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Medical Science Liaison - Rheumatology

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AbbVie in the Netherlands is a young, ambitious health business where people and quality of life come first. The experience of illness is personal, so we care about the things that matter to patients. As market leader, we team with partners to co-design health solutions around our innovative medicines for complex diseases, which improve standards of care. Helping people to be fit for work and family life is how we make a remarkable impact to the lives of men, women and children in Dutch society.

Your challenge

As the MSL Rheumatology you will be the subject matter expert by having in-depth scientific knowledge on treatment and RA management, new treatment strategies for RA patients, including but not limited to AbbVie products. You will work on flawless execution of the brand strategies into in-field medical activities to address needs in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and enhance quality of care of these patients and optimal knowledge of HCPs on AbbVie products.

In this position you will have the opportunity to lead and support a launch product in RA and future indications in Rheumatology.

Your team

You will join an enthusiastic team in our Medical Affairs department. You will be reporting to the Medical Manager.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Together with the medical manager develop and execute a comprehensive medical affairs plan including a detailed cycle plan and evidence generation plan starting with a thorough gap analysis and including IIS-es/registries and non-interventional/epidemiologic studies as well as educational concepts.

  • Collaborate with in-field team members to execute brand / account plans through aligned cycle plans and in-field excellence.

  • Serve as the point of contact within the medical affairs team for HCPs in order to satisfy their needs for scientific knowledge in a therapeutic area and, when requested, relevant AbbVie medicines, to support their safe, effective and appropriate use.

  • Gain insights relevant to the strategic brand planning process and, together with the medical manager, provide input in the development of a cross functional, insight driven brand strategy.

  • Provide medical and scientific expertise to brand team and in-field team to support the brand/account strategy and drive executional excellence and guarantee perfect launch.

  • Deliver credible presentations on scientific matters to physicians, individually or in groups where relevant.

  • Assist SM&M in the initiation; oversight and follow up of assigned clinical studies to ensure rapid and flawless execution of the clinical trial program. Serve as the in-field medical lead for medical projects initiated within the therapeutic area.

  • Attend and participate in relevant scientific meetings and conferences. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop summaries of key data and other scientifically relevant information to inform AbbVie strategic priorities and initiatives.




  • Academic degree (PhD, PharmD, or MD preferred) in biomedical field (medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, biology);

  • Minimum of 2 years working in a clinical or pharmaceutical environment;

  • Experienced in working in a cross-functional team

  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong social skills and pro-active attitude

  • Fluent in Dutch and English (written/spoken)


AbbVie - What we offer you

AbbVie offers an international, dynamic and challenging work environment with full opportunity to develop yourself. AbbVie’s local offer includes:

  • Competitive salary package and a 13th month (flexible package)

  • Incentive plan
  • 31 holidays with option to buy additional days

  • Strong secondary benefits; amongst others travel allowance and vitality allowance

  • Solid pension plan
  • Attractive collective insurance package

  • Option to purchase AbbVie stocks
  • Focus on development; feedback and coaching, personal development budget, development events and awards

  • Vitality as cornerstone; free fruit and massages, personal coaching services specialized in work-life balance topics, increasing resilience and vitality

  • All Employee events and ‘Coffee Corners’, to provide strategy updates and enable departments to inspire, celebrate and network

  • Opportunities to be involved in social responsibility activities


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