Medical Science Liaison
The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) organization is part of Medical Affairs within the Clinical organization. The MSLs will interact with scientific leaders and healthcare decision makers to communicate and advance the scientific platform for therapeutic areas that are aligned with the overall corporate strategy. Additionally, MSLs will support company sponsored and investigator-initiated research, deliver clinical and pharmacoeconomic presentations to payers, train faculty for the speaker’s bureau, support scientific congresses, and be a resource for medical and scientific inquires.
MSLs may also represent the company at identified patient advocacy, professional society, or other meetings. Additionally, MSLs may also participate on Company committees or engage in project work.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to):
- Establish peer-to-peer and science based relationships with scientific leaders and healthcare decision makers;
- Deliver fair, balanced, and credible medical and scientific presentations;
- Support company-sponsored and investigator initiated research;
- Participate in conferences and meetings as a scientific expert on the Company’s behalf; Train faculty on scientific content for the company’s speaker’s bureau;
- Serve as a scientific resource for scientific leaders and internal personnel;
- Obtain the insights of scientific leaders to help strategically guide the educational efforts of the organization in relevant therapeutic areas;
- Compile and interpret available data (i.e. congress presentations, scientific leader interactions, posters) to provide competitive intelligence for emerging therapeutic landscape;
- Perform all responsibilities following the highest ethical standards, including FDA guidelines, healthcare compliance requirements / SOPs, and best practices for the pharmaceutical industry; and
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Must be motivated, self-disciplined and comfortable working in both team and individual contributor roles;
- Must be an excellent communicator and skilled diplomat in all venues, including the ability to effectively combine science knowledge and communication skills;
- Proficient at territory management and execution of scientific leader communication plans;
- Demonstrated ability to develop strong business relationships with healthcare professionals, key decision makers, and other external and internal collaborators is required;
- Proven ability to meet individual goals, enhance therapeutic knowledge and continuously improve knowledge, skills and abilities related to job expectations;
- Solid understanding of drug development and life-cycle management of a product is preferred;
- Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare compliance requirements and regulatory trends that directly and indirectly impact field medical; and
- Ability to travel a minimum of 60% of the time and work from a home-based office.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- MD, PhD or PharmD is required; and
- Minimum of four years previous work experience in an equivalent field-based position is required, with a minimum of two in the CNS therapeutic area.