Posted to MedZilla on 11/10/2018


Syneos Health

US-IL, CNS Medical Science Liaison 3228139-MZ


 
 

Overview

Researched and relatable, science-driven and social, you re an extroverted expert.

If there s one thing your preparation in earning your advanced degree has taught you, it s how to evolve your expertise rapidly and stay at the forefront of your field. Forging new relationships and establishing rapport with thought leaders comes naturally to you and you like being around people. Poised and articulate, you are a listener, an educator and a gifted cultivator of new and exciting opportunities grounded in the science. You ve got what it takes to be a Medical Science Liaison with Syneos Health.

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Created through the merger of two industry leading companies - INC Research and inVentiv Health - we bring together more than 23,000 clinical and commercial minds to create better, smarter, faster ways to get biopharmaceutical therapies to patients. Teaming with some of the most talented professionals in the industry, you'll gain exposure and work in a dynamic environment where you'll be supported with comprehensive resources including emerging technologies, data, science and knowledge sharing. Grow your career with a global company committed to shortening the distance from lab to life.

Our laser focus on healthcare professionals allows you to join our team of more than 1,000 nurses, pharmacists and related healthcare professionals. Our accomplished team consists of 291 MDs, 486 PhDs, Pharma Voice 100 Recipients, HBA Rising Stars and Luminaries, and PM 360 Elite Award Winners.

Responsibilities

Medical Science Liaisons (MSL) are field-based, customer facing representatives of the Medical Affairs Department. The MSL provides non-promotional, disease state and product specific information and medical support that help to ensure the safe and effective use of Neurelis s medicines through scientific interactions with external stakeholders, delivers support to clinical development colleagues with investigators conducting clinical trials, and offers scientific support for internal stakeholders. Medical Science Liaisons are expected to interact with and provide value across a continuum of both Internal (R&D, Commercial, and Marketing) and External Stakeholders (EEs/KOLs, HCPs, etc).

Additionally, the MSL is part of a team responsible for educating healthcare providers about the CNS disease state and products, resolving medical information inquiries in order to provide the highest level of understanding and customer satisfaction, and developing collaborative relationships with External Experts (EEs) and HCPs to optimize patient care.

MSLs are also the primary conduits for Medical Affairs communications and interactions for their assigned EEs, institutions, and organizations. They will also ensure effective communication and coordination across multifunctional teams in carrying out Medical Affairs strategy and tactics. Extensive knowledge of CNS treatment and field medical affairs experience is strongly preferred. The position will report to the MSL Field Liaison Team Director at Syneos Health.

Pre-Launch

  • Support clinical development activities and programs including Neurelis and Investigator sponsored studies as well as collaborate with R&D staff to improve site performance.
  • Hold individual discussions and meetings with Neurelis-contracted clinical study investigators, steering committee members, advisory board members, consultants, etc, on topics related to the work being conducted
  • Obtain, assimilate, organize, and report appropriate market, competitive, and scientific intelligence in a concise, clear manner, compliant with all applicable policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Provide scientific training for sales representatives utilizing approved Sales Training materials.
  • Assist with Training of speakers
  • Work with medical colleagues to identify EEs, professional groups, decision-makers and other key stakeholders in the assigned therapy area and or geography.
  • Serve as a primary liaison for clinical and scientific information exchange with EEs and health care providers in assigned patient care institutions/facilities as well as connecting EEs and their affiliate institutions with appropriate Medical Affairs initiatives that advance scientific and clinical knowledge
  • Deliver medical/scientific presentations to external groups, which include both peer to peer educational programs and nonpromotional presentations. Serve as a disease state resource to EEs, academic institutions, and others as needed.
  • Coordinate and facilitate IIT s
  • Attend assigned clinical congresses to gain scientific insights, support information exchange about disease, expand EE interactions, and understand recent data being presented on products and disease states of interest to Neurelis. Support the Medical Information booth as appropriate and contribute to the congress session debriefs/reports post meeting.

Post Launch

  • Coordinate and facilitate new sponsored research
  • Coordinate new IIT s
  • Continue to serve as a primary liaison for clinical and scientific information exchange with EEs and health care providers in assigned patient care institutions/facilities as well as connecting EEs and their affiliate institutions with appropriate Medical Affairs initiatives that advance scientific and clinical knowledge
  • Educating KOL s and HCP s of disease state and therapeutic area
  • Work with Gov t affairs liaison on medical presentations for managed care and payers
  • Participate in medical publications
  • Provide scientific training for sales representatives utilizing approved Sales Training materials.
  • Identify and coordinate speaker opportunities supporting field sales
  • Attend assigned clinical congresses to gain scientific insights, support information exchange about disease, expand EE interactions, and understand recent data being presented on products and disease states of interest to Neurelis. Support the Medical Information booth as appropriate and contribute to the congress session debriefs/reports post meeting.
  • Participate in ad boards
  • Assist with Training of speakers
  • Respond to documented unsolicited requests for medical/scientific information on company products including unsolicited requests for off-label medical information as per company policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide balanced, accurate medical information to and scientific exchange with EEs and other healthcare providers.
  • Attend assigned clinical congresses to gain scientific insights, support information exchange about disease, expand EE interactions, and understand recent data being presented on products and disease states of interest to Neurelis. Support the Medical Information booth as appropriate and contribute to the congress session debriefs/reports post meeting.

Job Requirements

  • 3-5 years of MSL experience with strong knowledge of the pharma/biotech industry.
  • Experience in CNS or related clinical field highly desirable
  • Advanced terminal degree (MD, PhD, PharmD)
  • Excellent presentation, communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of clinical research trial design.
  • The ability to work as a part of diverse teams.
  • High prioritization, results-oriented, and deadline focused skills.
  • Able to anticipate challenges and devise strategies for success.
  • Self-motivated able to work autonomously and must thrive on challenge.
  • Ability to process large amounts of clinical data and information into a format that is relevant to the question, in order to optimally engage
  • Ability to maintain a high level of ethical and compliance standards.
  • Strong time management and administrative skills able to accurately document interactions in the contact management system.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills by example and through accomplishments; steps forward to handle challenges within scope of authority.
  • Able to travel: 60%-70%

Please visit our website at commercialcareers.syneoshealth.com

 
 


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