Skip to main content

This job has expired

You will need to login before you can apply for a job.

Sr. Medical Science Liaison

Olema Oncology
San Francisco, California
Start date
Jan 23, 2024

View more

Clinical, Medical Affairs
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay

Who We Are >>> Why You Should Work With Us

Olema Oncology is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of targeted therapies for women’s cancers. Olema’s lead product candidate, palazestrant (OP-1250), is a proprietary, orally-available small molecule with dual activity as both a complete estrogen receptor (ER) antagonist (CERAN) and a selective ER degrader (SERD). It is currently being evaluated both as a single agent in an ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial, and in combination with CDK4/6 inhibitors (palbociclib and ribociclib) and a PI3Ka inhibitor (alpelisib), in patients with recurrent, locally advanced or metastatic ER-positive (ER+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2-) breast cancer. Palazestrant has been granted FDA Fast Track designation for the treatment of ER+/HER2- metastatic breast cancer that has progressed following one or more lines of endocrine therapy with at least one line given in combination with a CDK4/6 inhibitor. Olema is headquartered in San Francisco and has operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit us at, or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Onto something big, together. Olema is made up of people who are passionate beyond measure. Each and every day, we come together to do amazing things – for each other, for science, and for women with cancer. 

Our modern hybrid workplace model encourages employees to split their week between working from home and at our lab/office, while also providing several allowances to help with both home office and commute expenses. 

While at the lab/office, our teams build their camaraderie, opening the door for more authentic mentorship and career development opportunities. While at home, employees can make the most of their time – whether that’s picking up the kids from school, going on a mid-day run, or catching up on chores. Through this model, we strive to offer our employees the best of both work models.  

About the Role >>> Medical Science Liaison (MSL), Breast Cancer

As the MSL reporting to the Director of Medical Affairs, you will serve as a central conduit between Olema and the breast cancer medical community. Your primary responsibility will be engaging with healthcare professionals, researchers, and patient advocates to provide valuable medical and scientific information about our products, clinical trials, and disease management. This role requires a strong scientific background, excellent communication and personal management skills, and the ability to identify, develop and maintain key relationships.

This role is field-based (nationwide; remote candidates located near major airports will be considered) and will require up to 60% travelincluding domestic and international conferences with occasional weekend travel.

Your work will primarily encompass:

  • Serving as an external subject expert for Olema
    • Identity, connect and maintain relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) healthcare professionals, researchers and patient advocates 
    • Facilitate and support new and ongoing research relationships (clinical trials, investigator-initiated studies, and other collaborative initiatives)
    • Serve as a trusted scientific and medical resource, providing accurate and updated information about Olema therapies and research with KOLs
    • Prepare for future product launch by creating awareness and relationships with high profile and community HCPs
    • Develop and fulfill a territory plan in collaboration with Medical Affairs customers that is designed to support shared business objectives and complete gap analysis to optimize impact in field
  • Identifying and synthesizing key field knowledge for Olema
    • Stay informed about the latest developments in breast cancer research, treatment options and disease management
    • Provide medical and scientific insights to internal teams to inform product development and strategy
    • Gather and relay feedback from KOLs, healthcare professionals, and other breast cancer field members
    • Attend conferences/congresses, symposia and other relevant events to represent Olema and stay current on industry trends (may require overnight/weekend travel)
    • Conduct medical education programs and presentations to healthcare professionals as needed to relay information about Olema’s products and research

Ideal Candidate Profile >>> 

A love of challenging, important work. We are a pragmatic team, driven to imagine and develop meaningful therapies for improving lives. All employees within our company play a unique and crucial role in our success, both in accomplishing our mission and building a positive company culture. As such, we are looking for someone with the right combination of knowledgeexperience, and attributes for this role.


  • MD, DO, PhD, or PharmD preferred (FNP or PA considered)
  • Background in Breast Cancer or related reproductive solid tumor oncology fields
  • Strong analytical skills demonstrating the ability to identify and understand complex issues/problems and to identify and query key findings from study data and publications
  • Strong communication and presentation skills


  • Prior MSL experience required (4+ years)
  • Prior experience in the breast cancer field or reproductive solid tumors required
  • Established relationships with KOLs preferred
  • Clinical trial development and drug launch experience is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of treatment guidelines, clinical research procedures, FDA regulations and OIG guidelines required
  • Established relationships with KOLs and institutions in breast cancer is encouraged


  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing, editing, and media relations management, including writing scientific materials
  • Simplifying complex information into clear, concise messages to effectively communicate the company story
  • Serving in a high-visibility role and making public presentations to a variety of audiences
  • Anticipating needs, meeting tight deadlines, being proactive, and exercising independent decision-making
  • Managing the communication of sensitive and confidential information
  • This is a role where judgement, tact, flexibility and resourcefulness are key
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal, presentation, interpersonal
  • Strong relationship-building and negotiating skills
  • Highly organized with an attention to detail and ability to meet timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Good project management skills; can work on multiple projects simultaneously and effectively prioritize workload

The base pay range for this position is expected to be $205,000 - $220,000 annually, however the base pay offered may vary depending on location, market, job related knowledge, skills and capabilities, and experience. The total compensation package for this position also includes equity, bonus, and benefits.


Important Information >>>

We provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and believe that great ideas and discoveries come from a mix of expertise, background, and experience. Olema is building a culture where the value of difference is celebrated.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, seeking to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower employees and provide them with a platform to develop their long-term careers. A Summary of Benefits is available for all applicants.

Olema also requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions or disability accommodations. The health and safety of our employees is important to us!

Please note: Olema doesn’t accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.

Additional Note/Fraud Alert:  Olema will not conduct interviews via text message or messaging platforms and will not ask you to download anything as part of your interview.  Though we use third party tools to help with advertising our jobs, please be vigilant in checking that the communication is in fact coming from Olema.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert