Oncology Medical Science Liaison Prostate Bay Area Territory (Remote)
- San Francisco, California, United States
- Closing date
- Feb 18, 2023
- Life Sciences, Oncology, Health Sciences, Medicine
- Position Type
- Full Time
- Organization Type
30! That’s the number of new molecular entities in ourOncologyglobal clinical pipeline. We are Novartis, and we are reimagining medicine to transform cancer!
This is a remote position.
This territory will be responsible for covering Northern California (Sacramento, San Francisco, Fresno, Bakersfield, etc.). The preferred location for the successful candidate to reside would be in the Greater Bay Area.
The MSL is a field based, non-promotional medical and scientific role. Their key objective is to demonstrate deep therapeutic expertise, understand territory/market influences, engage scientifically with HCPs and medical experts, manage and develop their territory and execute all relevant activities in alignment with the IDMT strategic and tactical plan - while functioning within the Novartis Code of Conduct, Ethics/Compliance policies and Working Practice documents. The MSL provides their expertise to help inform and develop IDMT strategic and tactical plans via sharing of strategic HCP insights and participation in IDMT forums etc.
Customer engagements may include but not be limited to emerging data discussions, exploration of areas of unmet medical need, clinical trial activities and pipeline discussions, capture of medical insights, responding to unsolicited requests, disease, product and adverse event education. This role is field based - with the expectation that the MSL will be in the field and customer facing (virtual or face-to-face) the majority of the time to achieve performance/business objectives.
The MSL will establish and build peer-to-peer relationships and engage with HCPs (including community physicians, pharmacists, medical experts, nurses, and other healthcare professionals). The MSL will be responsible for building relationships and engaging in peer-to-peer level scientific discussions around emerging data, treatment guidelines, molecular pathways, mechanism of action (MOA) of Novartis products including molecular testing and diagnostics, clinical outcomes and research opportunities.
The role will also include identification of potential sites for company sponsored clinical trials and facilitating relevant medical activities for identified sites including medical feasibility as well as to gain patient referrals to open sites, in all stages of development and to serve as a scientific liaison to the medical/scientific community responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining peer-to-peer relationships with HCPs within the coverage area; ensure the appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding marketed and pipeline compounds, in a timely, ethical and customer-focused manner; implement scientific and educational strategies in collaboration with colleagues from Medical Affairs and Clinical Operations to support Novartis-sponsored trials, investigator initiated research, and educational initiatives; work to pair our key customer's educational and research needs with available Novartis resources aligned with Novartis strategy, IDMT strategy and also provide the latest emerging data in response to specific healthcare professional inquiries.
The levels within role (M/AD/D) perform the job with increasing levels of competency and independence.
The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between: Medical Science Liaison, Manager: $151,200 - $226,800 | MSL, AD: $174,400 - $261,600 | MSL, Director: $201,600 - $302,400/year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/23 through 12/31/23, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.
Diversity & Inclusion / EEO
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.
What you will bring to the role:
• Advanced scientific or healthcare degree required; doctoral degree preferred.
• Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine, disease management, and medical research is necessary, clinical research and oncology experience required as well as demonstrated knowledge of GCP practices and standards.
• Minimum of 3 years Field Medical or Oncology experience preferred
• Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
• Must possess a thorough understanding of the FDA, OIG, HIPPA, PhRMA Code and other ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry, to ensure compliance with these external as well as internal guidelines and standard operating procedures.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills are required
• Strong personal integrity, teamwork abilities (including ability to network) and a customer focus are necessary.
• Able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment.
• Must have the ability to gain medical insights, uncover business opportunities for Novartis and leverage internal resources to meet customer needs aligned with Novartis strategy
• Must be a strong team player who can effectively work cross-functionally in a matrix environment, including collaboration with clinical and commercial personnel as necessary.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and associated hardware is required.
• This is a field based, customer-facing position that is associated with approximately 60-70% travel.
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While Novartis does not require vaccination for Covid-19 or proof of a recent negative test result for Covid-19 at this time, employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected] .
Field roles with a dedicated training period only:
The individual hired for this role will be required to successfully complete certain initial training, including home study, in eight (8) or fewer hours per day and forty (40) or fewer hours per week
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