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Medical Science Liaison

Medical Science Liaison
Territories:  Field Based
Pacific Southwest - US

Aerie Pharmaceuticals seeks qualified candidates for full-time positions in our Medical Affairs department located across the nation. The successful candidates will have a Doctorate degree (MD, OD, PharmD, PhD,) with 3 - 5 years of experience required as an MSL in the pharmaceutical industry.  Experience in Ophthalmology is desired.

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will be responsible for engaging and developing relationships with national and regional Medical Experts (MEs) within their geography.  The MEs of focus will be those in the field of Ophthalmology with an emphasis on those with a specialty of Glaucoma.  MSLs will be involved in fair balanced clinical and medical information exchange on a peer-to-peer basis with MEs; to bring valuable via scientific discussions, support Aerie’s scientific platform with products in different phases of lifecycle and relay field based clinical input back to Aerie corporate to impact the future strategy so Aerie can continue to bring innovative products to physicians and patients to meet their ophthalmic treatment needs.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Connect and develop relationships with Medical Experts and Thought Leaders at Academic and Centers of Excellence, through exchange of latest emerging and relevant scientific information
  • Strategic involvement in the development and execution of Medical Affairs Plans to support the disease state education/pre-launch, launch, commercialization and lifecycle management of products through scientific discussion
  • Serve as a liaison to Medical  Experts to link their interests and strengths, with activities that are collaborative and align with Aerie’s Medical and Company Strategies  
  • Speaker training, follow up, and maintenance
  • Phase 3b/4 research trial site and investigator initiated research proposal facilitation, cultivation and support as appropriate
  • Scientific support at key regional and national congresses, involvement in related professional organizations and advisory boards as needed
  • Competitive intelligence gathering, assimilation and incorporation into future strategy and plans
  • Responding to unsolicited requests for information that may be disease state related, off label, or inquiries that require a deeper scientific personal communication
  • Managed care support via presentation and/or relationship development with managed care clinical experts
  • Collaborate with internal business partners such as Clinical and Commercial within compliance, to meet scientific and technical needs of company and colleagues e.g. training
  • Adherence to SOP and FDA guidance for distribution of scientific information and in conducting themselves in all aspects of the role
  • Complete accurate and timely documentation of interactions in designated manner and administrative reports e.g. expense, status

Key skills/desired experience:

  • Demonstrated excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Understanding of basic clinical research and statistics, ability to critically evaluate medical literature  
  • Firm background in scientific methodology, general pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Computer literacy and ability to learn software and programs needed
  • Stellar interpersonal skills, customer focus and emotional intelligence
  • Thrives in a team environment
  • Proven self-starter that is solution focused when presented with challenges
  • Ability to manage a demanding schedule, and adapt and be flexible as needed with evolving priorities

Education & Experience:

  • Doctorate Degree (e.g. PharmD, MD, OD, PhD)
  • 3 - 5 years of Experience as an MSL in the pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • Experience in Ophthalmology desired, but not required

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Ability to travel overnight, the MSL job is approximately 60% travel
  • Must have valid US Driver’s License and ability to drive extended time

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work independently and successfully in a home office environment, willingness to commute to quarterly team meetings and congresses as needed

Aerie Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Medical Science Liaison

Aerie Pharmaceuticals
Albany, CA
Full Time

Published on 11/11/2019