Medical Science Liaison

Reference Number: Mj4UWC
Location: Arizona, US;California, US;Georgia, US;Illinois, US;Minnesota, US;New Jersey, US;New York, US;North Carolina, US;Pennsylvania, US;Washington, US

Our client, a biotechnology company committed to the development and commercialization of innovative new gene therapy treatments for people with serious rare diseases. We believe gene therapy technology has tremendous potential as a treatment approach for many genetic diseases.  The company takes pride in strong, global relationships with the patient, research, and medical communities. 

The Role 

Reporting to the Field Director, Global Clinical Engagement and Medical Sciences, the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a remote employee that will help drive success of the company’s gene therapy programs by engaging and developing relationships with key decision-makers and medical experts at a peer-to-peer level to:

  • Facilitate program success by understanding the diagnostic and treatment journey for patients with each condition, educating physicians about clinical trials, facilitating PI identification and facilitating execution of clinical trials
  • Conduct fair and balanced scientific exchange with health care practitioners in clinics and at medical congresses, including capturing medical insights to help inform clinical development programs and gather information about the competitive landscape.

The MSL team is critical at this exciting stage for the company as they take innovative gene therapy science into the next step for patients with severe, rare diseases with an unmet need.

Three territories open in the US: West region, Midwest region and East region. 

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Find physicians treating patients with the rare diseases for which the company is developing therapies
  • Identify, develop and maintain relationships with key medical experts in the region
  • Serve as scientific resource to disease experts and medical community with up-to-date relevant medical information and product information
  • Enhance clinical trial enrollment through identifying PIs, educating about protocols and facilitating relationships between PIs and Clinical Operations, and assisting with start-up activities as needed
  • Provide insights on the rapidly evolving academic and competitive gene therapy space to support strategic decision making
  • Respond to requests for medical information in the region; ensure that an accurate and fair-balanced response is provided consistent with company compliance training
  • Gather clinical insights and information about the population and treatment landscape for each disease state with timely communication to and alignment with internal partners, including core and subteams, to facilitate successful design and implementation of clinical programs
  • Work with Medical Affairs colleagues on initiatives including publications, investigator sponsored research, advisory boards, symposia, and resources
  • Serve as a scientific resource at key medical and scientific conferences, and communicate with patient advocacy groups as needed
  • Engage payers and physicians to provide medical input on health economics outcomes research
  • Develop expertise and in depth understanding of gene therapy, disease states, products, competitors, marketplace, related medical areas and regulatory guidelines to be able to effectively present clinical data to inform physicians, payers and internal partners


Required Education, Skills and Experience 

  • PhD, PharmD, MD with 5+ years MSL experience
  • Successful track record of finding patients for clinical trials and program planning
  • Rare genetic disease, Cardiovascular and/or retina background
  • Track record of effective internal cross-functional collaboration
  • Clinical and Commercial stage experience, including pre and post launch
  • Comfort with nimbleness of an early clinical stage company
  • Ability to travel ~60-70%, with international travel at times
Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)