Medical Science Liaison, Rare Disease - Northeast

Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
Feb 12, 2021
Pharm Country
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Medical Science Liaison, Rare Disease - Northeast

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

Position Summary : The primary responsibility of the Rare Disease Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is to act as a liaison with nationwide and regional thought leaders (TLs) to align interests, discuss research and medical information, and to facilitate both clinical trial efforts of Ipsen and Investigator-sponsored studies. The MSL position is a field-based member of the U.S. Medical Affairs team. This individual's clinical practice insights and basic science knowledge will be utilized to deliver non-promotional scientific, educational, and research concerning cutting edge data and technical/pragmatic education activities to appropriate internal and external stakeholders.

Northeast (ME, NY, MA, NJ, NH, RI, DE, CT, VT)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following:

  • Identify and develop relationships with national and regional medical and scientific TLs consistent with the strategy and objectives of Medical Affairs and overall Ipsen strategies.
  • Engage in scientific exchange and education about current and emerging therapies in a compliant fashion with TLs (to include advisory boards, individual meetings, and congresses).
  • Develop and maintain scientific, clinical and therapeutic expertise in the designated areas of rare disease.
  • Represent the company at specific continuing medical educational events, programs, medical meetings and scientific congresses.
  • Represent the company at health care economic and disease state presentations to public health decision makers as needed.
  • Partner with Medical Affairs and Medical Information Services to ensure accurate delivery of medical and scientific information, as needed.
  • Assist in facilitation and progress monitoring of Investigator-sponsored clinical studies.
  • Work with clinical development as requested to identify and engage with appropriate sites for Ipsen company sponsored studies.
  • Gather scientific insights and voice of the customer during engagements with the medical community.
  • Identify disease concepts that can be leveraged into product life cycle management across the rare disease product portfolio and therapeutic areas of interest.
  • Differentiate Ipsen as the valued scientific partner of choice through innovative initiatives, coordinated strategy, and scientific communication.
  • Provide appropriate scientific, clinical, and educational support for internal cross functional customers (including other members of the MSL team).
  • Participate in medical publications as needed (abstracts, manuscripts, etc.).
  • Support commercial operations by participating in Speaker and Representative Training.
  • Lead/participate on special project teams.
  • Coordinate scientific activities with Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, and Global Franchise group, as needed.

Cross-Functional Collaboration : Ensure a close working relationship with all US cross-functional Rare Disease team members, including field-based counterparts and home office-based team members, legal, regulatory, market access individuals, medical/clinical operations.

Support cross-functional teams to ensure operations are patient-focused, including rapidly responding to internal and external requests to discuss specific situations and challenges and provide medical affairs support to all stakeholders.

Education, Experience, Skills, and Knowledge : The ideal candidate will offer:
  • Previous holding of an MSL or related role with at least 3-5 years' experience is required.
  • Advanced scientific, healthcare or medical degree (PharmD, PhD, MD) is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain credible and scientific relationships with top experts in the field.
  • Previous experience with product launches and life cycle management.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to function on a cross-functional team.
  • Knowledge of PhRMA, OIG, and other guidelines relating to compliant medical communications.
  • Demonstrated expertise in ability to synthesize and communicate medical information clearly.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel 60-80% (based on the size of respective geography).

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.