Medical Science Liaison, SCD

Medical Science Liaison, SCD
The MSL is expected to demonstrate therapeutic expertise, understand territory/market influences, engage scientifically with HCPs and medical experts, manage and develop their territory and execute all administrative duties – while functioning within the Novartis Code of Conduct, Ethics/Compliance policies and Working Practice documents. Customer engagements may include but not be limited to: emerging data discussions, clinical trial and pipeline discussions, medical insights, responding to unsolicited requests, disease and adverse event education. This role is field based – with the expectation that the MSL will be in the field and customer facing the majority of the time to achieve performance/business objectives.

The MSL will establish and build peer to peer relationships and engage with HCPs (including community physicians, pharmacists, medical experts, nurses, and other healthcare professionals). The MSL will be responsible for building relationships and engaging in peer to peer level scientific discussions around emerging data, treatment guidelines, molecular pathways, mechanism of action (MOA) of Novartis products including molecular testing and diagnostics, clinical outcomes and research opportunities. The role will also include identification of potential sites for company sponsored clinical trials as well as to gain patient referrals to open sites, in all stages of development and to serve as a scientific liaison to the medical/scientific community responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining peer-to-peer relationships with HCPs within the coverage area; ensure the appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding marketed and pipeline compounds, in a timely, ethical and customer-focused manner; implement scientific and educational strategies in collaboration with colleagues from Medical Affairs and Clinical Operations to support Novartis-sponsored trials, investigator initiated research, and educational initiatives; work to pair our key customer's educational and research needs with available Novartis resources aligned with Novartis strategy, and also provide the latest emerging data in response to specific healthcare professional inquiries.

Positions available in the following territories:
North Carolina, Wash DC, Virginia
Michigan, Illinois, Ohio
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 any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience.

Advanced degree required; doctoral degree preferred.
Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine, disease management, and medical research is necessary, clinical research and oncology experience required as well as demonstrated knowledge of GCP practices and standards.
Minimum of 3 years Field Medical or Hematology experience preferred.
Experience with Sickle Cell Disease highly preferred.
Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
Must possess a thorough understanding of the FDA, OIG, HIPPA, PhRMA Code and other ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry, to ensure compliance with these external as well as internal guidelines and standard operating procedures.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills are required
Strong personal integrity, teamwork abilities (including ability to network) and a customer focus are necessary.
Able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment.
Must have the ability to gain medical insights, uncover business opportunities for Novartis and leverage internal resources to meet customer needs aligned with Novartis strategy
Must be a strong team player who can effectively work cross-functionally in a matrix environment, including collaboration with clinical and commercial personnel as necessary.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and associated hardware is required.

This is a field based, customer facing position that is associated with approximately 60-70% travel.
Chicago, IL
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Research & Development
Full Time