May 18, 2022

Job Description

Immunology has 10 pipeline projects in Phase 3 or registration and over 25 projects in Phase 1/2. Our Immunology Unit has a pipeline with depth and breadth and is known to be a talent powerhouse.

We are uniquely positioned to have a critical impact on bringing innovative medicines to patients across multiple disease areas.

Our team works in a curious, inspired and unbossed culture. We work together across all functions to maximize our performance and achievements. We are a team full of smart, passionate, and dedicated individuals that keeps the patient at the center of all we do.

We are committed to helping each other develop and grow our careers throughout Novartis.

Just imagine how many patients YOU could impact as part of our team!

The Medical Science Liaison will lead scientific engagement with the medical/scientific community by implementing and partnering on clinical and educational strategies. You will develop, influence, align and collaborate with medical experts (MEs) to co-create value and change the practice of medicine. And you will inform medical strategies through robust insight-generation.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Leverage scientific expertise and market knowledge to develop and cultivate professional relationships with MEs, key stakeholders (KSHs), 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

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'll bring to the role:
•Terminal degree (MD, PhD or PharmD) or equivalent experience is preferred
• MSL, Manager: 0-3 years’ experience; MSL, Associate Director: 3+ years’ experience; MSL Director: 7+ years’ experience in a Field Medical-based position within the pharmaceutical industry. Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience.
•Previous experience in assigned or related therapeutic area is strongly preferred
•Strong clinical knowledge including pharmacotherapy, treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, medical expert engagement strategies, and FDA promotional guidelines, regulations, and ethical guidelines applied to the pharmaceutical industry is required

This position can be based remotely in the U.S. Candidate must reside in the specific geography assigned (Northern California). There may be some exceptions based on legal entity registration. Please note that this role does not include relocation as part of the benefits package.

769 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. At Novartis, being there when and how it matters most for our patients and customers allows us to live our purpose and help bring maximum impact to health outcomes.

Furthering our commitment to transforming medicine for patients, Novartis is embarking on an ambitious and exciting journey to reinvent how we use technology, data and customer insights to better serve our consumers' needs and put them on a path to better health. This includes taking bold approaches that begin with a customer-centric mindset and harness the power of today’s digital and data-driven healthcare revolution to continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives.

• Do you want to help people understand their disease and how to seek out the proper treatment for it?
• Do you want to support patients achieve the best possible outcomes?
• Do you want to deliver a leading customer experience at all touchpoints?
• Do you want to be at the forefront of leveraging today’s technology advances to create tomorrow’s healthcare innovations?

We believe the answers are found when curious, adventurous, and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to utilize the power of digital and data to individualize and maximize interactions with customers. Where you’re empowered to not fear failure when taking smart risks. And most importantly, where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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.

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San Francisco, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
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