Senior Medical Science Liaison

Cambridge, MA, United States
Sep 24, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Ovid Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OVID) is a New York-based biopharmaceutical company using its BoldMedicine™ approach to develop medicines that transform the lives of patients with rare neurological disorders. Ovid has a broad pipeline of potential first-in-class medicines. The company's lead investigational medicine, OV101, is currently in development for the treatment of Angelman syndrome and Fragile X syndrome. Ovid is also developing OV935/TAK-935 in collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited for the treatment of rare developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (DEE).


  • Helps with other internal stakeholder in building and TL engagement strategy
  • Engage in peer to peer scientific exchange of complex clinical and scientific information
  • Develop and foster strong scientific relationships with TLs, disease experts, and other health care providers (HCPs)
  • Provide clinical/scientific presentations to internal and external groups
  • Compliantly provide internal teams with feedback and insights from interactions and discussions with HCPs
  • Engage in accrual enhancement activities with clinical trial sites
  • Provide support at professional meetings, including staffing exhibits, reporting on scientific sessions, and facilitating meetings with Thought Leaders and HCPs
  • Adhere to corporate and health care compliance guidance in all activities, including those related to clinical trials, scientific interactions with internal and external groups, and responses to unsolicited requests for medical/scientific information
  • Maintain clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in hematology/oncology and company's therapeutic areas of interest
  • Represent the company and Medical Affairs during exchanges with the medical and scientific community
  • Establish and maintain ongoing long-term collaborative relationships with HCPs (including physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals) within assigned territory
  • Respond to and document unsolicited requests for scientific information
  • Helps to build the company scientific platform and provides clinical input and training to internal functions as requested
  • Provide support for content development and delivery of clinical presentations at Advisory Boards, as requested
  • Work closely with other field-based employees and headquarters- based staff to rapidly respond to questions from sites in the territory

  • Advanced scientific degree (i.e. MD, DO, PharmD, PhD, NP/PA) preferred
  • May have a Pharmacy, Nursing or Related Health Sciences BS/MS Degree
  • Experience must include a minimum of 3 years clinical, industry, or research related job responsibilities
  • Previous MSL, Medical Affairs and/or other industry experience strongly preferred
  • Existing relationships with institutions, practices, and/or hospitals in territory strongly preferred
  • Have a working understanding of hospital and community practice hematology/oncology departments and systems
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and compliance environment
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills including excellent verbal and written communication
  • Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe®
  • Ability to travel frequently (50-70%), including overnight travel
  • Must live in territory

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