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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 10/27/2016

Shire Pharmaceutical Lexington, MA

Lexington, MA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description
Serve as the field-based extension of the Therapeutic Area Medical Strategy Group
Systematically identify the scientific exchange needs of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), investigators and other stakeholders in patient care, establishing strong professional relationships, providing credible scientific expertise and serving as a liaison to Shire Global Medical, Global Clinical and external partners
Ensure compliant communication and education of Shire s marketed and emerging product portfolio to meet the educational and professional needs of Shire s key customers
Responds effectively to requests for scientific exchange
Support design and implementation of scientific programs with external experts and Global Medical Affairs
Support local team disease area and product knowledge through scientific training
Maintain personal expertise in relevant disease areas and MSL best practices

KOL Relationship Management:
Through appropriate scientific exchange, builds and maintains professional relationship with external stakeholders to expand Shire s research, advisory and educational partnership opportunities
Ensures high standard of professionalism to develop and maintain peer-to-peer scientific relationships with key thought leaders in healthcare, academia, payer, and government organizations per strategic territory plans and as requested by KOLs, including the management of strategic scientific partnerships and scientific exchange
Provide scientific liaison support to Investigators currently involved in Shire s interventional or observational studies and investigator sponsored trials
Serve as a liaison between HCPs and Shire medical affairs
Facilitate 1:1 and group scientific interactions with healthcare professionals
Participate in KOL planning
Maintain KOL plans and update medical customer relationship management system in a timely, accurate and compliant manner
Maintain awareness of and access to internal and external information sources available to support high-quality scientific exchange, and coordinate high-quality interactions between these resources and external customers

Effective and Compliant Dissemination of Data
Respond within defined timeline and quality standards to unsolicited inquires from HCPs and other stakeholders received by Global Medical Affairs and referred to GMA by other Shire functions
Support development of appropriate responses to unique inquiries as required, such as the presentation of scientific evidence and medical education
Presents clinical and disease state information to a variety of audiences, including KOLs, Medical advisors, formulary/decision makers and other HCPs
Ensures appropriate scientific exchange with HCPs by fostering fair and balanced medical and scientific communications that are not misleading
Serves as scientific resource at key medical, scientific, and patient advocacy conferences as assigned
Conducts therapeutic training for Sales and Medical colleagues upon request

Contribute to Shire s Strategic Medical Strategy
Provide scientific input and participate into local medical and cross-functional initiatives
Provide field-based medical support to Shire s clinical research programs, registries, and facilitation of ISTs
Communicates key medical insights from KOLs/HCPs to inform refinement of medical strategy
Gains customer insights, opinions and feedback and engages with internal colleagues to connect business opportunities with internal resources
Under the guidance of MSL Team Lead or Region Lead, provides scientific support for company-sponsored meetings
Participates on internal project teams as directed by Management

Maintaining personal expertise in relevant disease areas and MSL best practices

Maintain knowledge base and scientific expertise on all assigned Shire disease areas and
Develop and update knowledge of applicable pharmaceutical guidelines and regulations,
including, but not limited to, ICH, GCP, PhRMA, DOJ, OIG, R&D code of Ethical Practices
and company policies
Develop/increase knowledge of medical literature and critical appraisal of scientific publications

An advanced degree in life sciences (MD, PharmD or PhD or equivalent) is required
Has an established track record of effective and influential oral presentations within the healthcare profession
Demonstrative therapeutic research or substantive patient care experience is required (3 years minimum)
Demonstration of expertise in key skills and competencies
Medical Affairs or Medical Science Liaison experience required

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.