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Consultant Medical Liaison-Northern California

Eli Lilly and Company

San Fran, NC
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Consultant, Medical Affairs,

Job Description

Company Overview:
Lilly is the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and has been creating medicines that help improve peoples' quality of life for more than 135 years. Across the globe, we are a leader in investing in research and development and we also invest in our employees – in competitive salaries, training and development, and health.
The pharmaceutical industry is a complex, rapidly changing environment and we are looking for highly capable leaders to help us continue bringing innovation to patients.
If you are interested in being considered for employment at Lilly, we encourage you to review the following opportunity.

Autoimmune Consultant-Medical Liaison – Northern California Based
Scientific Experts (SEs) have special needs for in-depth and cutting edge information, because these health care professionals design and implement novel research and educate colleagues and students. The Medical Liaison (ML) program is specifically designed to meet these needs through a field-based group of medical professionals with deep content knowledge about Lilly and competitor products and current issues in the therapeutic areas they represent. This position is focused on Autoimmune Disease (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus and Psoriasis). The ML also gathers feedback and insights from Scientific Experts (SEs), to better inform Lilly's research and potentially influence overall strategic direction of the company. By providing answers that matter and facilitating scientific exchange between industry and the academic community, the MLs have the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare with needed information that addresses important clinical and scientific questions. This ML position Northern California, Nevada and Utah.


•   Develop mutually beneficial relationships with external clients and internal business partners
•   The ML will spend between 70-80% of their time on customer-facing activities to develop relationships with external clients - key scientific experts/educators/investigators - within a defined geography.
•   The ML will serve as the major representative of Lilly for these health care professionals, providing deep and advanced disease state and product information as well as facilitating the work of the scientific expert when it aligns with Lilly's mission.
•   An important aspect of this work will be to connect thought leaders with other Lilly resources (e.g., Outcomes Research, Discovery, Scientists, and Clinical Research Physicians).
•   The ML will be the primary point people in interfacing between Lilly resources or internal business partners (e.g., Clinical Research Physicians, Medical Information Associates, Corporate Medical teams).
•   They will also report the clinical insights and unanswered customer questions they have received from external SEs to the medical and brand teams.

Understand and effectively communicate current scientific knowledge
•   The ML will be required to maintain their technical expertise within a therapeutic area to engage in scientific discussions with scientific experts.
•   The ML will be expected to engage in continuous learning within the therapeutic area they represent.
•   They will attend appropriate scientific meetings, conduct routine literature searches and will be expected to communicate regularly with each other to assure that the entire group benefits from individual learning whenever it is relevant.
•   As a result, the ML will establish them as a reliable, trusted resource of accurate, up-to-date medical and scientific knowledge requested and desired by their clients.
•   They will respond in a timely way to personal or electronic inquiries with any available information which may include reprints or posters, medical letters, literature citations, access to internal and external experts, slides and other teaching-related material.

Effectively manage administrative activities
•   The ML job entails not only scientific and customer expertise, but also requires the ability to understand and effectively utilize approved resources to fulfill administrative, procedural, and legal requirements in order to address the customer needs.
•   These activities may include proficiency in computer skills and database entry (VEEVA, Lilly Net, S5, Microsoft Office, and Ovid), continual compliance of all procedural requirements of the role (i.e. good documentation practices, standards and procedures,) and appropriate utilization and best practice sharing of available resources.

Basic Qualifications:
•   Advanced degree in health sciences (PharmD, Ph.D., M.D.) with 2-3 years of relevant clinical or therapeutic experience OR Masters or Bachelors level degree in health sciences considered if 5 or more years of clinical experience in relevant therapeutic areas.
•   Relevant therapeutic areas include rheumatology or dermatology

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