Medical Science Liaison, Respiratory
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Denver, CO 80285
The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will be responsible for scientific exchange with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), education of health care providers on Teva products and disease states of interest, and clinical research support. The MSL functions as a regional medical and scientific resource who works to pair the changing needs of healthcare professionals with available Teva resources. The MSL works under the departmental guidance of the Sr. Director of US Field Medical Affairs within US Medical Affairs.
Develop, maintain, and manage interactions with Key Opinion Leaders ("KOLs") and other healthcare professionals in therapeutic areas of interest to Teva.
Develop and demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of Teva, its products, current medical and scientific research and publications in therapeutic areas of interest to Teva;
Provide relevant medical and scientific support for healthcare providers, third-party payers, and other managed care audiences;
Provide medical and scientific support for medical education initiatives (e.g., speaker training);
Deliver high quality medical education presentations in a variety of settings (e.g., formulary committees, medical meetings, and allied healthcare professionals) and obtain feedback that can be disseminated throughout the organization;
Professionally represent Teva at select medical meetings and programs; and
Use appropriate, ethical judgment in the distribution of all information, whether written or verbal.
Assist clinical development in identifying potential investigators and sites for company sponsored clinical trials; support clinical trials, investigator management as required in collaboration with clinical operations/clinical research.
Provide support for government researchers and healthcare providers interested in doing research with Teva products;
Develop strategic KOL plans to provide needs-based, value-added services;
Provide and disseminate relevant medical and scientific information (within corporate guidelines) for healthcare provider education; and
Provide field-based medical and scientific information for responding to a request for medication information regarding Teva products and related therapeutic areas.
Serve as a local medical and scientific resource for internal stakeholders.
Provide medical and scientific training support to the Sales Force, in collaboration with Sales Training;
Participate in internal therapeutic advisory groups and project teams;
Provide local medical support for certain marketing-led initiatives, such as consultant and advisory meetings;
Gather and disseminate competitive intelligence from multiple sources; and
Complete accurate and timely administrative reports, projects, and other required documentation.
Serve as liaison between clinical investigators and internal stakeholders in support of investigator-initiated studies.
Be responsible for first line review of investigator-initiated studies and, in collaboration with Medical Directors, facilitate the submission, review and approval process for investigator-initiated studies; and
Act as liaison between clinical investigators and internal Medical Directors or other internal Teva representatives for all aspects of investigator-initiated studies, from proposal to publication.
Provide support for corporate sponsored studies.
Must demonstrate a basic understanding of pharmaceutical industry practices, as well as standard medical practices in therapeutic area(s) of concentration and broad therapeutic competency (e.g., keeps current with new information and trends in the field);
Must be articulate and persuasive during formal and informal presentations and have the ability to convey complex, scientific ideas fluently to any audience
Must have the ability to tactfully provide scientifically-sound constructive feedback to national, regional, and local KOLs and speakers
Must have excellent listening skills and be adept at confidently stating expert opinions while respecting the positions of others (i.e., can exert diplomacy while standing firm on a position);
Must utilize effective, professional communications to cultivate and nurture strong working relationships with internal and external colleagues;
Must have complete understanding of Teva products as well as medical, marketing, legal, and regulatory issues and compliance;
Must conduct oneself in a highly professional and ethical manner;
Must have an understanding of the clinical trial and investigator-initiated study processes;
Must have the ability to work effectively on multi-disciplinary teams in order to achieve desired outcomes;
Must have the skills to plan, prioritize, and execute multiple responsibilities in a timely manner;
Must have the ability to multi-task, work independently, and focus on priorities while using good medical and business judgment, paying attention to detail, and providing appropriate level follow-up; and
Must deal with ambiguity and thrive in an ever-changing environment.
Education and Experience
Advanced scientific degree (M.D., D.O., Ph.D., Pharm.D.) or equivalent required (relevant residency and/or fellowship experience preferred);
Clinical experience within relevant therapeutic areas preferred;
An established track record of effective and influential oral presentations within the healthcare profession;
Has published significant relevant therapeutic research or has substantial patient care experience (minimum 3 years); and
Preferred 3-5 years prior experience working in the pharmaceutical industry or related experience with medical or scientific focus
Requires approximately 50% overnight travel with several night and/or weekend activities
Position will be filled commensurate with experience