This territory will cover the following states: TX, AZ, CO, NM, OK, AR, LA, MS, AL.
The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field-facing representative of US Medical Affairs with a primary responsibility of engaging in the exchange of scientific data and other medical and/or scientific information with external customers (Health Care Providers, researchers, professional organization leadership, and population-based decision makers). The MSL brings relevant insights from the field on research developments, treatment landscape and new concepts in medical treatment.
The impact that a MSL will have to the organization include the following: a) a MSL will communicate key information about the company and its hhc mission; b) provide key scientific and clinical information about products; provide a conduit for communication between Research and the medical community regarding ideas for future research with products; and c) provide corporate value through demonstrated leadership and participation in strategic thinking.
Product/Therapeutic Area Support to External Stakeholders
- Act as the primary clinical/scientific resource to HCPs in the territory for information pertaining to disease state and product(s) to ensure awareness and understanding.
- Serve as a conduit for accurate and updated clinical, scientific and medical information between Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)/investigators and the company's Medical Affairs and development groups.
- Establish, foster, cultivate and maintain peer relationships with KOLs in the therapeutic areas in which has current and future interests.
- Share knowledge and participate in scientific exchanges and interactions with identified KOLs
- Present clinical, scientific and economic data on products and relevant therapeutic areas to population-based decision-makers, as requested.
- Identify and report key scientific, clinical and research insights from KOLs to Medical Affairs.
- Develop and implement plans to support Medical Affairs strategic direction for assigned territory.
- Maintain and demonstrate thorough and up-to-date knowledge of disease state, study methodology, clinical information, and product data
- Demonstrate full knowledge of and ability to execute on approved medical platforms/strategies and MSL initiatives
- Serve as technical/scientific subject matter resource to commercial personnel, if requested
- Facilitate review and follow up of submitted Investigator-Initiated Studies (IISs) and assist with sponsored trials.
- Serve as primary contact to external investigators who submit IISs. The MSL may also be involved with providing recommendations for site selection and scientific expertise to Investigators involved in company sponsored post-marketing studies.
Professional Organization Support
Work in conjunction with the appropriate internal departments to support collaboration and interactions with professional organizations/societies & advocacy groups
Advanced terminal D degree in medical or health sciences (e.g M.D., PhD, PharmD, DPH, EdD)
- Minimal or no MSL experience required
- 3-5 years industry/ clinical pharmacist/research/ related experience in a scientific or clinical setting
- Strong broad-based scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge.
- Excellent presentation and teaching skills
- Clinical trial development experience is preferred.
- Knowledge of treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, FDA regulations and OIG guidelines are required.
- Strong overall written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge and experience within desired therapeutic area; comfortable and confident speaking about drug information/disease state management
- Understanding of the role and contributions provided by Medical Science Liaisons & Medical Affairs
- Demonstrated ability to assess issues and think strategically
Other Skills And Abilities
- Demonstrated ability and experience working cross-functionally
- Demonstrated ability to anticipate, organize, plan and handle multiple changing priorities
- Demonstrated ability to work independently while adhering to Medical Affairs strategic direction
- Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations and proactively identify opportunities/issues; effectively solve problems that cross functional boundaries
- Committed to the concept of team and working within the framework of the Medical Affairs Department and organization, including as it pertains to compliance with policies, systems and practices
- Possesses and maintains a valid driver's license
- Capable of engaging in frequent business travel (approximately 60% of time), including air travel, ability to travel overnight and occasionally on weekends.
- This is a field-based position. The employee is required to set up a home-based office.
- Domestic and international travel may include spending time at cancer trial sites/institutions, conference center, offices and hotels.
- Sound computer skills including applications for word processing, producing slide materials and working with spreadsheets
- Established relationships with key opinion leaders in therapeutic areas of interest
- Understanding of the pharmaceutical corporate environment and appreciation for Commercial Operations, including Marketing and Sales strategies
- All new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide valid proof of vaccination as of their start date, to the extent permitted under applicable law. This requirement is a condition of employment and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a site, field based or is fully remote. If you are unable to receive the vaccine for qualifying medical reasons (including pregnancy-related), or religious reasons (sincerely held religious beliefs), you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.