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Medical Science Liaison/Sr Medical Science Liaison

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Working from Home
Start date
Oct 2, 2023

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Clinical, Medical Affairs
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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Who We Are

From research and discovery to post-market clinical development, our WWRD engine involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with genetic diseases.

BioMarin’s Research & Development group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & Development involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

The ACH (achondroplasia) Medical Science Liaison (MSL) / Senior Medical Science Liaison (Sr. MSL) USMA is a regional field-based position supporting the scientific and business interests of BioMarin by cultivating current and future thought leaders in academic and clinical medicine at the local, regional, and national level through in-depth, fair-balanced scientific exchange and strategic insight gathering. MSLs are the primary communicators of BioMarin science within a specific geography with healthcare providers and other key stakeholders and are viewed as peer scientific experts in a designated therapeutic area. The MSLs combine their strong business acumen, market awareness, and clinical expertise to serve as a conduit of information to internal cross-functional stakeholders in support of business planning and product development.  In this role, you will identify pre-clinical, clinical, and post-marketing study investigators in alignment with the ACH Medical Affairs objectives, provide actionable information and insights to internal stakeholders that may enhance the value and appropriate use of BioMarin products. You will also be responsible for supporting the initiation and development of External Research proposals (ERs). The Senior MSL must possess in-depth knowledge of BioMarin’s ACH approved product, pipeline research, and all associated disease state areas. The MSL / Senior MSL is expected to be a team player and possess the capacity to coordinate and manage initiatives or partnerships with external partners independently or with a minimum amount of oversight. This position will report into the Associate Director, ACH MSLs within the U.S. Medical Affairs (USMA) department and work closely with GMAF partners as well as the Commercial and the Clinical Teams.  Based on therapeutic needs and product life cycles, the MSL team will focus on certain responsibilities to a greater or lesser degree. The ACH therapeutic area at BioMarin currently has one marketed product and ongoing research in infants and children with ACH.

Territory will be focused on the Mid-Atlantic, U.S. (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina). Candidate to be based within territory.


  • Execute ACH medical MSL plan and tactics within assigned territory to meet scientific objectives and company-defined goals for products both marketed and in development
  • Provide education relative to disease state and BioMarin products across the ACH product lifecycle to health care providers among several specialties including Genetics, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Orthopedics, and other relevant specialties
  • Serve as a medical/scientific resource through answering unsolicited medical questions and addressing other related medical information queries
  • Engage in scientific exchange and provide feedback on emerging clinical/competitive trends 
  • Identify, document, discuss and communicate insights to internal stakeholders
  • Maintain clinical and technical expertise in relevant therapeutic area
  • Partner with medical and research and compliantly collaborate with commercial team  
  • Provide support to BioMarin clinical trials including but not limited to the following: site evaluation and identification; recruitment; investigator meetings; external expert identification; and study management
  • Support the clinical department by communicating potential investigators for other BioMarin products in development
  • Support the implementation and coordination of external investigator-initiated research
  • Participate in local, regional, and national meetings/conferences in support of all scientific and medical objectives
  • Assist in the site level management of the publication plan timelines
  • Work with internal Medical Affairs partners to develop and execute a territory plan designed to support and meet strategic medical objectives
  • Input to and maintain internal documentation
  • Review scientific journals, lead, and participate in internal journal clubs
  • Serve as a scientific resource to commercial and marketing partners. Participate in sales team training, medical updates, scientific presentations, journal clubs, and other approved meetings
  • Have responsibility for assigned special projects and mentoring of other team members 
  • Self-development: Develops and communicates a professional growth plan. Takes responsibility for and actively manages professional development. Continually educates self on global market issues, trends, and product knowledge as it pertains to specific business responsibilities in key therapeutic areas
  • Assure compliance with BioMarin operational guidelines

Education and Experience:


  • BA/BS in life or health sciences; Advanced degree (MS, doctoral level) preferred
  • 3 or more years of relevant experience in clinical and 1 or more year as an MSL preferred
  • Experience in rare genetic diseases, ACH and/or Skeletal Dysplasia therapy preferred
  • Experience in product launch, development, and execution preferred
  • Knowledge of regulations impacting Medical Affairs and field activities in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record as a team player
  • Project management understanding and experience
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment
  • Position will require travel for field and home office obligations (50%-70%). Travel may be variable dependent on COVID restrictions. 



  • In addition to MSL criteria above, the Sr. MSL has advanced competence in communication, problem solving and adaptability, and foundational competence in leadership, strategic thinking and planning, and problem solving and decision making
  • 5 or more years of relevant clinical experience, and 3 or more years of MSL experience is preferred
  • Project Leadership experience preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


BioMarin is a global biotechnology company dedicated to transforming lives through genetic discovery. In 1997, the company was founded to make a big difference in small patient populations, focusing on giving much-needed attention to the underserved communities of those with rare diseases. BioMarin sought to help patients whose voices could not always be heard and treat conditions that were not always in mainstream medical conversations. Throughout its history, BioMarin has worked tirelessly to make a difference by pursuing bold science. The company’s first approved therapy was inspired by a father who refused to accept there was no therapy for his son’s rare diagnosis. That relentless pursuit to change the course of his son’s future through the power of science is at the core of who BioMarin is today.

Through the company’s expertise in genetics and molecular biology, BioMarin has developed eight first or best-in-class targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions it seeks to treat, helping to better the lives of those struggling with rare genetic disease. The company’s purposeful and scientifically precise team of physicians and scientists has honed each treatment modality to seek transformative therapies.

Now, BioMarin seeks to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled the last 25 plus years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Each drug candidate pursued is guided by a fundamental understanding of the genetics and underlying biology of the condition it will address. The company believes that applying its knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The more innovative solutions developed, the more lives BioMarin can impact.

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