Medical Science Liaison/Senior Medical Science Liaison

Location: San Carlos, CA, US

Job Description:


The Medical Science Liaison (MSL/Sr. MSL) will provide clinical and scientific information in response to inquiries about Iovance Biotherapeutics developmental products & future marketed products to physicians, other health care providers, medical centers and staff, health maintenance organizations, and government health agencies. The MSL will also identify and develop relationships with regional and national key opinion leaders; and when appropriate the MSL will assist with the identification of potential clinical investigators. The Medical Science Liaison will collaborate with other field-based personnel to ensure that Iovance maintains a strong clinical and scientific presence in the field.

Specific Responsibilities

The Medical Science Liaison will:

  • Enhance Iovance Biotherapeutics image as an advocate of medical advancement by using knowledge of product, disease state and pipeline products to engage healthcare providers in meaningful scientific exchange of information

  • Present scientific and clinical data for Iovance’s products

  • Develop & execute top key opinion leader development plans

  • Develop and maintain successful relationships with key opinion leaders, clinical investigators, and providers at academic and non-academic settings in order to achieve mutually agreed upon objectives (i.e., investigator-initiated studies, publications, etc.)

  • Consistently demonstrate a positive, collaborative attitude that exemplifies ownership of business, partnership with key opinion leaders, teamwork with peers, and respect of supervisors, peers, and customers

  • Possess an established medical/scientific background and a proven ability to effectively communicate complex information

  • Develop and prioritize solutions to problems, understand relationship between actions and results, and be able to understand and appreciate needs of the healthcare community

  • Develop methods to collect Field Medical Intelligence

  • Participate in advisory board meetings and investigator meetings to gain insight into future educational needs

  • Collaborate with internal teams to determine ways to develop presentation, coaching and communication skills

The Sr. Medical Science Liaison will:

  • Meet the aforementioned responsibilities of the MSL

  • Provide leadership and mentorship within the MSL organization

  • Coordinate scheduling and training events with outside KOLs and vendors

  • Create and update scientific materials for MSL use in the field

  • Positively impact the success of the overall MSL and Medical Affairs organizations via collaborations and contributions to departmental projects and initiatives

Education and Qualifications

  • Advanced scientific degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, PA, NP)

  • Clinical experience within oncology/ solid tumor therapeutic areas preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry, MSL experience required; MSL team leadership preferred.

  • 3 or more years developing, delivering and facilitating clinically-focused educational/training programs

  • Knowledge of geography and key opinion leaders preferred

  • Understanding of regulatory requirements for field-based personnel

  • Demonstrated ability to present effective and influential oral presentations

  • Experience in successfully coordinating across several complex functions to ensure comprehensive and consistent planning

  • Competence in the following areas: Needs Assessment, Facilitation, Prioritization, Decision Making, Collaboration, Planning & Organizing, Implementation/Follow-up, Written and Verbal Communication

  • Meeting management skills and operational capabilities

  • Ability to perform under pressure and deadlines

  • Ability to work effectively within a matrix organization to achieve desired outcomes

  • Experience managing project budgets and aligning with department strategic direction

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to travel, usually within the US; field-based position with potential for significant travel


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