Clinical Science Associate

Horizon Pharma   •  

Virtual / Travel

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


8 - 10 years

Posted 84 days ago

This job is no longer available.

The Clinical Science Associate is responsible for the promotion of RAVICTI , PROCYSBI and QUINSAIR and achievement of assigned goals, within legal and regulatory guidelines, to customers and accounts within a geographic territory centered around Calgary, Alberta, focused on the western Canadian provinces. This includes the identification and development of new customers and accounts within the assigned territory. The CSA is responsible for presenting information about our products and the services associated with the products to physicians, health care professionals, and others involved in the decision making process.


  • Achieve or exceed sales quotas or targeted goals.

  • Development of a comprehensive, territory-specific business plan which includes strategies and tactics aimed at achieving annual sales goals set by management.

  • Support the development and use of Key Opinion Leaders from targeted accounts.

  • Consistently targets, develops, maintains and sells to existing customers and accounts. This includes accessing difficult to see customers on a regular basis.

  • Routinely identifies and develops new business opportunities within assigned territory.

  • Cross Collaboration with various internal and external departments(, HUB, RMD etc)

  • Develop strong relationships by understanding each customer’s needs, goals, prescribing habits and competitive product standing.

  • Maintain a high degree of competence in the areas of product knowledge, disease state knowledge, and industry knowledge impacted by Horizon’s products.

  • Manage sales efforts within assigned promotional and operational budgets.

  • Comply with all deadlines including territory information requests, project assignments and other requests by various company departments.

  • Submit accurate and timely expense reports, maintains accounts records and submits timely and thorough account and territory reports.

  • Responsible for maintaining a high degree of honesty, integrity, diplomacy, and ethical behavior at all times.

  • Successfully complete all required company training.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Education:

  • BS or BA from a four-year college or university, preferably in a scientific/medical or business discipline

  • 8+ years in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry

  • 2+ years of institutional, specialty or orphan sales experience

  • Demonstrated ability to sell in a competitive marketplace

  • Product focus on the injectable market, biologics, or orphan drugs

  • Two consecutive years of documented sales success

  • Strong work ethic

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Maintaining a safe driving record

  • Professional, proactive demeanor

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Education:

  • Account management or DM experience preferred

  • Strong preference for relationships with existing customer base. (Metabolic Geneticists, Pediatric Nephrologists, Genetic Counselors, Dieticians, Nurse Practitioners, Pulmonary specialists, Cystic Fibrosis)

  • Start-up or launch experience preferred

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel 50-75% and coverage of large geographies including multiple provinces

  • Overnight, multi-night and/or weekend travel may be required to accomplish desired objectives

  • Access to transportation to attend various meetings/events

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time

  • Ability to carry, handle and reach for objects

  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment, e.g. computer, phones, etc.

Horizon Core Values & Competencies:


  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Demonstrates Self-awareness
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Develops Talent


  • Drives Results
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Decision Quality


  • Courage
  • Collaboration
  • Instills Trust