Medical Science Liaison/Sr. Medical Science Liaison US Biosimilars- Great Plains Region

Job Description

About This Role

As the Biogen Biosimilars Unit MSL you will build long term peer to peer relationships with thought leaders, select US clinic & large group practices, payers and other stakeholders specializing in ophthalmology care, and other areas where Biogen biosimilar is developing and/or commercializing products. You will support Biogen advancing biosimilar clinical and research programs by delivering clinical, scientific, and technical education to the Ophthalmology community. You will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships with influential members of the medical community to promote company, disease state and therapeutic awareness, in addition to serving as an advanced technical, scientific, and medical expert in the ophthalmology community for the assigned region. In addition, you will be responsible for developing, coordinating and assuring implementation of Biogen biosimilar corporate, scientific, and clinical strategies with these thought leaders within academic, clinical, and healthcare organizations. These scientific exchanges will support and/or expand current therapeutic concepts, as well as ensure the safe and effective utilization of Biogen biosimilar product(s).

Additionally, you may support Biogen biosimilar research initiatives including Real World Evidence generation, and investigator-sponsored studies. You will also participate in and contribute to projects and initiatives that increase the value and productivity of the Medical Affairs team.

This territory will cover MO, IL, IA, WI, MN, ND, SD, MT, W, NE, ID. The successful candidate must live within the boundaries of the territory and the preferred location will be in IL, WI MN


What You’ll Do
  • Establish Biogen biosimilars as a leading company committed to patient access and the advancement of biosimilars as a new treatment option.
  • Maintain clinical, scientific and technical expertise in relevant Ophthalmology, and other future disease state areas.
  • Heighten medical affairs presence and visibility by leading individual projects and initiatives
  • Collaborate with medical affairs, clinical development, commercial and serve as a Biogen biosimilar resource to HCPs, large group medical practices, payers and formulary decision makers.
  • Develop and track key medical experts (KME) engagement plans – identify, develop and maintain long-term collaborative relationships with KMEs within assigned region.
  • Participate in medical and scientific exchanges with the medical/ scientific community including advisory boards in a compliant manner.
  • Provide medical/ clinical teams with feedback and insights from interactions with KOLs and investigators.
  • Respond to and document unsolicited requests for information on Biogen biosimilarproducts and clinical programs.
  • Support internal requests for dossier review and comment, medical review/consideration of potential business development opportunities and other unique projects as requested.
  • Participate in/support the training of Biogen biosimilar field and home office employees.
  • Facilitate research collaborations (including Real World Evidence [RWE] generation and investigator-initiated trials [IITs] with key investigators including helping identify, establish and maintain such collaborations.
  • Represent the company at medical meetings through Medical Affairs’ Scientific Booth coverage and other related activities.
  • Engage in speaker identification, training and evaluation and provide support for advisory board meetings as requested.
  • Collaborate with US Market Access & Reimbursement and Commercial colleagues for thought leader and institutional engagement where appropriate.

Who You Are

You have demonstrated proficiency presenting to payers and regional accounts on relevant clinical impact for payer formulary decisions. You thoroughly understand of the biosimilar development process, biosimilar products, clinical protocols and related procedures. You enjoy working in a collaborative effort towards a common goal and have exceptional communication skills. In addition, you are passionate about science and deep scientific knowledge while keeping patients, payers and physicians front and center in your daily work.

Required Skills
  • Advanced Scientific or Clinical degree; doctoral (MD, PhD, PharmD) level preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a clinical or pharmaceutical environment. Experience in ophthalmology, immunology and/or in supporting biosimilars/biologics is preferred.
  • Solid base knowledge of the biosimilarity concept and /or retinal vascular diseases to engage in preliminary thoughtful and compliant Scientific Exchange before referring to the Biogen Subject Matter Expert and be a subject matter expert in your TA.
  • Exhibited marked curiosity about healthcare and business opportunities and develop solutions quickly to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
  • Have strong and trusted cross-functional working relationships to enable rapid alignment on compliant solutions/compromises to minimize/avoid delays.
  • Comfortable using and experimenting with technology and have embraced and optimally utilized new tools and systems.
  • Knowledgeable about the healthcare and access landscape with a clear understanding of how it impacts the customer’s behaviors and clinical practices.
  • Delivered reliably against your goals in the past and were motivated to perform to meet and even exceed metrics and KPIs.

Additional Information

Biogen’s US Alzheimer’s Franchise is looking to recruit proven and ambitious sales achievers with at least five years of experience in pharma, specialty, hospital, med device/capital equipment, and/or biotech sales.
In this field-based, specialty sales representative position you will be called upon to sell our products with key stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s Disease community: including Neurologists and allied health professionals.