Senior Medical Science Liaison (Sr. MSL)

CymaBay Therapeutics

$150K — $250K *


More than 4w ago


5 - 7 years of experience

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Job Description

Job Description:

The Senior Medical Science Liaison (Sr. MSL) is a field-based Medical Affairs professional who is primarily responsible for scientific exchange with thought leaders and other HCPs in their assigned territory. This individual will contribute to the long-term leadership structure within Medical Affairs while serving as a scientific resource to support Medical Affairs activities such as medical congress staffing, advisory board participation, as well as cross-collaborative training initiatives. The Sr. MSL will require adaptability and competence to apply strategic thinking to establish objectives and exhibit the ability to execute corporate, departmental, and team initiatives. All typical MSL field functions and territory management responsibilities will be expected for this position. The individual reports to the Associate Director, Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) of the respective region (east or west).

Principal Responsibilities:

Identifies, can gain access to, and develops relationships with thought leaders and other HCPs in the assigned territory

Engages in scientific exchange in response to thought leader requests

Delivers high-quality, impactful scientific presentations to HCPs and audiences at all levels and in various settings, including payors

Compliantly supports company sponsored research, investigator-initiated research, and publications

Stays well-informed of emerging scientific literature/clinical data

Collaborates with the broader organization to provide scientific support and communicate scientific insights

Supports research initiatives and provides support to clinical site investigators

Demonstrates longitudinal leadership within Medical Affairs by direct contributions and in leadership on specific initiatives

Drafts, vets, proposes and leads by example in the provision of innovative ideas and initiative outcomes to MSL leadership, Medical Affairs leadership, and other functional leadership within the organization

Serves as a mentor for MSL team members, leading by example and modeling aspects of the MSL role in interactions with HCPs

Supports the company conference strategy, including staffing of scientific booths at major conferences, provision of scientific coverage, and organization of team coverage. Attends regional, national, and (where needed) international medical conferences to enhance team, company and product awareness

Must be committed to full compliance with all company SOPs, regulatory requirements, and applicable laws including PhRMA guidelines for field-based personnel


Advanced science/clinical degree (e.g. MD, DO, PharmD, PhD, NP, PA)

5+ years field Medical Liaison experience ideal and/or Medical Affairs leadership experience preferred

Launch experience with multiple agents ideal

Prior experience in Hepatology, Gastroenterology or rare disease preferred

Advanced level of scientific and/or clinical proficiency

Strong oral communication, written communication, and presentation skills

Able to manage a frequent travel schedule with up to 60% overnight travel and has a valid drivers’ license

Demonstrated advanced computer skills [MS Office and Windows] and willingness to learn new applications

Excellent organizational skills

Demonstrated strong business acumen

The anticipated salary range is $195,000 - $215,000. The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type, and length of experience within the industry, education, etc.

About CymaBay Therapeutics

Learn More About CymaBay Therapeutics
CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for liver and other chronic diseases with high unmet medical need. CymaBay's lead product candidate, seladelpar, is a potent and selective agonist of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta (PPAR?), a nuclear receptor that regulates genes involved in bile acid and lipid metabolism and inflammation. CymaBay is currently conducting two Phase 3 studies of seladelpar, one in patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and the other in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). CymaBay is also developing arhalofenate, a potential treatment for gout. CymaBay Therapeutics is headquartered in Newark, California and can be reached at +1-510-293-8800 or
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