The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will be responsible for providing non-promotional scientific, educational, and research support for the Sanofi Genzyme Rare Disease ADPKD portfolio in the respective territory.
The MSL will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key Renal and Rare Disease experts and building a well-informed advocacy base for Sanofi Genzyme's Rare Disease franchise, including compounds in the development program. The MSL will act as a conduit for providing accurate and updated clinical, scientific, and medical information to Renal and Rare Disease Experts, health care professionals, treatments decision makers and other members of the scientific, provider and payer community (private insurance, payers, medical groups, government agencies, and health systems with drug formularies), in compliance with all relevant company policies. A strong nephrology background is preferred.
This territory is based in the Western United States – (California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa). Candidate must live in the above-mentioned territory. MSL coverage of the territory will require 50-60% travel.
The Mission of Sanofi Genzyme’s MSL Team is to be the trusted scientific partners in the field for external experts and decision-makers engaging in mutual scientific exchanges to accelerate data dissemination. Sanofi Genzyme’s Medical Field based teams enhance the understanding of the scientific and medical value of our products in the therapeutic area and gather new insights by bringing cutting edge scientific exchange today that accelerates medical innovation tomorrow.
The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field-facing role whose main objectives are to:
Be the trusted scientific partner to key external experts by conducting timely, appropriate, and frequent scientific exchanges to enhance the understanding of the scientific and medical value of our products.
Execute on stakeholder engagement plans to gather data, develop, and share medical insights that contribute to enhancement of Sanofi’s key medical messages, plans and future research.
Keep abreast of medical and scientific developments in the therapeutic field to help identify and critically assess research opportunities and to play a supportive role in the execution of evidence generation plans to enhance the value of our products in a real-world setting.
Recognize record and share insights that deepen our understanding of the needs of patients, consumers, regulators, payers, and healthcare providers and proactively contribute towards identifying unmet needs.
Maintain effective and appropriate communication among internal stakeholders (Medical Affairs colleagues, Medical Information and Commercial Operations) while maintaining full compliance with relevant company, industry, legal and regulatory requirements.
Demonstrate operational understanding and risk management by ensuring excellence in execution of all governance processes.
Scientific Engagement and Exchange
Through scientific engagement and exchange, MSLs build and develop enduring needs-based peer-to-peer relationships with healthcare professionals, institutions, and payers.
MSLs understand their perspectives and needs in order to adapt and be relevant and valued.
Acting as partners, MSLs identify areas of mutual collaboration, developing and implementing strategic medical action plans aligned to the Country Medical Plan.
MSLs communicate in an accurate, fair and balanced manner, the benefits, risks, appropriate use and clinical value of our products and solutions.
MSLs operate independently (with minimal supervision) and develops healthcare networks to navigate the complex local health care environments at national, regional and local level.
Engages external stakeholders on medical and scientific information exchange for the therapeutic area during one-on-one interactions and group settings, exhibiting excellent scientific and clinical knowledge
Uses strong knowledge of relevant diseases and disease management protocols, healthcare environment and competitors to articulate the medical and scientific value of our products with external experts.
Establishes robust, long-term peer relationships with Key Opinion Leaders and other stakeholder partners.
Actively engages with appropriate stakeholders on medical, clinical, epidemiologic, and scientific topics to advance their understanding of the disease by sharing information and answering questions based on approved material within Regulatory guidelines.
Engages with appropriate stakeholders to understand the state of healthcare policies and guidelines as they relate to clinical practices at a local, state, regional, federal, or national level.
Uses defined systems to map, identify, profile, and prioritize stakeholders in line with the therapeutic area medical plan and looks for opportunities to collaborate and build a value-based partnership addressing the HCPs therapeutic goals.
Effectively utilizes the Scientific Engagement Model to plan territory and individual stakeholder (Key Opinion Leaders, payers, HCP etc.) medical strategy and engagement interaction plans consistent with the Field Base Medical Activity Plan and medical function priorities.
Effectively utilizes the Scientific Engagement Model for attending and establishing a Sanofi Genzyme Medical presence at relevant scientific congresses, symposia as directed.
Organizes educational meetings or local scientific advisory boards when requested.
Supports speaker training to ensure continued scientific support in the field.
Responds to unsolicited request for medical information associated with supported.
Gathers data and generates insights from stakeholder interactions and provides feedback to the organization
Recognizes and collects feedback/reactions from multiple data sources and various stakeholders.
Records/reports insights and information appropriately, using available mechanisms and tools.
Critically and routinely evaluates and discerns from the information gained from published studies, and stakeholder interactions to develop key insights that deepen our understanding of the market’s needs and opinions of external stakeholders and therefore contribute to enhancement of Sanofi Genzyme’s scientific messages, plans, strategy, systems, and product development.
Maintains awareness of and assesses emerging evidence in disease area to educate and enhance discussions with key stakeholders.
Collaborates effectively with internal stakeholders
Distributes relevant scientific and medical information and key external insights to internal stakeholders when requested.
Collaborates, as directed, with Commercial Operations, Business Development, Regulatory, etc. to facilitate diligence reviews, medical and safety evaluation, product positioning, lifecycle evidence planning, and compliance needs.
