Medical Science Liaison, Lytics - Central

Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 2 months ago

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Position Overview:

The Therapeutic Area Medical Science Liaison (TA MSL) is a credible scientific partner responsible for providing clinical and health economic information related to disease states and the appropriate utilization of Genentech medicines (approved and pipeline). This field-based position will engage with healthcare providers, population health decision makers, and patients within their region(s), to further patient outcomes aligned with the overarching objectives of Genentech. In collaboration with their regional partners, TA MSLs are accountable for co-creating the local medical strategy and delivering for their customers. In addition, TA MSLs may be responsible for covering multiple medicines, as well as engaging in broad scientific discussions around patient outcomes and total cost of care, resulting in rich customer insights shared with key stakeholders across the organization.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Ensure an end to end customer experience for TA specific customers within the region

  • Demonstrate deep scientific expertise about assigned molecules/products, franchise(s) and overall therapeutic area(s) to exchange relevant information and insights with top tier thought leaders and healthcare decision makers within a region

  • Build, cultivate, and leverage relationships with key external scientific and medical customers and organizations in their region(s) to ensure strong understanding of evolving healthcare trends across the relevant therapeutic area landscape

  • Demonstrate proficiency in topics beyond scientific exchange such as value / cost of care discussions, hospitalizations, risk of progression, drug pricing pressures, reimbursement education, and AE management

  • Engage in continuous independent learning within the therapeutic area they represent and actively attend and participate in upskilling programs related to assigned molecules, products, disease states and relevant business topics

  • Respond to on and off-label questions with integrity, compliance, and adherence to legal, regulatory, and Genentech guidelines, policies & procedures

  • Build and cultivate important working relationships across field partners to ensure an enterprise approach when working with customers. Be accountable to the regional team to shape and execute on local medical strategies within planned timelines

  • Depending on regional needs and priorities, may be asked to serve in a Medical Affairs Executive Director (MED) role with specific customers

  • Identify and bring insights back in house to Genentech stakeholders through efficient and effective use of CRM system

  • Assist with Phase I - IV sponsored and supported clinical trials, health economic outcomes research, other TA specific medical collaborations; provide clinical expertise and feedback regarding operational management of clinical trials to ensure optimal site selection and performance

  • Share clinical and value-based expertise in the development and management of clinical and scientific communications for customers to include publications, conference data, and educational materials, as well as for internal Genentech communications and materials to be used in training and development activities

  • Ensure assigned goals and objectives are met and that assigned projects and other work are completed on time, with high quality, and within budget


  • Advanced Clinical/Science Degree required (e.g., MD, PharmD, PhD, MSN, NP, PA etc.). BSN with extensive clinical experience may be considered.


  • GCP (Good Clinical Practice) and ICH (International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use) proficient

  • In-depth knowledge of Phase IV/post-marketing drug development is preferred

  • Relevant therapeutic area knowledge, dependent on customer base

  • Comprehensive understanding of product and safety profiles

  • Understanding of managed care, health economics, healthcare reimbursement, managed care customers and the distribution channels relevant to pharmaceutical/biotechnology organizations

  • Familiarity with the current legal and regulatory landscape pertinent to the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience (clinical, managed care, or industry experience)
  • Prior experience as a field medical science liaison is preferred
  • 2 or more years' clinical or health economic research experience (either in industry or in another, related setting) is preferred
  • 2 years' experience in therapy area is preferred


  • Ability to learn other disease or product areas as business needs and product life cycles change

  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills; proven abilities to manage multiple, often complex and sometimes competing, objectives, goals and other priorities to effective and efficient conclusion

  • Proven track record of meeting or exceeding objectives and goals

  • Strong attention-to-detail

  • Learning mindset, open to training and becoming an expert across customer types or multiple therapeutic areas

  • Outstanding business acumen; knows the industry, Genentech's business model and value proposition, key competitors and other marketplace factors/dynamics

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills; exhibits professional maturity, confidence, and competence. Strong conflict resolution skills; proven ability to effectively and quickly achieve conflict resolution with affected parties and work in a cross functional environment

  • Knows how to summarize and communicate complex information and business objectives in a concise and effective way for important presentations and decisions

  • Embraces change, embodies a continuous improvement mindset, and exemplifies agile principles in day-to-day activities

  • In addition to passing Genentech's background screening, the employee must submit to and pass additional background screening as required by some institutions and health facility sales accounts (additional screening requests may include but are not limited to background checks, immunization, TB, HIV, hepatitis, and drug screening)

  • Business travel, by air or car, is required for regular internal and external business meetings (up to 70% of time)

  • This position requires significant use of either a company provided or personal vehicle to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the role. As a result, Genentech, Inc. (Company) from time to time will check your motor vehicle record for purposes of determining your eligibility for driving a Company vehicle or driving any vehicle on Company business


Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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