Medical Science Liaison - Dermatology - MN/WI/IA/ND/SD (Remote)
CVS Health
 Minneapolis, MN

Job Description

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2018. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

This is a remote position. The geography covers Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. Preferred location for candidate to live is Minneapolis, MN or Milwaukee/Madison, Wisconsin.

The MSL will serve as a liaison to the medical/scientific community and will be responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with prominent experts in the Dermatology Therapeutic Area within the geographic area of coverage.

Your responsibilities:

The MSL will ensure the appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding marketed and pipeline compounds in a timely, ethical and customer-focused manner.

The MSL will implement medical strategies in collaboration with other Novartis colleagues for designated customers that include potential clinical trial site identification and support as well as review of investigator-initiated research protocols.

The MSL will work to pair our key customer's educational and research needs with available Novartis resources and will provide the latest emerging data in response to specific healthcare professional inquiries.

Comply with all credentialing requirements for any healthcare institution (e.g., hospital) which is part of the MSL call plan, including, among other things, routine background checks, medical testing (i.e., Tuberculosis test) or proof of immunizations, training on facility policies, and adherence to confidentiality and/or HIPPA agreements.

EEO Statement

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

Advanced Scientific degree or equivalent experience required. (PharmD, MD, DO, PhD, OD, or DNP strongly preferred)

MSL, Manager: 0-3 years’ experience
MSL, Associate Director: 3+ years’ experience
MSL, Director: 7+ years’ experience

Please note that the position will be filled at level commensurate with overall
skill level and experience.

Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required

Must be science oriented and be able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and associated hardware

Must be a strong team player and effectively interface with other internal and external stakeholders, including Corporate Customers, Regional Business Units, Marketing, Sales, New Product Commercialization, Medical Affairs, Research, and Business Analysis.

A valid US Driver’s License and a good driving record are required.

The MSL position is associated with approximately 60%- 70% travel.

Desirable Experience:

Teaching experience

Previous experience in the dermatology, rheumatology or immunology space or related area is strongly preferred.

Previous experience in a MSL Field Medical based position is also preferred.

Thorough knowledge of medicine (including pharmacotherapy), treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, customer strategies, and FDA promotional guidelines, regulations, and ethical guidelines applied to the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.



Business Unit


Work Location

Minneapolis, MN

Company/Legal Entity

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Functional Area

Research & Development

Job Type

Full Time