MSL Field Director

Updated: April 27, 2022
Location: Somerset, NJ, United States
Job ID: 142668

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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 Field Director role with Syneos Health.


The Field Director will have responsibility for the management of the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) team, along with optimizing field responsibilities, scientific knowledge transfer, and performance related to KOL/HCP interactions. The Director will also be responsible for providing the client with weekly activity reports as well as ensuring MSL competency, meeting full compliance and professional ethical standards and performance expectations. The Field Director will:

  • Work with cross-functional partners to support and direct the team on CRM operations, scientific insights and KOL/HCP scientific profiling and engagement strategy
  • Oversee territory plan of action, training and congress planning
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on business planning, special projects, and strategy development to support medical goals and objectives

Job Requirements

Along with a results-oriented mindset, self-assurance, and an engaging manner, the ideal candidate has:

  • Advanced scientific degree strongly preferred (MD, DO, PharmD, DPT, OTD, NP, PA, or equivalent)
  • 5+ years of Medical Affairs experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry, with 3+ years in a field-based management role
  • Immunology (GI, Rheumatology or Dermatology) experience preferred 
  • Experience in team management and developing, tracking, and reporting field medical performance against medical goals and objectives
  • Experience with thought leader (KOL) identification and engagement planning as well as field insights analysis and synthesis
  • Demonstrate business acumen and a strong ability to align initiatives with medical objectives and cross-functional strategic imperatives for client’s products
  • Ability to travel and possess a valid driver’s license to drive to assigned healthcare accounts, unless otherwise specified

Interviews may be conducted in person at an on-site interview location. For any in-person interviews, local COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed.

I understand that if I am made an offer of employment, it will be conditioned on my demonstration I am fully vaccinated OR I plan to initiate vaccination by my start date AND be fully vaccinated within 4 weeks of start date against the COVID-19 virus.

IMPORTANT: I understand that if the role for which I am applying requires extensive in-person contact with colleagues, health care providers, clients and other medical professionals who have stringent vaccination requirements that all Syneos Health employees with whom they partner be fully vaccinated and will not accept or consider any exemptions. I understand I can request an exemption from Syneos Health’s vaccination requirement based on a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. However, in the event that I successfully obtain an exemption, I understand that it is highly unlikely that I will be able to adequately perform the essential functions of this position without imposing an undue hardship on Syneos Health due to the clients’ demands.

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 companies are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)

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