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Medical Science Liaison - Upstate NY, CT, RI

ZS Pharma

Hartford, CT
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Job Description

About Us
ZS Pharma Inc, is committed to advancing patient care by developing new therapeutic compounds to treat serious conditions related to kidney, cardiovascular and liver diseases. Our lead investigational therapy, sodium zirconium cyclosilicate, is a novel agent for the treatment of hyperkalemia, a potentially life-threatening condition characterized by abnormally high levels of potassium in the blood.

Job description
Medical Science Liaison – Upstate NY, CT, RI

The MSL is a field-based position within the medical affairs organization, committed to truthful and non-misleading scientific exchange with the healthcare community. We are open to candidates living in any of the above listed states. The chosen incumbent will have to travel to the various states and location of residence will determine the percentage of travel.  

The MSL will participate in the strategic development and execution of a Plan of Action (POA) governing interactions with the medical community. The MSL will identify and engage with healthcare decision makers to communicate and advance the scientific platform, as aligned with medical affairs goals and objectives and provide non-promotional scientific and medical information regarding disease state and/or ZS-9 to healthcare decision makers, particularly opinion leaders in the areas of nephrology, cardiology and emergency care. The role will also include communicating clinical and economic value information to payers and formulary decision makers.

Key Responsibilities -
·Develop deep scientific expertise regarding hyperkalemia, including prevalence, associated outcomes and patient management
·Participate in the strategic development and execution of a POA governing MSL interactions with members of the medical community
·Contribute to the development and implementation of medical education strategies and initiatives
·Cultivate, maintain and leverage relationships with national, regional and local opinion leaders and other healthcare decision makers, primarily in the areas of nephology (CKD), cardiology (heart failure) and emergency care
·Deliver effective medical presentations to diverse audiences, including physicians, nurses and pharmacists
·Communicate clinical and economic value information to payers and formulary decision makers
·Support the clinical research program and respond to unsolicited requests for investigator sponsored research proposals
·Participate in the identification and training of members of the speaker bureau
·Provide insights and feedback based on field interactions with opinion leaders and other healthcare decision makers to support corporate initiatives
·Provide scientific support, consistent with MSL compliance standards for commercial and other cross-functional colleagues
·Where appropriate, assume additional responsibilities supporting key initiatives and project teams, such as scientific platform development, publication planning, congress activities, and advisory boards


· Deep scientific expertise
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills
· Adept at developing relationships and building networks
· Ability to work effectively in a team and independently
· Excellent organization skills and decision-making ability

Preferred Qualifications
· Advanced degree (PharmD, PhD or MD/DO)
· 2 or more years in an MSL role
· Nephrology and/or cardiology (heart failure) therapeutic area knowledge
· Clinical research and scientific publications experience
· Familiarity with health outcomes and communicating clinical/economic value

ZS Pharma offers a salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market.  We promote a culture where motivated, customer-oriented employees can flourish, experience professional fulfillment, and reach their highest potential.  We offer medical, prescription, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plans, 401(k) with company match, paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday), Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and more.

ZS Pharma, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. US Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact