Associate Director - Medical Science Liaison - Diabetes (Pacific Northwest)
- Eli Lilly and Company
- Seattle, Washington
- Start date
- Mar 24, 2023
- Clinical, Medical Affairs
- Required Education
- Bachelors Degree
- Position Type
- Full time
- Best Places to Work
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Scientific Experts (SEs) are individuals who are noted for their expertise in a therapeutic area and as a result have special needs for in-depth and cutting-edge information, because they design and implement novel research and educate colleagues and students. The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) program is specifically designed to meet these needs through a field-based group of medical professionals with deep content knowledge about specific disease states, Lilly and competitor compounds and current issues in the therapeutic areas they represent. MSLs recognize and communicate feedback and insights of strategic importance from their interactions with SEs, to better inform Lilly’s strategic direction for research and commercialization. By facilitating scientific exchange between industry and the scientific community, MSLs have the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare by providing needed information that addresses important clinical and scientific questions.
Maintain and effectively communicate deep scientific knowledge
MSLs will be required to engage in continuous learning to maintain the highest level of technical expertise within the therapeutic area they represent. This will enable the MSL to answer deep scientific questions and be sought after by their customers based on peer-credible knowledge and expertise. As a result, the MSL will establish themselves as a reliable, trusted, resource of unbiased, accurate, up-to-date, medical and scientific knowledge requested and desired by their customers.
Excel at customer engagement and support medical/scientific information needs of scientific experts
MSLs will spend the majority of their time field based and customer facing engaging in mutually beneficial 2-way dialogues with SEs. Through the application of emotional intelligence and a deep understanding of their customers, MSLs will act as one of the primary interfaces between Lilly medical and scientific experts to deliver the best-in-class customer experiences. Core to the role is to answer customer questions by providing deep and advanced disease state and product information. Additionally, MSLs connect SEs with other Lilly resources or internal business partners as appropriate and identify possible collaborative research or external collaborations.
Strategic vision and leadership
MSLs synthesize complex data and effectively communicate meaningful clinical insights and unanswered customer questions they receive from SEs to Lilly medical and cross functional teams. They use creative problem-solving skills and utilize internal resources effectively to execute upon solutions. MSLs use a principle-based decision-making approach to make decisions independently or escalate them appropriately. They cultivate internal networks and collaborate effectively across functions with an active contribution to medical planning and strategy in the affiliate.
MSLs will be expected to demonstrate strategic analysis, planning, and prioritization to maximize efficiency. They will implement and evaluate a strategic territory plan prioritizing core ML activity and take personal accountability for results. The MSL will execute the role in a compliant manner, adhering to all governing internal and external requirements, procedures, and laws, demonstrating good judgement at all times.
Advanced degree in health sciences (PharmD, MD, PhD in a medically related field) required with 2-3 years of relevant clinical or experience in diabetes desired.
Masters or bachelor's level degree in health sciences (e.g., BSN, RPh, PA, NP) considered if 5 or more years clinical, research or industry (medical/scientific role) experience in diabetes is present.
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed
in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this
Learning agility to comprehend and effectively communicate large amounts of complex scientific content in a clear and concise fashion.
Intellectual curiosity in cardiology, particularly treatment of heart failure, chronic weight management, and metabolism strongly desired.
Significant experience in professional networking with mutually beneficial outcomes.
Ability to use virtual engagement, electronic or other communication tools for all aspects of job is critical.
Self-directed and able to work alone in the field effectively managing multiple priorities and projects
Advanced presentation and computer skills with expertise in digital engagement and literature identification.
Effective strategic and critical thinking in order to analyze, assess and evaluate information and interpret impact or relevance to future states.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Resiliency in managing complex challenges.
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills, including high emotional intelligence and the ability to engage in professional relationship building and networking.
Experience in field-based working environment highly valued.
Familiarity with health systems, academic communities, medical research, and medical education process highly valued.
Field-based position is based in Seattle (Portland may be considered) and the territory includes AK, ID, MT, OR, and WA. Travel up to 80% and work up to 6 weekends a year may be required.
Strongly preferred that candidates live or are willing to relocate in close proximity to Seattle airport (Portland airport may be considered).
Lilly currently anticipates that the base salary for this position could range from between $138,000 to $202,400 and will depend, in part, on the successful candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. Full-time equivalent employees also will be eligible for a company bonus (depending, in part, on company and individual performance). In addition, Lilly offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including eligibility to participate in a company-sponsored 401(k); pension; vacation benefits; eligibility for medical, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; flexible benefits (e.g., healthcare and/or dependent day care flexible spending accounts); life insurance and death benefits; certain time off and leave of absence benefits; and well-being benefits (e.g., employee assistance program, fitness benefits, and employee clubs and activities). Of course, the compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above. Further, Lilly reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion and Lilly’s compensation practices and guidelines will apply regarding the details of any promotion or transfer of Lilly employees.
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As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law).
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