Medical Science Liaison – Northeast
Acceleron Pharma
 Cambridge, MA

What is it in for you?

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will provide scientific, educational, and research support in the Northeast regional territory, covering: VT, Maine, NH, MA, RI, and CT.

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field-based member of the Medical Affairs team. The MSL is highly trained in the healthcare field, well-versed in clinical and basic science, and capable of delivering cutting-edge data and technical/practical education to Health Care Professionals (HCPs).

The MSL is responsible for identifying, cultivating, maintaining, and strengthening relationships with key experts. He/She will act as a conduit for providing accurate and updated clinical, scientific, and medical information to PAH Experts, health care professionals, treatment decision-makers, and members of the scientific provider and payer communities in a compliant manner.

What will you be doing?

  • Engage external stakeholders on scientific information through one-on-one interactions and group settings, demonstrate thorough scientific and clinical knowledge, and develop and execute tasks of strategic medical plans.
  • Identify, cultivate, maintain, and strengthen scientific relationships with key opinion leaders, clinical investigators, and providers in academic and non-academic settings in a credible and ethical manner.
  • Serve as a scientific expert at key medical and scientific conferences, advisory boards, roundtables, clinical investigator meetings, and internal meetings. Support field-based cross-functional teams with medical expertise.
  • Serve as a local medical and scientific resource for product planning, clinical insight, and intelligence; capture, synthesize and deliver healthcare insights to cross-functional teams.
  • Partner with clinical- and medical operations teams to coordinate research support for sites/investigators participating in company-sponsored clinical trials, optimize recruitment, and enhance subject retention.
  • Facilitate research collaboration (including evidence generation and investigator-sponsored studies) with key investigators in a compliant manner.
  • Provide organizational medical and scientific support for initiatives related to payers, managed markets, and health care organizations. Demonstrate strong competency in medical and scientific exchange with healthcare organizations.
  • Support and execute specific internal projects, programs, and initiatives.
  • Adhere to regulatory and industry compliance guidelines and company policies in all aspects of scientific information dissemination, including responses to unsolicited requests for medical information.
  • Perform effectively on duties as assigned.

What are we looking for?

  • Master’s degree required. Advanced degree in life sciences (MD, PharmD, Ph.D., NP, or equivalent) preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an MSL or 3 years of clinical experience in PAH, cardiology, pulmonary, critical care, or other equivalent clinical experiences required.
  • Experience working with and presenting to formulary committee payers strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and apply knowledge and analytical skills.
  • Thrives in a team environment and enjoys cross-functional collaboration; positively contributes to team culture.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively; adapt effectively to new processes and requirements; demonstrates high motivation.
  • Sets high-performance standards for self and others, able to multitask and prioritize.
  • Strong scientific knowledge through experience and learning; strong ability to synthesize and present data.
  • MSL Leveling depending on experiences. Candidates with 3-5 years of MSL experience and demonstrated leadership cross-functionally may be considered for Senior MSL.

JOB COMPLEXITY:

  • Ability to travel 60-70%
  • Valid US driver’s license
  • Field-based position
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