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Medical Science Liaison, Oncology (New York City, Philadelphia Metro)

Who we are: EMD Serono is the North American biopharma brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany - a leading science and technology company - focused exclusively on specialty care. For more than 40 years, the brand has integrated cutting-edge science, innovative products and industry-leading patient support and access programs. EMD Serono has deep expertise in neurology, fertility and endocrinology, as well as a robust pipeline of potential therapies in oncology, immuno-oncology and immunology as R&D focus areas.


Your role: The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships with influential members of the medical community to promote company, disease state and therapeutic awareness, in addition to serving as an advanced technical, scientific, and medical expert in the specified therapeutic area (oncology) for the assigned region (New York City, Metro Philadelphia). 


Who you are:  The MSL must command a comprehensive understanding of their specific Therapeutic Area (TA)/field and will partner with other members of the Field Medical and US Medical Affairs teams to contribute to the overall understanding of the oncology disease state and therapeutics, developing significant and long-term relationships for EMD Serono with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs).

  • Advanced scientific degree (e.g. PharmD, PhD, DO, MD) strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical and/or pharmaceutical experience in specified TA strongly preferred.
  • Advanced scientific knowledge, relationship building and networking skills.
  • Preferred the candidate live in Metro New York (including Long Island) or Northern New Jersey.
  • Provides in-depth scientific, clinical, and educational support to the KOL community through the dissemination of pertinent educational, scientific, and clinical information on the specific disease state and its treatment.
  • Cultivates and maintains KOLs as peers and advocates whose opinions, disease and disease treatment insights and competitive knowledge provide direction to US Medical Affairs and EMD Serono.
  • Disseminates to healthcare professionals state-of-the-art research and medical concepts related to the treatment and management of the specific disease state through one to one peer interactions and group learning activities.
  • Leads Medical Affairs activities in his/her region coordinating with internal departments and external customers.
  • Represents EMD Serono at medical events, programs, meetings and conventions.
  • Liaises with the US Medical Affairs staff on the development and implementation of medical initiatives both regionally and nationally.
  • Communicates research and development concepts, key field insights and competitive intelligence to appropriate internal stakeholders.
  • As appropriate, coordinates with Clinical Development and Medical Affairs in providing field support for Phase IIIb and IV research studies.
  • Acts as a liaison between investigators and Medical Affairs for the Investigator Sponsored Trial (IST) program.
  • Maintains KOL profiling and visitation records for the territory.
  • Administers and monitors appropriate budget expenditures to meet the responsibilities as outlined above.
  • Ensures compliant use of field material and conduct of activities and acts as a respected and highly regarded representative of EMD Serono.
  • As applicable, assists in the development of educational and training material and conducts training for internal and external parties.
  • Extensive (60%) regional travel including overnight travel. Travel will include periodic national meetings and may include international conferences.
  • English language competency required.
Job Requisition ID:  186969
Location:  Field Service - all
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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