Medical Science Liaison - Central U.S.

Working from home
Nov 20, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Who You Are

The QED Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for liaising with a variety of internal and external customers, providing medical and scientific information on the appropriate utilization of specific QED products, field insights, with therapeutic area and disease state area knowledge. This field-based position will build healthcare provider support, leveraging a scientific approach that is aligned with medical affairs objectives and therapeutic area medical plan. The QED MSL will be a credible representative of QED Therapeutics in a variety of interactions with KOL's across their assigned region.
The QED MSL job involves cultivating and maintaining relationships with academic researchers and leaders, large community oncology research centers and organizations, attending conferences and talks, and engaging in scientific exchange with physicians and other healthcare professionals. This position will require extensive travel often involving weekends. The QED MSL will work closely with medical affairs team members executing the therapeutic product development process and translate insights, academic information, and congress data. They will strategically prepare and support the development, launch and commercialization of QED products through scientific exchange, seeking external insight to shape QED understanding of the therapeutic environment.

  • Developing relationships with various health care professionals, and providing them with credible, fair balanced, scientific information about QED products, research activities, and QED product development
  • Be a major source of balanced medical information for HCPs and will be skilled in issues management and addressing unsolicited questions about safety and off label use of QED products based on available scientific data
  • Territory planning will be a key activity. This plan will be dynamic with respect to the molecule, molecule life cycle, therapeutic area, and territory. The QED MSL will liaise with key internal stakeholders to build a comprehensive action-oriented plan
  • Be a therapeutic area and product expert. This will be evidenced by regular review of relevant literature, participation in scientific congresses and conferences, including QED therapeutic area training sessions to maintain current knowledge, and to develop competitive intelligence on other products in the therapeutic area
  • Play a role in internal training and communication with the medical, brand team, and territory managers. Knowledge sharing, including KOL and site profiling, and education both internally and externally will be a key area of responsibility
  • Assist the medical affairs team in the identification of potential investigators and research projects. This may include assistance with the investigator-sponsored trial process, sponsored study site identification, recruitment strategies, and collaboration with clinical operations

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills (including ability to network). —Able to participate in a scientific dialogue with KOL's and researchers
  • Excellent teaching skills and ability to present and discuss scientific material clearly and concisely
  • Proven ability to create and sustain relationships with industry leaders
  • Skilled in clinical research and an understanding of the process of pharmaceutical product development and approval
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and work effectively with minimal supervision in a constantly changing environment
  • Willing to travel at least 50% of the time. Evening and weekend work will be involved
  • Able to function in a highly regulated environment and to adhere to all QED guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOP's), while responding to a variety of questions and requests from health care professionals
  • Ability to work independently and to converse on a peer to peer basis with HCPs

Professional Competencies
  • Pharma experience in GI or GU oncology therapeutic space a plus
  • Experience working in a competitive market
  • Pharmaceutical business, market knowledge, and experience considered an asset
  • Thorough knowledge of the healthcare system, disease management and medical research
  • Ability to understand and summarize clinical trial reports and papers. Ability to research scientific literature, and write reports, papers, and research protocols
  • Solid understanding of GCP and ICH guidelines. Current working knowledge of US legal, regulatory, and compliance regulations and guidelines relevant to industry interactions with health- care professionals
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Ability to handle objections and manage issues presented by HCPs
  • Ability to effectively work, function, and contribute with cross-functional teams
  • Proven ability to use IT tools and interface effectively with a wide variety of technical platforms

Behavioral Competencies:
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Stakeholder focus
  • Drive for Results
  • Demonstrating Courage
  • Learn and execute on the fly
  • Communication Skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Dealing with Ambiguity

Physical Demands:
  • This position requires extensive travel; the average travel for this position is 50-70% with some variation based upon the demands of the business imperatives

Education and/or Experience
  • Required: MD, PhD, PharmD or NP with oncology clinical practice experience
  • Minimum of 2-4 years in Medical Science Liaison (MSL) role or relevant clinical practice setting
  • Prior experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries preferred

What We Offer
  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate enough to learn more about the lives we are looking to impact and a real exchange of ideas as to how we can improve our efforts
  • A culture inspired by our values: put patients first; think independently, be radically transparent; act nimbly, and let the science speak
  • Learning and development training to help employees be the best version of themselves
  • Collaborative business environment
  • Excellent compensation package (Base, Performance Bonus, Stock, RSU programs)
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Flexible PTO
  • With office locations in San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, there are ample cross-collaboration opportunities with other BridgeBio Pharma programs
  • A fast-paced, data-driven, work environment with world-class R&D minds and capabilities
  • Work with the most productive groups of R&D operators in the industry
  • Partnerships with leading institutions
  • A platform for meaningful scientific contributions to shine
  • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion - with initiatives like Women at Bridge, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels respected for who they are, empowered to contribute, inspired to lead, and supported in their efforts to do so