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Field Medical Lead - Neurology - East

Massachusetts, US
Start date
May 16, 2024

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Do you want to join a team where the mission is meaningful, the challenges are complex, and you can directly see the results of your hard work? At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. Inspired and driven by our purpose, we are the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. We have a robust and innovative pipeline, bringing forward transformative therapies to address unmet needs in neurology and psychiatry. Join us on our journey of growth!


This position will cover the Eastern half of the United States. Candidates may live in any state within the Eastern United States in close proximity to a major airport


The Field Medical Lead - Neurology (East) will lead, coach, train, and provide direction to a team of Neurology Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) in assigned region. Though active field engagement, they will support and manage MSL cultivation of strategic relationships and partnerships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and institutions and drive high-impact scientific exchange. The position ensures regional implementation and seamless execution of defined medical strategies and tactics across assigned products. This role will lead either general MSL training or Field Medical insight generation, distillation, and socialization at a national level. The position will be highly collaborative and will drive consistent communication and compliant partnership with cross-functional teams.




  • Partner with National Director to execute Field Medical strategies, set clear priorities for MSLs, and adopt standard operating procedures to ensure accountability and performance excellence
  • Direct the development of MSL territory and key account plans, ensuring analytical rigor in KOL identification and prioritization, institution profiling, and strategic KOL engagement planning
  • Actively direct MSL attendance and activities at congresses and meetings, including post-conference reporting to internal stakeholders
  • Oversee insight generation activities, distilling and communicating high-impact insights to ensure effective integration into strategic plans
  • Design and execute MSL training aligned with overarching neurology strategy and grounded in current field insights and trends



  • Provide 1:1 coaching and foster talent development though regular ride-alongs, performance discussions, and training to ensure MSL excellence in scientific knowledge, business acumen, communication skills, and Lundbeck behavioral competencies.
  • Partner with MSLs to establish and strengthen professional relationships with KOLs, HCPs, and other stakeholders, ensuring MSLs are equipped with comprehensive scientific knowledge, tools, and communication skills
  • In collaboration with National Director, set individual and team performance goals for MSLs, and continuously monitor and report metrics to ensure progress toward strategic objectives



  • Manage MSL resources, budgets, and individual MSL spend diligently, overseeing administrative activities including appropriate resourcing and staffing for specific products or initiatives
  • Collaborate with Medical Affairs colleagues (Medical Directors, Medical Excellence, Clinical Development, Global Medical, etc.) to execute therapeutic area strategy and tactics
  • Liaise with study teams to direct MSL support for clinical trials and serve as the point of contact for dissemination in congresses and meetings
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate Field Medical activities with broader business objectives, including Commercial & Market Access
  • As a team, Neurology RDs will be responsible for leading insight generation, training, and socialization for Neurology Field Medical team



  • Advanced degree required (PharmD, MD/DO, PhD, PA, or NP) in clinical or life sciences
  • 7+ years of healthcare, pharma, or biotech experience with5+ years as an MSL and/or similar field-based medical position (e.g., Medical Science Outcomes Liaison, etc.) or in an advanced internal strategic role (e.g. Medical Director, Medical Excellence, etc.)
  • Exceptional strategic thinking skills and mindset with demonstrated experience in data-driven region and territory planning
  • Leadership experience with Field Medical insight training, generation, distillation, and reporting
  • Understanding of the neurology therapeutic space, clinical research processes, and regulatory guidelines
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated excellence and success in leadership, coaching, collaborating, building/maintaining relationships, and encouraging teamwork across multiple departments within a pharmaceutical company
  • Results oriented with ability to proactively find areas of improvement and efficiency, bring solutions to leadership, and follow-through on the solution
  • Strong stakeholder management capabilities with ability to influence across all levels of the organization
  • Agile mindset inclusive of strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Driving is an essential duty of this job; must have a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record that meets company requirements.  
  • The role is part of Lundbeck’s Vehicle Fleet Stipend Program and requires business use of a personal vehicle. More information on the stipend program can be found here.  




  • Accredited advanced healthcare degree (e.g., PharmD, PhD, PsyD, MD, NP, or PA)
  • Previous experience leading teams
  • Experience in Migraine/Headache medicine
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload when facing multiple tasks, deadlines, and competing demands
  • Ability to understand interdependencies of the broader organization, the importance of timely responsiveness, and the ability to manage expectations of internal and external key stakeholders



  • Must live within assigned region (e.g. East or West) with close proximity to major airport
  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 50% domestically. International travel may be required


The range displayed is a national range, and if selected for this role, may vary based on various factors such as the candidate’s geographical location, qualifications, skills, competencies and proficiency for the role. Salary Pay Range: $200,000 - $235,000 and eligibility for a 20% bonus target based on company and individual performance, and eligibility to participate in the company’s long-term incentive plan. Benefits for this position include flexible paid time off (PTO), health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, and company match 401k. Additional benefits information can be found on our site.  #LI-LM1, #LI-Remote


Why Lundbeck

Lundbeck offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package to help employees live well and protect their health, family, and everyday life. Information regarding our benefit offering can be found on the U.S. career site.


