Overview

Reference Number: JO-1908-435614
MSL – rare disease
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Location: United States

Position Summary
CPL Physicians is working with a global, patient-dedicated biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and delivering high-quality medicines for people living with rare metabolic diseases. They require an experienced MSL with rare disease experience to cover New York City and New Jersey.

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will be responsible for engaging with national and regional Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) within their geography. MSL will be involved in fair balanced clinical and medical information exchange on a peer-to-peer basis with KOLs bringing value via scientific exchange. MSL must be well-versed in FDA regulations, PhRMA code, OIG and AACME compliance, and must operate in a compliant manner at all times while pursuing his/her medical objectives. MSL will support the portfolio with products in different phases of lifecycle and relay field-based clinical/medical insights back to impact the future strategy.

Roles and Responsibilities
Systematically identify and develop new as well as maintain and enhance existing scientific collaboration and exchange with external physicians, genetic counselors, nurses, payers, pharmacists, scientific experts, hospital teams, educators and investigators within a defined geography.
Serve as the primary external medical affairs representative for all key stakeholders, providing deep and advanced disease state and product information as well as facilitating collaborations aligning with strategic goals.
Drive ongoing clinical trial execution at study sites as directed by internal clinical operations colleagues.
Consistently collect, report and represent clinical insights and unanswered questions received from external contacts to the appropriate channels internally.
Understand and effectively communicate current scientific knowledge.
Build and maintain technical and clinical expertise across therapeutic areas to engage in deep scientific discussions.
Engage in continuous learning within the therapeutic area.
Attend appropriate scientific meetings, conduct routine literature searches, and will be expected to communicate regularly with each other to assure that the entire MSL Team benefits from individual learning whenever it is relevant.
Establish oneself as a reliable, trusted, resource of accurate, up-to-date, medical and scientific knowledge requested and desired by their clients.
Promptly respond to personal or electronic inquiries with any available information which may include reprints or posters, medical letters, literature citations, access to internal and external experts, slides and other related material.
Manage relationships with hospital pharmacy directors, Medical Directors and payer thought leaders to provide requested disease state, epidemiologic, diagnosis and relevant treatment education. Work with members of the commercial team to objectively and accurately communicate science and clinical trial results in a fair and balanced manner.
Partner and collaborate with Patient and Professional Advocacy (P&PA) in developing and maintaining partnerships with advocacy groups across therapeutic areas.
Facilitate access to educational grant request process and facilitate alignment of IIP (Investigator-initiated Program) activities with internal areas of scientific interest.
Prompt intake and responses for medical information and requests for medical affairs support.
Provide ongoing disease and product training to internal and field personnel.
The MSL role entails not only scientific and customer expertise, but also requires the ability to understand and effectively utilize approved resources to fulfill administrative, procedural, and legal requirements in order to address the customer needs. These activities may include proficiency in computer skills and database entry, continual compliance of all procedural requirements of the role and appropriate utilization and best practice sharing of available resources.

Requirements
MD, PharmD, Ph.D., NP with relevant clinical, scientific and/or industry Medical Affairs or Master degree (Nursing/Genetic Counseling) with significant experience of 10+ years of experience as a MSL with a record of significant accomplishment
Experience in rare diseases is preferred.
In depth knowledge of Medical Affairs organizations, including related operating processes, policies, procedures and regulations

Experience and Skills
Knowledge of FDA regulations, PhRMA code, OIG and AACME as well as other International industry rules and guidelines along with medical and clinical terminology knowledge
Strong business acumen; has working knowledge of the multi-disciplinary functions involved in a company’s drug development process, e.g. research, development, clinical operations, biostatistics, regulatory, commercial, etc.

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