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Senior Medical Science Liaison - Pain (Arkansas)

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Job Description

The Senior Medical Science Liaison (Sr MSL) will play a crucial role in supporting the pain program, with a specific focus on near-term launch. The Sr MSL serves as a scientific liaison to the medical/academic community and is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with (Allied) Health Care Providers/Professionals (HCPs) and other key stakeholders involved in healthcare decision making to ensure the appropriate dissemination of clinical, scientific, and health economic data with respect to pain and Vertex’s compounds in a timely, ethical, and stakeholder-focused manner. The Sr MSL will contribute to shaping the medical plan by providing external stakeholders' insights and contributing to the designing and execution of the Medical Affairs strategy and plan. The Sr MSL will engage HCPs in response to scientific educational and research needs with available Vertex resources and provide the latest emerging data in response to specific inquiries, as appropriate.

Key Duties & Responsibilities


1. Develops and fosters effective and trusting relationships with Thought Leaders and identifies and engages other appropriate (allied) HCPs and other stakeholders involved in clinical practice decision making with regards to managing conditions associated with pain, resulting in scientific engagement with a large network of stakeholders involved in affecting care of patients experiencing pain.


2. Utilizes expertise in pain to understand the inter-relationships both within and between academic centers and integrated delivery networks and enhances Thought Leader and HCP engagements.


3. Consistently incorporates all aspects of the SEM (Scientific Engagement Model) into all interactions, enhancing the quality of interactions and overall relationships as assessed by field coaching observations.


4. Independently incorporates the medical plan into interactions and territory planning (i.e. listening priorities) and captures valuable feedback in the CRM system to inform internal stakeholders and assist in shaping the medical strategy.


5. Possesses an in-depth understanding of the utility and functionality of the CRM system/data analytics tools, allowing for the time-sensitive capture of interaction details. Uses CRM/Analytics to enhance future TL engagements and manage workload.


6. Discusses clinical, scientific, and health economic information effectively and compliantly with external stakeholders at an advanced level of communication for both disease state and product to external stakeholders as assessed by management coaching and field observations.


7. Demonstrates in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge of the role of pharmacists, P&T committees, payers, and Integrated Delivery Networks in the region and possesses an understanding of the impact of payers on patient care delivery.


8. Assists clinical development/clinical operations by fully understanding IB content and presenting IB material at SIV meetings, providing nominations for trial sites as requested, and providing end-of-study data reviews with investigators as needed.


9. Represents Vertex at medical congresses by providing scientific session/abstract coverage, booth staffing coverage, routine TL interactions, contributing to the daily and end-of-congress summaries, and may provide logistical guidance as the “MSL congress lead” through organizing and scheduling abstract/session coverage and preparing and delivering the conference debrief.


10. May serve as a mentor or trainer for colleagues with less experience, assisting with new hire MSL onboarding.


11. Conducts all activities in compliance with Vertex policy and procedures and performs all administrative tasks in a timely manner, such as CRM entry, vehicle mileage reporting, expense reporting, calendar entries, training assignments, etc.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Previous training in or experience with medical conditions associated with pain
  • Ability to complete goals within allotted timeframes and deliver high-quality results
  • Ability to help plan and complete projects in a constantly changing field-based environment
  • Ability to create innovative solutions to identified issues
  • Ability to appraise and comprehend medical and scientific literature
  • Ability to effectively present clinical/scientific information in a credible manner in varied settings
  • Good knowledge of assigned geographic territory
  • In-depth understanding of the healthcare regulatory environment
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office programs and working in a matrix environment
  • Apply proficient knowledge of relevant disease and disease management protocols, healthcare environment, and competitors to articulate the medical and scientific value of our products
  • Demonstrated working understanding around compliance and regulatory frameworks governing the pharmaceutical industry and conducts compliant interactions with internal and external stakeholders
  • In-depth knowledge of payers and unique medical information needs to support access and appropriate use of Vertex medicines
  • Good knowledge of Health Economics and Outcomes Research
  • Fluent in English & Local Language (oral and written)

Requirements:

  • Minimum requirement for advanced biomedical or life sciences degree (ex. Masters, NP, PA) or Terminal science degree desirable (PhD, PharmD, MD)
  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of experience as a MSL, or in other medical affairs roles in the pharma/biotech industry or the equivalent combination of education and experience

*There are multiple field-based regions in the North West. The successful candidate must live within the identified territory near an airport and be willing to travel routinely based on business needs.*

For more information about Vertex’s pain program, visit https://www.vrtx.com/research-development/pipeline/pain/. To learn more about working at Vertex and our commitment to a vibrant and inclusive culture, visit https://www.vrtx.com/working-here/inclusion-diversity-equity/.

Pay Range $165,360 – $248,040 USD annually

The range provided is based on what we believe is a reasonable estimate for the base salary pay range for this job at the time of posting. This role is eligible for an annual bonus and annual equity awards. Some roles may also be eligible for overtime pay, in accordance with federal and state requirements. Actual base salary pay will be based on a number of factors, including skills, competencies, experience, and other job-related factors permitted by law.

At Vertex, our Total Rewards offerings also include inclusive market-leading benefits to meet our employees wherever they are in their career, financial, family and wellbeing journey while providing flexibility and resources to support their growth and aspirations. From medical, dental and vision benefits to generous paid time off (including a week-long company shutdown in the Summer and the Winter), educational assistance programs including student loan repayment, a generous commuting subsidy, matching charitable donations, 401(k) and so much more.

Pay Range:

$165,360 - $248,040

Disclosure Statement:

The range provided is based on what we believe is a reasonable estimate for the base salary pay range for this job at the time of posting. This role is eligible for an annual bonus and annual equity awards. Some roles may also be eligible for overtime pay, in accordance with federal and state requirements. Actual base salary pay will be based on a number of factors, including skills, competencies, experience, and other job-related factors permitted by law.

At Vertex, our Total Rewards offerings also include inclusive market-leading benefits to meet our employees wherever they are in their career, financial, family and wellbeing journey while providing flexibility and resources to support their growth and aspirations. From medical, dental and vision benefits to generous paid time off (including a week-long company shutdown in the Summer and the Winter), educational assistance programs including student loan repayment, a generous commuting subsidy, matching charitable donations, 401(k) and so much more.

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com