Serving as a key extension of the Medical Affairs team, the Senior Medical Science Liaison will act as a company field-based clinical and medical expert responsible for communicating scientifically-based information and gaining insights in support of Akebia products. The geographical territory that this position will be responsible for includes CO, NE, NM, South Texas and UT.
- Develops and executes regional strategic medical plans for all marketed products as well as products in development across the portfolio of Akebia products and therapies.
- Identify and develop professional peer-to-peer relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs), managed market customers and other prominent healthcare providers as they relate to both Akebia's marketed and pipeline products;
- Collect intelligence through scientific and medical exchange with clinical investigators and medical experts and provide relevant information to Akebia in order to impact clinical strategies and improve medical insights;
- Deliver presentations to KOLs, P&T committee members, and other key decision makers
- Attend medical/scientific meetings and report relevant findings of strategic interest to internal customers;
- Responds to unsolicited scientific inquiries of Health Care Providers (HCPs)/investigators/healthcare systems/academic medical centers and population health decision makers integrating scientific data to meet customer needs;
- Complete all internal reporting in an accurate and timely manner;
- Adhere to all internal and external guidelines;
- Other duties as assigned by the Medical Science Director
- Collaborates with partners in Medical Affairs and Research & Development in support of clinical trials, including site identification, assessment, education of investigators, conduct of recruitment events, and participation in investigator meetings.
- Facilitate investigator-initiated research (IIR) concepts, including the support of concept development and submissions; contracting and overseeing milestone requirements to assure progression of protocol
Applicants must have a valid driver's license, be willing to travel up to 60% time, possess excellent presentation and teaching skills with a strong scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge;
An advanced degree (PharmD, PhD or MD) is preferred in addition to 5 years of experience as an MSL.
Preference will be given to candidates with nephrology, bone mineral disease and anemia management background.