Lundbeck is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities during our employment application process. If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please visit the U.S. career site.


Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify.


At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health so every person can be their best. Headquartered in Copenhagen with a U.S. home office in Deerfield, Ill., Lundbeck is the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. Our legacy in neuroscience goes back seven decades and we have a long heritage of innovation. Lundbeck has developed and commercialized some of the world’s most widely prescribed therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders. Today, we remain uncompromisingly committed to improving the quality of life for people impacted by brain disorders. Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep and productive pipeline, and we continue to bring forward symptomatic therapies to help people live better lives, while simultaneously pursuing disease-modifying treatments.

Offices in:

  • Deerfield, IL - Lundbeck US Home Office
  • LaJolla, CA - Lundbeck La Jolla Research Center, Inc.
  • Bothell, WA - Lundbeck Seattle BioPharmaceuticals, Inc


Diversity matters, and inclusion creates powerful organizations

To ensure that we reflect the diversity of our patients and their needs, we are focused on creating the context, culture, and systems where all Lundbeck employees - no matter who and where they are - can be their authentic self and perform at their best. In practice, this means that individuals feel empowered not despite their differences but because of them. We know that people are sometimes put into boxes - some of these boxes are of our own choosing and some of these boxes are chosen for us. For this reason, Lundbeck is taking a systematic, business-led approach to D&I that looks into and breaks down these boxes. Our bold action on inclusion includes an ambitious two-year plan that enables equality of opportunity through fairness and transparency, promotes openness, tackles bias and discrimination, and fosters belonging through our unique Lundbeck culture. From the highest levels of Lundbeck to the shop floor, we are working to ensure D&I is an integrated practice and mindset.


Lundbeck offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

• Medical, dental, vision effective day 1 of employment

• Generous vacation, sick leave, holiday shut down and company paid holidays

• 401k match with immediate vesting

• Parental Leave

• Hybrid work model for office-based roles

To view more details about our Benefits, please click on the link below.

Lundbeck 2023 Benefits Summary

Sustainable Development Goals

In 2020, we based the key aspects of our sustainability strategy on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We found we have a significant impact on seven of the 17 Goals:

• Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

• Goal 5: Gender Equality

• Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

• Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

• Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

• Goal 13: Climate Action

• Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Key examples are Goal 3 that is closely linked to our corporate purpose and dedication to restore brain health and Goal 13 that drives our efforts to prepare for a zero emissions future. We will use our influence and act to promote Goals 5, 8, 12 and 16. Across our sustainability actions, we are seeking partnerships with others to enable change and maximize impact (Goal 17).


Who We Are

A highly specialized pharmaceutical company that has conducted neuroscience research for more than 70 years. We develop innovative treatments to restore brain health and transform the lives of millions of people worldwide.

What We Strive For

Global leadership in brain health. Whatever your area of specialization, you will be part of our company-wide commitment to develop and advance treatments that improve the lives of people with brain disease.

What Drives Us

A culture of innovation, collaboration, and respect. We inspire curiosity, expect integrity, and pursue our achievements through knowledge-sharing, patient engagement, and the passion to deliver our end goal.

Our Societal Commitment

We understand we carry a huge responsibility for the societies we serve, and use our knowledge and voice to raise awareness, challenge standards, and increase opportunities – for patients and each other. We are at the forefront of treatment innovation, and together we continue to make a difference to people living with brain diseases.

Our Investment in You

As one way we invest in your career, we offer our employees a competitive compensation and benefit package that matches benchmark and general market conditions in our individual business locations.

Employee Satisfaction

The success of our strategy, “Expand and Invest to Grow Lundbeck” hinges on our combined competencies – and competence hinges on highly qualified and motivated employees. Our Employee Satisfaction Survey (ESS) gives us the pulse on employee motivation by asking about key elements in our work lives including management, work climate and development opportunities. We follow up on the ESS with concrete initiatives aimed at maintaining our focus on our unique workplace culture and providing personalized and aligned development opportunities for our employees.


Our Beliefs

• Patient-driven We put patients at the center of our fight for health and human dignity.

• Courageous We dare to confront unsolved healthcare challenges.

• Ambitious We set high expectations for ourselves because people in need have high expectations of us.

• Passionate We persist in developing life-changing therapies because life should not be interrupted by brain disease.

• Responsible We act with respect and integrity in everything we do



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