Medical Science Liaison Northeast
Location: Cambridge, MA, US
The Medical Science Liaison is a field-based scientific and clinical expert that strategically supports the medical and scientific objectives of Alnylam’s investigational programs. He/she will be accountable to communicate the science and clinical application of RNAi to Healthcare Practitioners (HCPs). In addition, MSLs are expected to build strong cross-functional relationships with colleagues in Medical Affairs, Clinical Research, R&D, Patient Advocacy and Commercial Operations, while maintaining full compliance with all relevant company, industry, legal, and regulatory requirements.
Summary Of Key Responsibilities
Partner closely with investigators and internal stakeholders to drive patient accrual in key porphyria clinical trials.
Identify key opinion leaders and cultivate a network of porphyria experts for key Alnylam disease areas.
Conduct and implement a comprehensive disease awareness tactical plan within the respective geography.
Collaborate with health care professionals to identify opportunities for the development of key Alnylam investigational agents.
Provide in-depth drug mechanism of action and emerging clinical information to health care providers in the respective geography.
Serve as a liaison to health care professionals and professional organizations and disease state advocacy groups. Support the efforts of patient support groups and educational foundations.
Provide medical and scientific input into the planning and execution of advisory boards and work with porphyria experts to review speaker presentations and provide additional medical background where requested.
Contribute to Alnylam's achievement of Company objectives for pre-approved products.
Provide educational meeting support at scientific congresses.
Coordinate required medical, legal, and regulatory review and approval of all field documents for distribution or presentation.
Require 60-70% travel
PhD, PharmD or MD with 5+ years’ industry experience in rare disease.
Proven basic science and/or clinical background to enable engagement of Health Care Professionals in a scientifically meaningful exchange.
Prior experience in rare disease strongly preferred.
Experience in clinical research, patient recruitment, and investigator-sponsored trials.
Experience in medical education and KOL management.
Effective communication of evidence based scientific information.
Ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally.
Decision-making and accountability.
Research, clinical, scientific publication experience.
Hard-working, energetic and passionate about making a meaningful difference for patients and their caregivers.
Outstanding interpersonal skills, including building strong working relationships, and managing and resolving conflict.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a highly matrixed environment; strongly team oriented.
Superb communication skills; oral and written, including presentation skills.
An unwavering commitment to upholding the highest ethical, legal, regulatory and scientific standards.
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