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Field Director, Medical Science Liaisons, Dermatology

N/A, USA | Incyte Corporation

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Job Summary(Primary function):

This position will manage and continue to develop a regional field-based Medical Science Liaison team based in the Eastern part of the U.S. to successfully support Incyte US Medical Affairs (USMA) strategies, operations, tasks and programs necessary for sustaining and supporting development of agents in the Incyte pipeline. Candidates should be located in the Eastern part of the U.S.  

Job Responsibilities:

• Provides day-to-day management of the individual field-based MSLs on the East regional team

• Performs field management visits with individual MSLs to support territory development and promptly address field challenges or issues; the frequency of these meetings will be dependent on operational loads for specific projects, but the minimum number envisaged is 4/year

• Ensures contributions towards and support for USMA Strategic Goals for products, pipeline and overall department  

• Ensures each MSL develops and executes a regional field medical plan aligned and consistent with the USMA organization annual Strategic Medical and Tactical Plans

• Ensure MSL compliance and adherence to Incyte SOPs and USMA operating guidelines

• Ensures teamwork, trust and respect, builds confidence and esprit-de-corps within the MSL organization

• Maintains and updates the MSL team metrics program to fully reflect the alignment of team activities in supporting key USMA strategies and tactics

• Oversees and critically manages the external expert engagement program with home-office USMA leadership and provides key insights from field medical to improve engagement and adjust the engagement tactical plan over time

• Continues to broaden the organizational impact and scope of the Medical Science Liaison function at Incyte under the direction of National Director and and VP, Medical Affairs

• Actively participates as a member of the Field Medical Leadership Team along with other Field Directors under the direction of National Director, Field Medical Affairs in strategic planning, metrics development and execution and reporting oversight

• Is responsible for identifying and hiring MSLs for open territories and establishes a medical coverage plan for any open territories  

• In coordination with Director of Training, is responsible for overseeing the training of the MSL team to ensure deep knowledge of relevant data in order for the MSLs to successfully serve as the field scientific experts representing Incyte USMA and the corporation at large

• Identifies overall staff development needs, including identifying strengths/areas for improvement of individual MSL team members and fosters professional development plans to recognize and maximize those strengths and effectively manage areas for further development

• Leads and oversees the regional MSL team’s activities to identify, establish and maintain collaborative relationships with key investigators, external experts and strategic institutions for the effective use of company products and/or the advancement of investigational agents within Incyte’s pipeline

• Contributes in the provision of medical & scientific education and supports scientific exchange with healthcare professionals, formulary and P&T committees, medical directors and other product coverage/ reimbursement decisional stakeholders in insurance companies and other payer groups (including Government), as well as other key interested parties

• Leads and oversees the identification of medical community training and educational needs (including gaps in CME/CNE across various US regions, as well as at the national level)

• Substantively collaborates with the appropriate Incyte departments to ensure that education and training needs are addressed

• Increases company visibility with current and future external leaders

• Identifies clinical research opportunities that are consistent with company objectives and oversees relevant MSL team activities supporting such opportunities

• Enhances professional interaction between Incyte and industry, academic, institutional, consortia, and cooperative group leaders

• Provides oversight to the regional MSL team, especially with regard to key contacts with principal and clinical site investigators for the initiation and timely progression of investigator-initiated / -sponsored trials (ISTs) and works closely with Medical Affairs Operations for IST research program management

• Provides investigators with technical support for study development and implementation when needed and oversees support provided by MSL team

• Identifies key clinical and research data and issues from internal leaders (e.g., Drug Development/R&D; Medical Affairs; Basic Biology/Discovery, etc.) and communicates such data and issues to appropriate Incyte departments to help shape company research, development, marketing plans, USMA strategies and other multi-disciplinary projects (for example: lifecycle management)

• Maintains clinical and scientific expertise through self-education, including attendance at relevant conferences, scientific workshops and review of key publications

Minimum Requirements:

• Advanced degree (M.D., Ph.D. or Pharm.D.) is required, along with prior experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical or healthcare education environment

• 7-10 years in Medical Affairs and minimum of 5 years in field-based medical roles

• People management experience necessary, MSL team management experience is highly desirable/ strongly preferred

• Significant Dermatology/Immunology/Inflammation experience is required

• Clinical trial experience is required

• Knowledge of PhaRMA, clinical research processes, FDA regulations and OIG guidelines is required

• Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are a must

• The ability to network and partner with important external customers, including thought leaders, academic institutions, large group practices, medical directors and pharmacy directors, cooperative group leaders, and other decisional stakeholders is essential

• Ability to lead and manage priority projects on behalf of the USMA organization

• Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with internal customer groups for strategic planning, customer planning and project execution including Medical Affairs Leadership, R&D and Commercial Team members  

• Ability to travel is a prerequisite; approx. 50% travel time commitment

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