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Medical Science Liaison, Neurology (South Texas)

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Working with UsChallenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren't words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You'll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. Read more: careers.bms.com/working-with-us .Position: Medical Science Liaison, Neurology Location: Field - South TexasThe primary role of the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is to engage in meaningful peer-to-peer scientific dialogue with healthcare system leaders such as Regional Thought Leaders (RTLs), National Thought Leaders, and Healthcare Professional (HCPs) within a defined geography to translate science into patient care. MSLs will also engage the top HCPs in high-disease burden hospitals.The MSL captures medical insights and acts as a clinical & scientific advisor to cross-functional partners. Ensures applicable interactions are aligned with enterprise and medical strategies and ultimately serve to ensure patients have access to BMS medicines through their efforts to ensure the medical community is fully apprised of their safe and effective use. Additionally, the MSL will work with medical community to address other pertinent scientific related questions not limited to approved assets and indications. MSL engagement with HCPs is focused on pre- and peri-launch activities or according to lifecycle needs of the brand.The MSL will engage in educational dialogue with relevant HCPs and share relevant clinical evidence and information based on the physicians' needs and in accordance with the field medical plan. The MSL will also be responsible for serving on a scheduled, standing basis as Medical on Call - virtually engaging treating physicians in the community, facilitated by their commercial counterpart, TAS (Therapeutic Area Specialist), to answer unsolicited off-label and technically complex questions in real time. The Medical on Call capability and operating model will be implemented in 2024/5 on a market-by-market basis as the technology and operating model are ready.This role is field-based, and it is anticipated that the employee will spend a majority of the time in the field interacting with external stakeholders, including investigators and clinical thought leaders, while also supporting internal stakeholders and continuing to maintain a high level of therapeutic expertise.Key Responsibilities:Develops trusted relationships with appropriate academic and community Thought Leaders (TLs) in Neurology/Multiple Sclerosis through high-quality peer-to-peer scientific dialogue in both proactive and reactive settings. The MSL will use various channels for interactions (1:1, group presentations, virtual, etc.) Medical engagement:

