Medical Science Liaison
REMOTE · United States · QED Therapeutics
We are looking for a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) to serve one of three territories: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic or Southeast.
The QED MSL is responsible for liaising with a variety of internal and external customers, providing medical and scientific information on the appropriate utilization of specific QED products, field insights, with therapeutic area and disease state area knowledge. This field-based position will build healthcare provider support, leveraging a scientific approach that is aligned with medical affairs objectives and therapeutic area medical plan. The QED MSL will be a credible representative of QED Therapeutics in a variety of interactions with KOL’s across their assigned region.
The QED Medical Science Liaison (MSL) job involves cultivating and maintaining relationships with academic researchers and leaders, large community oncology research centers and organizations, attending conferences and talks, and engaging in scientific exchange with physicians and other healthcare professionals. This position will require extensive travel often involving weekends. The QED MSL will work closely with medical affairs team members executing the therapeutic product development process and translate insights, academic information, and congress data. They will strategically prepare and support the development, launch and commercialization of QED products through scientific exchange, seeking external insight to shape QED understanding of the therapeutic environment.
Developing relationships with various health care professionals, and providing them with credible, fair balanced, scientific information about QED products, research activities, and QED product development.
The QED MSL will be a major source of balanced medical information for HCPs and will be skilled in issues management and addressing unsolicited questions about safety and off label use of QED products based on available scientific data.
Territory planning will be a key activity. This plan will be dynamic with respect to the molecule, molecule life cycle, therapeutic area, and territory. The QED MSL will liaise with key internal stakeholders to build a comprehensive action-oriented plan.
The QED MSL will be a therapeutic area and product expert. This will be evidenced by regular review of relevant literature, participation in scientific congresses and conferences, including QED therapeutic area training sessions to maintain current knowledge, and to develop competitive intelligence on other products in the therapeutic area.
The QED MSL will play a role in internal training and communication with the medical, brand team, and territory managers. Knowledge sharing, including KOL and site profiling, and education both internally and externally will be a key area of responsibility.
The QED MSL will assist the medical affairs team in the identification of potential investigators and research projects. This may include assistance with investigator sponsored trial process, sponsored study site identification, recruitment strategies, and collaboration with clinical operations.
- Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills (including ability to network). —Able to participate in a scientific dialogue with KOL’s and researchers.
- Excellent teaching skills and ability to present and discuss scientific material clearly and concisely.
- Proven ability to create and sustain relationships with industry leaders.
- Skilled in clinical research and an understanding of the process of pharmaceutical product development and approval,
- Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and work effectively with minimal supervision in a constantly changing environment.
- Willing to travel at least 50% of the time. Evening and weekend work will be involved.
- Able to function in a highly regulated environment and to adhere to all QED guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOP’s), while responding to a variety of questions and requests from health care professionals.
- Ability to work independently and to converse on a peer to peer basis with HCPs.
- Pharma experience in GI or GU oncology therapeutic space a plus
- Experience working in a competitive market
- Pharmaceutical business, market knowledge, and experience considered an asset
- Thorough knowledge of the healthcare system, disease management and medical research.
- Ability to understand and summarize clinical trial reports and papers. Ability to research scientific literature, and write reports, papers, and research protocols.
- Solid understanding of GCP and ICH guidelines. Current working knowledge of US legal, regulatory, and compliance regulations and guidelines relevant to industry interactions with health- care professionals.
- Critical thinking ability
- Ability to handle objections and manage issues presented by HCPs.
- Ability to effectively work, function, and contribute with cross functional teams.
- Proven ability to use IT tools and interface effectively with a wide variety of technical platforms.
- Integrity and Trust
- Stakeholder focus
- Drive for Results
- Demonstrating Courage
- Learn and execute on the fly
- Communication Skills
- Business Acumen
- Interpersonal Savvy
- Dealing with Ambiguity
- This position requires extensive travel; the average travel for this position is 50-70% with some variation based upon the demands of the business imperatives.
Education and/or Experience
- Required: MD, PhD, PharmD or NP with oncology clinical practice experience.
- Minimum of 2-4 years in Medical Science Liaison (MSL) role or relevant clinical practice setting.
- Prior experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries preferred.
If you are passionate about innovation and looking to join a thriving team, email your cover letter and resume to: careers@QEDTx.com