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Medical Science Liaison- Atlanta 7/26/2018

Actelion Pharmaceuticals Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree



Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for Medical Science Liaison.

As part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.

Actelion is a leader in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Our portfolio of PAH treatments covers the spectrum of disease, from WHO Functional Class (FC) II through to FC IV, with oral, inhaled and intravenous medications.


The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is the field based medical representative of Actelion. The primary role of the MSL is to support the educational, research, information dissemination, and scientific intelligence activities of Actelion. The MSLs are clinical and scientific experts with advanced degrees and training (such as PharmD, Phd, MD), who provide in-depth knowledge and scientific expertise to healthcare professionals (HCPs) regarding Actelions commercially available products, therapeutic areas, and development pipeline.


Primary responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Developing and maintaining relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) in academic and clinical medicine

Providing competent and reliable scientific data to HCPs about disease state education, Actelions marketed products or products in development

Interacting with healthcare providers who are interested in participating in Actelion-sponsored clinical trials

Partnering with Actelion Clinical Research, Inc. (ACR) to identify appropriate sites for Actelion- sponsored clinical trials, performing high level feasibility assessments and communicating appropriate information back to corporate office.

Facilitating clear communication between Actelion and investigators involved in investigator-initiated studies (IISs) funded by Actelion.

Communicating insights obtained from interactions with KOLs and HCPs or from scientific meetings to appropriate Actelion employees.

Developing of training materials for employees on Actelion products and products in development, associated therapeutic areas, and medical developments pertaining to company products and/or disease state issues.

Training of Actelion speakers on Actelion products from approved speaker decks.

Demonstrating business acumen via alignment of field based activities to medical strategy.

Driving for results via successful execution of field based MSL goals and overcome barriers to success.

Fostering accountability via documentation MSL team field based activity and provision of special project updates

Effectively collaborating with cross functional partners within the territory to provide timely and focused field medical support.

Conducting discussions and interactions with MSL and cross functional colleagues in a constructive fashion to ensure a healthy team dynamic and a positive and enthusiastic work environment


This job requires a combination of analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


* RN, PhD, PharmD or MD



Demonstrated ability to understand and effectively communicate scientific and medical information.

Strong business acumen and proven performance in team environments.

Knowledgeable in clinical, commercial and regulatory issues affecting the pharmaceutical industry.

Prior Medical Science Liaison experience and cardiovascular knowledge

Experience in clinical trial design, logistics, and evaluation is desirable.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as exceptional organization skills.

If you are interested in making an impact by working in a culture of innovation, trust and teamwork, we welcome your application.

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Additional Benefits

Tuition Reimbursement
Fitness Reimbursement


Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Allschwil/Basel, Switzerland, that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative treatments to serve high unmet medical needs.

Company Size:
1,001-5,000 Employees
Health Care
5000 Shoreline Ct
South San Francisco,, CA 94080

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