Medical Science Liaison- Midwest

Pacira Pharmaceuticals Lexington , KY 40598

Posted 2 months ago

About Pacira

Pacira BioSciences, Inc. is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients. Our in-depth knowledge of non-opioid pain management, coupled with our passion for advancing patient care, drives our commitment to providing solutions that address unmet medical needs and improve clinical results.

Why work with us?

Rarely do you have an opportunity to do work that really matters. What drives us is our mission. What makes us successful are our people. At Pacira, you are part of an inclusive culture that fosters collaboration, growth, and innovative thinking - a place where you can make an impact and help change the standard of care in non-opioid pain management. Be part of our movement, let's pursue excellence together.

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field-based scientific expert that executes Pacira's medical affairs strategy. This individual is responsible for identifying and fostering professional relationships with national, regional, and local key opinion leaders (KOLs) who are involved clinical practice and research activities within a specified territory. The primary role of the MSL is to conduct scientific exchange with Health Care Providers (HCPs), communicate clinical and business insights to Pacira, and support evidence generation initiatives in the assigned therapeutic area(s) within a specified territory.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and the level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this job. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Identify, develop and manage relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) and other prominent HCPs as they relate to both Pacira marketed and pipeline products.

  • Engage in scientific exchange with KOLs and HCPs regarding the efficacy, safety and value of Pacira's products and related clinical practice trends.

  • Provide scientific/educational presentations to internal and external customers to promote disease state awareness and the appropriate use of Pacira's products.

  • Respond to unsolicited requests for information, including scientific literature, protocols/guidelines, and peer to peer connections according to Pacira's compliance policies.

  • Identify, collect, and communicate insights related to competitor medical information, research, and clinical practice trends, including key insights from medical conferences.

  • Engage with HCPs regarding the clinical and economic value of Pacira's products in support of healthcare system formulary evaluations, drug utilization evaluations, and quality improvement projects.

  • Facilitate discussions between KOLs and Pacira HQ regarding unsolicited request for assistance with research grant submission and publications.

  • Support internal interdepartmental needs as related to product life-cycle management, successfully connecting KOLs internally to serve as advisors, investigators, expert speakers, or clinical consultants

  • Maintain clinical, scientific, and value expertise in relevant product and disease state areas.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the critical evaluation of scientific literature and clinical trial methodology.

  • Successfully complete required therapeutic training and demonstrate competency in communicating information in support of the surgical, pain management and/or anesthesia areas.

  • Document field interactions in appropriate databases, retain and submit required expense documentation, and meet defined qualitative and quantitative objectives.

  • Successfully comply with all Pacira policies and procedures, principles and values, and applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines.

  • Position requires extensive travel (up to 80%) as well as evening and weekend work throughout the year.

Education and Experience:

  • Clinical or health sciences degree required with current or previous professional licensure required strongly preferred (e.g., RN, RPh, PharmD, PA, DNP, MD, or PhD in a medically related field) from an accredited college or university.

  • Minimum 3 years of pharmaceutical or device industry field medical experience, or relevant clinical practice experience required.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the perioperative, anesthesia, or pain management therapeutic area preferred.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Self-starter who independently implements the MSL strategy and recognizes opportunities for HCP interactions and scientific exchange.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills with strong business skills/acumen.

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills, including ability to present to groups of varying sizes.

  • Proven track record of success in establishing and maintaining relationships with KOLs

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly and comprehensively learn about new subject areas and environments and effectively communicate that information.

  • Ability to travel swiftly and frequently (up to 80% travel at times throughout the year) with overnight stays. Close proximity to airport- preferred under 1 hour or 50 miles.

  • Clearly communicate an understanding of the pharmaceutical, device, and healthcare industries; understanding of clinical trial design and working knowledge of GCP guidelines, particularly concerning Investigator Sponsored Research

Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Medical Science Liaison- Midwest

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