Medical Science Liaison

Location: Miami, FL, US

Job Description:

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. Potential candidates must live within geography.

Summary Of Key Responsibilities

  • Partner closely with investigators and internal stakeholders to drive patient accrual.

  • Identify key opinion leaders and cultivate a network of 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 algorithms and guidelines to facilitate early diagnosis

  • 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 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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