Senior Medical Science Liaisons (Sr. MSLs) are experienced MSLs, having spent time in an MSL role, they have proven success in building / maintaining external stakeholder relationships and delivering on projects. Sr. MSLs engage with healthcare professionals, institutions and payers in a non-promotional manner using their prior scientific exchange expertise to quickly form partnerships to deliver on the medical strategy, capture and act upon field insights to improve patient pathways and outcomes. Sr. MSL are considered to be a valuable coach and mentor for the MSL team.
NOTE: Territory includes South Texas and Louisiana. The successful candidate will live in the territory or be willing to relocate at their own cost. Target candidate preferred locations will be in Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, or New Orleans, LA or justifiably near a major airport.
Senior MSL Role
Through prior scientific engagement experience, Senior MSLs quickly build relationships and establish networks to ensure valuable trusted relationships with healthcare professionals, payers and healthcare institutions.
To contribute to mentoring & coaching MSLs on all aspects of the Scientific Engagement Model (SEM).
To lead projects in the delivery of the field-based objectives described in the Country Medical Plan.
To play lead the collation, analysis and evaluation of data in the Insights Generation process.
To establish and nurture cross functional partnerships with internal stakeholders.
To contribute to evidence-generation activities (supporting local needs for the clinical research unit).
All MSLs comply with the local and corporate compliance frameworks for external and internal interactions and completes all global/local mandatory trainings.
Scientific Engagement and Exchange
Through previous experience of scientific engagement and exchange, Sr. MSLs quickly build and develop enduring needs-based peer-to-peer relationships and networks with healthcare professionals, payers and
Sr. MSLs are experienced at understanding perspectives and needs of their stakeholders and can easily adapt to be relevant and valued.
Sr. MSLs work quickly to identify areas of mutual collaboration and contribute to the development and implementation of strategic field medical engagement plans aligned to the Country Medical Plan.
Sr. MSLs communicate in an accurate, fair and balanced manner, the benefits, risks, appropriate use and clinical value of our products.
Sr. MSLs operate independently (with limited supervision) and support the team to navigate complex local health care environments at national, regional and local level.
Sr. MSLs supply data, facts and observations and lead the collation, analysis and evaluation aspects of the Insights Generation process related to gathering, analysis and evaluating data.
Sr. MSLs generate and share actionable and valuable insights through appropriate tools in a timely manner and lead efforts on proposed solutions.
Sr. MSLs support the team with the data analysis and evaluation. Escalation and follow up of critical insights are adhered to.
Sr. MSLs work closely with office based and field based medical teams to ensure execution of the Country Medical Plans.
Sr. MSLs lead projects, hold others accountable and deliver results within timelines. They communicate consistently and effectively with internal stakeholders.
Sr. MSLs, in line with local guidance, develop and maintain an internal stakeholder network, including leadership teams.
Sr. MSLs contribute scientific and technical expertise in medical material development for internal and external stakeholders, where applicable (aligned with relevant policies).
Sr. MSLs provide scientific support for internal functions such as commercial, market access, regulatory/PV and R&D regarding scientific trainings and updates.
Supporting Evidence Generation
Sr. MSLs are experienced at supporting data generation and identify opportunities for further data collection by:
engaging with clinical investigators to support company sponsored trials
supporting investigator sponsored studies clinical or investigator-led (within compliance standards)
support Real World Evidence development according to local needs
Coaching and mentoring MSLs:
Sr. MSLs improve effectiveness of MSLs by supporting the MSL Manager in coaching and mentoring the team through optimizing the use of the Scientific Engagement Model and supporting on-boarding and enduring training.
Sr. MSLs initiate, plan, execute, monitor and complete complexed medical projects in a logical sequence within given time and resource constraints
Training / Compliance
Complete all MSL SOP trainings and all other corporate assigned compliance trainings.
Complete the MSL onboarding (and certification) program.
Commits to applying and continued practice of the Scientific Engagement Model and Insights process.
Continue to develop and maintain technical therapy area and soft skills.
Create individual development plan aligned with career aspirations.
Required Education, Experience and Training
Minimum 2+ years’ customer facing medical science liaison (or equivalent title/work) experience. (required)
Advanced Medical, pharmacy or science degree (MD, PharmD, PhD,) (required)
An in-depth knowledge of the disease state, therapeutic area, the relevant products in the portfolio and in the pipeline. (highly preferred)
Proven skills in communication and presentation skills simplifying complex topics.
Demonstrated leadership with use of omnichannel tools and able to communicate via digital channels from remote (non-office based) environment. (required)
Demonstrated success in project management & experience with mentoring and coaching MSLs. (required)
Prior experience in clinical development and clinical research. The ability to critically evaluate clinical study protocols, reports and publications. (highly preferred)
Experience with pharmacovigilance and regulatory authorities and its impact on the product portfolio. (highly preferred)
Strong business acumen with experienced with building strategic medical plans and successfully implementing medical initiatives. (highly preferred)
Seen as a role model regarding upholding values and adhering to high standards. (required)
Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and ability to pass a complete background check.
Driving a company car in a safe manner to daily meetings and appointments is required.
Responsible for operating the motor vehicle using safe driving practices, knowledge of and compliance with all company policies, and obeying all traffic laws.
Fluency in spoken and written business English.
An effective Senior MSL will be able to encompass the MSL role successfully and also be able to contribute to the team in other elevated ways
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