The MSL is responsible for integrating scientific expertise and knowledge to identify and liaise with physicians. The MSL will serve as the medical affairs expert by providing in-depth scientific, clinical, and educational support to the medical community. The MSL will develop and maintain long-term collaborative relationships with key opinion leaders (KOL). The MSL will function as the primary conduit for Medical Affairs communications and interactions to their specified KOLs within their assigned territory. The MSL is expected to provide support to internal business objectives including those of Medical Affairs, R&D, Marketing, Sales, and Business Development. Each MSL is expected to have an in-depth understanding of Ophthalmology, specifically Retinal therapy, as it pertains scientifically and medically to Diabetic Macula Edema (DME) and the clinical application of ILUVIEN. The position will report to a MSL Director .
Identify, develop, and maintain long-term collaborative relationships with specified KOLs and assigned institutions to provide scientific support for ILUVIEN upon request, or in accomplishing approved Medical Affairs initiatives.
Serve as a primary liaison for clinical and scientific exchange with KOLs and health care providers in assigned institutions, and cooperative groups.
Serve as a primary liaison for connecting KOLs and their affiliate institutions with appropriate Medical Affairs initiatives that forward the scientific progress of ILUVIEN.
Provide scientific and liaison support for the involvement of KOLs in advisory boards, educational, and research partnership opportunities with Alimera Sciences, Inc. Support KOL involvement in research activities including Company-Sponsored Trials and respond to unsolicited requests for interactions related to Investigator Sponsored Trials (ISTs).
Assume a primary role during the IST process, from concept proposal to presentation, and or publication of data.
Develop and execute field Medical Affairs initiatives in alignment with Medical Affairs strategies and tactics.
Respond to documented unsolicited requests for medical/scientific information on company product and pipeline products, including unsolicited requests for off-label medical information.
Serve as a DME disease state resource to KOLs, academic institutions, and community Retina practices, and others as needed and appropriate.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide balanced, accurate medical information to institutional formulary decision makers and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee members during scientific exchanges.
Obtain, organize, and report appropriate competitive and scientific intelligence in a concise, clear, and compliant manner with all applicable Alimera policies, procedures, and processes.
Assist with implementation and engagement of KOL participation in advisory boards, consultant meetings, and other scientific meetings consistent with all Alimera policies, procedures, and processes.
Attend assigned scientific congresses and cooperative group meetings to gain scientific insights; support the communication of information about disease states which may include ILUVIEN to congress and meeting attendees; gather competitive and scientific intelligence.
Represent Alimera at medical and scientific congresses through Medical Affairs’ medical information booth coverage and other related activities.
Collaborate with Alimera colleagues to support development of publications and other medical communications.
Engage with assigned Retina groups to support their scientific and research needs that are consistent with Alimera Medical Affairs & Corporate Strategies.
Deliver Medical/Scientific presentations to internal and external groups.
Build and cultivate relationships with internal cross-functional colleagues, and provide clinical/scientific input, training, and support to internal teams within regulatory guidelines; participate on internal teams as requested.
Serve as a resource to conduct on-going training to the field sales personnel and others, providing up-to-date knowledge of product uses and data.
At all times behavior will adhere to Alimera Sciences, Inc. corporate SOPs and compliance with all relevant legal and regulatory guidelines.
Strong knowledge of the pharma/biotech industry.
Knowledge of Key US Healthcare Laws and Regulations (e.g. FDCA)
Knowledge of key Industry codes of Conduct (e.g. PhRMA)
Extensive experience in Ophthalmology and, or extensive health care related experience (clinical practice, research, or academic).
Clear understanding of MSL roles and responsibilities, and Medical Affairs activities including: publication planning, medical information, and advisory boards planning.
Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
The ability to work independently and as a part of diverse teams.
Strong time management and administrative skills.
Advanced degree preferred, Bachelor degree required.
5 years Pharmaceutical Industry experience or relevant work experience.