Associate MSL/MSL, Northeast

Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals
 Lexington, MA


Associate Medical Science Liaison or Medical Science Liaison

The Associate Medical Science Liaison/Medical Science Liaison (Assoc. MSL/MSL) is responsible for developing and maintaining professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders to provide rigorous medical and scientific support of Kiniksa Pharmaceutical’s clinical development and pipeline programs. The MSL is a field-based position of Medical Affairs that serves as a medical expert to establish long-term relationships and rapport with the medical and scientific community within a specific geography. The incumbent is responsible for collaborating with an internal multidisciplinary team to increase the ability to execute Kiniksa’s development program strategies and tactics to meet or exceed internal timelines. The MSL adheres to the company’s (and applicable regulatory) guidelines, policies and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes a territory strategic and tactical plan aligned with Kiniksa’s medical and scientific needs
  • Serves as the primary Kiniksa external medical representative for key stakeholders, providing deep and advanced disease state and product information as well as facilitating collaboration aligned with Kiniksa’s mission, strategy and objectives through one-on-one interactions, small group discussions, and presentations
  • Drives ongoing clinical trial execution at study sites in collaboration with Clinical Research and Development, Clinical Operations, Regulatory Affairs and Program Management including, but not limited to, site identification, evaluation and training, recruitment, and participation at Investigator’s Meetings
  • Communicates insights from the field to internal stakeholders on a continuous basis
  • Establishes his/her role as a reliable, trusted, resource of accurate, up-to-date, medical and scientific knowledge
  • Builds and maintains technical and clinical expertise across therapeutic areas to enable deep scientific discourse externally. This includes a focus on continuous coordination and collaboration with Kiniksa’s research and development team
  • Serves as a primary scientific resource for staffing at scientific congress, discussions at advisory boards and training of internal colleagues
  • Attends appropriate scientific meetings and conducts routine literature searches
  • Responsible for accurate (internally approved) and timely responses to unsolicited requests for medical information in the field from healthcare professionals
  • Complies with applicable internal and external guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Maintains annual expenses within assigned budget parameters
  • Documents field activities accurately and in a timely fashion

Qualifications (required):

  • Advanced degree with significant clinical and/or industry experience in Cardiology, Rheumatology, or Immunology (MD, PharmD, PhD, DO, NP, PA, MS-CGC)
  • Must exhibit a strong background in collaborating with internal and external stakeholders
  • Must exhibit characteristics that exemplify drive, passion and focus that will translate into significant contributions towards building a global generational company
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to multi-task and change course quickly
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Must be willing to travel up to 75% of the time (primarily in the assigned territory)

Qualifications (preferred):

  • Experience with biologic immunotherapies
  • Experience in rare diseases and orphan drug launches

Geographic Need:

  • It is preferred that the candidate live within the following geographical:
  1. Northeast
    • Boston, MA
    • New York City, NY