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Medical Science Liaison, Northwest

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Start date
Dec 1, 2022

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Clinical, Medical Affairs
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Medical Science Liaison, Northwest


Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

Neuroscience Medical Science Liaison (Northwest)

Company Profile

Ipsen is a dynamic and growing global specialty-driven biopharmaceutical company, focused on innovation and specialty care. At Ipsen, we’ve created a workplace that recognizes and promotes an entrepreneurial spirit in our employees and are building a strong legacy of helping patients with difficult-to-treat diseases across oncology, neurosciences and rare diseases. Our employees are the driving force behind our mission at Ipsen, and to sustain their passion and focus every day, we offer a wealth of fulfilling challenges and growth opportunities through unique leadership and training programs.  You will work alongside industry leaders and contribute within a fast-moving and truly game-changing global organization, recognized for its talent and patient solutions. At Ipsen, we’re making hope a reality for the patients we serve.

Position Summary

Ipsen’s Neuroscience Field Medical team enhances the understanding of scientific and clinical impact of marketed and pipeline neuroscience/neurotoxin products. The Neuroscience Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a doctorate-educated professional with scientific, clinical, and neuroscience therapeutic area expertise responsible for executing field-based medical and scientific initiatives. The primary responsibility of the MSL is to facilitate mutual exchange with Investigators, Thought Leaders (TLs), and Healthcare Providers (HCPs) to align interests, discuss research and medical information, and to facilitate clinical trial efforts. The MSL is expected to build and sustain subject matter expertise in neuroscience disease state management (including but not limited to spasticity and cervical dystonia), Ipsen marketed and pipeline therapies, and the competitive landscape. This is a field-based position covering the North West territory (Northern CA, Northern NV, OR, Idaho, WA, and Alaska) through a mix of live (primary) and virtual channels. Eligible candidates must reside near a major airport within the territory (e.g. San Francisco, Portland, Seattle).

The MSL will work closely with other Ipsen personnel to ensure scientific and technical needs of US Medical Affairs, Clinical Development and commercial colleagues are identified and met.  The MSL will also work with cross functional teams on business planning, special projects, and strategic development to support US Medical Affairs goals and objectives.    

All MSL activities will adhere to internal standard processes and complying with regulatory and compliance requirements.

Essential Functions


Responsibilities of MSL include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrate deep scientific expertise on Ipsen’s neuroscience molecules/products, and therapeutic area to exchange relevant information and insights with TLs within a region.
  • Build, cultivate and maintain a focused group of regional thought leaders to ensure understanding of evolving healthcare trends across the relevant therapeutic area landscape.
  • Respond to on and off-label questions with integrity, compliance, and adherence to legal, regulatory, and Ipsen guidelines, policies & procedures.
  • Represent Ipsen and US Medical Affairs Team during scientific conferences, continuing medical educational events, and medical meetings.
  • Gather data and generates scientific insights from stakeholder interactions and provides feedback to the organization using appropriate mechanisms and tools.
  • Recognize and capture scientific insights that deepen our understanding of the needs of thought leaders, healthcare providers, and patients to share with internal stakeholders.
  • Respond to unsolicited requests regarding interest in investigator sponsored studies (ISS), and supports ISS submissions through appropriate internal processes.
  • Assist with Company Sponsored Studies (CSS) from Phase I-IV, including investigator/site identification, site initiation visits, education to support enrollment, and feedback regarding operational management to ensure optimal site selection and performance.
  • Respond to unsolicited request for medical information associated with Ipsen products and disease state area.
  • Build and cultivate working relationships across internal stakeholders (Medical Affairs colleagues, Clinical Operations, HEOR, R&D, Medical Information and Commercial Operations) while maintaining full compliance with relevant company, industry, legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Work efficiently and balance all work to enhance performance and execute on local medical strategies within planned timelines.
  • Participate on committees or project teams that support MSL strategies and tactics as delegated by MSL leadership.
  • Engage in continuous independent learning within the therapeutic area and actively attend and participate in upskilling programs related to Ipsen molecules, products, disease states and relevant business topics.



  • Doctoral level in the sciences preferred (MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, DPT, Nursing or equivalent)


  • 2+ years of MSL or related experience, neuroscience background preferred
  • 3+ years related work experience (clinical, managed care, or industry experience)

Core Competencies (Specific knowledge, skills and abilities that enable an individual to effectively perform the job)

  • Knowledge of neuroscience customer segments and market dynamics
  • Demonstrated expertise in discussing scientific content and context to multiple audiences
  • Fundamental understanding of clinical research
  • Excellent project management ability
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory environment
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Ability to travel (50-70%) based on size of geography

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. conducts background screening, reference checks, and drug testing as part of its pre-employment screening process. This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time.  The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned.

All Employees are expected to adhere to all company policies and act as a role model for company values.

In order to maintain a safe work environment, Ipsen requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (with booster if eligible) against the Covid 19 virus at the time of employment.

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.


Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) is a global, biopharmaceutical group focused on innovation and specialty care. The group develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas - Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. At Ipsen, we focus our resources, investments and energy on discovering, developing and commercializing new therapeutic options to provide hope for patients whose lives are challenged by difficult-to-treat diseases. Ipsen's North American operations and headquarters are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where our fully integrated biopharmaceutical team across External Innovation and Partnering, Research & Development (R&D), Manufacturing and Commercial collaborate. Cambridge is home to Ipsen's third global hub, in addition to R&D centers in Paris-Saclay in France and Oxford in the United Kingdom. With additional offices in Basking Ridge, N.J. and Mississauga, Ontario, Ipsen employs approximately 600 people in North America. For more information on Ipsen in North America, please visit or


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