Senior Medical Science Liaison

Updated: November 19, 2019
Location: Detroit, MI, United States
Job ID: 6515

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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.

Responsibilities

The Sr. Medical Science Liaison (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 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. The MSL will be able to demonstrate and apply advanced field based medical and scientific experience, subject matter knowledge, and skills in supporting medical strategies. The 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. Five key areas of focus:

  • KOL Engagement
  • HCP Interactions
  • Insight Generation
  • Internal Project Support
  • Teamwork & Leadership

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
  • Lead congress planning and reporting
  • Contributes scientific content and helps build materials in support of a project or initiative
  • Some coaching and mentoring of junior MSL team members
  • Collaborate appropriately with commercial counterparts

Job Requirements

Along with your ability to remain on the forefront of your field, you must possess:

  • Pharm D, PhD, MD, DO required
  • Minimum 3 years as MSL
  • 3+ years in leadership role
  • Rheumatology experience highly preferred; Immunology experience acceptable
  • Thorough knowledge of medicine, treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, customer strategies, and FDA promotional guidelines, regulations, and ethical guidelines is preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate scientific content through 1:1 meeting, small group interactions, and in writing
  • Must be a strong team player and effectively collaborate with internal departments.

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which our people can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality of life balance.

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Here, each day brings an opportunity to take ownership of a new challenge. Teaming with some of the most talented clinicians in the industry, you'll improve patient outcomes and work in a dynamic environment to create better, smarter, faster ways to get biopharmaceutical therapies to patients.  By joining Syneos Health, you’ll be connected to our multitude of career paths and pipeline of employment opportunities.


WORK HERE MATTERS EVERYWHERE | How will you accelerate improving patient outcomes?

Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)

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