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Medical Science Liaison - Cardiovascular
BESTMSLs
 
Job Location: Iowa City, IA

Medical Science Liaison - Cardiovascular

US-IA-Iowa City

Job ID: 2021-1665
# of Openings: 1
Category: Medical Science Liaison
BESTMSLs- Iowa

Overview

The MSL role embodies our medical mission to be recognized as the trusted partner for internal stakeholders and the healthcare community, driving scientific exchange to enhance medical education, data generation, insight generation and patients access to medicine.

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for identifying disease and product related medical needs in a defined geography. The primary role of the MSL is to develop and maintain relationships with Thought Leaders (TL) and Healthcare Providers (HCP) within their healthcare system. The purpose of their interactions is to engage in meaningful scientific exchange that will ensure patients have access to Client's medicines, to ensure their safe and appropriate use through peer to peer discussions aligned with medical strategies and needs expressed by external stakeholders, and to facilitate research. The MSL also serves as the medical resource for



Responsibilities

External Environment and Customer Focus

  • Develop and maintain relationships with academic and community research thought leaders, appropriate HCPs, and access stakeholders, within a given geography to answer scientific, unsolicited product, and HEOR related questions. The MSL will use various channels for interactions (1:1, group presentations, remote, etc.)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using available scientific resources and presentations. Effectively present information to TL/HCPs and be able to respond to questions, ensuring medical accuracy and compliance with local procedures, ethical and legal guidelines and directives.
  • Actively assess the medical landscape by meeting with TL/HCPs to understand their needs and expertise. Continuously update own knowledge in treatment strategies, products, unmet medical needs, clinical trials, health economics outcomes research and scientific activities. Understand the competitive landscape and actively prepare to address informational needs of customers
  • Identify opportunities to partner with HCPs on disease state initiatives, collaborative research projects, and investigator sponsored research (ISR) of interest and in alignment with Client's strategic objectives
  • Attend medical congresses and local/regional meetings. Collect and provide meaningful medical insights and/or impact by communicating these back to the medical and commercial organizations to support strategy development and business decisions

Contribute to the Medical Plan

  • Develop geography-specific Field Medical and TL Interaction plans based on therapeutic area objectives and TLs needs
  • Adopt institution/account planning approach and contribute to cross-functional
    institution/account plans
  • Contribute to development and delivery of scientifically meaningful medical programs/projects in line with the local Medical and Field Medical plan

Provide Medical Support

  • Establish a customer-centric, compliant collaboration with cross-matrix field teams within assigned geography
  • As necessary and appropriate, support the initial and ongoing medical/scientific area and product specific training and provide key scientific updates to internal stakeholders (e.g. Commercial, Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance, Legal, HEOR, Value Access & Payment)
  • Provide scientific support at promotional meetings by presenting scientific and clinical data, by evaluating speakers and by giving support to Client-contracted speakers (if applicable)
  • Participate in assigned Congress activities

Support Clinical Trial Activities

  • Support Interventional and Non Interventional Research (NIR) studies (e.g. identification and
    assessment of potential study sites) to facilitate patient recruitment and/or discussions around the safe and effective use of Client investigational products, as agreed with home office medical and Global Development Operations (GDO) and as defined by the study scope document
  • Provide recommendations and insights to clinical development team on study and site feasibilities within the therapeutic area based on knowledge of the field and through direct contacts with potential investigators, as agreed with home office medical and GDO
  • Support HCPs in the ISR submission and execution process and study follow-up as agreed upon with home office medical and GDO
  • Ensure that Client Pharmacovigilance procedural documents are understood and applied by investigators of local studies, and alert appropriate Client personnel to any identified Adverse Events


Qualifications

Required Experience

  • MD, PharmD, PhD, APP, PA, NP with experience in a specific Disease Area or with a broad medical background and relevant pharmaceutical experience

Knowledge Desired

  • Disease area knowledge and an understanding of scientific publications
  • Knowledge of a scientific or clinical area
  • Knowledge of clinical trial design and process
  • Knowledge of the national healthcare and access environment
  • Knowledge of HEOR core concepts
  • Excellent English language skills, spoken and written

Experience Desired

  • A minimum of 2 years working in a clinical and/or pharmaceutical environment
  • Prior MSL experience
  • Ability to work independently and act as a team player
  • Translating scientific or clinical data into an understandable and valuable form to help physicians best serve their patients
  • Good communication and presentation skills to present scientific and/or clinical data to research or healthcare professionals
  • Developing peer-to-peer relationships with TLs, scientists and other healthcare professionals
  • Ability to quickly and comprehensively learn about new subject areas and environments
  • Demonstration of the Client's Values

Essential Qualification

  • Ability to drive a company-provided car is an essential qualification of this position. Candidates must be able to drive a Client-provided vehicle between locations (often great distances apart), and arrive at each location ready and able to enthusiastically and efficiently demonstrate an applied knowledge of pertinent health care industry trends. Candidates must possess a high level of ethics, integrity, and a responsible and safe driving history.
  • Position is field based, MSL will be required to live in the territory which they manage or within 50 miles of the territory borders




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