Medical Science Liaison - Southwest & Texas

Dallas, TX, United States
Aug 18, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Position Summary:

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will participate in the strategic development and tactical execution of plans to engage scientific thought leaders and act as a conduit for providing accurate and updated clinical, scientific and medical information to Health Care Professionals and other members of the scientific community. The MSL will provide non-promotional scientific, educational, and research support for the Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT) product portfolio, in particular for Voxelotor, for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD). The MSL will provide field-based medical support for GBT's clinical research programs, registries and facilitation of the investigator sponsored trials process. The MSL will provide requested, clinical and scientific information to KOLs, HCP's academia, payer, government organizations, community-based patient organizations and other members of the healthcare community in compliance with all relevant company policies. This is a home-office based position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Through appropriate scientific exchange, builds and maintains professional relationship with external stakeholders to expand GBT's research, advisory and education partnership opportunities
  • Develop clinical knowledge expertise in the SCD treatment landscape including current treatment strategies, and new therapeutic developments
  • Participate and sometimes lead the development and execution of medical strategies to identify, key SCD experts, investigators and institutions strategic to research and development efforts
  • Develop and ensure alignment in medical education activities for healthcare professionals through MSL-delivered presentations, participation in medical meetings, and other appropriate venues to enhance product and disease state knowledge
  • Collaborate with the GBT clinical team, medical monitors and CRA's to coordinate and optimize educational and research support for sites/investigators participating in GBT's clinical trials
  • Respond to unsolicited requests regarding interest in investigator sponsored studies (ISS), and supporting ISS submissions through appropriate internal review and approval processes
  • Ensure alignment on content of effective clinical presentations provided to internal and external audiences, ensuring presentations are tailored to meet the specific needs of the audience (appropriate response to unsolicited requests)
  • Ensure efficient information exchange between MSL colleagues in the field and office-based clinical, medical affairs, and drug safety team members, so that key clinical, safety and research issues are identified and communicated to and from industry leaders and the appropriate GBT departments to help shape company research, development, and strategies for investigational and commercialized products
  • Identify educational needs within the medical community around the SCD state management
  • Maintain clinical expertise through comprehensive education including attendance at relevant symposium, scientific workshops, and review of key journals; and where applicable participation in required internal training, and presentations
  • Adhere to all regulatory and compliance guidelines and company policies in all aspects of scientific dissemination of information, including responses to unsolicited requests for medical information
  • Serve as a liaison between HCP's and KOL's and GBT Medical Affairs
  • Participate in KOL planning
  • Mentors other MSL team members
  • Assist and augment in the training and development of Medical colleagues, regional field-based MSL's and Sales teams
  • Support development of appropriate responses to unique inquires as required in the areas of scientific evidence and medical education, etc.

  • An advanced degree in life sciences (MD, PharmD, PhD or equivalent) is preferred with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience as an MSL, with 3 years in the field as an MSL or in a comparable role
  • Has an established and demonstrated track record of effective and influential oral presentations with the healthcare profession
  • Has excellent leadership, management and negotiation skills. The ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to influence and work effectively across functions and operate in a matrix environment
  • Demonstrated 3 year's minimum of therapeutic research or substantive patient care experience is required
  • Launch experience preferred
  • Prior experience in rare disease required
  • Ability to travel 60-70%
  • Field-based. Must live within territory outlined above (preferably in the N. Texas region)

Fit with GBT culture:
  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity

NOTE: This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Global Blood Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.