Medical Science Liaison Dir - Baltimore, MD in Halethorpe, MD at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 7/29/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5PM with occasional weekends for clinical meetings and advisory boards

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

Job Description

 The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for identifying and supporting clinical franchise/disease and diagnostic insight related medical needs in a defined geography. Primary responsibilities include establishing frequent and timely interactions with Thought Leaders (TL), payers and other Health Care Providers (HCP) aligned with medical strategies to discuss safe and appropriate use of approved diagnostic insights and pharmaco-economic data. MSLs also respond to unsolicited questions on current medical and scientific issues, healthcare advances, treatment trends, and health outcomes measures. TLs may include nationally, regionally and locally recognized scientific and clinical leaders, medical advisors to managed care providers and committees, payers and HCPs

active in addressing patient advocacy issues.

Expected Areas of Competency
  • MSL must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the neurology, inflammation and immunology therapeutic areas. MSL posses the ability to translate this information and data into high quality medical dialogue. MSL must possess a sophisticated understanding of the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and healthcare industry including commercial, and government payer strategies, and the evolving healthcare delivery models.
  • MSL delivers presentations to health care decision makers responding to unsolicited questions using relevant and approved materials as per legal guidelines
  • MSL may support company initiated trials by interacting with primary investigators, assisting in site identification and screenings, and delivering disease education using approved resources. MSLs may also support data generation activities including participating in reviews of Investigator initiated proposals.
  • Other activities may include identification and training of contracted speakers or internal team members if alignment with medical plan and test life cycle needs.
  • MSL will identify, collect and communicate insights to address competitive medical information in addition to insights on trends and changes affecting the regulatory and payer environment used to develop medical strategies.
  • Contributes to the development of Medical Brand Plans and Strategies by communicating his or her medical insight and knowledge derived from Expert Physicians, other Healthcare providers or scientific publications about the product or disease area, in particular with reference to patients’ needs and treatment trends.
  • Fully understands and complies with Quest Diagnostics medical and corporate SOP’s.
  • Identifies potential investigators for Quest Diagnostics initiated clinical trials utilizing approved resources. Provides support to the 
  • Clinical Site Manager, as requested and approved by the appropriate clinical oversight committees, for site support activities relating to the conduct of a Quest Daignostics initiated clinical trial (e.g. recruitment support).  Facilitates the submission process of investigators’ proposals for clinical trials if support is requested, in accordance with Company Policies, and applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards.
  • Adheres to the US “Compliance Code of Conduct”. Certifies against all required compliance training. Conveys a clear message on laws, regulations, and ethical standards to both internal and external customers. Develops an understanding of and complies with all GMA SOPs, the OIG Guidance, the CLIA requirements, ICH, GCP, and relevant FDA laws and regulations (certify completion where required).  Alerts management to possible compliance issues.
  • MSLs fully comply with all company policies and applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards

Position Requirements:
  • Terminal doctoral degree, MD, PharmD, or PhD
  • In depth knowledge of Neurology, inflammation/neuro-immunology and key scientific publications.
  • Experience in neurology, inflammation/neuro-immunology  a broad medical background.
  • Minimum of 4 years working in a clinical, diagnostics or pharmaceutical environment (excludes post doc education).
  • Understanding of clinical research principles
  • Understanding of the US Healthcare system, the diagnostics/pharmaceutical industry and clinical and health economic practices in the US.
  • Ability to work independently- experience working across a matrix organization and commercial teams.
  • Travel required, varies by geography
  • Position is field based; MSL will be required to live in the territory which they manage or within 50 miles of the territory borders.

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