Senior/Medical Science Liaison, Multiple Sclerosis - CO, NM, AZ, UT, and Southern NV

, Colorado
United States

Job ID: 3225977954

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The Position

In this position, you will be primarily accountable for consistently, effectively: 


  • With increasing independence, developing MSL strategies, plans and tactics, in alignment with the relevant regional and national MSL strategies, plans and objectives, to enable enhanced execution and overall performance in the assigned geography 
  • Demonstrating full and complete mastery of the core MSL position and responsibilities 
  • Representing the assigned molecules/products, franchise(s) and overall therapeutic area(s) to the highest ethical and professional standards and in accordance with guidelines, direction and key marketing strategies
  • Responding to on- and off-label questions with the highest integrity, compliance and adherence to legal, regulatory and Genentech guidelines, policies & procedures 
  • Building and cultivating important working relationships internally and externally; including establishing, where applicable/appropriate, relationships with national-level thought leaders or other relevant external constituents 
  • Providing clinical expertise and feedback regarding operational management that effectively and efficiently guides clinical trials, other studies and investigations 
  • Providing clinical expertise in the development, management and maintenance of medical communications, including research, publications, and educational materials, meeting/event presentations and information, etc. 
  • Actively participating in various internal and external clinical and scientific education programs, meetings, presentations and other forums; providing in-depth clinical and operational expertise and insights regarding the assigned molecules/products, franchise(s), and overall therapeutic area(s) 
  • Assuming responsibility for proactively researching, analyzing and communicating key trends, themes or other evolutions in the external marketplace, as these potentially impact or otherwise relate to the work of MSLs in the relevant therapeutic area(s) 
  • When assigned, representing the assigned MSL team, by acting as a substitute for your manager on various teams or committees 
  • Taking a leadership role in developing and implementing MSL and other related clinical and scientific education programs, content and materials 
  • Supporting your manager and others by assisting with recruitment, on-boarding and ongoing coaching, mentoring and training of new or less experienced MSLs 
  • Identifying, leading and completing recurring and special projects 
  • Ensuring assigned goals and objectives are met and that assigned projects and other work are completed on time, to high standards and within budget 

Example Responsibilities In this position, you will: 

  • Strategy/Planning: 
  1. Assume responsibility for proactively researching, analyzing and communicating key developments, trends, evolutions and other marketplace factors and dynamics that potentially impact and/or otherwise influence the MSL organization and/or the broader therapeutic area(s)
  2. Work with manager, peers, other partners and stakeholders in the development and alignment of medical plan tactics at the regional and local MSL levels: 
    1. Participating in a variety of cross-functional tactical planning meetings, reviews and discussions 
    2. As assigned, supporting your manager, medical directors, and other peers in gathering information, analyses, research and reporting to support national, regional, and local tactical planning 
    3. Using national and regional medical plans for the assigned molecules/products to develop and align the tactical plan for your geography of responsibility. Expected to create business plans for your assigned geography with minimal direction from your manager 
    4. Using national and regional medical plans for the assigned molecules/products to develop and align the tactical plan for your geography of responsibility 
    5. Providing input to manager regarding travel, budget and other resource requirements to meet or exceed assigned goals and objectives 
  3. Build and cultivate relationships with internal cross-functional partners, such as Franchise Sales, Franchise Marketing, Managed Care & Customer Operations, Thought Leader Services, Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development, Product Development, Clinical Operations, Commercial Operations and other Medical Affairs groups. Build and cultivate relationships with the local scientific and medical communities, including study site clinical research staff, clinical investigators, physicians, other healthcare professionals, as well as regional and national KOLs and other thought leaders 
  • Operations: 
    1. As appropriate, support in the design and development of clinical trials, other studies and investigations 
    2. Support Clinical Operations with Phase III studies, by providing clinical support at investigator sites 
    3. Evaluate, review and propose, when and where appropriate, revisions to protocols in support of the development and/or medical strategies of the assigned product(s). As and when approved, undertake the necessary revisions to protocols, ensuring full compliance with all established procedures and guidelines, as well as appropriate communication to other involved/impacted colleagues and/or external parties 
    4. Work with a host of cross-functional partners to develop plans and tactics for implementation and completion of clinical trials, studies and other investigations. Includes plans for developing and recruiting for patient registries, clinical and scientific communications, publications, clinical and scientific education, advisory boards, clinical and scientific congresses, other conferences and meetings, etc. 
    5. Work with Medical Communications and Publication Planning to develop, disseminate and manage calendars and timelines for clinical and scientific communications, publication plans and other relevant research, data, information and communications for assigned molecules/products 
  • Communication/Other: 
    1. Maintain the highest standards and levels of scientific, clinical and technical expertise in the specific therapeutic area(s) of assignment; reviewing and keeping updated on scientific/medical journals and other relevant publications, attending scientific, clinical, commercial and other key meetings, forums, venues, etc., as well as continuous communication and effective partnering with various Genentech and Roche groups 
    2. Lead recurring or special projects

