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Medical Science Liaison - Northeast Territory (Field Based)

CareDx, Inc.

Location:
New York, NY
Posted Date:
2/14/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Salary:
Required Education:
Doctorate/PhD
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Medical Science Liaison,

Job Description


CareDx, Inc., headquartered in Brisbane, California, is a global molecular diagnostics company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value diagnostic solutions for transplant patients. CareDx offers AlloMap®, a gene expression test that aids clinicians in identifying heart transplant patients with stable graft function who have a low probability of moderate to severe acute cellular rejection. CareDx is developing additional products for transplant monitoring using a variety of technologies, including AlloSure®, a proprietary next-generation sequencing–based test to detect donor-derived cell-free DNA after transplantation.

CareDx, with its presence through Olerup, also develops, manufactures, markets and sells high quality products that increase the chance of successful transplants by facilitating a better match between a donor and a recipient of stem cells and organs. Olerup SSP® is a set of HLA typing used prior to hematopoietic stem cell/bone marrow transplantation and organ transplantation. XM-ONE® is the first standardized test that quickly identifies a patient’s antigens against HLA Class I, Class II or antibodies against a donor’s endothelium. For more information, please visit: www.CareDx.com.

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will apply his/her background in transplant patient care and use of laboratory tests in patient management to educate physicians and transplant coordinators about the clinical value of the AlloMap ® and AlloSure®, tests as  non-invasive methods to monitor transplant recipients for organ rejection. The MSL will be familiar with current best practices of post-transplant patient management, and will explain how these diagnostic tests are useful in patient care.   Excellent communication skills are essential for the MSL who will operate from a home based office in the Northeast.   Significant travel is required to visit transplant clinics affiliated with teaching hospitals located in the region.  

Northeast Territory: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware

Responsibilities
•   Communicate and reinforce the clinical utility of the AlloMap and AlloSure tests
•   Develop strong and productive working relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) in the field of transplantation
•   Help analyze, interpret, and clarify AlloMap and AlloSure test results in conjunction with other clinical data
•   Provide on-site clinical support at transplant centers through oral presentations, test result data reviews and interactive resolution of clinician queries
•   Function as the primary clinical resource for the Transplant Account Manager (TAM) team to support product adoption and expanded use of CareDx products
•   Assist new product development teams in defining unmet needs, product performance requirements, and launch plans
•   Provide clinical support for Customer Service inquiries and complaints
•   Participate in Medical Advisory Board meetings with KOLs
•   Participate in Clinical Workshop meetings with KOLs
•   Support company initiatives at clinical and scientific meetings
•   Function as a clinical liaison and resource to payer and insurance groups
•   Support Clinical Operations as needs with field support at transplant centers participating in CareDx sponsored trials

Work Environment:
50-70% travel is required to transplant clinics in the United States.  An employee in this position may work in an environment, or visits facilities, in which safety, environmental and health concerns may demand constant attention.  Adherence to the Corporate and/or Plant policies, rules, and regulations in these areas is required.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, handle or feel, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit, stand and walk.  There will be periods of time during the workday where you will be sitting for 3-4 hours in a row. Requires regular use of hands to operate office equipment and type on the keyboard. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Requirements



•   Health care professionals with relevant clinical sciences knowledge in (kidney and heart preferred) organ transplantation will be considered:  RN, Nurse Practitioners, Pharm D, PhD, or MD.
•   Prior experience in MSL role highly preferred and/or the introduction of new clinical laboratory tests preferred
•   Outstanding oral presentation skills
•   Ability to explain how AlloMap and AlloSure scores can be used and added to the milieu of other available clinical data, interpret clinical scenarios, and communicate diagnostic and management issues in  transplant recipients
•   Experience in establishing strong, collaborative working relationships with clinicians
•   Experience in establishing strong, collaborative working relationships with internal stakeholder functions (e.g. Sales, Marketing, Regulatory, R&D) and external customers
•   Knowledge of molecular biology and immunology helpful
•   Outstanding interpersonal skills and collaborative work style


Additional Information
Benefits & Perks: We provide Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care, Commuter Accounts, 401(k), 3 weeks of vacation, 5 days sick leave, 1 personal floating holiday, 9 paid holidays, gym reimbursement, yoga onsite,  ping pong, foosball, BBQ’s, social hours, and more!
CareDx, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.