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Medical Science Liaison - Field/Remote (East or West, USA)

Puma Biotechnology South San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: 27 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental


The MSL is a member of a Medical Affairs field-based team. The MSL will be responsible for engaging with specified key opinion leaders (KOLs), institutions, and organizations in the US through appropriate high level scientific support for research activities, publications, education, consulting, and other Medical Affairs initiatives.

The MSL will provide medical information through scientific exchange in a fair-balanced manner and provide clinical/scientific support to the medical community and internal cross functional partners. The MSL will build long term peer to peer relationships with thought leaders, payers and other stakeholders specializing in the treatment of breast cancer. They will be trained to respond to medical inquiries in a scientific, fair-balanced and compliant manner. The MSL is a collaborative member of the field based team who is expected to communicate seamlessly with other members of the field based organization. This position requires professionals who possess an understanding of Oncology and specifically Breast Cancer.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Build and maintain mutually productive and appropriate relationships with academic and community based KOLs and investigators across different types of healthcare organizations and payers
  • Deliver medical presentations to diverse audiences including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other key stakeholders aligned to appropriate payer organizations
  • Providing scientific and liaison support for company’s research activities including facilitation of unsolicited requests for interactions related to Investigator Sponsored Trials (ISTs).
  • Identify key opinion leaders for key company initiatives
  • Develop a territory specific medical engagement plan for scientific exchange with prioritized HCP’s which support the medical affairs objectives
  • Present and/or moderate advisory boards
  • Identify and train members of Puma Biotechnology’s speaker bureau program.
  • Engage in commercial trainings and initiatives as appropriate
  • Compliantly engage in competitive intelligence at key conferences
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of medical education strategies and initiatives to support Nerlynx
  • Collaborate with Commercial and sales colleagues for thought leader and institutional engagement where appropriate
  • Represent the company at medical meetings through Medical Affairs scientific booth coverage and other related activities
  • The MSL collaborates with the field based medical team, appropriate commercial personnel and the broader organization is a seamless and efficient manner
  • All MSL interactions are compliant and conducted in accordance with Puma Biotechnology and Federal, legal and regulatory guidelines.
  • Travel: Approximately 60% overnight travel

Qualifications & Professional Experience

  • Advanced degree in clinical specialty (RN, PhD, PharmD) and/or 3-5 years of field facing experience preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of oncology/breast cancer and field medical affairs is strongly preferred
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills required
  • Demonstrated experience effectively presenting clinical/scientific information required
  • Ability to relate and work with a wide range of people to achieve results

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

These Regions have openings:

1. MSL: Pac Northwest

2. MSL: Rockies

3. MSL: Florida

4. MSL: Great Lakes

5. MSL: Philadelphia

Physical Demands

The physical demands of the office are mostly associated with extended amounts of time sitting and using office equipment, including a computer, keyboard and mouse, which can cause muscle strain. While performing duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position regularly requires long hours including weekends or evenings.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that ae required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Puma Biotechnology Inc is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Puma Biotechnology

Why Work Here?

Positive Work Environment with a Purpose. And Great Benefits too!

Puma Biotechnology, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company with a focus on the development and commercialization of innovative products to enhance cancer care.


South San Francisco, CA

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