New England and New York

Job Title: Associate Director Medical Science Liaison

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Job Title: Associate Director Medical Science Liaison

Department: Medical Affairs
Reports to: Vice President, Medical Affairs

New England and New York preferably based in Boston or NYC


The Associated Director Medical Science Liaison (AD MSL) is a field-based individual contributor position requiring a strong background and clinical experience, responsible for managing External Experts relationships in a designated area of the country. The AD MSL will implement regional and national departmental objectives, set goals, while delivering cutting edge clinical and scientific data and technical/practical education to practicing clinicians, key thought leaders, professional societies, and payers within the therapeutic space. The AD MSL is responsible for coordinating and assuring implementation of corporate scientific and clinical strategies to these thought leaders within academic, clinical, and healthcare organizations.

Essential Functions
  • Provide support for educational and training needs of the HCPs, both new and long term customers, including: providing additional education in response to unsolicited HCP requests; sharing of approved provider protocols; and appropriate scientific exchange.
  • Maintain clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in relevant product and disease state areas.
  • Assist in the development and implement of content for advisory boards as appropriate and report key findings
  • Lead, develop and implement local, regional and national programs to promote disease state
  • Provide medical/scientific presentations to internal and external groups. Provide clinical/scientific input and training to internal functions within regulatory guidelines.
  • Develop and adhere to corporate SOPs 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.
  • Participate on department committees as delegated by MSL leadership.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and regulatory guidelines governing commercial and scientific interactions with healthcare professionals, payers, advocacy and other business partners.
  • Facilitate company sponsored and investigator sponsored trials (ISTs). Provide medical/clinical teams with feedback and insights from interactions with KOLs and investigators.
  • Identify and develop relationships with current or upcoming KOLs and other prominent health care providers as they relate to neratinib
  • Identify, collect, and communicate insights related to competitor medical information and physician practice trends
  • Document interactions and activities in appropriate databases, retaining, submitting and approving required expenses and meeting defined qualitative and quantitative objectives.
  • Confident, positive attitude, enthusiastic and supportive of peers and management
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills with strong business skills/acumen.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to present to groups of varying sizes.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly and comprehensively learn new subject areas
  • Deep therapeutic competency; stays abreast of trends and new information in the therapeutic/translational science area, as well as the profession at large.
  • Knowledge of treatment guidelines (NCCN, ASCO, ESMO, etc.), clinical research processes, FDA regulations, CMS reimbursement coverage process, and OIG guidelines
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries
  • Understanding of clinical trial design and working knowledge of GCP guidelines, particularly concerning Investigator Sponsored Research
  • Computer skills proficiency required (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of applicable Federal and State Compliance guidelines and regulations
  • Appreciation of diversity and multiculturalism
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Supervisor Responsibilities
None. This is an individual contributor role.

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.

Physical Demands
The physical demands of the office are normally 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 and may require weekend work.

Travel is required and will likely be 50-70%.

Required Education & Professional Experience
  • Advanced medical or scientific degree (i.e. MD, DO, PharmD, PhD, MSc)
  • 5+ years of experience as a Medical Science Liaison or related roles, of which at least 3 years in Oncology
Preferred Education & Experience
  • Experience in Breast Cancer highly preferred
  • Launch experience highly preferred
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Clinical practice experience with Oncology therapeutics and/or Breast Cancer
  • Understanding of Health Economics and Product Access through Payers
  • Clinical Trial Development experience
  • MBA is a plus
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.

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