Medical Science Liaison, Rare Disease

12 Jan 2019
13 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

UK-London | ES-Barcelona
Category Medical Science Liaison


Position: Medical Science Liaison, Rare Disease

Reports to: Director of Medical Science

Location: Covering Western EU - Remote (Preferred location in London, Paris or Madrid)

Position Summary:

The MSL is a remote role focused on developing and maintaining peer-to-peer relationships with key medical experts. This role will primarily support the rare disease programs in hematology, including PNH and AIHA, and the complement dependent nephropathies in Europe and Asia. The MSL will collaborate with physicians and other medical experts to support trial enrollment, provide program and protocol training and ensure that patients, physicians and key CROs have the most up to date information as the clinical development programs mature.


Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Develop and maintain peer-to-peer collaborations and relationships with key medical experts in the rare disease community in Europe and Asia
  • Support clinical development initiatives including site identification, trial recruitment, registry, and presentation of final approved data
  • Collaborate with physicians on medical affairs initiatives including publications, advisory boards, medical education opportunities, training, and speaker development
  • Serve as scientific peer-to-peer resource to external disease experts and internal stakeholders
  • Support the medical community with up-to-date medical information, robust disease expertise, and product information
  • Communicate expert opinions and feedback on new data to Medical Affairs and program teams
  • Train internal stakeholders on key scientific and medical topics in relevant therapeutic area
  • Develop an understanding of the regional landscape including specialties involved in care of patients
  • Maintain compliance with all internal and external legal and regulatory guidelines
  • Generate tactical regional plans to provide needs based, value-added support of the medical and scientific community in-line with company goals
  • Maintain accurate reporting and documentation of MSL activities


Education, Registration & Certification:
  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, or other medial related discipline. Advanced degree preferred.

  • At least 8 years of experience in Medical Affairs or Medical Science role
  • Robust and current clinical development experience supporting drugs to treat rare diseases; prior hematology and nephrology experience required
  • Candidates must have well-established networks and active relationships with KOLs in the rare disease community in Europe and Asia

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
  • Candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Energetically embraces responsibilities, demonstrates ability to achieve goals
  • Has strong initiative, and functions well as part of a cross-functional team
  • Exhibits excellent time management and is able to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in a start-up environment preferred
  • Must be pro-active team player, flexible, and open to change

  • Office is home based
  • Travel within region up to 75%.
  • Required travel to medical meetings, team meetings, and other group meetings (will require some weekends)

Company Background:

Client is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutic compounds to treat disease through the inhibition of the complement system, which is an integral component of the immune system, at the level of C3, the central protein in the complement cascade. We believe that this approach can result in broad inhibition of the principal pathways of the complement system and has the potential to effectively control a broad array of complement-dependent autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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