Who You Are

Candidates for this position should hold the following qualifications, have the following experience, and be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities to be considered as a suitable applicant. Please note that except where specified as “preferred,” or as a “plus,” all points listed below are considered minimum requirements. Years of experience listed below can be substituted with equivalent, relevant competency levels. 

  • Clinical Science Degree 
  • Advanced Clinical/Science Degree is preferred (e.g., PharmD, PhD, MSN, MPH, etc.) 
  • Multiple Sclerosis experience preferred
  • MSL experience preferred
Knowledge 
  • GCP (Good Clinical Practice) and ICH (International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use) proficient 
  • In-depth knowledge of the overall drug development process 
  • In-depth, relevant therapeutic area knowledge Comprehensive understanding of product and safety profiles 
  • Well-versed in medical aspects of FDA regulations 
Experience 
  • 6 or more years' clinical development and or Phase IV/post-marketing clinical experience 
  • 2 or more years' experience as an MSL in industry. Must demonstrate mastery of the core MSL position
  • Must demonstrate a minimum of 2 years' clinical trial experience, with an emphasis on Phase III - Phase IV trials, in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry 
  • Strong, relevant therapeutic experience (typically demonstrable over 2 or more years' relevant experience) 
Skills/Abilities 
  • Proven track record of meeting or exceeding objectives and goals 
  • Outstanding attention-to-detail 
  • Proven abilities to perform MSL responsibilities independently and with limited guidance. Has demonstrated, through past experience, abilities to competently manage the majority of MSL deliverables associated with assigned medical strategies, plans and tactics 
  • Strong business acumen; has in-depth knowledge of the multi-disciplinary functions involved in a company's drug development process, e.g., research, development, clinical operations, biostatistics, regulatory, commercial, etc. and can proactively integrate multiple perspectives for best end-results 
  • Excellent project management skills: can prioritize multiple tasks and goals to ensure the timely, on-target and within-budget accomplishment of such 
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal communication and influencing skills: can influence without authority and has proven experience building and cultivating relationships with key partners and stakeholders, both internally and externally 
  • Outstanding written communication skills 
  • Strong business presentation skills: highly effective at summarizing and presenting the key considerations and decision-points 
  • Confident and competent when interacting with varying levels of internal/external management, thought leaders, KOLs, etc.: stays focused and on-point, and is able to raise problems or challenges in a productive and mature manner 
  • Strong negotiation skills: can effectively drive discussions and decisions toward desired end results 
  • Proven teamwork skills: has a proven track record of working highly effectively, efficiently and collaboratively with others. Has proven experience and skills working with multi-disciplinary teams 
  • Strong financial acumen: proven abilities for effective planning, development and oversight of project budgets and other resources 
  • Regarded as a subject matter expert in clinical matters relevant to the respective therapeutic area 
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 
  • In addition to passing Genentech's background screening, the employee must submit to and pass additional background screening as required by some institutions and health facility sales accounts (additional screening requests may include but are not limited to background checks, immunization, TB, HIV, hepatitis, and drug screening) 
  • Business travel, by air or car, is required for regular internal and external business meetings
  • This is a remote position
  • This position requires significant driving of either a company provided  or personal vehicle as well as prolonged periods of sitting, both of which are part of the essential duties and responsibilities of the role.  As a result, Genentech, Inc. (Company) from time to time will check your motor vehicle record for purposes of determining your eligibility for driving a Company vehicle or driving any vehicle on Company business.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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