May 31, 2024

Medical Science Liaison, Rare Disease - Northwest Region

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Boulder, CO, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description


Job Description

About this role

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) role is a part of North America US Medical, a strategic partner within Biogen, that helps inform medical practice across our therapeutic areas and pipeline to improve meaningful patient outcomes. The Medical Science Liaison enables critical stakeholder engagement with Key Medical Experts (KMEs) and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) so they understand the clinical and scientific narrative for Biogen's therapies. Biogen's priority is to continue to foster and enable a diverse and inclusive workforce - representing age, gender, sexual identity, race, ethnicity, Veterans, and people with disabilities - that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients who we serve.

This territory will cover Colorado, Utah, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada. The successful candidate must reside within the boundaries of the territory. The preferred location for the successful candidate will be in Denver or Boulder, CO, or Seatle, WA or Portland, or Salt Lake City, UT.

What You Will Do

  • Be a credible medical/ scientific expert who engages with KME and HCP to increase confidence in making the best clinical decisions pertaining to disease state and Biogen's products in the near and long term for the benefit of patient care.
  • Focus on building deep, strategic, long-term relationships with internal & external stakeholder to be viewed as a partner rather than transactional.
  • Be a "partner in the trenches"-be responsive, engage often and be a solutions-driven conduit to leaders in the medical community.
  • Engage in projects and/or initiatives aligned to US Medical strategy, objectives and tactics
  • Be highly accountable to qualitative and quantitative medical excellence performance goals, standards, and measurements. Deliver against KME engagement plans that add high value by navigating resources at the office in collaboration with field and non-field colleagues. Capture and report KME/HCP medical insights using Veeva with the highest level of consistency and accuracy to help inform the medical and clinical strategies.

Who You Are

You are a scientific or clinical professional with a passion for science and deep scientific knowledge. You have a marked curiosity about healthcare and business opportunities. You keep patients, payers and physicians top of mind in your daily work and collaborate to solve critical scientific and business challenges.


Required skills

  • Advanced Scientific or Clinical degree; doctoral (MD, PhD, PharmD) level preferred
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a clinical or pharmaceutical environment
  • Must reside in the Southeast territory (Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina)
  • Effective communication: Communicates concisely, confidently, and credibly; Easily understands other points of views and responds appropriately; Listens with empathy to respond to current and future needs and adjust the communication according to the audience.
  • Digital potential: Comfortable using and experimenting with technology; Embraces and optimally utilizes new tools and systems; Demonstrates a willingness and aptitude to learn if not yet well versed.
  • Accountability: Delivers reliably against goals; Motivated to perform to meet and even exceed metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Views metrics and KPIs as a positive opportunity to communicate value to internal stakeholders.
  • Ethical: Understands rules for industry and is committed to following them for the benefit of patients.
  • Able to travel at least 60% of the time, including ability to travel overnight and occasionally on weekends once, assuming health concerns (such as COVID-19) are no longer a factor.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older with valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. Must have authorization and ability to drive a company leased vehicle or rental.

Preferred Skills & Therapeutic Area Specific Skills

  • Clinical experience and subject matter expertise in the respective therapeutic area is optimal.
  • Two years' experience as a Medical Science Liaison or similar role within the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry
  • Five years' experience as a Medical Science Liaison or similar role within the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry to qualify for a Sr MSL
  • Rare Disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Friedreich's ataxia, and/or Spinal muscular atrophy experience preferred

Additional Information

The base compensation range for this role is $140,000 to $203,000. Additionally, this role would be eligible for participation in Biogen's LTI grants and other incentive programs. Biogen offers a full range of benefits that include medical, dental, life, long and short-term disability insurances, vacation, end-of-year shutdown, and 401K participation and matching contributions.

Why Biogen?

We are a global team with a commitment to excellence, and a pioneering spirit. As a mid-sized biotechnology company, we provide the stability and resources of a well-established business while fostering an environment where individual contributions make a significant impact. Our team encompasses some of the most talented and passionate achievers who have unparalleled opportunities for learning, growth, and expanding their skills. Above all, we work together to deliver life-changing medicines, with every role playing a vital part in our mission. Caring Deeply. Achieving Excellence. Changing Lives.

At Biogen, we are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients we serve. We know that diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives make us a stronger and more innovative company, and we are focused on building teams where every employee feels empowered and inspired. Read on to learn more about our DE&I efforts.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.




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