Senior Medical Science Liaison

Oct 15, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
At Retrophin, our mission is to identify, develop and deliver life-changing therapies to people living with rare disease. Giving patients a chance, providing hope, is what drives us.

Retrophin recognizes that our exceptional employees are vital to our success. We are a dedicated team focused on meeting the unique needs of patients. Our work is rewarding, professionally and personally because we are making a difference and we are passionate about what we do.

We are seeking talented individuals with an entrepreneurial drive who will thrive in our collaborative, fast paced environment and share in our mission to help others. We are headquartered in San Diego, CA with additional offices in Dublin, Ireland.

Locations: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to create and sustain relationships with industry/academic leaders, physicians and other healthcare professionals. The Medical Science Liaison should be skilled in clinical research and understand the process of the pharmaceutical product development and approval.

Essential Functions:
  • Cultivate, maintain and leverage relationships with national, regional and local KOLs.
  • Engage and focus on pre-launch activities for sparsentan in IgA and FSGS
  • Foster mutually productive partnerships with KOLs in the areas of medical education and clinical/scientific research.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of medical education strategies and initiatives.
  • Support and moderate advisory board meetings and speaker training initiatives.
  • Maintain cross-functional collaboration with internal teams including Clinical Research, Medical Information and Medical Communications.
  • Contribute to publication planning, development of medical education material and internal training.
  • Assist with sponsored research (site identification, recruitment, etc.) and investigator initiated research (conduit, protocol champion, status updates, etc.).
  • Deliver medical presentations to diverse audiences effectively, including physicians, pharmacists and nurses.
  • Adhere to corporate compliance 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 specific therapeutic areas; review scientific journals, attend scientific and key technical meetings.

  • PharmD, PhD or MD required. Equivalent combination of education and applicable job experience may be considered.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with hands on knowledge as a Medical Science Liaison.
  • Nephrology experience and established KOL contacts in nephrology/renal pathologists and rare diseases is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, along with highly effective presentation skills.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to address educational and research needs through delivery of cutting edge scientific/evidenced based data.
  • Ability to establish strong relationships and discuss complex scientific topics in a peer to peer manner.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, manage various projects, solve problems, deliver on commitments and work with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Knowledge of FDA guidelines and regulations.
  • Independent, self-starting individual with a demonstrated ability to thrive in smaller, biotech environments is required.
  • Must be able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment.
  • The position is field based and the candidate must live in their territory
  • Ability to travel up to 50+%.
  • In the field 3-4 days a week and travel to regional/national meetings as assigned.
  • Some weekend work may be required.

Retrophin, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Veteran/Disability Employer