Senior Medical Science Liaison, Rheumatology/Dermatology (Central)
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Senior Medical Science Liaison role will be responsible for identifying disease and product related medical needs in a defined geography through a Remote First approach. The primary role of the MSL is to develop relationships and maintain contacts with Thought Leaders (TL) and Healthcare Providers (HCP) within their healthcare system. The purpose of interactions is to engage in meaningful scientific exchange that will ensure patients have access to BMS medicines, to ensure their safe and appropriate use through peer-to-peer discussions aligned with medical strategies and needs expressed by external stakeholders. The scientific dialogue focuses on scientific/clinical information around disease management, treatment landscape, and BMS products in a fair and balanced way and includes appropriate clinical and value related discussions. TLs may include nationally and regionally recognized scientific and clinical leaders, medical advisors to managed care providers and committees, and HCPs active in addressing patient advocacy issues.
The initial focus of the Remote First MSL will be to maintain existing customer relationships with Scientific Innovators and Clinical Practice Specialists, including investigators. The Remote First MSLs will be focused on clinical trial support (80% time allocation) for the Rheumatology deucravacitinib BMS supported clinical trials and ISRs (and provided limited ISR/MIRF reactive Orencia support (20% time allocation). Due to the size of the geographies the role will be 70% remote, 30% in person.
MSL delivers presentations to health care decision makers responding to unsolicited questions using relevant and approved materials. MSL may support company initiated trials by interacting with primary investigators, assisting in site identification and screenings, and delivering disease education using approved resources. MSLs may also support data generation activities including participation in reviews of investigator initiated proposals.
Other activities may include identification and training of contracted speakers or internal team members if aligned with medical plan and product life cycle needs. MSL will also identify, collect, and communicate insights to address competitive medical information in addition to insights on trends and changes affecting the regulatory and payer environment used to develop medical strategies.
External Environment and Customer Focus
- Develop and maintain relationships with academic and community research thought leaders, appropriate HCPs, and access stakeholders, within a given geography to answer scientific and unsolicited product question. The MSL will use various channels for interactions (1:1, group presentations, remote, etc.)
- Demonstrate proficiency in using available scientific resources and presentations. Effectively present information to TL/HCPs and be able to respond to questions, ensuring medical accuracy and compliance with local procedures, ethical and legal guidelines and directives.
- Actively assess the medical landscape by meeting with TL/HCPs to understand their needs and expertise. Continuously update own knowledge in treatment strategies, products, unmet medical needs, clinical trials and scientific activities. Understand the competitive landscape and actively prepare to address informational needs of customers.
- Collect and provide meaningful medical insights and/or impact by communicating these back to the medical and commercial organizations to be actioned in support of the strategy development.
Contribute to the Medical Plan
- Adopt institution/account planning approach and contribute to cross-functional
- institution/account plans.
- Contribute to development and delivery of scientifically meaningful medical programs/projects in line with the local Medical and Field Medical plan.
Provide Medical Support
- As necessary and appropriate, support the initial and ongoing medical/scientific area and product specific training and provide key scientific updates to internal stakeholders (e.g. Commercial, Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance, Legal, HEOR, Value Access & Payment).
Support Clinical Trial Activities
- Support Interventional and Non Interventional Research (NIR) studies (e.g. identification and
assessment of potential study sites) to support patient recruitment and/or discussions around the safe and effective use of BMS investigational products, as agreed with home office medical and Global Clinical Operations (GCO) and as defined by the study scope document.
- Provide recommendations and insights to clinical development team on study and site feasibilities within the therapeutic area based on knowledge of the field and through direct contacts with potential investigators, as agreed with home office medical and GCO.
- Support HCPs in the ISR submission and execution process and study follow-up as agreed upon with home office medical and GCO.
- Ensure that BMS Pharmacovigilance procedural documents are understood and applied by investigators of local studies, and alert appropriate BMS personnel to any identified Adverse Events.
- Terminal doctoral degree, MD, PharmD, or PhD, preferred.
- Minimum of 4 years working in a clinical or pharmaceutical environment (excludes post doc education).
- Experience working with study sites that conduct research in Rheumatology and/or Dermatology.
- Ability to drive a company-provided car is an essential qualification of this position. Candidates must be able to drive a BMS-provided vehicle between locations (often great distances apart), and arrive at each location ready and able to enthusiastically and efficiently demonstrate an applied knowledge of pertinent health care industry trends. Candidates must possess a high level of ethics, integrity, and a responsible and safe driving history.
- Position is field based as ‘Remote-First’. Candidate may reside inside or outside of the territory up to +/- 1 time zone from the majority of the customers. Preference is given to candidates who are near major airports or who are able to accommodate field travel efficiently.
Desired Knowledge & Experience:
- Disease area knowledge and an understanding of scientific publications
- Knowledge of a scientific or clinical area
- Knowledge of clinical trial design and process
- Knowledge of the national healthcare and access environment
- Knowledge of HEOR core concepts
- Excellent English language skills, spoken and written
- Ability to work independently and act as a team player
- Translating scientific or clinical data into an understandable and valuable form to help physicians best serve their patients
- Good communication and presentation skills to present scientific and/or clinical data to research or healthcare professionals
- Developing peer-to-peer relationships with TLs, scientists and other healthcare professionals
- Ability to quickly and comprehensively learn about new subject areas and environments
- Demonstration of the BMS Values
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