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Associate Director, Diagnostic Medical Science Liaison (DxMSL) Great Lakes (MI, OH, IN, IL, WI,

Eli Lilly and Company
Detroit, Michigan
Start date
Mar 27, 2024

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Clinical, Medical Affairs, Quality
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Organization Overview:

The Diagnostic Medical Science Liaison (DxMSL) role is a position specifically designed to meet the needs of imaging physicians and other AD healthcare professionals by supporting the appropriate use of Lilly’s positron emission tomography (PET) diagnostic imaging tracers, providing image interpretation training (reader training), disease state education, and responding to requests for medical/scientific information including image interpretation, disease state, advanced interpretation techniques, non-imaging diagnostics for Alzheimer’s Disease, and other related fields.  DxMSLs also recognize and communicate feedback and insights of strategic importance from their interactions with physicians and other AD healthcare professionals to better inform Lilly’s strategic direction.   


Maintain and effectively communicate scientific knowledge. Successful DxMSLs engage in continuous learning to maintain the highest level of medical/clinical expertise within the AD diagnostic ecosystem. This enables the DxMSLs to address scientific questions and establish themselves as a reliable, trusted resource of unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date medical and scientific knowledge requested by their customers.  

Excel at customer engagement and support medical/scientific information needs. DxMSLs spend most of their time field-based and customer-facing, engaging in mutually beneficial dialogue with physicians and AD HCPs. DxMSLs serve as one of the primary interfaces between Lilly medical and customers to deliver best-in-class experiences. Core to the role is the ability to address customer questions, create medically approved content to meet the educational needs of the customer, and provided education and training on the interpretation methodology of currently available Lilly PET imaging tracers, and provide advanced disease state and product information.  Additionally, DxMSLs connect community-based physicians with other Lilly resources or internal business partners as appropriate and identify possible collaborative opportunities for external collaboration. 

Demonstrate strategic vision and leadership. DxMSLs gather medical diagnostic insights to refine the AD diagnostic strategy and continue to close the gap on unmet educational needs for AD HCPs.  They actively contribute to medical planning and strategy and cultivate internal networks while collaborating effectively across functions. 

Execute exceptional territory coverage. DxMSLs act as the primary diagnostic resource to imaging and AD HCPs to establish, foster, cultivate and maintain peer relationships.  DxMSLs are expected to execute tactical territory planning and prioritization to maximize efficiency in the field.     

Basic Requirements:

An advanced degree in health sciences (PharmD, PA, NP, or PhD in a medically related field) is required with at least 3-4 years of relevant clinical, diagnostic, or therapeutic area experience desired.  


Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position. 

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry preferred 

  • Learning agility to comprehend and effectively communicate large amounts of complex scientific content in a clear and concise fashion 

  • Advanced presentation and computer skills with expertise in literature identification 

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Self-directed and able to work alone in the field effectively managing multiple priorities and projects.  

  • Familiarity with health systems, academic communities, medical research, and medical education process highly valued 

  • Familiarity with radiopharmaceutical/radiology industry including distribution channels and nuclear medicine imaging 

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills, including high emotional intelligence and the ability to engage in professional relationship building and networking 

  • Bilingual preferred but not required 

Additional Information:

  • Field based position with travel estimated up to 80%; occasional weekends. 

  • Territory covers Great Lakes Territory-United States, with a primary focus on diagnostic imaging centers, hospitals, and academic facilities. 

  • Qualified candidates should live in a city within the geography with accessibility to a major hub airport within 30 miles 

  • Acceptable driving record is required 

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.



Science has been our calling from the beginning. Colonel Eli Lilly founded the company in 1876 and charged employees to “take what you find here and make it better and better.” More than 147 years later, we remain committed to his vision through every aspect of our business and the people we serve, starting with discovering the best treatments for those who take our medicines and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which we live. Moreover, you can also count on the team at Lilly to be incredibly civic-minded, supporting our communities through philanthropy, volunteerism, and a creative and innovative can-do spirit. 

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