The Medical Affairs Company

  • Medical Science Liaison - Psych (Midwest)

    Job Code
    # of Openings
    Job Location
    US-MN | US-MI | US-CO
    Medical Science Liaison
  • Overview

    Serving as a field-based extension of Medical Affairs, the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will represent the Company and their investigational, drug currently being evaluated for the treatment of adolescent and adult patients with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as additional pipeline products as appropriate.


    The MSL will build long-term peer to peer relationships with thought leaders, payers and other stakeholders within the  healthcare community to deliver robust clinical conversations, providing and delivering presentations and testimonies, building customer relationships, and leading strategic discussions as it relates to key clinical issues/concepts, and health economic and outcomes research data on Company products.  The MSL is responsible for engaging, cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships with influential members of the medical community by engaging with a variety of different healthcare professionals across the spectrum of the healthcare system including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and physician assistants in the clinic/practice/institution setting, and with medical and pharmacy directors, formulary committees, case managers, Medicaid decision-makers, and others in the managed care setting. Through these interactions, the MSL will assess changes to and emerging pressures on practice environments and understand local, regional, and national initiatives relevant to Company business. These scientific exchanges will support and/or expand current therapeutic concepts, as well as ensure the safe and effective utilization of Company product(s).


    • Develop and maintain customer relationships across the various customer segmentsClinical and Hospital/Institution setting
      • Clinical and Hospital/Institution setting

      • Managed Care

    • Schedule appointments and meet with key contacts to foster peer-to-peer relationships.
    • Identify new contacts or Scientific Leaders for customer engagement within each therapeutic area
    • Support Medical Affairs IIR strategy
    • Identify customers who are interested in research, collaboration, ad board participation, speaking engagements, etc.
    •  Provide fair-balanced, accurate information in response to product and medical information requests. This includes discussion of risk information, relevant therapeutic areas, identification of unmet needs and communication of relevant information back to Company.
    •  Respond to existing products inquiries upon customer request.
    • Collect and share insights across the Medical Affairs organization
    •  Work in alignment with other functions including Medical Affairs, Market Access Leadership, Brand Leadership, State Government Affairs, and any other key internal stakeholders to ensure execution of field medical strategies.
    • Execute the National Conference/Association strategic plan for each therapeutic area
    •  Identify regional/local meetings of interest in collaboration with key internal stakeholders.Maintain a presence at major, relevant medical meetings and communicate important information back to the Company.
    • Act as a liaison between Managed Care organizations and Medical Affairs in supporting payer needs.


    • Doctoral degree preferred (PharmD). NP, PA with relevant experience will be considered.
    • 3+ years’ experience in a field medical role in the pharma/healthcare industry or comparable experience
    • Appreciation and understanding for the pharmaceutical environment
    • Prior experience in a field MSL role with significant experience in customer management and engagement in the clinic, hospital institutions, and managed care setting preferred
    • Disease state knowledge in Company therapeutic areas (e.g, ADHD)
    • Strong drug information skills
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate via formal presentation, verbal testimony, or customer dialogue/conversation
    • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong computer skills with application of WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint, etc.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills, strong personal integrity, teamwork abilities, and a customer focus are necessary.
    • Must be able to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing environment
    • Ability to interface effectively with a variety of technical platforms for the collection, review, and dissemination of medical information.
    • A willingness and ability to travel, locally and regionally, up to 70% (approx.10-12 overnights per month). May vary by regions.
    • Must live in close proximity to a major airport and have a valid U.S driver's license in good standing.


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