Medical Science Liaison - Biopharmaceutical Company

Contact: Yoshiko Kumakura
Reference: JO-2302-478787


  • Applicants must have permission to work in Japan
  • Applicants must be able to speak fluent ~ native level Japanese (Equivalent to JLPT N1)

☑Foreign business ☑Japanese language required

Medical Science Liaison

[Company Description]
Global Biopharmaceutical Company


  • Executes against the Medical Affairs plan for Japan.
  • Provides scientific education and training initiatives.
  • Performs field visits with key physicians and stakeholders, organizing advisory board meetings, facilitating clinical trials, and serving as the medical resource for both external and internal stakeholders.
  • This position has no connection to commercial sales performance and is a non-promotional role.
  • The primary focus is providing Healthcare Professionals with fair and balanced scientific information.


  • As an internal medical/technical/scientific resource, the role has the opportunity to engage with our customers and ultimately impact the success of the business.
  • The role requires competency in practical aspects of patient care, and the ability to use medical and scientific information to facilitate engagement of physicians and others in the clinical and basic scientific issues relevant to our products.
  • A high level of travel/field time is to be expected within this position (approximately 60% of time spent outside the office and up to 50% outside Tokyo area depending on the business need).

Business Planning - 15%

  • Work closely with the Commercial leaders and Medical Director to set priorities & activities.

Education- 15%

  • Ensure up-to-date knowledge of our Facial Aesthetic products, relevant disease states and conditions. Provide interpretation and perspective to competitor activities.

External Training and Education - 30%

  • Through field visits, improve doctors' awareness of our Facial Aesthetics products.
  • Share scientific data supporting their use.
  • Work closely with the commercial team to facilitate training to physicians, and provide proper engagement to thought leaders and doctors externally. Help shape the company's leadership image within the specialty area.
  • Ensure the future success of the Company by identifying doctors-in-training with specialty interests which lie within the company's therapeutic range and fostering relationships through educational initiatives.
  • Provide scientific and clinical information to Healthcare Professionals on request.

Thought Leadership - 20%

  • Identify key researchers and physicians critical to the knowledge base and disease awareness relevant to the success of each of our Facial Aesthetic products in the specialty area.
  • Facilitate greater understanding of medical practice patterns, educational and training needs; organize local activities with key stakeholders.
  • Present and communicate our scientific perspective and vision at customer meetings; plan meeting agendas with key stakeholders; interpret feedback and results.
  • Ensure the maintenance of key relationships with physicians and administrators of specialty societies.

Phase IV Trials - 10%

  • Identify and prioritize phase IV and investigator initiated study needs; ensure that the approval process and execution of all phase IV and IIS follow our guidelines and policies.

Clinical Expertise - 10%

  • Keep up-to-date on the status of scientific developments in the specialty areas within own country, Asia-Pacific and globally.
  • Attend key relevant medical congresses locally, and as required, internationally for the purpose of extending medical knowledge, supporting the commercial team with medical expertise, establishing new business relationships, and strengthening existing relationships.


  • Successful completion of Master degree/PhD (Health science) or MD degree
  • Minimum 1-2 years post-qualification work experience in Medical affairs or Marketing function.
  • Experience working collaboratively and cross-functionally in a matrixed structure, supporting multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and convey clinical and non-clinical technical information effectively to individuals with varying degrees of scientific acumen.
  • Experience working with technology, including systems such as Microsoft Office.

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Related specialist in Dermatology or experiences in the cosmetic product is preferred.
  • Experience working within the pharmaceutical industry or within clinical research is preferred.


10 million JPY - 12 million JPY (Experiences and skills will be considered)

Social insurance


  • Full 2 holiday week system (Sat/Sun)
  • National holidays
  • New year's holiday
  • Annual Leave

[Selection Process]
Application screening and several interviews are scheduled.

Please click "apply" if you are interested in the job.
We will review your profile and contact you within five business days should we find that you satisfy the requirements of the hiring company.
Further details about the company and position will be notified at a later date.

Reference: JO-2302-478787
Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level
Job Function: Science, Training, Strategy / Planning