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Medical Science Liaison - CVRM (West Canada) - 12 month contract

Job ID R-155266Date posted 20/12/2022

This is a 12-month contract role covering Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia

About AstraZeneca Canada:

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, AstraZeneca has been recognized as a Greater Toronto Area Top Employer for eight straight years. 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.

At AstraZeneca, we are united by a common purpose – to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. This purpose underpins everything we do; our work helps to make hearts healthier, to help people breathe easier, and to help more people survive cancer. Every single day, we make a difference by delivering potentially life-changing medicines to millions of people worldwide and by leading breakthrough science that promises to transform the treatment of disease.

Our purpose is ambitious and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and innovative company means crafting a vibrant, dynamic culture where we celebrate entrepreneurial thinking and act quickly to inspire change. We are adventurous, taking smart risks and learning from both success and failure. We are curious, creative, and open to new insights and ways of working. Above all, we are passionate about science and driven to always put patients first. Join us and be part of a great place to work; an environment that energizes and empowers each of us to achieve our goal to develop and deliver medicines.

Are you motivated to positively impact the health of others? Our Medical Science Liaisons engage in scientific exchange with health care professionals in an effort to facilitate scientific discovery and informed treatment decisions.


  • 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 HCP’s 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 in cardiology, heart failure, neurology and/or rare diseases is preferred, however, you may at times be required to change therapeutic areas to adapt to business needs.

Great People want to Work with us! Find out why:

  • GTAA Top Employer Award for 9 years:
  • Best Workplace Culture Award at the 2018 Canadian HR Awards:
  • Browse AstraZeneca's YouTube channel to find out more about us:


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 a crucial 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 byemailing

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.


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