Associate Director, Regional Medical Science Liaisons - West Region

Location: 
Field Based - West Region

About the role:

The Associate Director, Medical Science Liaisons will lead a field-based MSL team, functioning as an extension of the US Medical Affairs organization. Working with Medical Affairs leadership, the MSL Manager will provide strategic and operational support for executing the MSL tactics as well as ongoing territory development. This position will involve oversight of key MSL programs regionally and nationally as necessary. The strategic areas of focus include scientific exchange, health-care decision maker education, and research. MSLs are responsible for developing and enhancing professional relationships with medical thought leaders involved in various phases of product development, and the MSL Manager will be critical to successfully meeting these objectives at the individual and field-team levels.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute field business plans based on the US Medical Affairs strategic plan
  • Hire and train MSL team members 
  • Structure and lead a team of MSLs to provide innovative and optimized medical leadership during a US product launch
  • Interpret and translate national strategies into MSL territory business plans that include development and engagement with regional opinion leaders. Opinion leader development includes appropriate engagement with disease experts in research, as speakers, as advisors and other disease related activities
  • Manage and develop a team of MSLs including hiring, field training, evaluation, motivation, and disciplinary activities in alignment with Greenwich Bioscience’s corporate strategies and objectives.
  • Provide strong leadership to motivate MSLs and achieve excellent results that align with corporate goals and culture
  • Ensure that all interactions and activities in the region comply with Greenwich Biosciences business guidance, policies, and SOPs, FDA, and PhRMA guidelines/policies
  • Maintain relationships with a small list of national level opinion leaders within their region to enhance engagement for strategic initiatives
  • Guide and assist the MSLs in the coordination of opinion leader interactions across the region and with other external stakeholders as necessary
  • Develop and maintain productive and appropriate relationships with individuals across the organization to include commercial and clinical development
  • Appropriately partner with the commercial field team and corporate team to provide necessary and appropriate medical resources in the region and corresponding districts
  • Clearly communicate national, regional, and territory plans and tactics; define, clarify and manage MSL team priorities; actively support the MSL team within their scope of responsibility by being their advocate and spokesperson; promote collaboration within the team, across work groups and with customers
  • Collaborate within medical affairs to appropriately respond to unsolicited requests for pipeline or off-label information
  • Represent the MSL function on US medical affairs teams as necessary

Requirements:

  • Master’s level scientific education required. MD, DO, PharmD, or PhD strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience; Minimum 1-3 years of people management experience is required; product launch experience highly desired
  • Experience building MSL business plans based on medical affairs strategy is required
  • Experience building an MSL team for a new organization is preferred
  • Field experience as an MSL is required
  • Experience and expertise in the field of epilepsy is preferred; Neurology therapeutic area experience is required
  • Excellent communication, presentation and time management skills are required; must be adaptable and able to work well within a team and relate effectively with people at all levels of the organization
  • Strong understanding of US legal, regulatory, and compliance regulations and guidelines is required
  • Strong capabilities working with digital platforms and tools are required
  • Ability to travel at least 50% of the time

To apply, please send your resume to USrecruitment@gwpharm.com