  • Effectively collaborates and engages in scientific dialogue with TLs to gain insights on clinical landscape to ensure development of a medical plan that is both product/disease area focused and translates into effective launch
  • Proactively engages in scientific and clinical conversation to ensure development of a medical plan that is both product/disease area focused and translates into effective launch and LCM activities.
  • Engages with medical societies, PAGs (Patient Advocacy Groups) and guideline committee members as appropriate.
  • Provides training for external speakers as needed.
  • Strategically engages payers in the pre- and peri-launch phases (with fHEOR and Account Executives).
  • Provides medical support to address unsolicited HCP questions in real-time, both in face-to-face interactions and through the Medical on Call virtual capability.
  • Develops credible connections with key Thought Leaders (TLs) in Multiple Sclerosis through high-quality peer-to-peer scientific dialogue.
  • Appropriately document and achieve annual goals
  • Leverages digital capabilities to enhance medical engagement Clinical Trial engagement:
    • Provides recommendations and insights to clinical development team on study feasibilities within the therapeutic area based on knowledge of the field and through direct contacts with potential investigators, as agreed with home office medical and GDO.
    • Liaises with key large accounts to understand clinical barriers to patient access and ensuring equity in access to clinical trials.
    • Leads major evidence read-outs with clinical trial investigators e.g., Ph 3 top-line data.
    • Support Interventional and Non-Interventional Research (NIR) studies (e.g. identification and
    • assessment of potential study sites) to facilitate patient recruitment and/or discussions around the safe and effective use of BMS investigational products, as agreed with home office medical and Global Development Operations (GDO) and as defined by the study scope document
    • Provide recommendations and insights to clinical development team on study and site feasibilities within the therapeutic area based on knowledge of the field and through direct contacts with potential investigators, as agreed with home office medical and GDO
    • Support HCPs in the ISR submission and execution process and study follow-up as agreed upon with home office medical and GDO
    • Ensure that BMS Pharmacovigilance procedural documents are understood and applied by investigators of local studies, and alert appropriate BMS personnel to any identified Adverse Events
    • If applicable, support CRO sponsored studies as agreed with home office medical and GDO and as defined by the study scope documentRequired Qualifications & Experience:
      • MD, PharmD, PhD, APP, PA, NP with experience in a specific Disease Area or with a broad medical background or relevant pharmaceutical experience
      • Working in a scientific and/or clinical research environment. Field medical expertise preferred.
      • Deep understanding of TL environment and needs. Strong Neurology and/or Multiple Sclerosis experience required:
        • Scientific or clinical disease area knowledge, patient treatment trends, clinical landscape
        • Pharmaceutical industry including compliance and regulatory guidelines Understanding of scientific publications
          • Clinical trial design and process
          • Understanding of national and regional healthcare and access environment. Travel
            • As this position requires the operation of a Company-provided vehicle, offers of employment are contingent upon the candidate meeting the requirements of Qualified Driver, as determined by the Company in its sole discretion, including but not limited to the following: 1) at least 21 years of age; 2) a driver's license in good standing issued by your state of residence; and, 3) a driving risk level deemed acceptable by the Company.
            • The MSL will spend majority of their time in the field with their external customers and additional requirements based on territory assignment and team needs, as needed.Key competencies desired: Scientific Agility
              • - Ability to engage in a dialogue about data in a compelling, fair and balanced way and explain in a manner that resonates with TLs/HCPs
              • - Expert knowledge of clinical practice and evolving healthcare delivery models.
              • - Ability to understand and critically appraise scientific publications.
              • - Knowledge of clinical trial design and methodology, including Good Clinical Practices and ethical, governmental, and regulatory requirements.
              • - Understands treatment paradigms, competitive landscape and can frame information in a convincing and compliant way that resonates with physicians.
              • - Excellent communication and presentation skills to articulate scientific and clinical data in an easy-to-understand manner to help HCPs best serve their patients.
              • - Has a strong learning mindset and passion for science. Prioritizes staying current with the latest data. Patient centricity
                • Understands the patient journey and experience.
                • Has a patient-focused mindset. Customer-focused/enterprise mindset
                  • Understands overall enterprise objectives and prioritization.
                  • Winning Mindset: results-oriented, positive, resilient attitude, able to quickly adapt in an ever-changing environment.
                  • Willingness to embrace new ways of working and technological tools.
                  • Demonstrated ability to drive organizational performance.
                  • Experience identifying, engaging, and cultivating relationships with HCPs.
                  • Demonstrated ability to influence matrix organization and problem-solving mentality. Analytical Capability
                    • Ability to analyze data, such as market trends, and HCP preferences. Data-driven insights help them strategize and target their efforts effectively.
                    • Ability to segment HCPs based on their preferences and other relevant factors. This helps them tailor their communication and proactive presentations to suit individual HCP needs.
                    • Ability to derive actionable insights from data and analytics, including CE-3 analytics engine.
                    • Providing feedback proactively to enable continuous improvement of technology and tools like CE-3. Technological Agility
                      • Understanding, adapting, and effectively using technology in various aspects of healthcare business and interacting with HCPs.
                      • Utilizing various digital communication channels such as emails, instant messaging apps, and video conferencing to stay in touch with healthcare professionals, colleagues, and clients. This enables them to respond promptly to inquiries, share updates, and maintain effective communication.
                      • Competency using CE-3 and other software or CRM tools to collect, enter, and manage quality HCP data in a timely manner, track interactions, and plan future engagements with healthcare professionals
                      • Ability to use the Medical on Call technology effectively.
                      • Keeping up to date with technological advancements and changes. Teamwork/Cross-functional mindset
                        • Ability to work independently and act as a team player by developing strong rapport and working relationships with external and internal stakeholders.
                        • Knowledge of the national healthcare and access environments.
                        • Deep knowledge and experience of RWE. Ability to interpret RWE and identify opportunities for RWE projects.
                        • Be a representative of BMS in all interactions with external stakeholders.
                        • Holds a high level of integrity and good judgment, to navigate the requirements of the role effectively and compliantly in accordance with BMS policies and procedures.The starting compensation for this job is a range from $150,000 - $200,000, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility). The starting pay rate takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and where the job is performed. Final, individual compensation will be decided based on demonstrated experience. Eligibility for specific benefits listed on our careers site may vary based on the job and location. For more on benefits, please visit our BMS Careers site. Benefit offerings are subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans then in effect and may include the following: Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision care. Wellbeing support such as the BMS Living Life Better program and employee assistance programs (EAP). Financial well-being resources and a 401(K). Financial protection benefits such as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, supplemental health insurance, business travel protection and survivor support. Work-life programs include paid national holidays and optional holidays, Global Shutdown days between Christmas and New Year's holiday, up to 120 hours of paid vacation, up to two (2) paid days to volunteer, sick time off, and summer hours flexibility. Parental, caregiver, bereavement, and military leave. Family care services such as adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, fertility/infertility benefits, support for traveling mothers, and child, elder and pet care resources. Other perks like tuition reimbursement and a recognition program. #LI-RemoteIf you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn't perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career. Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing CareersWith a single vision as inspiring as Transforming patients' lives through science--- , every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.On-site Protocol BMS has a diverse occupancy structure that determines where an employee is required to conduct their work. This structure includes site-essential, site-by-design, field-based and remote-by-design jobs. The occupancy type that you are assigned is determined by the nature and responsibilities of your role: Site-essential roles require 100% of shifts onsite at your assigned facility. Site-by-design roles may be eligible for a hybrid work model with at least 50% onsite at your assigned facility. For these roles, onsite presence is considered an essential job function and is critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, and a positive Company culture. For field-based and remote-by-design roles the ability to physically travel to visit customers, patients or business partners and to attend meetings on behalf of BMS as directed is an essential job function. BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com . Visit careers.bms.com/ eeo -accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement. BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters. BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, San Antonio , Medical Science Liaison, Neurology (South Texas), Healthcare , San Antonio, Texas

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