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Medical Science Liaison, Oncology - Northwest

Employer
GSK
Location
Durham, North Carolina; Saint Paul, Minnesota; Seattle, Washington
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 9, 2022

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As an Oncology Medic al Science Liaison, you will be the scientific expert for a group of medicines in the Solid Tumor therapeutic area within the assigned Northwest geography (WA, ID, MT, WY, ND, SD, NE, MN and IA) in order to conduct balanced, peer-to-peer, scientific dialogue with external experts.

The Role:

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the followin g.

  • Interface and provide value across a continuum of both Internal and External Stakeholders (External Experts and other healthcare professionals within assigned geography/therapy area, investigators and potential investigators, and formulary decision makers) in a non-promotional manner and be responsive to unsolicited inquires.
  • Respond orally or by providing appropriate written materials to unsolicited requests for on- or off-label information or safety concerns that may have been asked of GSK sales staff or Medical and adhering to all policies and procedures regarding the provision of medical information


  • Gain valuable insight and feedback from the healthcare community on GSK products and services, medical and scientific information which can help guide research, development and service provision to benefit GSK's customers and patients.
  • Contribute in a manner that is always consistent with GSK Values and expectations demonstrating Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork


Key Responsibilities :

  • Work with medical colleagues and other business partners to identify External Experts, professional groups, decision makers and other key stakeholders in the assigned therapy area and or geography. Attend and contribute (if required) to medical portion of regional account planning/training sessions.


  • Maintain expertise in the evolving scientific / therapeutic area and in competitor medicines .
  • Respond compliantly to unsolicited information requests from healthcare professionals and associated individuals regarding licensed or un-licensed GSK medicines and indications; ensure all medical information responses are factual, fair and balanced, scientifically rigorous and strictly comply with GSK standards and policies and with local codes of practice, guidelines and law s to ensure the strictest requirements are met.
  • Dis seminate important safety information to the healthcare profession as directed by the Medical Affairs or Research and Development teams or the Dear Healthcare Provider Letter (DHPL) process. Deliver Non-Promotional Scientific Discussions (NPSD) for a GSK medicine that is on label or consistent with the label to inform and educate HCPs on the appropriate use of our medicines in patients.
  • Deliver scientific / pipeline presentations to formulary committees and HCPs per documented unsolicited request
  • Support clinical development activities and programs including GSK and Investigator sponsored studies as well as collaborating with R&D staff to improve site performance. Provide general insight into GSK research interests and field inquiries regarding investigator sponsored scientific or clinical research projects.


  • Attend both national and regional scientific/medical meetings to gain medical voice of the customer on recent data being presented on products and disease states of interest to GSK
  • Conduct individual discussions and meetings with steering committee members, advisory board members, consultants etc., on topics related to the work being conducted with GSK ( e.g. for clinical research investigators, the conduct or publication of clinical research sponsored by GSK)
  • Provide scientific training for GSK sales representatives regarding GSK products and the conditions they treat utilizing approved Sales Training materials. Provide training to individual HCPs to prepare them to speak on behalf of GSK, and assist with GSK-sponsored speaker training events
  • Partner with matrix colleagues ( e.g. sales, marketing, market access, etc.) to ensure strategies and business plans are both patient and business focused, and adding value to the external expert.


Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Pharm D, PhD, or M.D.
  • A minimum of 2 years clinical practice and/or pharmaceutical industry experience. Oncology experience preferred.
  • A minimum of two years' experience applying knowledge of pharmacology and pharmacotherapy in humans in a clinical setting.
  • Must live in designated territory (Saint Paul, Minneapolis, or Seattle Washington preferred).


Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Solid Tumor Oncology experience
  • Previous clinical experience in situations where direct/or indirect decision-making authority for patient care was demonstrated ( e.g. direct patient care, treatment protocol development, drug therapy guidelines development, traditional clinical pharmacy practice settings)
  • At least one year of experience in pharmacology and pharmacotherapy in humans and applying this knowledge in a clinical setting
  • Above average computer literacy, including experience with software applications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in both one on one and group settings.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and independently with time management skills to effectively manage field-based responsibilities; Proven ability to work across a commercial and medical matrix team.
  • Strong communication skills: demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for medical engagement and develop a set of scientific engagement goals. Strong presentation skills.
  • Preferred location with easy access to an airport that serves the states within assigned territory .
  • Clear understanding of clinical research methodologies and a demonstrated ability to translate scientific, clinical and safety research studies in an effective credible manner. Able to independently evaluate the scientific literature regarding scientific research.Experience operating in a highly dynamic, changing environment.


  • Ability to maintain a command of a large amount of scientific information across multiple products and show effective written/verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong trusted relationships, with key decision makers.
  • Demonstrated customer-focus, problem solving abilities and strong conflict resolution skills.


Why GSK?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the biggest changes we've made to our business in over 20 years. We're on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.​

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent and technology to get ahead of disease together - all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.​

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients - so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact - with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you're ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose - to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together - so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns - as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it's also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We're committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

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