Medical Science Liaison Dir - Secaucus, NJ
Schedule: Monday through Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
Weekends may be required for clinincal meeting and ad board attendance
The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for identifying and supporting clinical franchise/disease and diagnostic insight related medical needs in a defined geography. Primary responsibilities include establishing frequent and timely interactions with Thought Leaders (TL), payers and other Health Care Providers (HCP) aligned with medical strategies to discuss safe and appropriate use of approved diagnostic insights and pharmaco-economic data. MSLs also respond to unsolicited questions on current medical and scientific issues, healthcare advances, treatment trends, and health outcomes measures. TLs may include nationally, regionally and locally recognized scientific and clinical leaders, medical advisors to managed care providers and committees, payers and HCPs
active in addressing patient advocacy issues.
Expected Areas of Competency
MSL must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the Immunology and Infectious Disese therapeutic areas . MSL posses the ability to translate this information and data into high quality medical dialogue. MSL must possess a sophisticated understanding of the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and healthcare industry including commercial, and government payer strategies, and the evolving healthcare delivery models.
MSL delivers presentations to health care decision makers responding to unsolicited questions using relevant and approved materials as per legal guidelines
MSL may support company initiated trials by interacting with primary investigators, assisting in site identification and screenings, and delivering disease education using approved resources. MSLs may also support data generation activities including participating in reviews of Investigator initiated proposals.
Other activities may include identification and training of contracted speakers or internal team members if alignment with medical plan and test life cycle needs.
MSL will identify, collect and communicate insights to address competitive medical information in addition to insights on trends and changes affecting the regulatory and payer environment used to develop medical strategies.
Contributes to the development of Medical Brand Plans and Strategies by communicating his or her medical insight and knowledge derived from Expert Physicians, other Healthcare providers or scientific publications about the product or disease area, in particular with reference to patients' needs and treatment trends.
Fully understands and complies with Quest Diagnostics medical and corporate SOP's.
Identifies potential investigators for Quest Diagnostics initiated clinical trials utilizing approved resources. Provides support to the
Clinical Site Manager, as requested and approved by the appropriate clinical oversight committees, for site support activities relating to the conduct of a Quest Daignostics initiated clinical trial (e.g. recruitment support). Facilitates the submission process of investigators' proposals for clinical trials if support is requested, in accordance with Company Policies, and applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards.
Adheres to the US "Compliance Code of Conduct". Certifies against all required compliance training. Conveys a clear message on laws, regulations, and ethical standards to both internal and external customers. Develops an understanding of and complies with all GMA SOPs, the OIG Guidance, the CLIA requirements, ICH, GCP, and relevant FDA laws and regulations (certify completion where required). Alerts management to possible compliance issues.
MSLs fully comply with all company policies and applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards
Terminal doctorial degree preferred, MD, PharmD, or PhD
In depth knowledge of Immunology and Infectious disease areas , including key scientific publications.
Clinical experience in Immunology and Infectious Disease or with a broad medical background.
Minimum of 3-4 years working in a clinical, diagnostics or pharmaceutical environment (may include post doc education).
Understanding of clinical research principles
Understanding of the US Healthcare system, the diagnostics/pharmaceutical industry and clinical and health economic practices in the US.
Ability to work independently- experience working across a matrix organization and commercial teams.
Travel required, varies by geography
Position is field based; MSL will be required to live in the territory which they manage or within 50 miles of the territory borders.
All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest
Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.
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