Medical Science Liaison/Sr. MSL Renal - N. California/Pacific Northwest
We are a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. Ultimately, our aim is to find solutions that prevent, treat and even cure some of the world’s most complex diseases. Whether that’s by shaping the patient ecosystem and focusing on outcomes, or by progressing potential medicines and accelerating their launch.
Be equipped with the knowledge you’ll need to keep pace with rapid complex science and the latest changes in medical practice and therapeutics worldwide. Here we have both medical expertise and business acumen, understanding which products are launching and the science behind each of them. It means we can be confident in our role as strong ambassadors of our science-led enterprise.
As a Medical Science Liaison, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. This is a field-based role with scientific, clinical and therapeutic area expertise responsible for providing medical and scientific support for AstraZeneca's renal cardio marketed products, new indications for current products, and compounds in development.
What you'll do
In this role, you will engage in scientific exchange with targeted Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), Key Decision Makers (KDMs), and Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) consistent with Medical Affairs and Therapeutic Brand Teams’ objectives.
Additionally, you will identify and engage key customers with scientific expertise and business knowledge of AstraZeneca marketed products and compounds in development. This includes developing peer-level relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), Key Decision Makers (KDMs) and researchers consistent with Scientific and Medical Affairs strategy and objectives along with identifying pre-clinical, clinical and post-marketing study investigators in alignment with the goals of Clinical Development activities and Therapeutic Brand Teams initiatives.
The Medical Science Liaison will provide actionable information that enhances the value and appropriate use of AstraZeneca’s products to internal stakeholders; respond to customer inquiries to ensure focused and balanced clinical and scientific information that supports the appropriate use of AstraZeneca’s products and services and deliver appropriate clinical and scientific information that clinically differentiates AstraZeneca’s products.
Additional accountabilities include adhering to internal standard processes and complying with regulatory and compliance requirements along with sustaining expertise in disease state management, emerging therapies and the competitive landscape; providing clinical support and delivering data presentations regionally and nationally; demonstrating project leadership and management in and across the field medical team and therapeutic area; training and mentoring within therapeutic area, providing performance guidelines and coaching.
Essential for the role
- Advanced Clinical/Science Degree required (e.g., MD, PharmD, PhD, MSN, NP, PA, etc.). BSN with extensive clinical experience may be considered.
- At least 3 years of direct patient care experience
- Knowledge of customer segments and market dynamics
- Demonstrated expertise in discussing scientific content and context to multiple audiences
- Excellent project management ability
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
- Thorough knowledge of regulatory environment
- Strong leadership capabilities
- Experience in pharmaceutical industry
- Ability to travel 50-70% (percentage varies with geography)
Desirable for the role
- 2+ years’ experience as a Medical Science Liaison in the pharmaceutical industry
- Established track record of basic or clinical research
- Demonstrated expertise in the drug discovery and drug development process
At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. Work at the cutting-edge, where scientific innovations and an entrepreneurial spirit are the norm.
So, what’s next!
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