Medical Science Liaison Director

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Updated: October 18, 2021
Location: Somerset, NJ, United States
Job ID: 135035

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There’s one thing you do that’s exceptional: lead.

You formulate a plan and empower your team to provide clinical expertise to health care providers helping them to improve patient outcomes. Your capacity to creatively strategize, motivate clinicians, and elicit achievement makes you the right fit for a Director role with Syneos Health.

The Syndicated Field Director is aligned to the VPs of Medical Affairs to drive achievement of key business objectives, launch readiness for new teams, trainings as needed and other special projects. This position supports all aspects of the co-employment agreement, as appropriate as well as supplements field coaching.


Key areas of responsibility are:

  • Play significant role in interviewing and hiring process to ensure alignment with the agreed upon hiring parameters, field implementation timelines and overall project objectives for assigned projects and as needed on other teams.
  • Conduct Field Visits and MSL assessments for assigned teams
  • Participate in the development of a customer-centric strategic MSL engagement plan and supporting tactical activities to support Medical Affair’s goals and objectives for assigned teams
  • Plan and participate in key contract-related team meetings and for follow up of action items and keeping other team members aware of progress fir assigned teams.
  • Responsible for identifying training needs and coordinate all training, activities, communications of the field based MSLs.
  • Assist in the professional development of the team by being a source of information and guidance.
  • Work closely with client Leadership Syneos Health leadership to ensure alignment on goals, objectives as well as adherence to policy (i.e. combined leadership team meetings, trainings where appropriate and internal meetings where appropriate).
  • Maintain consistent and open communication with assigned field teams and appropriate client personnel
  • Drive Syneos Health Connectivity with field personnel, pulling thru the Syneos Health culture and communicating Syneos Health business updates
  • Oversee data and metrics for assigned areas of responsibility and provide insight into data interpretation to identify proactive solutions

Job Requirements

RequirementsAlong with your ability to remain at the forefront of your field, you must possess:

  • Doctorate level scientific degree is required
  • 5+ years’ experience as field based MSL
  • Training or Field Based Management experience highly Preferred
  • Experience in multiple therapeutic areas highly preferred
  • Pharmaceuticals launch experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated effectiveness to work cross-divisionally as well as independently 
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to develop and execute plans against objectives in an independent environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent presentation / platform skills.
  • Excellent computer skills i.e. Microsoft Office, Access and Excel
  • Ability to be able to document engagements in a contact management system
  • Ability to travel and possess a valid driver's license to drive to assigned healthcare accounts, unless otherwise specified

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.

| How will you accelerate improving patient outcomes?

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

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