Medical Science Liaison, Ophthalmology - Northeast

Location: New York City, NY, US

Job Description:


The MSL will serve as a liaison to the medical/scientific community and will be responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with prominent experts in the Anterior Segment Ophthalmic Therapeutic Area. Preferred area of residence is within the area of coverage New York or Boston area.

The MSLs are members of the field-based team of medical professionals who function as the external component of the US Clinical Development and Medical Affairs (US CD&MA) organization. They are responsible for developing and enhancing professional relationships with medical thought leaders involved in various phases of product development and lifecycle. MSLs provide medical information through scientific exchange and peer-to-peer interactions, in a fair-balanced manner and provide clinical/scientific support for the US CD&MA department.

Your responsibilities

  • Develop peer-to-peer relationships with medical/scientific experts, as well as other influencers and leaders of the scientific and healthcare community, utilizing scientific and medical evidence-based information.

  • Strategically prepare and support the development, launch and commercialization of products through scientific exchange.

  • Serve as a liaison to the medical/scientific community and with responsibility for identifying, developing and maintaining relationships with top external experts

  • Ensure the appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding marketed and pipeline compounds in a timely, compliant and ethical manner per local SOPs and Working Practices.

  • Communicate to identified experts the latest emerging data, using pre-approved information, in response to unsolicited healthcare professional inquiries.

EEO Statement

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.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role

  • Advanced Scientific degree or equivalent experience required. (PharmD, MD, DO, PhD, OD, or DNP strongly preferred)

MSL, Manager 0-3 years’ experience

MSL, Associate Director 3+ years’ experience

MSL, Director 7+ years’ experience

Please note that the position will be filled at level commensurate with overall

skill level and experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required

  • Must be science oriented and be able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and associated hardware

  • Must be a strong team player and effectively interface with other internal and external stakeholders, including Corporate Customers, Regional Business Units, Marketing, Sales, New Product Commercialization, Medical Affairs, Research, and Business Analysis.

  • A valid US Driver’s License and a good driving record are required.

  • The MSL position is associated with approximately 60%- 70% travel.

Desirable requirements

  • Experience in the Ophthalmology therapeutic area is desirable


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