MSL/Sr. MSL - CNS, Neurology, Sleep (West Region)

Location: 

Seattle, WA, US

The purpose of Idorsia is to discover, develop and bring more, innovative medicines to patients. We have more ideas; we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.  In order to achieve this, we will develop Idorsia into a leading biopharmaceutical company, with a strong scientific core.

 

Headquartered near Basel, Switzerland, the US Commercial Operations & Clinical Development teams are based near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Idorsia is committed to meet the changing needs of healthcare professionals, patients, and their families.  The core of what we do is to bring creative solutions to the market based on our science and data.

 

Idorsia offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes fully paid  health care, dental and vision coverage, group life insurance, disability benefits, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Fitness Reimbursement.  We offer driver benefits to our field employees that drive on our behalf.  We offer a 401(k) savings plan with immediate vesting, generous employer match and both traditional and Roth options.  In addition, you may select voluntary benefits, including additional life insurance and legal services/ID theft protection, that best meet you/your family’s needs.  Generous education reimbursement program and flexible summer hours are available.

 

 

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL)/Sr. Medical Science Liaison (Sr. MSL) will be accountable for engaging health care providers in high-quality scientific exchange regarding the science and clinical application for specified products within our portfolio. The individual in this role delivers support to clinical development colleagues and investigators conducting clinical trials and offers scientific support to internal stakeholders. MSL’s /Sr. MSL’s are expected to interact with and provide value to and across a continuum of both internal (R&D, Sales, and Marketing) and external stakeholders demonstrating leadership capabilities and following internal compliance guidelines.  The MSL/Sr. MSL will be a credible, valuable representative of Idorsia Pharmaceuticals in a variety of interactions with KOLs across their assigned region.

 

Territory includes the western US states, primarily California, Arizona, Oregon & Washington.  The preferred candidate will live in California but will consider other western US states.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Develop relationships with healthcare professionals and provide them with credible, fair and balanced scientific information about Idorsia and its products, research activities, and Idorsia product development while understanding their perspectives, including challenges when treating patients. 
  • Liaises with key internal stakeholders to build and execute comprehensive, dynamic territory planning with respect to the molecule, molecule life cycle, and therapeutic area and territory.
  • Acts as a therapeutic area and product expert as evidenced by regular review of relevant literature, participation in scientific congresses and conferences, internal therapeutic area training, and developing competitive intelligence on other products in the therapeutic area.
  • Imparts knowledge, including KOL and site profiling, and education both internally and externally will be a key area of responsibility.
  • Assists the medical affairs team in identifying potential investigators and research projects. This may include assistance with investigator-sponsored trial processes, sponsored study site identification, recruitment strategies, and collaboration with clinical operations.
  • Reports on observations, insights, and voice of customer obtained through interactions with HCPs and clinical/scientific activity within the territory.
  • Respond to unsolicited scientific inquiries from HCPs integrating the scientific data and utilizing approved materials and resources to fully address the HCP’s needs.
  • Builds strong collaborative and strategic partnerships with their field coalitions.
  • Sr. MSL - Mentors fellow MSLs in their onboarding into the MSL role and Medical Affairs team ensuring they effectively and efficiently tackle all new hire responsibilities within their first 30, 60 & 90 days in the role.
  • Sr. MSL - Partners with new MSLs to develop their knowledge of the MSL role at Idorsia, the technical and scientific knowledge required to engage HCPs, and are successful in passing their Field Certification Assessment.
  • Sr. MSL - Assists in identifying and conducting internal training and communication within the US Medical Affairs team. Participates in the creation of internally created training content.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.  

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Doctorate level scientific degree OR Master’s level PA or NP degree
  • MSL:  2 year’s experience as a Medical Science Liaison engaging KOLs required.  MSL experience in the fields of Neurology, CNS or sleep specifically is highly preferred.  Will also consider clinical experience in the sleep space.
  • Sr. MSL:  4 year’s experience as a Medical Science Liaison engaging KOLs in the field of Neurology, CNS or sleep specifically. 
  • Must hold a valid US driver’s license (driving record verification completed during onboarding)                      

 

Physical Requirements:

 

  • Driving as part of the standard job requirements to satisfy external stakeholder engagement.  This position requires extensive travel; the average travel for this position is up to 50-70% with some variation based upon the demands of the business imperatives.
  • This role will require flexibility in hours worked based on the need to travel and engage in job-related activity.  This requirement can be inconsistent and based on the needs of the role and our business.
  • Occasionally required to: reach, stand, push, pull, lift, grasp, and feel. 
  • Frequently required to: perform repetitive motions (typing), talk, and hear. Typically required to perform light work, including occasionally lifting up to 10 pounds. Required to perform work requiring close visual acuity, including frequent reading of detailed documents.
  • This position requiresextensive face-to-face customer interaction and as such requirescurrent COVID-19 vaccination status.

 

 

At Idorsia, we harness the power of difference, authenticity and inclusion to achieve business success. We are committed to fostering respect, fairness and equal opportunities for all job applicants and all our employees.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.

 

Please be informed that if you are selected for this position, your employment will be subject to a pre-employment background screening process, of which you will be informed in greater detail in due course.

 

Idorsia operates a strictly controlled list of preferred recruitment partners. For those partners who have no valid, signed Master Service Agreement in place with Idorsia, please note that all unsolicited resumes, CVs, anonymous profiles, or any other candidate details submitted through our website or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Idorsia Pharmaceuticals (including any of its subsidiaries, affiliates or related companies) are considered the property of Idorsia Pharmaceuticals and are not subject to payment of any form of introduction, placement or referral fees.

 

Pay Transparency Legal Requirement:  Salary Range $170,800-$246,300


Nearest Major Market: Seattle