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Medical Science Liaison
Thermo Fisher Scientific Washington, DC

Medical Science Liaison

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Washington, DC
Expired: February 04, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description
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Job Description

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life – to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies.

Our work in specialty diagnostics – from providing diagnostic assays and instruments to clinical monitoring across disease stages – improves the diagnosis and management of blood cancers and immune system disorders. Your determination to put patients at the heart of every decision will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on – now and in the future.  

The Binding Site, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is a global leader in specialty diagnostics that provides diagnostic assays and instruments to improve the diagnosis and management of blood cancers and immune system disorders. The Binding Site Freelite® offering is widely recommended for multiple myeloma diagnosis and monitoring across all stages of the disease by major clinical guideline publications. In addition, The Binding Site is an active and influential contributor to the broader scientific community. To find out more visit Impactful Work:

The Medical & Scientific Liaison will provide clinical and scientific education to assist in improving the overall standard of care for patients.  They develop and maintain strong relationships with a range of external stakeholders, including clinical advisors, clinicians, professional organizations, and patient advocacy groups. They will also collaborate closely with our sales and marketing team members, helping support our commercial growth strategies through clinical education and scientific partnerships. The Medical & Scientific Liaison provides medical and scientific education and support for The Binding Site’s products.  

A day in the Life:

  • Gives presentations (both virtual and in-person) to key opinion leaders, C-suite executives, clinical investigators, physicians, clinical laboratory personnel, and other key customers in support of Lab/PACE, Lunch and Learns, grand rounds, CLMA, physician groups, and patient support groups.
  • Engages in scientific conversations with medical and scientific experts, including healthcare professionals and researchers. Identifies key opinion leaders and builds a key opinion leader network to support scientific, commercial, and marketing objectives.
  • Works closely with sales and marketing team members to support key customers scientifically with co-marketing opportunities, market development, scientific partnerships, and product related issues.
  • Attends relevant regional and national trade shows and scientific conferences, representing The Binding Site. This may include presenting scientific data in a scientific forum (abstract, poster, seminar), booth duties and customer meetings.
  • Acts as an internal consultant, helping support the sales, marketing, and development team by providing on the ground voice of customer feedback and scientific expertise.
  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of Binding Site products in the context of analytic/clinical performance, manufacture, and QA release, is able to answer customer concerns as needed. 
  • Participates in special projects supporting the scientific affairs function, including scientific writing (abstracts, papers, posters) and building scientific affairs tools and resources (slide decks, internal training tools).

Keys to Success:

  • Advanced clinical/science degree required (e.g. MD, NP, PA, PharmD, PhD).
  • Valid Passport is required.
  • Travel required could be substantial, 50-75% with occasional weekend travel; Most travel would be domestic, with occasional international travel (most likely Europe).
  • Experience working in the US healthcare industry.
  • 3+ years working with patients in a clinic (preferred) or hospital environment is highly preferred.
  • Experience with general medicine, diagnostics, or oncology is required.
  • Proven track record giving scientific presentations to medical or scientific audiences is required.
  • Experience teaching or giving lectures about oncology or immunology topics to a diverse audience is strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Strong customer and patient focus; able to understand and respond to customer needs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Exhibits a collaborative, team-oriented approach, willing to work with sales, marketing, and scientific/medical affairs colleagues.
  • Self-motivated, with good time management and organizational skills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • The employee will be required to stand and/or walk up to 6 hours a day and sit for up to 8 hours a day; use hands to handle or feel objects including keyboard and telephones.
  • Employee must be able to travel by various forms of transportation, most frequently car and airplane, to visit customers face to face.  May require long period of time sitting while traveling.
  • May need to reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch;
  • The employee will be required to talk and hear and have specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  May be required to lift larger amounts when traveling (i.e. luggage).
  • The noise level in the work environment will vary by location but is usually moderate.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 125,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory with Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Accessibility/Disability Access

Job Seekers with a Disability: Thermo Fisher Scientific offers accessibility service for job seekers requiring accommodations in the job application process. For example, this may include individuals requiring assistance because of hearing, vision, mobility, or cognitive impairments. If you are a job seeker with a disability, or assisting a person with a disability, and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please submit a request by telephone at 1-855-471-2255*. Please include your contact information and specific details about your required accommodation to support you during the job application process.

*This telephone line is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requiring accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Messages left for other purposes, such as not being able to get into the career website, following up on an application, or other non-disability related technical issues will not receive a response.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range estimated for this position based in California is $95,900.00–$143,875.00.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

  • Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

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