Posted to MedZilla HealthCare on 1/21/2018

The Medical Affairs Company

US-East, Medical Science Liaison - Oncology (East) 1645-MZ



East Territory: Key areas are New York City, Boston, Baltimore, DC, and North Carolina

Serving as a field-based extension of the Medical Affairs Department, the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will represent the Company and its novel oncology drug candidate, an oral small molecule histone deacetylase, or HDAC inhibitor in development as a combination therapy in multiple cancer indications, with an initial focus on tumors that have shown sensitivity to immunotherapy.

The MSL will deliver clinical and scientific data, and technical/practical education, to thought leaders, payers and other stakeholders within the medical oncology community. The MSL is responsible for developing, coordinating and assuring implementation of the Companyu2019s corporate, scientific, and clinical strategies to these thought leaders within academic, clinical, and healthcare 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 combination immuno-therapy therapeutic concepts, as well as ensure the safe and effective utilization of Company product(s).

Additionally, the MSL will supports research initiatives and investigator-sponsored studies and participate in and contribute to projects and initiatives that increase the value and productivity of the Medical Affairs team.


  • Maximizes and leverages thought leader relationships by identifying mutually beneficial opportunities that meet the strategic needs of internal stakeholders
  • Supports medical strategies for Company compounds and responds to unsolicited requests for medical information from HCPs
  • Participates in and contributes to projects and initiatives that increase the value and productivity of Medical Affairs
  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with external experts vital to product development
  • Gather insights and input on treatments and gain understanding of the needs and treatment patterns of oncology health care providers to help shape company strategies
  • Enhance scientific knowledge of external stakeholders through education and appropriate scientific exchange
  • Serve as a liaison between clinical investigators and internal stakeholders in support of investigator-sponsored studies
  • Collaborate with R&D team to support sites and investigators participating in Company-sponsored clinical trials (e.g. identify accrual challenges, educate study staff)
  • Attend appropriate scientific meetings and remain current of new and emerging scientific information and treatment options in relevant therapeutic areas/tumor types
  • Collaborates across functions to ensure achievement of key goals
  • Presents scientific information to external customers, including at medical meetings or Company sponsored meetings (may also staff Medical Information booth)
  • Consistently provides assistance in identifying, evaluating, and screening qualified research sites for clinical investigation
  • Actively participates in and contributes to Medical Affairs or cross-functional projects/initiatives


  • PharmD, PhD, MD, MSN/NP, MS/PA, or BSN/RN
  • Minimum of 5 yearsu2019 experience as an Oncology/Hematology MSL required
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, team, written and verbal communication skills
  • 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 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Willingness to travel (up to 50%) within the territory
  • Valid driveru2019s license

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