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Senior Medical Science Liaison - Northeast/Great Plains

ChemoCentryx Inc
San Carlos, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

ChemoCentryx is searching for a Senior Medical Science Liaison that is a field-based member of Medical Affairs who is responsible for developing, coordinating and assuring implementation of the Company's corporate, scientific, and clinical strategies in their local-regional area/territory. This role will report to the Director Medical Science Liaisons and work out of most metropolitan areas.

The Senior Medical Science Liaison will function as a subject matter expert and compliantly engage in peer-level exchange of medical and scientific information with external stakeholders (i.e., Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), researchers, payors) relevant to the Company's therapeutic areas of interest. Insights gathered and the information shared during these exchanges will be used to support and / or expand current clinical and scientific concepts including and related to disease state and therapeutic awareness.

Furthermore, these exchanges will inform development and business strategies. Importantly, the Senior Medical Science Liaison will also ensure the safe and effective utilization of approved products through appropriate communication of medical information. The Senior Medical Science Liaison will further the Company's research initiatives through collaboration with internal stakeholders, corporate partners and investigators to compliantly support corporate sponsored clinical trials, Real World Data generation and investigator-sponsored studies.

Additionally, the Senior Medical Science Liaison is expected to serve as a mentor and skills coach to their Medical Science Liaison colleagues and will contribute to and / or lead projects and initiatives that increase the value and productivity of the Medical Affairs team. The loco-regional territory size for this position may be smaller to account for these additional responsibilities.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage external stakeholders on medical and scientific information during one-on-one interactions and group settings, exhibiting thorough scientific and clinical knowledge
  • Identify KOLs (rheumatologists, nephrologists, immunologists, etc.) within territory and establish long-term, collaborative peer relationships by engaging in regular scientific exchange
  • Facilitate KOL development and aid in the identification of areas of mutual interest and collaboration
  • Maintain clinical, scientific and technical expertise in company products and relevant disease states (rare inflammatory and autoimmune diseases) through self-learning and company-directed training
  • Support Medical Science Liaison training initiatives and coordinate with Director to manage team field activities
  • Collaborate with internal cross-functional stakeholders to support the Company's initiatives and goals
  • Serve as the Company's resource and disseminate appropriate scientific information via individual meetings and group presentations to Health Care Provider, large group medical practices, payors and formulary decision makers
  • Provide medical / clinical teams with feedback and insights from interactions with KOLs and investigators
  • Promptly respond to and document unsolicited requests for information on the Company's products and clinical programs
  • Participate in and support training of field-based and home office employees
  • Contribute to and / or lead development of Medical Affairs resources and scientific publications
  • Facilitate research collaborations including evidence generation and investigator sponsored studies with key investigators
  • Represent the company at scientific congresses through Medical Affairs' Scientific Booth coverage and other related activities
  • Engage in speaker identification, training and evaluation and provide support for advisory board meetings as appropriate
  • Collaborate with Market Access and Commercial colleagues for thought leader and institutional engagement where appropriate
  • Adhere to corporate Standards Operating Procedure and ensure vigilant compliance with relevant legal and regulatory guidelines governing scientific interactions with physicians and healthcare professionals across all activities, including those related to clinical trials, scientific interactions with internal and external groups, and responses to unsolicited requests for medical / scientific information  


  • Advanced professional degree (i.e., Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Registered Pharmacist, Master's degree, Bachelor's degree in Nursing)
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally up to 70% of time, including overnight stays
  • Knowledge of Food and Drug Administration requirements and PhRMA Code, including regulations governing compliant scientific exchange 
  • Demonstrates ability to integrate and work in cross-functional network / matrix 
  • Demonstrates project management ability 
  • Advanced communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills 
  • Valid driver's license   

Preferred Experience

  • An advanced degree PharmD, Ph.D. or M.D.
  • 8+ years previous Medical Science Liaison experience; experience in rare disease, rheumatology, nephrology and / or immunology
  • Experience working with payors of formulary committees strongly preferred
  • Demonstrates mentoring or management experience

ChemoCentryx is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel therapeutics to treat autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders and cancer, primarily focused on orphan and rare diseases. ChemoCentryx balances a passion for science with the deep-seated belief that patients suffering from serious diseases deserve more than incremental improvements to the length and quality of their lives.

At ChemoCentryx, our salary and benefits packages are among the most competitive in the industry. All our employees share the rewards of their work through a generous stock option program. We also offer 401K and Flexible Spending Accounts. ChemoCentryx employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage as well as life insurance, and short and long-term disability insurance.

Effective September 1, 2021, ChemoCentryx requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In accordance with ChemoCentryx's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we adopted this requirement to safeguard the health and safety of our team members, candidates, contractors, and vendors.  Any and all job offers will be contingent upon proof of vaccination or an approved exemption from the requirement due to medical or religious reasons.

As an equal opportunity employer, ChemoCentryx, Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster.

In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

ChemoCentryx, Inc. is enrolled in E-Verify® and participates in E-Verify® in addition to our Form I-9 process.

To all recruitment agencies: ChemoCentryx, Inc. does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for the payment of placement fees related to unsolicited resumes submitted to open positions, job aliases, or to our employees.

ChemoCentryx Inc


San Carlos, CA



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