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Medical Science Liasion Job Position Available @ Shire California USA

Medical Science Liasion Job Position Available @ Shire California USA

Medical Science Liasion Job Position Available @ Shire California USA: At Shire, we are champions for people around the world who are struggling with rare diseases – they are at the center of everything we do.
Focusing on a Significant Unmet Medical Need
Rare diseases, most of which are genetic and are present throughout a person’s entire life, pose a significant medical and economic burden for patients, communities and healthcare systems. There are more than 7,000 known rare diseases, including Hemophilia, Hereditary Angioedema (HAE), Gaucher disease, Hunter Syndrome, and many forms of rare cancer, and an estimated 350 million people worldwide are living with one. Medical Science Liasion Job Position Available @ Shire California USA

Medical Science Liasion Job Position Available @ Shire California USA

Medical Science Liaison
Medical Affairs
Sacramento, CA
April 13, 2017

Medical Science Liasion Job Position Available @ Shire California USA

  • Serve as a field-based extension of the Therapeutic Area Medical Strategy Group
  • Systematically identify the scientific exchange needs of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), investigators and other stakeholders in patient care, establish strong professional relationships, provide credible scientific expertise and serve as a liaison to Shire Global Medical, Global Clinical and external partners
  • Ensure compliant communication and education of Shire’s marketed and emerging product portfolio to meet the educational and professional needs of Shire’s key customers
  • Responds effectively to requests for scientific exchange
  • Support design and implementation of scientific programs with external experts and Global Medical Affairs (GMA)
  • Support local team disease area and product knowledge through scientific training
  • Maintain personal expertise in relevant disease areas and MSL best practices


% of Time

Job Function and Description


KOL Relationship Management:

  • Through compliant scientific exchange, builds and maintains professional relationships with external stakeholders to expand Shire’s research, advisory and educational partnership opportunities
  • Ensures high standard of professionalism to develop and maintain “peer-to-peer” scientific relationships with key thought leaders in healthcare, academia, payer, and government organizations per strategic territory plans and as requested by KOLs, including the management of strategic scientific partnerships and scientific exchange
  • Provide scientific liaison support to Investigators currently involved in the Shire’s Company sponsored interventional or observational studies and investigator initiated trials
  • Serve as a liaison between healthcare practitioners (HCPs) and Shire medical affairs
  • Facilitate 1:1 and group scientific interactions with healthcare professionals
  • Participate in KOL planning
  • Maintain KOL plans and update medical customer relationship management system in a timely, accurate, and compliant manner
  • Maintain awareness of and access to internal and external information sources available to support high-quality scientific exchange, and coordinate high-quality interactions between these resources and external customers


Effective and Compliant Dissemination of Data

  • Respond within defined timeline and quality standards to unsolicited inquiries from HCPs and other stakeholders received by Global Medical Affairs and referred to GMA by other Shire functions
  • Support development of appropriate responses to unique inquiries as required, such as the presentation of scientific evidence and medical education
  • Presents clinical and disease state information to a variety of audiences, including KOLs, Medical advisors, formulary/decision makers and other HCPs and Shire internal teams
  • Ensures appropriate scientific exchange with HCPs by fostering fair and balanced medical and scientific communications that are not misleading
  • Serves as scientific resource at key medical, scientific, and patient advocacy conferences as assigned
  • Conducts therapeutic training for Sales and Medical colleagues upon request


Contribute to Shire’s Strategic Medical Strategy

  • Provide scientific input and participate in local medical and cross-functional initiatives
  • Provide field-based medical support to Shire’s clinical research programs, registries, and facilitation of the investigator sponsored trials process
  • Communicates key medical insights from KOLs/HCPs to inform refinement of medical strategies or tactics
  • Gains customer insights, opinions and feedback and engages with internal colleagues to connect business opportunities with internal resources
  • Under the guidance of MSL Team Lead or Region Lead, or more senior GMA leadership, provides scientific support for company-sponsored meetings
  • Participates on internal project teams as directed by Management (e.g. publications)


Maintaining personal expertise in relevant disease areas and MSL best practices

  • Maintain knowledge base and scientific expertise on all assigned Shire disease areas and products
  • Develop and update knowledge of applicable pharmaceutical guidelines and regulations, including, but not limited to, ICH, GCP, PhRMA, DOJ, OIG, R&D Code of Ethical Practices and company policies
  • Develop/increase knowledge of medical literature and critical appraisal of scientific publications

Education and Experience Requirements

  • An advanced degree in life sciences (MD, PharmD or PhD or equivalent) is required
  • Has an established track record of effective and influential oral presentations within the healthcare profession
  • Demonstrative therapeutic experience/research or substantive patient care experience is required (2 years minimum)
  • Medical, clinical or research experience in the assigned disease area is preferred
  • Demonstration of expertise in key skills and competencies

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Establishes credible and long-lasting professional relationships and has personal impact through engaging respectfully and professionally
  • Focus on personal accountability and ownership – constantly challenging oneself to take responsibility for continuous performance improvement and operational excellence; reliable and predictable for colleagues and customers
  • Acts on the needs of patients
  • Able to exchange scientific ideas and information openly and effectively with key opinion leaders and with colleagues
  • Demonstrates in-depth therapeutic competency and expertise of the leading science in designated disease state
  • Able to manage challenging conversations and handle objections
  • Focused on customer and patient needs
  • Able to work effectively in virtual teams
  • Effective listening skills
  • Capable of building relationships and focused on identifying and responsibly advancing opportunities for scientific exchange within focus disease areas
  • Ability to work effectively on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to partner and collaborate appropriately with Commercial functions
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills
  • Highly motivated and self-directed with ability to skillfully plan, manage and prioritize projects independently; demonstrates resilience and flexibility while planning and organizing multiple priorities

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Appropriate identification, assessment, and development of relationships with KOLs
  • Appropriate assessment and allocation of available resources
  • Individual activity plan development overseen by MSL Region or Team Lead, or more senior GMA leader
  • External stakeholder management and interactions
  • Understands value of Shire’s MSL-KOL professional relationship
  • Understands value of Shire MSL-Internal stakeholders relationship

Internal and External Contacts

  • Position is accountable to the MSL Region or Team Lead, or more senior GMA leader
  • Internal Collaboration: Compliance, Legal, HR, Commercial, Global Medical Affairs, R&D
  • External: Key opinion leaders, HCPs, patient advocacy groups, regional policy makers, etc.

Other Job Requirements

  • Frequent travel is required. Availability to travel approximately 40-70% of time
  • Availability to attend meetings on holidays and weekends
  • Clean and valid driver’s license

Medical Science Liasion Job Position Available @ Shire California USA

To Apply: https://shire.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/United-States—Remote-CA/Medical-Science-Liaison_R0005821

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