Medical Science Liaison- Lung (18 month contract)


This is an 18-month contract role covering Ontario-East/Nova Scotia/Newfoundland for approximately 6 months and Ontario-Central & North for a subsequent 12 months

At AstraZeneca, we pride ourselves on crafting a collaborative culture that champions knowledge-sharing, ambitious thinking and innovation – ultimately providing employees with the opportunity to work across teams, functions and even the globe.

Recognizing the importance of individualized flexibility, our ways of working allow employees to balance personal and work commitments while ensuring we continue to create a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork by engaging face-to-face in our offices 3 days a week. Our head office and BlueSky Hub in downtown Toronto are purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.

Our dedication to sustainability is also central to our culture and part of what makes AstraZeneca a great place to work. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected which is why we’re taking ambitious action to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to access to healthcare and disease prevention.


  • You review emerging data with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) discussing benefits and risks in a scientific, objective and candid way
  • You interact with HCPs as scientific consultants to encourage engagement in scientific activities aligned with corporate projects such as advisory boards, speaker programs and clinical trials
  • You identify HCPs with the scientific knowledge and expertise to collaborate on forward thinking basic and pre-clinical and clinical research identified in our target planning
  • You stay abreast of information and provide AstraZeneca with an understanding of regional HCPs, their practices and related key issues and trends in disease treatment
  • You act as a regional (field-based) subject matter contact in the lifecycle management of products in a variety of therapeutic areas
  • You will uncover opportunities for research with HCPs and connect these opportunities with Medical Advisors as part of the Externally Sponsored Research (ESR) process
  • You support key clinical trial sites by providing relevant scientific expertise on the molecule being investigated either during site initiation or shortly thereafter
  • You collaborate with clinical operations groups in helping to ensure successful recruitment of clinical sites


  • You are best suited for this role with previous experience as a healthcare professional (PharmD, MD) or one with scientific expertise including PhD or MSc
  • Preferably two years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a physician-facing role
  • Excellent ability to learn and capacity for scientific concepts and knowledge
  • Effective and proven strong communication (both verbal and written) and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated relationship development, leadership and team collaboration skills
  • Good organizational skills and able to work autonomously
  • Expert knowledge of the health care environment with regards to Opinion Leaders, Academia and the Medical Community in general
  • Travel required (Local, Regional, National and International)
  • Previous MSL experience and/or expertise in respiratory, allergy and/or immunology is preferred, however, you may at times be required to change therapeutic areas to adapt to business needs

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  • GTAA Top Employer Award for 9 years
  • Learn about our culture
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Are you interested in working at AZ, apply today!

AstraZeneca is committed to taking every reasonable precaution to protect employees, our customers and the healthcare systems in the communities in which we serve. In an effort to protect the wellbeing of our employees and customers, full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of all positions at AstraZeneca. As such, all offers of employment will be conditional upon either (i) proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or (ii) proof of need for accommodation under relevant human rights legislation, and AstraZeneca’s determination that the requested accommodation can be provided without undue hardship. You will be required to submit proof of full vaccination or proof of need for accommodation during our background screening process.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing [email protected]

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