Senior Medical Science Liaison

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc   •  

Boulder, CO

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


5 - 7 years

Posted 65 days ago

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Job Description

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.

Required Skills

  • 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

Required Experience

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.