Posted to MedZilla HealthCare on 7/19/2018


Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-VA, Senior Medical Science Liaison (VA / Carolinas) R0001151-MZ


 
 

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Job Description

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  • Applies advanced field-based medical experience, subject matter knowledge, and skills in supporting medical strategies for Takeda compounds and in addressing unsolicited requests for medical information from healthcare professionals, as well as managed care organizations, payers and other formulary decision makers.
  • Maximizes and leverages thought leader relationships by identifying mutually beneficial opportunities that meet the strategic needs of internal stakeholders.
  • Participates in, leads and contributes to projects and initiatives within a matrix environment that increase the value and productivity of Medical Affairs (MA).

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

In addition to all accountabilities for MSL role:

  • Expands on and leverages thought leader relationships by aligning thought leader expertise with Takeda needs. Successfully connects thought leaders internally to serve as advisors, expert guest speakers, investigators, and business development partners
  • Actively participates in executing MA strategy at medical conferences by identifying relevant sessions, coordinating field coverage, and proactively facilitating thought leader interactions with Takeda Oncology stakeholders.
  • Actively participates in and contributes to MA or cross-functional projects/initiatives.
  • Provides ongoing operational and scientific training within MA.
  • Regularly collects and interprets medical insights and intelligence gathered from scientific exchange with thought leaders and payers. Communicates relevant information to internal stakeholders in order to define, update, and support medical strategies.
  • Presents accurate, fair balanced scientific information to external customers, including at medical meetings or Takeda sponsored meetings.
  • Leads the execution of the field medical component of sales training and speaker training initiatives.
  • Assumes responsibility for enrollment, identifying leading and lagging indicators
  • Identifies qualified sites for future pipeline studies.
  • Consistently completes all required training, activity documentation, expense reporting, and other administrative responsibilities.
  • Mentors and coaches others within Field Medical Affairs.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Required

  • Health sciences advanced or doctoral degree, such as a PharmD, MD, or PhD., DMP/ARNP.
  • A minimum of two years of medical liaison experience.
  • Possesses superior communication skills, both oral and written, and able to engender trust and respect of peers, subordinates and superiors.
  • Well-versed in highly technical and scientific languages in order to communicate with key Thought Leaders, Medical Affairs, Research and Development, as well as other key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Firm understanding of the key phases, processes, and techniques that are involved in both the pre-clinical and clinical aspects of drug development.
  • Proven track record of teamwork, leadership, timely decision making and results orientation in meeting objectives.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to use field based telephonic and computer tools for all aspects of the job is critical.
  • Must have valid driver license with safe driving record

Desired:

  • Therapeutic area experience.

  • Clinical, research, or teaching experience.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.)
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Carrying, handling, and reaching for objects

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to drive to or fly to various meetings/client sites.
  • Overnight travel (40-60%), including some weekend commitments.

  • Travel may vary depending on geography.

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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