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Medical Science Liaison

MEI Pharma, Inc.

San Diego, CA
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Medical Science Liaison,

Job Description

MEI Pharma, Inc., is a San Diego-based oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer. Our portfolio of drug candidates includes Pracinostat, an oral HDAC inhibitor being developed in combination with azacitidine for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Our clinical development pipeline also includes ME-401, a highly selective oral PI3K delta inhibitor, and ME-344, a novel mitochondrial inhibitor.  MEI is currently seeking an experienced candidate for the following position:

Medical Science Liaison                    

Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Clinical Development, the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field-based position that develops and enhances professional relationships with medical thought leaders, investigators and key medical organizations involved in cancer drugs development.  The MSL provides medical information through medical and scientific discussions in a balanced, non-promotional manner.  The role is performed in accordance with all applicable legal, regulatory and professional guidelines.  This is a challenging position in a fast-paced setting that requires a highly-motivated, self-starter.


•   The MSL ensures the appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding MEI’s oncology pipeline compounds in a timely and customer-focused manner to all appropriate parties.
•   Identifies specific Key Opinion Leaders in the oncology field and establishes and maintains scientific relationships with them in their academic and community cancer centers around the country.
•   Provides clinical communication through presentations and information in response to questions from the academic and healthcare-provider settings.
•   Collaborates with the in-house Clinical Operations Department to enhance patient enrollment in company-sponsored clinical trials by identifying appropriate clinical trial sites and interacting with investigators in ongoing studies.
•   Provides scientific and medical information updates and scientific support at medical meetings.
•   Provides timely feedback and information on emerging clinical and scientific teams as well as opportunities to internal staff.
•   Furnishes scientific support for appropriate educational initiatives.
•   Ensures all activities are compliant with MEI’s company policies.


•   Advanced scientific degree (MD, PhD, PharmD) with at least 5 years of relevant industry experience.  Hematology/Oncology MSL experience is strongly preferred along with a solid professional reputation for interacting productively with thought leaders in the field.
•   Thorough comprehension of the oncology drug development process is required.
•   Demonstrated ability and experience to effectively present clinical/scientific information to a variety of audiences is essential.
•   Respectful, accountable and collaborative abilities to work with in-house teams and all outside collaborators.
•   Able to spend a significant amount of time in the field directly interacting with thought leaders, investigators and hematology/oncology professionals.
•   Superior time management skills to balance multiple priorities and to meet deadlines.
•   Ability to create materials such as reports and presentations for inside and outside the organization.
•   Approximately 50-60% travel is required; overnight travel required as needed.
•   Must possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.