Medical Science Liaison, Oncology - Philadelphia

New Jersey, Pennsylvania
April 16 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Scientific Experts (SEs) have special needs for in-depth and cutting edge information, because these health care professionals design and implement novel research and educate colleagues and students. As a Medical Science Liaison (MSL), your role is specifically designed to meet these needs through a field-based group of medical professionals with deep content knowledge about Lilly and competitor products and current issues in the oncology therapeutic areas they represent. You will gather feedback and insights from SEs, to better inform Lilly's research and potentially influence the overall strategic direction of the company. By providing answers that matter and facilitating scientific exchange between industry and the academic community, you have the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare with needed information that addresses important clinical and scientific questions

Develop mutually beneficial relationships with external clients and internal business partners
  • Spend between 70-80% of your time devoted to developing relationships and interfacing with external clients -SEs/educators/investigators- within a defined geography.
  • Serve as the major representative of Lilly for these health care professionals, providing deep and advanced disease state and product information as well as facilitating the work of the SE when it aligns with Lilly's mission. An important aspect of this work will be to connect the SE with other Lilly resources (e.g., Outcomes Research, Discovery, Scientists, Clinical Research Physicians,) whenever appropriate.
  • Liaise between Lilly resources or internal business partners (e.g., Clinical Research Physicians, Medical Information Associates, Corporate Medical teams).
  • Report clinical insights and unanswered customer questions you receive from external SEs to the medical and brand teams

Understand and effectively communicate current scientific knowledge
  • Maintain technical expertise within a therapeutic area to engage in deep scientific discussions with SEs.
  • Engage in continuous learning within the therapeutic area
  • Attend appropriate scientific meetings, conduct routine literature searches, and communicate regularly with other MSLs to assure that the entire group benefits from individual learning whenever it is relevant.
  • Establish reputation as a reliable, trusted, resource of accurate, up-to-date, medical and scientific knowledge requested and desired by your clients.
  • Respond in a timely way to personal or electronic inquiries with any available information which may include reprints or posters, medical letters, literature citations, access to internal and external experts, slides and other teaching-related material

Effectively manage administrative activities
  • Understand and effectively utilize approved resources to fulfill administrative, procedural, and legal requirements in order to address the customer needs. These activities may include proficiency in computer skills and database entry (VEEVA, LillyNet, S5, Microsoft Office, Ovid,), continual compliance of all procedural requirements of the role (i.e. good documentation practices, standards and procedures,) and appropriate utilization and best practice sharing of available resources

Company Overview
At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We're looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Basic Qualifications
    Advanced degree in health sciences (PharmD, M.D., Ph.D. in a medically related field) requiredMasters or Bachelors level degree in health sciences (e.g. RN, RPh, PA, NP, etc.) considered if 5 or more years clinical and/or medical information experience in oncology therapeutic area is present.Oncology therapeutic area experience is required.Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record is requiredQualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Intellectual curiosity and intelligence about the field of science/medicine for which they are responsible.
  • Highly motivated and capable of comprehending large amounts of scientific content which is then communicated in a clear, concise fashion.
  • Significant direct experience in servicing customer needs for complex information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with often demanding or difficult clients.
  • Significant experience and success in self-managing priorities and multi-tasking projects.
  • Strong teamwork/interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced presentation and computer skills with expertise in literature identification and evaluation.
  • Significant experience in professional networking with positive mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Experience in field-based environments highly valued.
  • Familiarity with the academic community and the medical research and medical education process highly valued.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including capability to engage in professional relationship building and networking.
  • Position requires ability to travel up to 75%, as well as work 4 to 6 weekends a year.
  • Employee ideally should be geographically located in Philadelphia, PA as this is the preference.

Additional Information
  • The position is field-based with upwards of 50-75% required travel (car and plane) to manage assigned geography. Applicants should have access to large hub airport. Ability to use field-based electronic or other communication tools for all aspects of job is critical.
  • Ideal candidate would live in or near Philadelphia, PA.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants with cancer oncology clinical experience, including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists with experience working with patients in a hospital or outpatient clinical setting.
  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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