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Medical Science Liaison, Rare Bone Disease (West)

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
Start date
Nov 27, 2023

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Clinical, Medical Affairs, Science/R&D, Pathology
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Full time
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Medical Science Liaison, Rare Bone Disease (West)


Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

Medical Science Liaison, Rare Bone Disease

Territory: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY

Summary / purpose of the position:

The primary responsibility of the Rare Disease Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is to act as a liaison with nationwide and regional thought leaders (TLs) to align interests, discuss research and medical information, and to facilitate both clinical trial efforts of Ipsen and Investigator-sponsored studies. The MSL position is a field-based member of the U.S. Medical Affairs team.  This individual’s clinical practice insights and basic science knowledge will be utilized to deliver non-promotional scientific, educational, and research concerning cutting edge data and technical/pragmatic education activities to appropriate internal and external stakeholders. 

Main responsibilities / job expectations

  • Identify, develop, and manage peer-to-peer relationships with regional and national medical experts aligned within therapeutic areas of interest, and consistent with the strategy and objectives of Medical Affairs.
  • Engage in ongoing scientific exchange about the science and clinical application of Rare Disease portfolio to external stakeholders, obtain and share insights about current practice, treatment landscapes, and emerging clinical and scientific data.
  • Proactively identify potential research sites and assist as needed in facilitation of company sponsored clinical trials.
  • Identify and assist, as needed, in initiation and closure of investigator-sponsored clinical trials (ISS).
  • Partner with Medical Affairs and Medical Information services to ensure accurate delivery of medical and scientific information, as needed.
  • Support the development of annual medical affairs plans in rare diseases, as appropriate, and in collaboration with the internal medical team.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a regional territory plan.
  • Contribute to the identification of unmet medical needs in rare diseases.
  • Develop and maintain scientific, clinical, and therapeutic expertise in rare diseases.
  • Provide appropriate scientific, clinical, and educational expertise for internal and external customers.
  • Identify opportunities and/or support medical publications as needed (abstracts, manuscripts, etc.).
  • Collaborate and participate in Speaker Training initiatives.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of scientific training to commercial colleagues.
  • Lead/participate on special project teams as necessary.
  • Coordinate scientific activities with medical affairs, clinical development, and global franchise groups, as needed.
  • Represent the company at specific continuing medical educational events, programs, medical congresses, and scientific conventions.
  • Differentiate Ipsen as the valued scientific partner of choice through innovative initiatives, coordinated strategy, scientific communication, and patient centricity.

Cross-Functional Collaboration: Ensure a close working relationship with all US cross-functional Rare Disease team members, including field-based counterparts and home office-based team members, legal, regulatory, market access individuals, medical/clinical operations.


Support cross-functional teams to ensure operations are patient-focused, including rapidly responding to internal and external requests to discuss specific situations and challenges and provide medical affairs support to all stakeholders.

Knowledge, abilities & experience

Education / Certifications:

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


  • 3-5 years related work experience.
  • Minimum 2 years Rare Disease MSL experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with product launches and life cycle management.

Key Technical Competencies Required

  • Excellent planning, presentation, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain credible and scientific relationships with top experts in the field.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to function on a cross-functional team.
  • Demonstrated expertise in ability to synthesize and communicate medical information clearly.
  • Knowledge of PhRMA, OIG, and other guidelines relating to compliant medical communications.
  • Knowledge of oncology/hematology 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
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Ability to travel (50-70%) based on size of geography

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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