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Medical Science Liaison

Company: Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

About Eiger Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.--Eiger Biopharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing novel products for the treatment of Orphan diseases.--Eiger has built a diverse, late-stage portfolio of well-characterized product candidates with the potential to address diseases for which the unmet medical need is high, a novel biology for treatment has been identified, and for which an effective therapy is urgently needed.--The Eiger management team has extensive experience in the clinical development and commercialization of a broad range of therapeutics, with special expertise in Orphan Designation drugs.--Eiger is located in Palo Alto, California.Position Description:The Role:The Medical Science Liaison (MSL), based in New York City, is responsible for liaising with internal and external customers and providing medical and scientific information on the appropriate utilization of specific Eiger products. They will offer field insights and be experts in the therapeutic and disease state area. This field-based position will build healthcare provider support, leveraging a scientific approach that is aligned with medical affairs objectives and therapeutic area medical plan. The MSL will be a credible representative of Eiger BioPharmaceuticals in their interactions with KOL's.The job involves cultivating and maintaining relationships with academic researchers and leaders, large community research centers and organizations, attending conferences and talks, and engaging in scientific exchange with physicians and other healthcare professionals. This position will require extensive travel often involving weekends. The MSL will work closely with medical affairs team members executing the therapeutic product development process and translate insights, academic information, and congress data. They will strategically prepare and support the development, launch and commercialization of Eiger products through scientific exchange, seeking external insight to shape Eiger's understanding of the therapeutic environment.The ideal candidate will possess the following abilities or characteristics:Developing relationships with health care professionals, and providing them with credible, fair balanced, scientific information about Eiger and its products, research activities, and Eiger product development.The MSL will be a major source of balanced medical information for HCP's.Territory planning will be a key activity. This plan will be dynamic with respect to the molecule, molecule life cycle, therapeutic area, and territory. The MSL will liaise with key internal stakeholders to build a comprehensive action-oriented plan.The MSL will be a therapeutic area and product expert. This will be evidenced by regular review of relevant literature, participation in scientific congresses and conferences, including Eiger therapeutic area training sessions to maintain current knowledge, and to develop competitive intelligence on other products in the therapeutic area.The MSL will play a role in internal training and communication with the medical, brand team, and territory managers. Knowledge sharing, including KOL and site profiling, and education both internally and externally will be a key area of responsibility.The MSL will assist the medical affairs and clinical development teams in the identification of potential investigators and research projects. This may include assistance with investigator sponsored trial process, sponsored study site identification, recruitment strategies, and collaboration with clinical operations.Other Skills and Abilities:----Required Competencies----------------Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills (including ability to network). ---Able to participate in a scientific dialogue with KOL's and researchers.Excellent teaching skills and ability to present and discuss scientific material clearly and concisely.Proven ability to create and sustain relationships with industry leaders.Skilled in clinical research and an understanding of the process of pharmaceutical product development and approval.Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and work effectively with minimal supervision in a constantly changing environment.Willing to travel at least 50-70% of the time. Evening and weekend work will be involved.Able to function in a highly regulated environment and to adhere to all Eiger guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOP's), while responding to questions and requests from health care professionals.Ability to work independently and to converse on a peer to peer basis with HCP's.Professional Competencies----------------Pharma/Biotech experience in hepatology and rare disease therapeutic space.Experience working in a competitive market.Pharmaceutical business, market knowledge, and experience considered an asset.Thorough knowledge of the healthcare system, disease management and medical research.Ability to understand and summarize clinical trial reports and papers. Ability to research scientific literature, and write reports, papers, and research protocols.Solid understanding of GCP and ICH guidelines. Current working knowledge of US legal, regulatory, and compliance regulations and guidelines relevant to industry interactions with health- care professionals.Critical thinking ability.Ability to handle objections and manage issues presented by HCP's.Ability to effectively work, function, and contribute with cross functional teams.Proven ability to use IT tools and interface effectively with a wide variety of technical platforms.Experience:Hepatology or gastroenterology clinical practice experience and existing KOL relationships strongly preferred.Rare disease experience preferred.Minimum of 2-4 years in Medical Science Liaison (MSL) role or relevant clinical practice setting highly desired.Prior experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries considered.Experience in a start-up environment--Education:Advanced degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, or equivalent) within a scientific discipline or health-related field required.----Please submit your resume to:Careers@eigerbio.com

Keywords: Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc., Palo Alto , Medical Science Liaison, Healthcare , Palo Alto, California

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