medical booths to reactively provide fair, balanced, and unbiased information regarding products
  • Assist with the development and delivery of internal training when requested
  • Collaborative and compliant cross-functional working with Brand Teams, sales team, Market Access team and Clinical Operations team.

Key Capabilities: 

  • Strong experience as an MSL or other relevant role
  • Haem-oncology experience is desirable (multiple myeloma and or lymphoma experience is preferable)
  • Strong customer engagement skills (e.g. communication, negotiations, presentation etc...) with the ability to engage both external and internal customers
  • Experience with new product launches, especially in oncology and/or orphan disease markets 
  • Education recommended to be PharmD, MD or PhD
  • Desire to put people first and demonstrate the values of Takeda-ism

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