Title: Medical Science Liaison OR Senior Medical Science Liaison
Reports To: Lead, Medical Science Liaisons
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.
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.
- Engage in continuous learning within the therapeutic areas represented and actively attend and participate in upskilling programs related to assigned molecules, products, disease states and relevant business topics.
- 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, track, and execute 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 (MD, DO, Ph.D., Pharm D) is required; NP and PA degrees with strong relevant clinical experience will be considered
- A minimum of 2 years previous MSL or pharmaceutical Medical Affairs 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
- A Senior MSL requires minimum of 3-5 years of previous experience as a MSL (consideration will be made with comparable experience in research and/or pharmaceutical experience) and demonstrated track record of leadership in the MSL role:
- Serves as a mentor for MSL team members, leading by example, actively sharing best practices through teaching, training, and modeling aspects of the MSL role in interactions with HCPs
- Acts with a high degree of independence in the region/field and manages a variety of priorities and projects such as training, planning, content creation, advisory boards, etc.
- Solution- & flexible ‘problem solver’ who can take a project from A to Z
- Grows KOL interface with company initiatives supporting corporate and medical strategy
- Maintains strong collaborative effort with communication and rapport across all internal stakeholders
- Maintains a persistent independent learning/self-development program, staying current with therapeutic landscape
- Ability to research and critically analyze and communicate complex scientific and medical information and data
- Ability to establish strong relationships and discuss complex scientific topics in a peer-to-peer manner
- Is an active listener and demonstrates emotional intelligence with external customers and with internal partners, with proven impact to individual territory development and collaborative efforts
- 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 presentation skills; exhibits professional maturity, confidence, and competence. Outstanding oral presentation skills.
- Valid driver’s license
The Base Salary Range for this position is $165,000 to $230,000. Coherus considers various factors, including professional background and work experience, when determining base pay. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary.
Coherus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, natial origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We also prohibit discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics.
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.