Senior Medical Science Liaison ~ Ophthalmology (Field based - Chicago) 9/16/2017

Santen, Inc. Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)



The Senior Medical Science Liaison (Senior MSL) role is a field-based position and reports to the Director, Medial Science Liaisons (Americas). The Senior MSL provides fair balanced, objective, scientific information and education about Santen s product(s) through peer-to-peer interactions with thought leaders, investigators, and other healthcare providers to better patient outcomes. The Senior MSL ensures that communications regarding Santen products are fair balanced, truthful and not misleading. The Senior MSL will develop and maintain professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders to provide complex medical and scientific support for Santen initiatives in selected therapeutic areas. The Senior MSL demonstrates expertise and knowledge of products, patient treatment trends, clinical trials, and scientific activities within disease state areas of interest. The Senior MSL role incorporates additional responsibilities including training and/or mentoring of other MSLs, and leadership roles on cross-functional projects.


Establish and maintain scientifically credible peer-to-peer scientific relationships with national, regional, and local medical thought leaders (MTLs) in addition to other healthcare providers
Viewed as a Scientific Peer by MTLs
Facilitate strategic partnerships with scientific/clinical experts and serve as an enterprise-level point of contact with organizations including but not limited to -
o Guideline development
o Cooperative groups
Serve as a resource of clinical and scientific information for internal stakeholders
Provide strategic insights to internal stakeholders on emerging clinical and scientific trends
Assist in the development and execution of clinically relevant regional medical meetings (e.g., advisory boards, consultant meetings, and investigator meetings)
Identification and verification of investigators and sites for company-sponsored clinical trials
Provides MSL and Medical Affairs team with regular clinical trial updates
Supports study team in identifying strategies/tactics for successful study execution
Serves as a liaison for the submission and review of Investigator Sponsored Trials (IST) proposals
May work cross-functionality to provide balanced and accurate information to top regional formulary decision makers and P&T committee members
Assists in training and/or Mentoring of new MSL team members
Promotes collaboration and cooperation within the team and cross-functionally
Takes on a leadership role on enduring/business critical projects, often with Medical Director(s)
Demonstrates strategic planning and prioritization of work activities beyond defined geography
Ensures all activities, interactions and communications are compliant with Santen policies and SOPs, and adhere to OIG, ACCME, and PhRMA guidelines/policies
Other duties as assigned
Interacts directly with Clinical Development, R&D, Biostatistics, Drug Safety, and Regulatory Affairs to fully understand development programs, regulatory and medical strategies, and develop key scientific and communication objectives for the therapeutic area to develop credible, fair balanced, timely scientific materials and educational programs
Attend conferences, symposia or other meetings and staff Medical Affairs booths as necessary and as assigned