Takeda Pharmaceuticals Senior Medical Science Liaison – Neuroscience – Southwest (CA, AZ, UT, NV, HI) in Des Moines, Iowa
About the role:
The Senior Medical Science Liaison is a field-based, external customer-facing member of the US therapeutic area medical unit team, responsible for analyzing, interpreting and disseminating scientific data, acquiring and translating customer insights, fostering external expert networks, and compliantly connecting customers to Takeda in order to advance medical strategy and improve patient outcomes. As part of the US Medical team, you will report to the Director, MSL.
This is field-based role, and the territory includes CA, AZ, UT, NV and HI.
This position is focused on Neurological related Psychiatric Medical Science. If you have previous MSL experience In Neuro and you are willing to learn, we want to talk with you.
How you will contribute:
Externally-focused KOL/HCP related activities are expected to comprise a minimum of 80% of responsibilities
Build and maintain professional relationships with KOLs/HCPs per individual territory plans aligned to medical strategy
Demonstrate advanced knowledge regarding Takeda disease areas and products as well as therapeutic area competitor landscape; analyze and interpret complex scientific information and disseminate to KOLs/HCPs in a compliant, fair-balanced, and non-misleading manner
Support Takeda-sponsored research and appropriately assist with facilitation of strategically aligned medical collaborative studies and investigator-initiated research processes
Display advanced knowledge of therapeutic area key intelligence topics/questions and effectively collect, interpret, and internally communicate medical insights from KOLs/HCPs to inform and refine medical strategies and/or tactics
Identify and cultivate partnership opportunities between KOLs/HCPs and Takeda US Medical
Participate in executing medical strategy at medical conferences (e.g., staff medical booth, internally communicate medical insights acquired through poster/session attendance and KOL/HCP interactions)
Within defined timelines and quality standards, respond to unsolicited HCP medical information inquiries referred by Medical Information
Complete all required customer activity documentation (e.g., CRM entries, insights capture, etc.), training, expense reporting, and other administrative responsibilities in a timely, accurate, and compliant manner
Doctoral degree in life/health sciences is preferred (PharmD, MD, PhD, or equivalent), Master’s degree in health sciences (MSN, NP or PA) is the minimum requirement
Minimum of 2 years of experience as a field-based medical science liaison (MSL) in the pharmaceutical industry is required
Excellent communication (written and verbal), organization and collaboration skills are required
Other desired experience and skills include:
Dissemination of complex scientific data to healthcare audiences
Relevant therapeutic area knowledge and expertise
Clinical, research, and/or teaching experience
Ability to work effectively in virtual and cross-functional teams
Execution of activities within legal, regulatory, and compliance requirements
Frequent travel is required; must be available to travel up to 70% of time, including some overnight and weekend
Ability to drive and/or fly to meetings is required
Must have clean and valid driver’s license
What Takeda can offer you:
Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
Family Planning Support
Flexible Work Paths
More about us:
At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work.
Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.
Absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US field-based employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as a condition of employment.
In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.
Base Salary Range : $130,200 to $186,000, based on candidate professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short-term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.
The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.
Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.
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