Medical Science Liaison - NY Metro, NJ, CT, PA

Location: Remote

Job Description:


Responsible for supporting medical and scientific initiatives on behalf of Company selected therapeutic areas. Develops on-going professional relationships with national/regional healthcare practitioners and facilitates the education of these practitioners and their colleagues regarding current and forthcoming therapies developed and commercialized by the Company. Ensures access to current medical and scientific information on Company products and areas of therapeutic interest to targeted key opinion leaders (KOLs), healthcare professionals (HCPs), Managed Market stakeholders and decision makers consistent with the objectives of ACADIA and the Medical Affairs and Development Departments. This position is geographically based.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and develops relationships with national and regional medical and scientific thought leaders, patient advocacy groups, and centers of excellence consistent with the strategy and objectives of ACADIA’s Medical Affairs and Development Departments.

  • Engages national and regional thought leaders to align interests, discuss research and medical information, and participate in scientific exchange and education about current and emerging therapies

  • Provides Phase 3b / 4 research trial site support and investigator-initiated research proposal cultivation and facilitation.

  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical and educational support and presentations for national or regional managed care accounts and organizations.

  • Develops and maintains scientific, clinical and therapeutic expertise for Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s disease Psychosis, and psychosis seen in other neurological disorders; therapies utilized to manage these symptoms; and pimavanserin.

  • Identifies disease concepts and compound characteristics that can be leveraged into product differentiation.

  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical, and educational support for internal and external clients.

  • Represents the company at specific continuing educational events, programs, medical meetings and conventions.

  • Supports commercial operations by participating in Speaker and Sales Representative Training.

  • Partners with the internal departments to ensure accurate delivery of medical and scientific information.

  • Other duties as assigned.


An advanced degree (MD, PharmD, PhD) in a scientific discipline required. An equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered. Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in the biopharmaceutical industry with a focus on central nervous system (CNS) area, including at least 3 years MSL or related experience.

Must possess:

  • Expert scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge.

  • Knowledge of regulatory, compliance, commercial, and clinical issues affecting the pharmaceutical and managed care industries.

  • Knowledge of customer segments and market dynamics.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation formats.

  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication.

  • Ability to assert own ideas and persuade others through effectively consolidating, evaluating, and presenting relevant information.

  • Demonstrated skill at promoting team cooperation and a commitment to team success.

  • Adept at seeing change as an opportunity to improve business performance and campaigning for it when necessary.

  • High level of facility with relevant computer and software capabilities, including MS Office programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

  • Ability to travel up to 50% to 75% of time.

Arlene Jordan