Sanofi Group Senior Medical Science Liaison - Rheumatology - AZ/CO/NM/UT in Salt Lake City, Utah

NOTE: This territory includes Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona (excluding Phoenix). The successful candidate must live in one of these 4 states.

The Mission of Sanofi’s MSL Team and the Senior Medical Science Liaison is to be the trusted scientific partners in the field for external experts and decision-makers; engaging in mutual scientific exchanges to accelerate data dissemination. Sanofi’s Medical Field base teams enhance the understanding of the scientific and medical value of our products in the therapeutic area and gather new insights by bringing cutting edge scientific exchange today that accelerates medical innovation tomorrow

The Senior Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field-facing role whose main objectives are to:

  • Be the trusted scientific partner to key external experts by conducting timely, appropriate and frequent scientific exchanges to enhance the understanding of the scientific and medical value of our products

  • Develop robust stakeholder engagement plans to gather data, develop and share medical insights that contribute to enhancement of Sanofi’s key medical messages, plans and future research

  • Exhibit a high degree of scientific and clinical knowledge in the therapeutic field to help identify and critically assess research opportunities and to play a supportive role in the execution of evidence generation plans to enhance the value of our products in a real-world setting

  • Effortlessly and consistently identify insights that deepen our understanding of the needs of patients, consumers, regulators, payers, and healthcare providers and proactively identifies unmet needs

  • Maintain effective and appropriate communication and collaboration among internal stakeholders (Medical Affairs colleagues, Medical Information and Commercial Operations) while maintaining full compliance with relevant company, industry, legal and regulatory requirements

Gathers data and generates insights from stakeholder interactions and provides feedback to the organization

  • Independently recognizes and elaborates on potential issues or topics of interest to the company, including but not limited to competitor activity, during stakeholder interactions

  • Communicates key clinical and research issues and insights from industry leaders to appropriate departments to help shape company research, development, and strategies for investigational and commercialized products to inform and enable the medical strategy

  • Records/reports insights and information appropriately, using available mechanisms and tools

  • Strategically evaluates published studies and discerns, from the information and opinions gained from stakeholder interactions, key insights that deepen our understanding of the therapeutic area unmet needs and enhancement of Sanofi’s scientific messages, strategic plans, systems, and product development.

  • Proactively uses available tools and databases (MedMeme/Doctor Evidence/MedLine/Trial Trove etc) to search and assess emerging evidence in disease area to enable and enhance scientific discussions with key stakeholders

  • Proactively identifies unmet needs that could be addressed through novel indications, combinations or formulations, etc. and communicates these to internal stakeholders appropriately

Collaborates routinely and effectively with internal stakeholders

  • Partners with internal stakeholders , Commercial Operations, Business Development, Regulatory, etc. to facilitate internal distribution of key external insights diligence reviews, medical and safety evaluation, product positioning, lifecycle evidence planning, and compliance needs when requested

  • Distributes and trains on relevant scientific and medical information to internal stakeholders

  • Contributes to the creation of material for internal and external stakeholders following internal Sanofi policies, and Federal and National Policies as applicable

  • Provides training to, or advises internal stakeholders and other MSL Team members, acting as a role model for MSL behaviors

  • Takes scientific data and translates it into clinical discussion points that support business objectives and medical brand strategy

Supports evidence-generation activities by aiding in data acquisition and identifying opportunities for further data collection clinical or investigator-led

  • Maintains a high level of understanding on disease epidemiology and treatment pathways and provides support, including protocol development, when needed, on various types of studies: long-term surveillance, compliance, pharmacovigilance, and effectiveness studies

  • Maintains awareness of clinical investigator activities throughout territory and offers suggestions on appropriate clinical trials sites when appropriate

  • Identifies data collection opportunities and recognizes opportunities to gather Real World Evidence within the territory and informs internal stakeholders using appropriate channels.

  • Responds to unsolicited requests regarding interest in investigator sponsored studies (ISS), and supports ISS submissions through appropriate internal processe

Senior MSLs

  • Must operate independently and navigate complex regulatory environments in person and via digital channels from remote (non-office based) environment

  • Possible substantial travel: nationally and internationally

  • Effectively mediate KOL's complex and controversial opinions vs; corporate policy decisions ensuring KOL relationships/medical strategy are not negatively impacted

  • Ensures regulatory boundaries re non-promotional activities are respected vis-à-vis commercial partners

Scope of Role / Outputs

  • Manage a base of 35 stakeholders; developing and maintaining stakeholder engagement tracking database

  • Plan day-to-day interactions, including discussion points in accordance with Medical Affairs strategy, establishing a frequency of interactions per stakeholder per year to ensure that objectives are met

  • Accountability for CO, UT, NM, AZ with reporting mainly to MSL Director, but cross-geographical communication and best-practice-sharing with other MSLs is encouraged

  • Designs and executes a KOL territory strategy that is targeted to address diverse stakeholder needs (payers, patients, KOLs, HCP etc.) and is aligned with company objectives

  • Uses scientific data during KOL interactions to advance the understanding of the therapeutic area

  • Expected to model core company values routinely and to mentor new to role colleagues

Qualifications

Required:

  • Advanced degree (MD, PhD, Pharm D,) with Healthcare Specialty required. Alternatively, will consider Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician’s Assistant (PA) with experience in Rheumatology.

  • Minimum of 2 years of MSL Experience

  • More than 2 years of experience in medical affairs

  • Experience in local, regional, and/or global medical function roles

Preferred:

  • Experience in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology, or Immunology/Inflammation is strongly preferred.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE

  • Demonstrable high level of strategic thinking related to Stakeholder mapping

  • Proven abilities in Scientific/Medical engagement, stakeholder plan development and the ability to gather and translate scientific data into appropriate insights and clinical discussion points which support the medical strategy

  • Demonstrates effective leadership skills (by example and through accomplishments), steps forward to handle challenges within scope of authority and its able to transmit this knowledge to other members of the team

  • Deep understanding and knowledge of local regulations and codes of practice for pharmaceutical industry, in particular as they apply to the non-promotional activities of this role

  • Ability to readily acquire scientific and clinical understanding of the therapeutic area, medical practices, clinical cases, and disease management best practices

  • Strong technical expertise in the areas of product knowledge, product development, and clinical development

  • High degree of knowledge of relevant healthcare systems, the evolving medical landscape, regulatory and payer environment, public health and industry trends

  • Proficiency in planning for and engaging with the HCP environment using digital tools

Territory: AZ (excluding Phoenix), CO, NM, UT.

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