Sr. Medical Science Liaison-South Coast

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Job Description:


Reporting to the Senior Director of Medial Science Liaisons, the MSL position will play a pivotal role in the education of healthcare professionals (HCPs) about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Sarepta’s investigational therapeutics and product pipeline. The incumbent is expected to have expertise in the field of Neurology / Pediatrics and to be a scientific expert regarding Sarepta’s portfolio of products. MSL will serve as a resource for scientific information for key customers, including but not limited to national and regional opinion leaders, investigators, advisors and physician networks. The successful candidate will be highly driven individual who combines scientific knowledge with a focus on customer service and compassion for the patients we serve. The person in this position will also need to be willing to actively contribute to the establishment of MSL process and policy, KOL strategy development, and tactical planning.

This position requires the incumbent to be located in and covering territory of, the following state: LA, MS, AL, TN, NC, AR.

Primary Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To

  • Identify, establish, and maintain collaborative relationships with key opinion leaders, investigators, and institutions within academic, clinical, and health care organizations in a defined territory

  • Implement KOL field strategy, KOL identification, speaker development, and support

  • Leadership role in medical education for healthcare professionals through proactive communication of scientific data as well as scientific exchange of information during routine interactions

  • High quality presentations of scientific data to health care professionals in various settings, including advisory boards, investigator meetings, and other appropriate venues to enhance product / disease state knowledge

  • Provide on-site support to clinical operations for investigators in ongoing clinical trials, investigator-initiated studies, and registries consistent with company objectives and regulations

  • Visit potential sites to assess their capabilities with regard to conduct these various forms of clinical research

  • Provide professional medical affairs representation and support at global, national and regional scientific meetings, including but not limited to staffing medical affairs booths, gathering competitive intelligence, and partnering with medical information to develop post-conference scientific materials

  • Develop and maintain clinical expertise in Duchenne muscular dystrophy through review of scientific journals, recent data disclosures and participation in scientific congresses

  • Demonstrate an understanding of key medical and commercial strategies, and provide medical support for commercial activities.

Education And Skills Requirements

  • MD, PhD, PharmD, Genetic Counselor, or NP/PA preferred.

  • Familiarity with and track record of complying with industry and regulatory compliance guidelines

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaborative team environment

  • Existing Neurology / Pediatric experience and relationships is a plus

  • Willingness to travel >50% of time

  • Experience and expertise in clinical trial design, interpretation of scientific data, market research, competitive intelligence tools, drug information systems, and medical marketing strategies

  • High integrity, sense of urgency, ability to recognize time sensitivity

  • Managed care experience a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, exceptional listening skills, strong presentation skills, and good negotiating and influencing skills


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