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Medical Science Liaison, Rheumatology MO/KS/OK/AR Territory Remote

United States
Closing date
Sep 27, 2023

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Job Description

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) leads scientific engagement with the medical/scientific community by implementing and partnering on clinical and educational strategies. Develop collaborative relationships with medical experts (MEs) to pair needs with available resources. Inform medical strategies through robust insight-generation. The territory for this role is MO / KS / OK / AR. The candidate must live in the greater St. Louis, MO area to be considered.

What you will be doing:

•Leverage scientific expertise and market knowledge to develop and cultivate professional relationships with MEs, key stakeholders and other influencers in geographical area as aligned with medical unit (MU) strategy
•Verbalize complex data in a way that is impactful with a variety of stakeholders
•Ensure appropriate identification, mapping, and planning of MEs and Key Accounts as aligned to MU Strategy and in collaboration with other Novartis colleagues
•Respond to unsolicited requests for information from MEs by sharing appropriate data in a timely, compliant, and ME-focused manner
•Drive mutually high value ME interactions including identification of opportunities to involve MEs when a specific medical need is identified (e.g., publications, clinical trial participation)
•In collaboration with clinical trial personnel, provide clinical research support and optimize trial execution specific to the geography for relevant therapeutic area.
•Apply foundational impactful Scientific Engagement Model (iSEM) principles to ME interactions in alignment with MU strategy and product prioritization
•Inform and shape medical strategy through application of a curious mindset to collect impactful insights, understanding the strategic impact of critical insights
•Support product pre-launch, launch, and post-launch activities and communication plans per MU strategy and tactical plans
•Discuss customer interest in Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs) in alignment with gap analysis
•Maintain in-depth knowledge of assigned therapeutic area and Novartis compounds to serve as a medical resource to field matrix colleagues
•Lead or participate in projects and/or special initiatives
•Proactively manage personal and professional development
•Manage administrative responsibilities (e.g., Veeva CRM, voicemail, e-mail, expense reports, compliance modules) in a timely manner
•Promote and adhere to Ethics and Compliance Professional Practices Policies (e.g., travel/expense, working practice document, state/federal laws)

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $174,400 and $261,600 per year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What you will bring to the role:
• Advanced Scientific degree or equivalent experience required. (PharmD, MD, DO, PhD, or DNP strongly preferred)
• Minimum of 2 years of Postdoctoral experience, or equivalent, in the pharmaceutical industry (preferred) or other healthcare environment to provide strategic and scientific/medical direction to national/regional business unit functions.
• Previous experience in the rheumatology or related area is strongly preferred.
• Previous experience in a MSL Field Medical based position is also preferred.
• Thorough knowledge of medicine (including pharmacotherapy), treatment guidelines, clinical research processes,
•Experience with Microsoft Office suite of products, Apple device operation, digital tools/platforms, and virtual customer engagement platforms is required.
•Leadership, Organizational, and Communication Skills:
•Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required.
•Must be able to seamlessly adapt communications to audience, easily transitioning topics and tools in line with customer needs/flow.
•Ability to identify, network and partner with medical experts, including thought leaders, large group practices, medical directors, and pharmacy directors is required.
•Must be science oriented and be able to prioritize work effectively and autonomously.
•Must have a track record of success through collaboration.
•Innovative mindset and ability to successfully navigate change and ambiguity are crucial.
•Must be driven more by the success of others/ team than personal success.

Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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While Novartis does not require vaccination for Covid-19 or proof of a recent negative test result for Covid-19 at this time, employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected] .

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