The Medical Affairs Company

  • Medical Science Liaison - Cardiopulmonary (Pacific Northwest)

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    Medical Science Liaison
  • Overview

    Serving as a field-based extension of the Company's Medical Affairs Department, the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will represent the Company and its product approved to treat adults with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).


    The MSL will deliver clinical and scientific data to thought leaders, payers and other stakeholders within the cardiopulmonary community. The MSL is responsible for developing, coordinating and assuring implementation of corporate, scientific and clinical strategies to these thought leaders within various practice settings, including academic institutions, PH Care Centers and certain community based practices with a strong focus in PH clinical and health care organizations. The MSL will build long-term peer-to-peer relationships and establish rapport with these thought leaders through highly scientific product and disease-related discussions. These scientific exchanges will support and/or expand current cardiopulmonary therapeutic concepts, as well as ensure the safe and effective utilization of the Company's product(s).


    Serving as the technical and scientific support in the field for healthcare providers, the MSL will ensure safe and effective use of the Company’s products through facilitation of timely adverse event reporting and provision of responses to unsolicited requests for detailed product and disease state information.  The MSL will also serve as a conduit for unsolicited investigator initiated research ideas and will support company sponsored studies through investigator engagement. 


    • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with thought leaders in academic and community settings. Completes timely documentation of interactions and contacts within appropriate databases.
    • Identifies and confirms thought leader status through criteria based selection and validation.
    • Disseminates scientific information to healthcare professionals through educational presentations in a variety of settings and direct scientific
    • Provides timely, accurate, specific and balanced responses to professional requests for information (PIR) in collaboration with Medical Communications.
    • Facilitates investigator initiated research (IIRs) between the client and clinical investigators as opportunities arise; supports investigator and site recommendations for Client sponsored clinical trials.
    • Attends national and regional medical congresses, gathers competitive intelligence, provides scientific support as needed and delivers comprehensive post-meetings summaries for internal colleagues.
    • Engages in speaker training and evaluation, provides Advisory Board support and Advisory Board coordination and/or presentations at meetings.
    • Upon request: Presents to internal audiences including medical affairs (MA) and commercial partners.
    • Fully understands and complies with all SOPs and FDA guidance for pharmacovigilance and distribution of scientific materials and interactions with healthcare professionals.
    • Collaborates compliantly with commercial colleagues for strategic internal projects and supports scientific exchange with healthcare professionals
    • Coordinates or leads internal training initiatives, journal reviews and team discussions
    • Establishes and maintains contact with relevant medical, research and educational societies within assigned region. Identifies educational gaps and opportunities within regional and national organizations.
    • Maintains clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in the cardiopulmonary therapeutic area. Reviews and shares current guidelines and treatment protocols for internal review.
    • Reports relevant competitive activity, new compound development information and potential collaborations when appropriate or requested in line with corporate strategy.
    • Complete core training curriculum and basic MSL Certification


    • Advanced clinical/science degree: PharmD, PhD, MD or equivalent preferred. NPs and PAs with relevant MSL experience and/or clinical experience will be considered
    • 2+ years in pharmaceutical industry as a MSL preferred, clinical development or other clinical experience may substitute for MSL experience
    • Cardiopulmonary therapeutic expertise strongly preferred  
    • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication; strong presentation skills
    • Working knowledge and understanding of FDA and OIG guidelines
    • Established track record in basic or clinical research preferred
    • Understanding of drug development and product lifecycles
    • Ability to critically evaluate the medical literature
    • Ability to work independently and to integrate / work in cross functional network of teams.
    • Ability to build productive work relationships both internally and externally
    • Demonstrated project management ability
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to travel 50-60%
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications
    • Valid driver’s license




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