Shire Medical Science Liaison - Genetic Diseases in Remote, Germany

Job Description

With nearly 24,000 employees in 65+ countries our therapies are available in more than 100 countries .

Shire is the global leader in serving patients with rare diseases. We strive to develop best-in-class therapies across a core of rare disease areas, supplemented by diversified capabilities in highly specialized conditions.

In the fight against rare disease, we believe every day is an opportunity to win.

And so we never stop exploring new therapies and supporting patients across a range of therapeutic areas. Our heritage, expertise and strong sense of urgency fuel our innovation. Our global reach enables us to help more people than ever before.

Shire is looking for Medical Science Liaison to join our Medical Affairs - Genetic Disease Team on a full time, permanent basis to cover the region of Germany.

Medical Science Liaison - Genetic Diseases (m/f)

Reference: R0028155

The Medical Science Liaison will:

  • Serve as a field-based extension of the Therapeutic Area Medical Strategy Group

  • Systematically identify the scientific exchange needs of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), investigators and other stakeholders in patient care, establish strong professional relationships, provide credible scientific expertise and serve as a liaison to Shire Global Medical, Global Clinical and external partners

  • Ensure compliant communication and education of Shire’s marketed and emerging product portfolio to meet the educational and professional needs of Shire’s key customers

  • Respond effectively to requests for scientific exchange

  • Support design and implementation of scientific programs with external experts and Global Medical Affairs (GMA)

  • Support local team disease area and product knowledge through scientific training

  • Maintain personal expertise in relevant disease areas and MSL best practices


60% of the time : KOL Relationship Management

  • Through compliant scientific exchange, builds and maintains professional relationships with external stakeholders to expand Shire’s research, advisory and educational partnership opportunities

  • Ensures high standard of professionalism to develop and maintain “peer-to-peer” scientific relationships with key thought leaders in healthcare, academia, payer, and government organizations per strategic territory plans and as requested by KOLs, including the management of strategic scientific partnerships and scientific exchange

  • Provide scientific liaison support to Investigators currently involved in the Shire’s Company sponsored interventional or observational studies and investigator initiated trials

  • Serve as a liaison between healthcare practitioners (HCPs) and Shire medical affairs

  • Facilitate 1:1 and group scientific interactions with healthcare professionals

  • Participate in KOL planning

  • Maintain KOL plans and update medical customer relationship management system in a timely, accurate, and compliant manner

  • Maintain awareness of and access to internal and external information sources available to support high-quality scientific exchange, and coordinate high-quality interactions between these resources and external customers

30% of the time: Effective and Compliant Dissemination of Data

  • Respond within defined timeline and quality standards to unsolicited inquiries from HCPs and other stakeholders received by Global Medical Affairs and referred to GMA by other Shire functions

  • Support development of appropriate responses to unique inquiries as required, such as the presentation of scientific evidence and medical education

  • Presents clinical and disease state information to a variety of audiences, including KOLs, Medical advisors, formulary/decision makers and other HCPs and Shire internal teams

  • Ensures appropriate scientific exchange with HCPs by fostering fair and balanced medical and scientific communications that are not misleading

  • Serves as scientific resource at key medical, scientific, and patient advocacy conferences as assigned

  • Conducts therapeutic training for Sales and Medical colleagues upon request

5% of the time: Contribution to Shire’s Strategic Medical Strategy

  • Provide scientific input and participate in local medical and cross-functional initiatives

  • Provide field-based medical support to Shire’s clinical research programs, registries, and facilitation of the investigator sponsored trials process

  • Communicates key medical insights from KOLs/HCPs to inform refinement of medical strategies or tactics

  • Gains customer insights, opinions and feedback and engages with internal colleagues to connect business opportunities with internal resources

  • Under the guidance of [MSL Team Lead or Region Lead] , provides scientific support for company-sponsored meetings

  • Participates on internal project teams as directed by Management (e.g. publications)

10% of the time: Maintaining personal expertise in relevant disease areas and MSL best practices

  • Maintain knowledge base and scientific expertise on all assigned Shire disease areas and products

  • Develop and update knowledge of applicable pharmaceutical guidelines and regulations, including, but not limited to, ICH, GCP, PhRMA, DOJ, OIG, R&D Code of Ethical Practices and company policies

  • Develop/increase knowledge of medical literature and critical appraisal of scientific publications


  • An advanced degree in life sciences (MD, PharmD or PhD or equivalent) is required

  • Has an established track record of effective and influential oral presentations within the healthcare profession

  • Demonstrative therapeutic experience/research or substantive patient care experience is required (2 years minimum)

  • Medical, clinical or research experience in the assigned disease area is preferred

  • Demonstration of expertise in key skills and competencies


This position involves extensive regional, national and international travel and requires to post holder to maintain a clean driving record.

This sounds interesting to you?

We are looking forward to hearing from you. Please visit our careers page and submit your application for the position of Medical Science Liaison - Genetic Diseases (Reference: R0028155)

Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Maxi Gruber via for any questions related to this job posting or the recruitment process.

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.