Medical Science Liaison / Sr. Medical Science Liaison
JR000008936 Medical Science Liaison / Sr. Medical Science Liaison
ARD Field Office
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, a leader in Specialty Branded Pharmaceuticals, is recruiting for Medical Science Liaisons/Sr. Medical Science Liaisons to cover the following territories:
UT, CO, AZ, NM, KS, OK, TX, LA
ND, SD, NE, MO, IA, MN, WI, IL, IN
These are field based positions requiring interested candidates to live in one of the stated geographical areas.
A Medical Science Liaison (MSL) or Senior Medical Science Liaison (Sr. MSL) will serve as a liaison to the medical/scientific community and will be responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders within the geographic and therapeutic area of coverage. This is a field-based Medical Affairs position requiring a strong scientific background (technical or clinical experience) as the MSL/Sr. MSL will be a credible source of clinical/scientific data as well as technical/practical education to practicing clinicians, key opinion leaders (KOL), professional societies, and payers. A Senior MSL will be able to demonstrate and apply advanced field based medical and scientific experience, subject matter knowledge, and skills in supporting medical strategies. MSL/Sr. MSL will be able to maximize and leverage thought leader relationships by identifying mutually beneficial opportunities that meet the strategic needs of internal stakeholders. Participates in and contributes to projects and initiatives that increase the value and productivity of the MSL team and Medical Affairs.
MSLs/Sr. MSLs have five key areas of focus:
Internal Project Support
Teamwork & Leadership
MSLs/Sr. MSLs have no sales objectives or accountability for prescribing or sales of any MNK product(s) and are required to avoid any situations that could create the appearance that they have such responsibilities.
Develop relationships with KOLs in the assigned territory based on scientific exchange
Engage in scientific dialog effectively communicating scientific content in response to KOL requests
Assess KOL alignment with the key elements of the scientific platform to inform territory and medical strategy
Develop KOL Advocates and Collaborators within your assigned territory
Compliantly support company sponsored research, investigator initiated studies, and publications associated with MNK product(s)
Stay abreast of emerging scientific literature/clinical data and translate the data in applicable knowledge.
Respond to MIRFs with an initial contact within 2 days and a full answer within 3 weeks
Collect scientific and clinical insights to support ongoing information/clinical data sharing (ie. new data, competitive information, insights learned from customer) to optimize communications and coordinated activities across the organization.
Respond to all requests for directed insights within the expected timeframe
Participate in advisory boards
Contributes scientific content and helps build materials in support of a project or initiative
Understand and practice the MNK Values
For Sr. MSL:
Sr. MSL will have the additional responsibilities in addition to baseline MSL responsibilities
Coach and support MSLs to help them gain access to KOLs and development engagement strategies
Researches and identifies KOLs and Focus KOLs for assigned therapeutic area
Builds and executes a territory plan to achieve KOL engagement goals
Complete pre-call planning independently to ensure effective KOL interactions
Develops KOL relationships and engages in scientific exchange with payers as needed
Independently ensure appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding FDA approved and pipeline products in a timely, ethical, and customer-focused manner
Monitors team insights adding tags and classifying insights for review/organization
Runs projects independently including project planning, stakeholder engagement, risk management, and quality control
Coordinates the work of others and provides coaching to achieve project goals
Leads congress planning and reporting
Builds training materials using effective instructional design techniques
Provide ongoing scientific and medical training and/or support within the MSL team and to internal partners
Champion the MNK Values
Department specific/Non-essential responsibilities:
Must be committed to full compliance with all company SOPs, regulatory requirements, and applicable laws including PhRMA guidelines for field-based personnel.
Applicants must possess a valid driver's license
Experience / Skills:
Advanced scientific degree (MD, OD, PhD, PharmD) or equivalent experience.
A minimum of 3 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry, other healthcare environment or equivalent experience is required
A 2+ years of leadership is preferred.
Background in Rheumatology and/or Immunology preferred.
Thorough knowledge of medicine, treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, customer strategies, and FDA promotional guidelines, regulations, and ethical guidelines is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to access and develop relationships with high-level stakeholders
Ability to effectively communicate scientific content through 1:1 meetings, small group interactions, and in writing
Demonstrated ability to manage projects including timelines, stakeholder management, and control risks
Demonstrated ability to build and facilitate effective training programs
Experience in a mentoring role
Ability to independently research responses to scientific inquiries
Ability to identify and build effective plans for engaging KOLs in your territory
Must be a strong team player and effectively collaborate with internal departments.
Patient and partner focus
Self-awareness and adaptability
This position reports to the Director of Neurology Field Medical Affairs. The MSL may have contact with internal colleagues in marketing, sales, research and development, strategy/portfolio management, regulatory, and medical affairs. External collaboration includes trade associations, professional societies, payers, clinicians, policy thought leaders, and various government personnel and agencies. Collaboration across a matrix organization is required.
Ability to travel, up to 60% of the time