Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators and best-in-class muscle inhibitors as potential treatments for debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. As a leader in muscle biology and the mechanics of muscle performance, the company is developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to impact muscle function and contractility. We take a purpose-driven approach by leveraging our unique muscle biology expertise to engineer compounds with specific characteristics aimed at treating diseases that impact muscle function, like heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ALS and SMA.
We view our employees as the unequivocal ingredients to success. Each and every employee is an integral member of the Cytokinetics team, contributing to our shared goal of improving lives. While expectations of our employees are high, there is an equal commitment to ensuring that contributions are recognized and rewarded. We seek exceptional individuals to join us in our mission to develop potential medicines to improve the healthspan of people with cardiovascular and neuromuscular diseases of impaired muscle function.
Reporting to the Director, Cardiovascular Medical Science, the Cardiovascular Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a scientific professional who serves as a key field-based scientific resource for healthcare providers, patients, industry partners and internal colleagues. This role will come with high visibility in our company with critical cross-functional relationships across Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, and Commercial. This role will focus initially on key opinion leaders and other HCPs in the heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy therapeutic areas.
Identify national, regional, and local Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) involved with the provision of cardiovascular care within institutional care centers and engage them in proactive and reactive scientific exchange
Maintain and broaden professional relationships with HCPs (physicians, NPs, PAs, nurses, and pharmacists) in institutional care centers to expand research, advisory, and educational partnership opportunities; identify areas of unmet medical need; and assure thoughtful exchange of current medical information related to products in development and therapeutic areas of importance
Serve as a scientific expert at key medical and scientific conferences, advisory boards, clinical investigator meetings, internal meetings, and patient advocacy group meetings
Maintains a high-level of scientific knowledge and understanding about disease state, underlying science, treatment guidelines, available treatment agents and options, as well as heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy therapies under development.
Maintain a superior understanding of current trends in clinical research, competitive developments, patient care, and their impact on Cytokinetics' medical strategies
Work with Medical Affairs and other internal colleagues on initiatives including medical information, publications, medical education, grants, speaker training, and other educational programs
Provide support to our clinical development programs by serving as a key point of contact for company-sponsored trial investigators, investigator-initiated research, and registries consistent with company objectives and regulations
Generate Field Medical Affairs plans to identify collaborative opportunities with KOL's and institutions, review scientific program of relevant conferences, attend sessions, support exhibit booth operations, and contribute to a timely written conference report summarizing key information, activities, and competitive intelligence to colleagues
Accurate and timely documentation of his/her activities within applicable company databases and platforms
Advanced clinical or scientific degree (PharmD, PhD, or MD/DO, MS, PA, ARNP) preferred
Minimum of 2-3 years of CV MSL experience, preferably in heart failure - Final position leveling will be determined based on overall experience
Must be analytical and articulate in both oral and written communications, possess excellent presentation skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate well with external stakeholders and all internal levels of the organization
Must possess knowledge of the Medical Science Liaison roles and responsibilities and understand compliance within the PhRMA Code Standards for Interactions with U.S. Healthcare Providers, Federal and State promotional laws and regulations, ACCME Standards, the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and all other company policies, rules and regulations
Comply with all credentialing requirements for any healthcare institution which is part of the MSL call plan, including, among other things, routine background checks, medical testing or proof of immunizations, training on facility policies, and adherence to confidentiality and/or HIPPA agreements
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and web-based applications
A valid US Driver's License and good driving record are required
Ability to travel both domestically (~50%-60%) and internationally on occasion (TBD)
Location: Multiple positions are available. Preference will be given to candidates in the following geographical locations: West Coast, South Central, and Midwest regions.
Our passion is anchored in rigorous and diligent scientific and clinical approaches to the discovery and development of novel mechanism therapeutics. With gratitude for the commitments and convictions of our employees who are inspired by the courage of patients we aim to serve, we believe Cytokinetics will continue to be a pioneering, values-driven, sustainable, fully integrated biopharmaceutical company.
Please visit our website at: www.cytokinetics.com
Cytokinetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer