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Medical Science Liaison (MSL)

Coherus BioSciences
Redwood City, California
Start date
Jun 14, 2023

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Clinical, Medical Affairs
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay

Job Details

Title:                                    Medical Science Liaison Reports To:                         Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs
Location:                             Field-Based (North Central)
Classification:                     Exempt 


The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will represent Coherus and their commercially available product portfolio. The MSL will also handle pipeline products as their programs mature.  This position is a field-based role for MT, ID, WY, CO, NE, ND, SD, MN, IA, WI. 

The MSL will build long term peer to peer relationships with thought leaders, payers and other stakeholders specializing in oncology treatment, and other areas where Coherus is developing and/or commercializing products. The MSL will support Coherus BioSciences advancing biosimilar clinical and research programs by delivering clinical, scientific, and technical education to the medical community. The MSL is responsible for cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships with influential members of the medical community to promote company, disease state and therapeutic awareness, in addition to serving as an advanced technical, scientific, and medical expert for the assigned region. The MSL is responsible for developing, coordinating and assuring implementation of Coherus BioSciences corporate, scientific, and clinical strategies with these thought leaders within academic, clinical, and healthcare organizations. These scientific exchanges will support and/or expand current therapeutic concepts, as well as ensure the safe and effective utilization of Coherus BioSciences product(s).

Additionally, the MSL may support Coherus BioSciences research initiatives including Real World Data generation, and investigator-sponsored studies. They will also participate in and contribute to projects and initiatives that increase the value and productivity of the Medical Affairs team.

 Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Establish Coherus Biosciences as a leading company committed to patient access and the advancement of biosimilars as a new treatment option.
  • Maintain clinical, scientific and technical expertise in relevant Oncology, Ophthalmology, and other disease state areas.
  • Have proficiency presenting to payers and regional accounts on relevant clinical impact for payer formulary decisions.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the biosimilar development process, biosimilar products, clinical protocols and related procedures.
  • Heighten medical affairs presence and visibility by leading individual projects and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with medical affairs, clinical development, commercial and serve as a Coherus resource to HCPs, large group medical practices, payers and formulary decision makers.
  • Develop and track key opinion leader (KOL) engagement plans – identify, develop and maintain long-term collaborative relationships with KOLs within assigned region.
  • Participate in medical and scientific exchanges with the medical/ scientific community including advisory boards in a compliant manner.
  • Provide medical/ clinical teams with feedback and insights from interactions with KOLs and investigators.
  • Respond to and document unsolicited requests for information on Coherus BioSciences products and clinical programs.
  • Support internal requests for dossier review and comment, medical review/consideration of potential business development opportunities and other unique projects as requested.
  • Participate in/support the training of Coherus field and home office employees.
  • Facilitate research collaborations (including REMS programs, Real World Data [RWD] generation and investigator-initiated trials [IITs) with key investigators including helping identify, establish and maintain such collaborations.
  • Represent the company at medical meetings through Medical Affairs’ Scientific Booth coverage and other related activities.
  • Engage in speaker identification, training and evaluation and provide support for advisory board meetings as requested.
  • Collaborate with Market Access and Commercial colleagues for thought leader and institutional engagement where appropriate.
  • Adhere to corporate SOPs and ensure vigilant compliance with relevant legal and regulatory guidelines governing scientific interactions with physicians and healthcare professionals across all activities, including those related to clinical trials, scientific interactions with internal and external groups, and responses to unsolicited request for medical/ scientific information.


  • An advanced degree required (Pharm D, PhD or MD) preferred; advanced professional degree (e.g. NP, PA, RPh., MA, BSN) will be considered.
  • A minimum of 2 years previous MSL or pharmaceutical industry experience (e.g. Medical Information, Medical Communications, etc.) necessary and/or a minimum of 2 years of clinical or research experience in the area of Oncology and/or immunology strongly preferred.
  • Ability to travel, locally and regionally, up to 60% with overnight stays (e.g., KOL meetings, site locations, internal meetings, medical meetings and congresses, training)
  • Experience working with payers of formulary committees strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of FDA requirements and PhRMA Code, including regulations governing compliant scientific exchange
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate and work in cross functional network/matrix.
  • Demonstrated project management ability.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Valid driver’s license

The Base Salary Range for this position is $165,000 to $190,000. Coherus considers various factors, including professional background and work experience, when determining base pay. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary.

Beginning July 19, 2021, Coherus BioSciences requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date.  This requirement is a condition of employment at Coherus BioSciences, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a Coherus BioSciences facility or is fully remote.  If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.  


Coherus is focused on expanding patient access to important, cost-effective medicines and delivering significant savings to the U.S. healthcare system. Every member of the Coherus team is dedicated, motivated, and passionate about expanding patient access to lifesaving therapeutics. Our colleagues are experts in analytical and process sciences, deeply experienced in clinical development and regulatory affairs, and have proven commercial and marketing capabilities. Everyone at Coherus is committed to meeting the highest standards, inspiring our teammates, and achieving our goals.

Coherus was founded a decade ago to provide the highest quality biosimilar treatments to patients. We are proud to now be expanding our legacy—to build on our success with biosimilars and to focus our core strengths on immuno-oncology.

At Coherus, our employees are our most important asset. We have a dynamic and rewarding organizational culture that offers the opportunity to work with leading industry professionals who are dedicated to making a difference for patients. We are looking for individuals who see unlimited potential in themselves and are motivated by a continuous passion for breaking down barriers and expanding access to lifesaving therapeutics.

Coherus offers a competitive total rewards program comprised of various elements, including competitive base pay, short- and long-term incentives in the form of performance-based cash and equity, as well as health and wellness benefits that include

•    Healthcare: Coherus pays 90% of premiums for medical, dental, and vision coverage for our

     employees, their eligible spouses, dependents, and domestic partners.
•    Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
•    Group Life, Disability, and Group Accident Insurance
•    401(k) with company match, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
•    Paid Time Off (PTO) 
•    Health & Wellness programs, including a Health Club Reimbursement and an Employee Assistance Program

Health & Wellness programs, including a Health Club Reimbursement and an Employee Assistance Program

In addition to providing attractive rewards packages, we encourage and support our employees to find the right balance of work and personal time. Coherus offers a variety of activities, perks, and holidays that encourage employees to have a healthy outlook, spend time outside of work with friends and family, and foster a productive and collaborative work environment. Our culture is one in which we challenge and support all our team members to do their best work.

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333 Twin Dolphin Dr, #600
Redwood City
United States

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