Medical Science Liaison, Cardiovascular - Southern California

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Santa Barbara , CA 93101

Posted 3 months ago

Cardiovascular heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States. The prevalence of heart disease continues to increase with the aging population and the obesity epidemic.

The MSL position plays an important role in the education of health care providers in Novartis transformative medications.Novartis is recruiting for a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) for our Cardiovascular Team. As a MSL, you will serve as a liaison to the medical/scientific community and will be responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with prominent experts in the Cardiovascular Therapeutic Area.

This position will cover Southern California to include Northwes Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Monterey, CA.

Your responsibilities:

  • The MSL will ensure the appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding marketed and pipeline compounds in a timely, ethical and customer-focused manner.

  • The MSL will implement medical strategies in collaboration with other Novartis colleagues for designated customers that include potential clinical trial site identification and support as well as review of investigator-initiated research protocols.

  • The MSL will work to pair our key customer's educational and research needs with available Novartis resources and will provide the latest emerging data in response to specific healthcare professional inquiries.

  • Comply with all credentialing requirements for any healthcare institution (e.g., hospital) which is part of the MSL call plan, including, among other things, routine background checks, medical testing (i.e., Tuberculosis test) or proof of immunizations, training on facility policies, and adherence to confidentiality and/or HIPPA agreements.

  • The position requires approximately 50% travel.

Selected candidate must reside within the specified geography.

Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience.

What you'll bring to the role:

  • Advanced Scientific degree or equivalent experience required. (PharmD, MD, DO, PhD, or DNP strongly preferred)

  • Minimum of 2 years of Postdoctoral experience, or equivalent, in the pharmaceutical industry (preferred) or other healthcare environment to provide strategic and scientific/medical direction to national/regional business unit functions.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required.

  • Ability to network and partner with important customers, including thought leaders, large group practices, medical directors, and pharmacy directors is required.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and associated hardware is required.

  • Must be a strong team player and effectively interface with other internal departments, including Corporate Customers, Regional Business Units, Marketing, Sales, New Product Commercialization, Medical Affairs, Research, and Business Analysis.

  • Ability to gain customer feedback, uncover business opportunities for Novartis and pair customer's unmet needs with available internal resources.

  • Must be science oriented and be able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment.

  • A valid US Driver's License and a good driving record are required.

  • Selected candidate must reside within the specified geography.

Desirable Experience:

  • Teaching experience

  • Previous experience in the neuroscience or multiple sclerosis or related area

  • Previous experience in a MSL Field Medical based position is also preferred.

  • Thorough knowledge of medicine (including pharmacotherapy), treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, customer strategies, and FDA promotional guidelines, regulations, and ethical guidelines applied to the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.

  • Active membership in professional society(ies) is a plus.

This is a remote based position.

Why consider Novartis?
817 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2018. And while we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you're surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.


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Medical Science Liaison, Cardiovascular - Southern California

Novartis Pharmaceuticals