Medical Science Liaison- Ophthalmics, Anterior Segment - Southwest

Job Description

With over 30 million people suffering from Dry Eye Disease (DED) in the United States, our team aims to improve the lives of those suffering from DED through eye care physician education. We hope to educate our eye care professionals on the disease state as well as the efficacy and safety of our dry eye disease products, all while supporting our pipeline development through strong partnership and collaboration with our research sites.

The Medical Science Liaison Associate Director will serve as a liaison to the medical/scientific community and will be responsible for establishing, developing, and maintaining relationships with medical experts in the ophthalmic therapeutic areas within the specified geographic area of coverage.

This position will cover Southern California, Arizona, Utah and Southern Nevada. The preferred location for the successful candidate to reside would be in the Southern California, Los Angeles or San Diego area.

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
•Ensure the appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding marketed and pipeline compounds in a timely, ethical and customer-focused manner.
•Implement clinical and educational strategies in collaboration with other Novartis colleagues for designated customers that include potential clinical trial site placement and sponsorships.
•Work to pair our key customer's educational and research needs with available Novartis resources and will provide the latest emerging data in response to specific healthcare professional inquiries.
•MSL Associate Director is expected to have consistent local, regional (within specified territory) impact with a solutions-oriented approach in identifying big picture needs.
•The MSL Associate Director is expected to demonstrate strong strategic thinking and have an enterprise-wide mindset. He/she should be viewed as an established MSL leader and act as a mentor/coach to colleagues.
•The MSL Associate Director should have strong influencing skills and tangible examples of territory impact. This individual is expected to support and inspire colleagues and serve as a positive change agent.
•Importantly, the MSL Associate Director contributes to building high performing teams.

EEO Statement
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
•Terminal degree (MD, PhD or PharmD) or equivalent experience is preferred.
(MSL, Manager: 0-3 years’ experience; MSL, Associate Director: 3+ years’ experience; MSL Director: 7+ years’ experience)
•Field Medical position within the pharmaceutical industry is preferred
•Previous experience in Optometry/Ophthalmology areas strongly preferred
•Strong clinical knowledge including pharmacotherapy, treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, medical expert engagement strategies, and FDA promotional guidelines, regulations, and ethical guidelines applied to the pharmaceutical industry is required
•Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required
•Ability to manage multiple priorities and manage time efficiently
•Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required
•Minimum of 40% overnight travel may be require

WHY CONSIDER NOVARTIS?

799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to learn more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.Novartis.com/network

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