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Medical Science Liaison/Senior Medical Science Liaison- Managed Markets, Ohio Valley at Alkermes, Inc.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Job Description:

Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes website at .

Alkermes is recruiting for a Managed Markets Medical Science Liaison or Senior Medical Science Liaison to join the Medical Affairs team. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in developing the field medical affairs strategy for Alkermes marketed products and compounds in our pipeline. This is a field based position covering a regional territory in the Ohio Valley, including Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee. Ideal candidates will reside in or near these areas.

Alkermes has a strong history of formulation technology and drug delivery. Through partnerships with major drug companies, this technology is widely used in several marketed products, particularly in the CNS market. Over the past decade we have transitioned to a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company with our own internal commercial operations. It s a unique business model where our partnership arrangements, and marketed products, are helping to fund our proprietary R&D pipeline.

Our pipeline is strong and expanding. It includes late-stage drug candidate for the treatment of major depressive disorder along with three promising new drug candidates recently announced in the areas of multiple sclerosis, pain and oncology. In addition we have a marketed long acting injectable product for treatment of opioid and alcohol dependence and a long acting injectable product for the treatment of schizophrenia.


* Communicate the value proposition (clinical efficacy, safety and Health, Economic, Outcomes, and Results- HEOR) of Alkermes commercialized product/portfolio, upon request to healthcare providers (HCPs) and decision makers in health care systems (HCSs), with a predominant payer focus, including managed care organizations, employer groups, government and institutional payers, hospitals, integrated delivery networks, pharmacy benefit managers, accountable care organizations, long-term care and rehabilitation centers, and group purchasing organizations.

* Engage with decision makers within HCSs for scientific collaboration on and communication of HEOR studies.

* Effectively utilize approved field resources to support dissemination of the value proposition for Alkermes products.

* Partner as appropriate with National Accounts and Therapeutic MSL teams to ensure that HCPs and decision makers in HCSs have a clear understanding of the clinical efficacy and safety, and HEOR data related to Alkermes products; and ensure that decision makers are educated on the economic, humanistic, clinical, and societal value of Alkermes products.

* Establish and maintain scientific/professional relationships with HCS decision makers, external thought leaders and payer influencers by answering unsolicited requests for information, providing disease state, health economics and outcomes research information; and presenting research studies and communication tools developed by the HEOR group.

* Provide monthly field activity insights to National Director-- MM-MSLs for internal dissemination. Communicating scientific, clinical, health economics and patient reported outcomes research objectives identified by health care decision makers to appropriate internal colleagues.

* Collaborate with HEOR and Medical Affairs on research initiatives/projects related to comparative effectiveness, retrospective administrative database studies, and patient registry and chart-review studies; large scale observational/naturalistic trials, value-based benefit design, population health, epidemiology and economics studies, disease management and education programs, and development of customer-centric tools.

* Collaborate with the Therapeutic MSL colleagues to address the mutual scientific, clinical, therapeutic, and product informational needs of health care decision makers and HCPs.

* Assist in the training of new hires regarding the role of MM-MSDs. Assist in the training and on-boarding new MM-MSLs with regards to approved field tools.

* Build and cultivate direct relationships with identified opinion leaders and payer influencers in practice and/or academia to discuss therapeutic areas important to Alkermes.

* Provide input to HEOR and Medical Affairs strategic plan for Alkermes products in the commercialized or peri-commericalized stages.

* Attend relevant scientific meetings and professional conferences for the purpose of continuing education, presenting HEOR data when appropriate and scientific exchange with healthcare decision makers.

* Assist in delivering internal training programs to therapeutic MSLs, Account Managers, and other Alkermes colleagues as needed and within the boundaries of the company s healthcare compliance policies.

* Attend internal team, department and cross-functional planning meetings, as appropriate.

* Adhere to compliance and regulatory guidelines and timely completion of compliance training.


* 5-7 years of relevant pharmaceutical industry field experience in disseminating value based propositions with a thorough understanding of health economics and outcomes research, medical or scientific affairs, clinical practice, and managed care organizations. CNS therapeutic area experience desired, specifically in substance abuse, schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, or other areas of behavioral health

* Relevant clinical degree, including but not limited to, doctoral degree in Pharmacy, Medicine, Biological Sciences, Health Services Research or Public Health, (i.e., PharmD. RPh., M.D., RN, Ph.D., D.Ph.) or a Bachelor s degree in these disciplines with a relevant Master s degree or Fellowship in Health Economics and Outcomes Research.

* Demonstrated understanding of health economics and outcomes research principles, disease management principles and tools and real-world evidence generation methodologies

* Strong understanding of legal and regulatory guidelines of the pharmaceutical industry.

* Significant working knowledge of a pharmaceutical company s organization and processes, especially those of account management, medical science directors, marketing and managed market/payer functions.

* Proven track record of teamwork, collaboration and partnership with the ability to work well independently with limited supervision as needed.

* Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills.

* Willingness to travel (approximately 75-80%) within the territory, to disseminate value proposition to health care decision makers, attend conferences and to key internal regional and national meetings.

* Flexible to changing priorities and detail oriented.

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation,