Senior Medical Science Liaison - Pain Management (West)

The Medical Affairs Company Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 4 weeks ago

TMAC Outsourced Opportunity.

The Senior Medical Science Liaison (SMSL) will represent Company, and its investigational opioid molecule being evaluated to provide analgesia, while reducing abuse potential for chronic low-back pain in adult patients.

The Sr. MSL will function as a field-based extension of Company's Medical Affairs serving as a liaison between Key Opinion Leaders and Company in order to deliver comprehensive medical and scientific information in connection with Company's CNS products. The SMSL will act as a scientific expert, interacting on a peer-to-peer level with key opinion leaders (KOLs), researchers, payers and advocacy groups. The SMSL will deliver and discuss research data and new medical treatment concepts to key stakeholders affiliated with key institutions.

The SMSL (acting as a Player-Coach) will have all the functional responsibilities of the MSLs outlined above and will also provide coaching and mentoring for MSL skills development and overall performance in coordination with the MSL Program Director. The MSL Player Coach will be responsible for a smaller geography due to added coaching responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify KOLs and develop valuable long-term relationships by providing high-level scientific expertise and education on new advances in opioid pain management at the national, regional and local level

  • Facilitate opinion leader development and aid in the identification of areas of mutual interest and collaboration

  • Provide timely, accurate, specific and balanced responses to KOLs' requests for information

  • Maintain clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in the pain management therapeutic area. Identify, collect and communicate insights related to competitor medical information and physician practice trends.

  • Participate in scientific peer discussions including advisory panels, investigator meetings, and education programs and conventions

  • Work closely with Reimbursement and Managed Markets team to help educate the payer community on disease and treatment.

  • Have an understanding of and ability to operate within appropriate legal and regulatory guidelines.

  • Comply with company and industry guidelines in all activities and communication

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Specific aspects of the role include, but may not be limited to:

  • Work closely with the MSL Director, proactively communicate team needs, and establish a positive and collaborative team culture.

  • Define, clarify and manage the regional team priorities while promoting collaboration within the team and with customers.

  • Implement routine visits with their regional MSL reports and ensure that goals/performance/ development plans are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

  • Ensure that their team is well-trained, clinically prepared and scientifically up-to-date on all key subjects related to company products, clinical trials and medical strategy.


  • SR. MSL: PharmD, RPh, NP, MSN with strong pain management experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of MSL experience required, must have demonstrated management experience/responsibility

  • Pain management experience required

  • Some level of management or developmental experience required

  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate scientific/ medical information to the medical community

  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication; strong presentation skills.

  • Ability to build productive work relationships both internally and externally.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of FDA requirements and PhRMA guidelines.

  • Ability to travel up to 50%

  • Valid driver's license.

Posted On: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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