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Senior Medical Science Liaison - Solid - San Francisco, CA

Brisbane, California
Start date
Feb 20, 2024

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Clinical, Medical Affairs
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Full time
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Job Description

About the role:

As a member of Takeda Oncology, your work will contribute to our bold, inspiring vision: We aspire to cure cancer. Here, you'll build a career grounded in purpose and be empowered to deliver your best. As part of the Oncology Field Medical team, you will report to Medical Science Liaison Director and work with internal and external partners.

How you will contribute:
  • Responsible for establishing relationships and engaging in peer-to-peer level scientific discussions around emerging data, treatment guidelines, molecular pathways, mechanism of action Takeda Oncology products including clinical outcomes and research opportunities.

  • Formulate and keep updated a specific territory engagement plan which aligns to and supports the US Field Medical priorities and objectives that are aligned with the integrated medical strategy for assigned compounds/disease areas. Execute the scientific engagement plan according to MSL priorities

  • Regularly collect medical insights and intelligence from scientific exchange with HCPs and medical community. Ensure timely entries of insights into insight tool to ensure relevant information is communicated to internal stakeholders.

  • Respond to unsolicited inquiries for consistent with the field medical SOP.

  • Support Takeda Oncology sponsored research and may assist in identifying, evaluating, and screening qualified research sites for company sponsored clinical investigation.

  • Actively participates in executing USMAO strategy at medical conferences.

  • Identifies potential qualified sites for future pipeline studies.

  • Presents accurate, fair balanced scientific information to external stakeholders in a variety of settings, including 1:1 interactions, and in medical meetings or Takeda sponsored engagements.

  • Completes all required training, activity documentation, expense reporting, and other administrative responsibilities.

  • Daily entry to hospitals and other medical facilities is required. Many facilities have instituted vendor credentialing policies which require vendors to meet defined training, background check, and proof of immunization requirements as a condition of entry. Takeda employees entering these facilities are required to abide by these credentialing requirements.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Advanced scientific or healthcare degree required; doctoral degree preferred. (Health sciences advanced or doctoral degrees such as a PharmD, PhD, MD, NP or DMP/ARNP, etc.).

  • Experience in Oncology is required

  • CRC and Lung therapeutic area experience is preferred

  • Other Solid Tumor experience desire

  • A minimum of 5 years of healthcare, clinical, or related experience (residencies, post-doc fellowship, managed markets, clinical practice, research or academic) is required.

  • Possesses superior communication skills, both oral and written, and able to engender trust and respect of peers, team members, and supervisors

  • Versed in technical and scientific languages to communicate with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), Medical Affairs, Research and Development, as well as other key internal and external stakeholders.

Desired:Clinical, research, or teaching experience.

Territory: San Francisco and Northern California

What Takeda can offer you:
  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Ways of Working

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

$143,000 to $205,000, based on candidate professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short-term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off. The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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