Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Medical Science Liaison - Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles, CA, US
Jan 03, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Role and Responsibilities

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for identifying disease and product related medical needs in a defined geography.

Establishing frequent and timely interactions with Thought Leaders (TL) and other Health Care Providers (HCP) aligned with medical strategies to discuss safe and appropriate use of approved products, and pharmacoeconomic datī‚ˇ Respond to unsolicited questions on current medical and scientific issues, healthcare advances, treatment trends, and health outcomes measures

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the assigned disease and therapeutic area(s) and key publications

Possess the ability to translate this information and data into high quality medical dialogue

Possess a sophisticated understanding of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry including commercial, and government payer strategies, and the evolving healthcare delivery models

Deliver presentations to health care decision makers responding to unsolicited questions using relevant and approved materials

Support Company initiated trials by interacting with primary investigators, assisting in site identification and screenings, and delivering disease education using approved resources

Support data generation activities including participating in reviews of Investigator initiated proposals

Identify, collect and communicate insights to address competitive medical information in addition to insights on trends and changes affecting the regulatory and payer environment used to develop medical strategies

Other activities may include identification and training of contracted speakers or internal team members if alignment with medical plan and product life cycle needs

Fully comply with all company policies and applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards

Experience Required

MD, PharmD, DNP, PhD, etc. with experience in a specific Disease Area or with a broad medical background (preferred) OR Science Graduate with relevant pharmaceutical experience Knowledge Desired

Disease area knowledge with an understanding of scientific publications consistent with therapeutic area

Knowledge of a scientific or clinical area, patient treatment trends, competitive landscape

Knowledge of clinical trial design and process

Knowledge of the national and regional healthcare and access environment

Knowledge of HEOR core concepts

Excellent English language skills, spoken and written Experience Desired

A minimum of 2 years working in a clinical and/or pharmaceutical environment

Prior MSL experience

Ability to work independently and act as a collaborative team player

Translating scientific or clinical data into an understandable and valuable form to assist HCPs to best serve their patients

Good communication and presentation skills to present scientific and/or clinical data to researchers or HCPs at a level commensurate with audience

Developing peer-to-peer relationships with TLs, scientists and other healthcare professionals

Ability to quickly and comprehensively learn about new subject areas and environments consistent with role

Behaviors & Leadership Capabilities Desired
Demonstrate core BMS behaviors (innovation, speed, accountability, and passion)
Practice principles of integrity and honesty
Act with an enterprise mindset
Practice authentic leadership by cultivating honest relationships, seeking to understand blind spots, and staying
true to own values and those of BMS, even in the face of challenge
Possess a positive attitude and change agility during times of transition
Demonstrate the growth mindset and is open to innovation and process improvements
Contribute to talent development by providing timely feedback, understanding what will enable team success, and
maintaining a strong network
Actively engage in live meetings and teleconferences
Completion of all administrative aspects of the job

Essential Qualification
Ability to drive a company-provided car is an essential qualification of this position. Candidates must be able to
drive a BMS-provided vehicle between locations (often great distances apart), and arrive at each location ready
and able to enthusiastically and efficiently demonstrate an applied knowledge of pertinent health care industry
trends. Candidates must possess a high level of ethics, integrity and responsible and safe driving history.

Travel required