The Medical Science Liaison ( MSL) is a field based position of Medical Affairs that supports and represents PTC and its products with, and to, key opinion leaders (KOLs), clinicians, academic institutions, and professional organizations. The incumbent addresses the specific needs of these clients by responding to unsolicited requests for information about PTC marketed and developing products. As the clinical and medical expert on the company’s products, he/she builds long-term relationships and establishes rapport with clinicians in hospitals, clinics, and academic centers through highly scientific product and disease state discussions that support or expand current therapeutic concepts and ensures safe and effective utilization of products. The incumbent is also a resource to company management regarding market dynamics, business development and client feedback. The incumbent works cross-functionally with internal departments and external resources on Medical Science related issues. The Medical Science Liaison supports adherence to relevant regulatory requirements and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as appropriate.
Attends national and regional medical meetings and symposia as a representative of PTC and engages in discussions with attendees as appropriate; attends scientific sessions and poster presentations, gathers information, and summarizes findings; as possible, and when appropriate, cultivates professional relationships from these contacts.
Delivers, and may develop/design, fair-balanced and objective clinical and scientific presentations to healthcare professionals (HCPs), payors, patient organizations in response to unsolicited requests for information on the use of company products.
Identifies and trains speakers for advisory boards, symposia, and educational programs with regulatory approved materials, slides sets, abstracts, posters, etc.
Identifies, organizes and carry outs regional medical initiatives e.g advisory board as needed.
Provides input to management regarding alternative therapies, business development opportunities/risks, and client feedback.
Establishes, manages and maintains successful relations with relevant health authorities, including but not limited to: KOLs, HCPs, academic institutions, payors, patient organizations, etc.
Facilitates the accurate and timely submission of applications for unrestricted educational grants or research initiatives and requests for support of studies, per company policy
Maintains a thorough awareness of medical/clinical, regulator, compliance and quality issues and processes as they apply to the PTC therapeutic areas and adheres to, and supports, the standards established by the company
Maintains competitor information relevant to company’s therapeutic areas, goals/objectives, project activities and /product team priorities and stays current on therapeutic advances and competing therapies or products
Analyzes and applies relevant intelligence findings and communicates and presents insightful data/impact in an efficient format to appropriate internal stake holders.
Minimum level of education and years of relevant work experience:
Advanced degree (PharmD, M.D. or Ph.D.) in a scientific discipline and a minimum of 4 years progressively responsible, relevant experience in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related environment
Special knowledge or skills and/or licenses or certificates required:
Experience supporting high cost products that are distributed through a specialty pharmacy and requires extensive coordination with patient access services
Hands-on experience working with KOLs, clinicians, HCPs, payors and/or academic institutions establishing/maintaining relationships and scientific/medical credibility
Demonstrated success in interpreting scientific data and presenting research information to scientists and HCPs. Excellent understanding of the pharmaceutical delivery process
Ability to influence without direct authority Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Excellent verbal and written communication and skills, including scientific/ technical writing and presentations including the ability to communicate complex technical information clearly
Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as required, in a fast-paced, matrixed, team environment consisting of internal and external team members
Analytical thinker with excellent problem solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines
Excellent planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects
Must possess a valid driver’s license and a personal automobile with an active vehicle insurance policy.
Must be able to travel on a daily basis to/from customer accounts and drive and/or fly long distances (distances will vary based upon the size of assigned territory)
This position requires overnight travel, the amount of which will vary based upon the assigned territory. In addition to travel within the territory, overnight and/or weekend travel outside of the assigned territory is required
Daily entry to hospitals and other medical facilities is required. Many facilities have instituted vendor credentialing policies which require vendors to meet defined training, background check and proof of immunization requirements as a condition of entry. PTC employees entering these facilities are required to abide by these credentialing requirements
Special knowledge or skills and/or licenses or certificates preferred:
Experience supporting an orphan, rare disease and/or specialized drug(s)
50 – 60%
Territory covers Great Plains/Rockies Region
PTC Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, veteran status or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.