MSL Allergy/Asthma

Chicago, IL
Jun 04, 2021
Science/R&D, Pathology
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Senior Medical Science Liaison Allergy/Asthma

Job Description

The Senior Medical Science Liaison (MSL) position is within the Allergy/Asthma with Field Medical team and will interact with healthcare decision makers to communicate and advance the scientific platform as aligned with Amgens corporate goals and objectives and the MSL team from Astra-Zeneca (AZ). As part of the Allergy/Asthma Field Medical Education team, this position will provide a pathway for the escalation and expanded response to unsolicited questions in. The Allergy/Asthma Sr. MSL will work on a team level in collaboration with the Amgen-AZ Alliance and internal stakeholders to identify, develop and execute innovative medical education programs.

The Sr. MSL will:

  • Be a field-based medical expert supporting the cross-functional medical educational activities aligned with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide accurate, clear and value related information communicating complex cutting edge science and product information to multiple levels of stakeholders within the medical community
  • Align with MSL/Medical leadership to develop innovative and nontraditional MSL strategies and tactics in support of the TA products and pipeline molecules
  • Model openness and innovation through words, actions and decisions
  • Share learnings including entrepreneurial and innovative ideas with others and hold themselves self-accountable for performance
  • Provide field observations to internal medical stakeholders
  • Represent Amgen by supporting advisory boards, congresses and professional association meetings as directed
  • Support internal cross-functional commercial, marketing and brand stakeholders training and activities as requested
  • Seek out opportunities to support the MSL value proposition, achieve results and set an example for others to follow by consistently demonstrating Amgen Values and Leadership Attributes
  • Support Amgen-sponsored research and clinical trial site involvement as determined by MSL/Medical leadership and Global Development Operations
  • Foster compliant cross-functional collaboration and communication with commercial and value/access field management

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Ensure continued development as a highly-skilled medical expert in the therapeutic area
  • Employ command and continued growth as related to strategic business acumen
  • Maintain a positive and respectful work environment and motivation to work toward common goals and priorities
  • Master core skills and capabilities among staff, particularly in learning agility, problem solving, strategic and creative thinking, flexibility, resilience, effective communication, prioritization, delivery of results and continue improvement
  • Identify new opportunities to resolve capability and skill gaps
  • Ensure adherence to administrative tasks


  • Plans and Organizes Work
  • Builds Relationships and Impacts Others
  • Achieves High Performance
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Maintains Industry and Technical Acumen
  • Leverages Clinical and Therapeutic Expertise
  • Develops Personal and Professional Capabilities
  • Demonstrates Individual Leadership and Professionalism
  • Exemplifies Amgen Values

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate Level Degree and 3+ years of MSL experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pharm.D., Ph.D., M.D. or D.O. (other doctoral degrees considered)
  • Clinical experience in the Allergy/Asthma therapeutic space
  • 5 or more years industry experience in Scientific/Medical Affairs at a biotech or pharmaceutical company
  • 5 or more years in a medically-related field which can include post-doctoral training (i.e. residencies and/or fellowships)
  • Asthma/Allergy expertise

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.