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The MSL serves to advance science and standards of care for patients, healthcare providers and payers, and ensure they can access all the practical and clinically relevant information and solution they need to use AbbVie's products efficiently and safely. Collectively, as members of GMA, they work to make a remarkable impact on patient care around the world.
Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) are key members of the affiliate medical department. These field based roles focus on medical and scientific engagement with AbbVie stakeholders (including research and healthcare professionals, payers, and providers). MSLs work to communicate information and facilitate dialogue about AbbVie’s marketed products, and compounds in development, in a strictly scientific, non-promotional manner, and in a full compliance with applicable national laws and regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, AbbVie’s policies and procedures and accepted standards of best practice.
The MSL serves to enhance the scientific credibility of the Company with established and emerging National and Regional thought leaders, by supporting scientific dialogue and collaborations in the areas of research, medical and scientific exchange, including facilitation of requests for scientific and medical information. MSL’s also participate in the initiation, oversight and follow-up of clinical studies and medical projects initiated within the Medical Department, ensuring that activities are carried out in accordance with relevant processes and procedures. They also interface with other key members of the affiliate medical department-for example: Medical Managers, Medical Advisers, Clinical Research Managers and functions such as Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Market Access and others as appropriate- relevant to the therapeutic area for which the MSL has responsibility, and work collaboratively and cross-functionally with other in-field members while retaining functional independence. They maintain a high level of scientific knowledge to ensure credible dissemination of scientific information and informed scientific dialogue with thought leaders, healthcare providers and payers.
Provide scientific and technical leadership to ensure professional and credible relationships with thought leaders and external experts of strategic importance to AbbVie.
Ensure a strong medical and scientific presence for AbbVie in key academic centers by facilitation of research and educational initiatives, while supporting requests for medical and scientific information on products or areas of therapeutic interest to AbbVie.
Support internal team such as sales and marketing and members of the Affiliate Brand Team to develop their scientific and technical expertise through the delivery of scientific update presentations. Work collaboratively and cross-functionally with other in-field members while retaining functional independence.
Assist in the initiation, oversight and follow up of assigned clinical studies and medical projects initiated within the therapeutic area for which the MSL carries responsibility such as registry/database projects, epidemiological surveys, post-authorization studies (phase IV). All such activities must comply with applicable local laws, guidelines, codes of practice, SOPs, and AbbVie R&D (GPRD) SOPs.
Act as the point of contact with thought leaders to facilitate investigator initiated study (IIS) ideas and requests for support to the local and global medical teams as appropriate.
Serve as a point of contact within the Medical Affairs team for thought leaders and external experts within an assigned geographic area in order to satisfy their needs for scientific knowledge in a therapeutic area and, when requested, relevant AbbVie medicines, to support their safe, effective and appropriate use.
Deliver credible presentations on scientific matters to physicians, individually or in groups (meetings, clinical sessions, etc.) where requested, but with the focus on Tier 1 and 2 though leaders.
Participate in the selection process to identify appropriately qualified thought leaders the company would wish to engage in collaborative efforts - such as potential research collaborations, or educational and advisory roles (Advisory boards, Congress, Symposia, etc.) ; while ensuring a high level of scientific or educational integrity in these collaborative efforts.
Facilitate medical and scientific field intelligence - for example, competitor research and medical strategies, educational activities, and communicate, where appropriate, within the Company.
Attend relevant scientific meetings and Conferences. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop summaries of key data scientifically relevant information to inform AbbVie strategic priorities and initiatives.
Upon request, assist physicians with requests for access to AbbVie medicines on a named patient or compassionate use basis, subject to all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
Provide key thought leaders / external experts and internal medical and clinical teams with scientific and technical support for publications of scientific or medical interest.
Ensure that all activities and interactions are conducted with due regard to all applicable local, global and national laws, regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, Company policies and accepted standards for best practice.
Advanced degree required, preferably M.D., D.O., Pharm.D. or Ph.D.
Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a Managed Care/PBM, VA/DoD, CMS, State Medicaid, health care consulting, pharmaceutical industry or related environment preferred. Completion of relevant Residency or Fellowship programs may be considered in lieu of some work experience. Account management experience in a commercial or clinical setting is preferred.
Necessary Skills include:
strong scientific accumen, effective communication skills, active listening skills, networking, relationship development, lead/influence without authority, business analysis skills, flexibility / adaptability, self motivated, prioritization, self awareness, critical thinking, innovative problem solving, solid team orientation, strong emotional intellegence
Advanced technical expertise and business analysis skills
- Negotiation skills
- Advances Innovative problem solving skills
- Superior emotional intelligence
- Strong medical leadership presence
An essential requirement of your position is to meet health care industry representative (HCIR) credentialing requirements to gain entry into facilities and organizations that are in your assigned territory. These HCIR credentialing requirements may include, but are not limited to, background checks, drug screens, and proof of immunization/vaccination for various diseases.
The MOSL will primarily have responsibility for engagement with healthcare access decision makers and influencers to provide scientific, health economic, and health policy information, in order to, facilitate well informed access decisions.
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