Medical Science Liaison

Medical Science Liaison

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Munich, Germany

Overview

The Medical Science Liaison is a field-based scientific and clinical expert that strategically supports the medical and scientific objectives of Alnylam’s investigational programs. He/she will be accountable to communicate the science and clinical application of RNAi to Healthcare Practitioners (HCPs). In addition, MSLs are expected to build strong cross-functional relationships with colleagues in Medical Affairs, Clinical Research, R&D, Patient Advocacy and Commercial Operations, while maintaining full compliance with all relevant company, industry, legal, and regulatory requirements.

The successful candidate will be based in Germany.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Partner closely with investigators and internal stakeholders to drive patient accrual;
  • Identify key opinion leaders and cultivate a network of experts for key Alnylam disease areas;
  • Conduct and implement a comprehensive disease awareness tactical plan within the respective geography;
  • Collaborate with health care professionals to identify opportunities for the development of algorithms and guidelines to facilitate early diagnosis;
  • Provide in-depth drug and disease state information to health care providers in the respective geography;
  • Serve as an educational resource to healthcare providers on disease state concepts, including providing effective presentations to groups, and participating in 1:1 discussions;
  • Serve as a liaison to health care professionals and professional organizations and disease state advocacy groups. Support the efforts of patient support groups and educational foundations;
  • Communicate medical insights and feedback gathered from scientific exchange and relevant information to define, update and support medical affairs strategies;
  • Conduct discussions with external investigators to identify potential research gaps;
  • Identify and facilitate opportunities for data generation activities through investigator-initiated research (IIS), Registry, and Medical Affairs-sponsored studies for research that is aligned with Alnylam’s strategic focus;
  • Serve as a liaison between key corporate functional areas and healthcare providers who express interest conducting investigator-initiated studies, to facilitate review and consideration of research proposals;
  • Provide medical and scientific input into the planning and execution of advisory boards and work with physician experts to review speaker presentations and provide additional medical background where requested;
  • Develop and conduct external and internal trainings and continuing education;
  • Contribute to Alnylam's achievement of company objectives for pre-approved/approved products;
  • Provide educational meeting support at scientific congresses;
  • Coordinate required medical, legal, and regulatory review and approval of all field documents for distribution or presentation;
  • Identify, collect and communicate insights to address competitive medical information in addition to insights on trends and changes affecting the regulatory and payer. environment used to develop medical strategies;
  • Require 60-70% travel.

Requirements

  • PhD, PharmD or MD preferred;
  • Proven basic science and/or clinical background to enable engagement of Health Care Professionals in a scientifically meaningful exchange;
  • Prior experience in rare disease strongly preferred;
  • Experience in clinical research, patient recruitment, and investigator-sponsored trials;
  • Experience in medical education and KOL management;
  • Effective communication of evidence based scientific information. Multi-lingual capability with fluency in English required;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally;
  • Decision-making and accountability.

Qualifications

  • Research, clinical, scientific publication experience;
  • Hard-working, energetic and passionate about making a meaningful difference for patients and their caregivers;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including building strong working relationships, and managing and resolving conflict;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a highly matrixed environment; strongly team oriented;
  • Superb communication skills; oral and written, including presentation skills;
  • An unwavering commitment to upholding the highest ethical, legal, regulatory and scientific standards;
  • A minimum of 8-10 years’ experience including at least 4 as an MSL. Additional clinical or other relevant experience preferred.

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