Contributes to the creation of material for internal and external stakeholders where applicable, following internal Sanofi policies, and Federal and National Policies as applicable.
Supports evidence-generation activities by aiding in data acquisition and identifying opportunities for further data collection clinical or investigator-led
Monitors disease epidemiology and provides support, including protocol development, when needed on various types of studies: long-term surveillance, compliance, pharmacovigilance, and effectiveness studies.
Identifies data collection opportunities during stakeholder interactions and reports these using approved processes.
Maintains awareness of clinical trial activity within territory and suggests clinical trials sites as requested.
Responds to unsolicited requests regarding interest in investigator sponsored studies (ISS), and supports ISS submissions through appropriate internal processes.
Context of the job/major challenges
Able to operate independently (with minimal supervision) and navigate complex regulatory Environment in person and via digital channels from remote (non-office based) environment.
Possible substantial travel: nationally and internationally.
Effectively mediate KOL's complex and controversial opinions vs; corporate policy decisions ensuring KOL relationships/medical strategy are not negatively impacted.
Ensure regulatory boundaries re non-promotional activities are respected vis-à-vis commercial partners.
Scope of Role / Outputs
Manages a base of regional stakeholders, developing and maintaining stakeholder engagement tracking database.
Plans day-to-day interactions, including discussion points in accordance with Medical Affairs strategy, establishing a frequency of interactions per stakeholder per year to ensure that objectives are met.
Accountability for the assigned region/US level with reporting to Medical Affairs
Executes on defined KOL territory strategy that is targeted to address diverse stakeholder needs (payers, patients, KOLs, HCP etc.) and is aligned with company objectives.
Develops relevant territory engagement plans in line with the medical strategy and supports the team’s medical plan execution.
Uses approved scientific data during KOL interactions to advance the understanding of the therapeutic area.
Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.
In Compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, see compensation and benefits below: The base compensation is a minimum $115,500.00 and incentive (role may my eligible for long term incentive depending on level and performance); all compensation will be determined commensurate with demonstrated experience. This position is eligible for a company car through the Company’s FLEET program. Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs.
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Required Education, Experience and Training
Advanced degree in a technical, scientific, or medical field (MD, PhD, Pharm D,) preferred, or other Relevant Life Sciences Degree (RN/MS) with Healthcare Specialty required.
Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and ability to pass a complete background check.
Driving a company car in a safe manner to daily meetings and appointments is required.
Responsible for operating the motor vehicle using safe driving practices, knowledge of and compliance with all company policies, and obeying all traffic laws.
Previous pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
Clear understanding of medical practice, clinical decision making, and healthcare systems related to patient care.
Ability to interpret key scientific data and translate this information to meet educational and research needs.
Demonstrated ability to address educational and research needs through delivery of cutting edge scientific/evidenced based data.
Understand the design and execution of research studies.
Exemplary communication and presentation skills.
Experience in working on multi-disciplinary teams and managing significant volume of projects.
A good understanding of (or prior experience in) clinical development and clinical research. The ability to critically evaluate clinical study protocols, reports and publications. (Highly preferred).
Good knowledge of pharmacovigilance and local regulatory process and its impact on the product portfolio. (highly preferred).
Strong business acumen, understanding importance of and being able to build strategic plans and implement medical initiatives. (highly preferred).
Role modelling, upholding integrity and ethics values and adhering to high standards. (highly preferred)
An in-depth knowledge of the disease state, therapeutic area, the relevant products in the portfolio and in the pipeline. (highly preferred).
Strong communication and presentation skills to simplify complex topics, good negotiation and networking skills (highly preferred).
Skills and Knowledge:
Actively listens to others and is adept at confidently stating expert opinion while respecting the positions of others - can exert diplomacy while standing firm on a position.
Utilizes effective, professional communications to cultivate strong working relationships with internal and external colleagues, flexible in own approach to people and situations.
Skillfully plans, prioritizes, and executes multiple responsibilities and projects.
Demonstrates effective leadership skills (by example and through accomplishments), steps forward to handle challenges within scope of authority.
Deep understanding and knowledge of local regulations and codes of practice for pharmaceutical industry, in particular as they apply to the non-promotional activities of this role.
Demonstrates scientific expertise - stays abreast of data, treatment trends, and new information in the profession and ability to articulate therapeutic knowledge and translate expert feedback into appropriate insights.
Knowledge of relevant healthcare systems, the evolving medical landscape, regulatory and payer environment, public health and industry trends.
Proficiency in digital tools.
Internal Number: R2586276
Sanofi S.A. is a French multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris, France, as of 2013 the world's fifth-largest by prescription sales. The company was formed as Sanofi-Aventis in 2004 by the merger of Aventis and Sanofi-Synthélabo, which were each the product of several previous mergers. It changed its name to Sanofi in May 2011.
Sanofi engages in the research and development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical drugs principally in the prescription market, but the firm also develops over-the-counter medication. The company covers 7 major therapeutic areas: cardiovascular, central nervous system, diabetes, internal medicine, oncology, thrombosis and vaccines (it is the world's largest producer of the latter through its subsidiary Sanofi Pasteur).