Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Medical Science Liaison / Senior Medical Science Liaison - Adult Neurology in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Title

Medical Science Liaison / Senior Medical Science Liaison - Adult Neurology

Requisition

JR000009143 Medical Science Liaison / Senior Medical Science Liaison - Adult Neurology (Open)

Location

ARD Field Office - USA405

Additional Locations

Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, Indianapolis, IN, Jackson, MS, Little Rock, AR, Madison, WI, Memphis, TN, New Orleans, LA, Orlando, FL, St. Louis, MO

Job Description

A Medical Science Liaison (MSL) or Senior Medical Science Liaison (Sr. MSL) will serve as a liaison to the medical/scientific community and will be responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders within the geographic and therapeutic area of coverage. This is a field-based Medical Affairs position requiring a strong scientific background (technical or clinical experience) as the MSL/Sr. MSL will be a credible source of clinical/scientific data as well as technical/practical education to practicing clinicians, key opinion leaders (KOL), professional societies, and payers. A Senior MSL will be able to demonstrate and apply advanced field based medical and scientific experience, subject matter knowledge, and skills in supporting medical strategies. MSL/Sr. MSL will be able to maximize and leverage thought leader relationships by identifying mutually beneficial opportunities that meet the strategic needs of internal stakeholders. Participates in and contributes to projects and initiatives that increase the value and productivity of the MSL team and Medical Affairs.

MSLs/Sr. MSLs have five key areas of focus:

  • KOL Engagement

  • HCP Interactions

  • Insight Generation

  • Internal Project Support

  • Teamwork & Leadership

MSLs/Sr. MSLs have no sales objectives or accountability for prescribing or sales of any MNK product(s) and are required to avoid any situations that could create the appearance that they have such responsibilities.

Territory: NC, SC, GA, FL, PR, AL, MS, LA, AR, TN, MO, IL, IA, WI, MN

Principal Responsibilities

KOL Engagement

  • Develop relationships with KOLs in the assigned territory based on scientific exchange

  • Engage in scientific dialog effectively communicating scientific content in response to KOL requests

  • Assess KOL alignment with the key elements of the scientific platform to inform territory and medical strategy

  • Develop KOL Advocates and Collaborators within your assigned territory

  • Compliantly support company sponsored research, investigator initiated studies, and publications associated with MNK product(s)

  • Coach and support MSLs to help them gain access to KOLs and development engagement strategies

  • Researches and identifies KOLs and Focus KOLs for assigned therapeutic area

  • Builds and executes a territory plan to achieve KOL engagement goals

  • Complete pre-call planning independently to ensure effective KOL interactions

  • Develops KOL relationships and engages in scientific exchange with payers as needed

HCP Engagement

  • Stay abreast of emerging scientific literature/clinical data and translate the data in applicable knowledge.

  • Respond to MIRFs with an initial contact within 2 days and a full answer within 3 weeks

  • Independently ensure appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding FDA approved and pipeline products in a timely, ethical, and customer-focused manner

Insight Generation

  • Collect scientific and clinical insights to support ongoing information/clinical data sharing (ie. new data, competitive information, insights learned from customer) to optimize communications and coordinated activities across the organization.

  • Respond to all requests for directed insights within the expected timeframe

  • Participate in advisory boards

  • Monitors team insights adding tags and classifying insights for review/organization

Internal Project Support

  • Contributes scientific content and helps build materials in support of a project or initiative

  • Runs projects independently including project planning, stakeholder engagement, risk management, and quality control

  • Coordinates the work of others and provides coaching to achieve project goals

Teamwork & Leadership

  • Understand and practice the MNK Values

  • Mentors MSLs

  • Leads congress planning and reporting

  • Builds training materials using effective instructional design techniques

  • Provide ongoing scientific and medical training and/or support within the MSL team and to internal partners

  • Champion the MNK Values

Department specific/Non-essential responsibilities:

  • Must be committed to full compliance with all company SOPs, regulatory requirements, and applicable laws including PhRMA guidelines for field-based personnel.

  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license

Minimum Requirements

Experience / Skills:

  • Advanced scientific degree (MD, OD, PhD, PharmD) or equivalent experience.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, other healthcare environment or equivalent experience is required

  • A 2+ years of leadership is preferred.

  • Background in Neurology, Pediatric Neurology and/or Immunology preferred. Experience in Rare or Ultra-Rare Diseases beneficial.

  • Thorough knowledge of medicine, treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, customer strategies, and FDA promotional guidelines, regulations, and ethical guidelines is preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to access and develop relationships with high-level stakeholders

  • Ability to effectively communicate scientific content through 1:1 meetings, small group interactions, and in writing

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects including timelines, stakeholder management, and control risks

  • Demonstrated ability to build and facilitate effective training programs

  • Experience in a mentoring role

  • Ability to independently research responses to scientific inquiries

  • Ability to identify and build effective plans for engaging KOLs in your territory

  • Must be a strong team player and effectively collaborate with internal departments.

Competencies:

  • Work independently

  • Patient and partner focus

  • Learning ability

  • Problem solving

  • Relationship building

  • Self-awareness and adaptability

  • Strategic thinking

  • Teamwork

Organizational Relationship/Scope:

This position reports to the Director of Neurology Field Medical Affairs. The MSL may have contact with internal colleagues in marketing, sales, research and development, strategy/portfolio management, regulatory, and medical affairs. External collaboration includes trade associations, professional societies, payers, clinicians, policy thought leaders, and various government personnel and agencies. Collaboration across a matrix organization is required.

Working Conditions:

Field-based

Ability to travel, up to 60% of the time

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Mallinckrodt is a global specialty pharmaceutical business that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes specialty pharmaceutical products. Areas of focus include therapeutic drugs for autoimmune and rare disease specialty areas like neurology, rheumatology, nephrology, ophthalmology and pulmonology; immunotherapy and neonatal respiratory critical care therapies; and analgesics and central nervous system drugs. The company's core strengths include the acquisition and management of highly regulated raw materials; deep regulatory expertise; and specialized chemistry, formulation and manufacturing capabilities. The company's Specialty Brands segment includes branded medicines; its Specialty Generics segment includes specialty generic drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients and external manufacturing.

To learn more about Mallinckrodt, visit www.mallinckrodt.com.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (“the Company”) maintains a continuing policy of non-discrimination in employment. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based upon age, ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), disability (mental and physical), marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), political activities or affiliation, race, sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by law. Furthermore, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities and protected veterans in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations on every location in which the company has facilities. This policy of non-discrimination shall include, but not be limited to, the following employment decisions and practices: recruiting, hiring; promotions; demotions or transfers; layoffs; recalls; terminations; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and recruitment or recruitment advertising.

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