Sr. Medical Science Liaison

Location: Sacramento, CA, US

Job Description:

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) team is part of the Medical Affairs organization. The MSLs interact with scientific leaders and healthcare decision makers to communicate and advance the scientific platform for therapeutic areas that are aligned with the Neurocrine corporate strategy. Additionally, MSLs will support company sponsored and investigator-initiated research, deliver clinical and pharmacoeconomic presentations to payers, train faculty for the speaker’s bureau, support scientific congresses, and be a resource for medical and scientific inquires. MSLs may also represent the company at identified patient advocacy, professional society, or other meetings.


Your Contributions (include, But Are Not Limited To)

  • Establish peer-to-peer and science-based relationships with key opinion leaders and healthcare decision makers;

  • Deliver fair, balanced, and credible medical and scientific presentations; Support company-sponsored and investigator-initiated research;

  • Participate in conferences and meetings as a scientific expert on the Company’s behalf; Train faculty on scientific content for the company’s speaker’s bureau;

  • Serve as a scientific resource for scientific leaders and internal personnel;

  • Obtain the insights of scientific leaders to help strategically guide the educational efforts of the organization in relevant therapeutic areas;

  • Compile and interpret available data (i.e. congress presentations, scientific leader interactions, posters) to provide clinical insights for the emerging therapeutic landscape;

  • Perform all responsibilities with the highest ethical standards, including FDA guidelines, healthcare compliance requirements/SOPs, and best practices for the pharmaceutical industry; and

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • MD, PhD or PharmD is required; and

  • Minimum of three years previous work experience in an equivalent field-based position is required, with a minimum of two in the CNS therapeutic area preferred.

  • Must be motivated, self-disciplined and comfortable working in both team and individual contributor roles;

  • Must be an excellent communicator and skilled diplomat in all venues, including the ability to effectively combine scientific knowledge and communication skills;

  • Proficient at territory management and execution of scientific leader communication plans;

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong business relationships with healthcare professionals, key decisionmakers, and other external and internal collaborators is required;

  • Proven ability to meet individual goals, enhance therapeutic knowledge and continuously improve knowledge, skills and abilities related to job expectations;

  • Solid understanding of drug development and life-cycle management of a product is preferred;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare compliance requirements and regulatory trends that directly and indirectly impact field medical; and

  • Ability to travel a minimum of 60% of the time and work from a home-based office.


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