Shire Senior MSL Immunology-Southeast (Florida) in Remote, Florida

Medical Science Liaison Immunology- Southest (FL, AL,MS)

Shire is seeking a dedicated Medical Science Liaison to join its Medical Affairs team. MSLs will have the opportunity to work with a product that is used in immunodeficiency, neuropathy and additional label expansion studies. Successful candidates will master clinical information on IVIG and other pipeline agents, and be a resource to healthcare professionals (HCP) based in their territory. They will provide healthcare professionals with scientific education on the use of Shire related products.

General Summary:

• Establishes and maintains relationships with health care professionals:

• Scientific exchange with local thought leaders and community-based practicing healthcare professionals.

• Builds relationships with key HCP and Scientists.

• Participate and manage various Advisory Boards.

• Participates and represents Shire at various scientific/cooperative group meetings.

• Participates in the identification and completion of clinical trials:

• Responds to requests from physicians interested in investigator sponsored trials.

• Works with investigators and/or Shire study coordinators to maximize enrollment in Shire-sponsored clinical trials.

• Participates in the education of healthcare professionals and Baxalta employees:

• Participates in the provision of medical information at scientific meetings at medical affairs booths.

• Participates in the training of healthcare professionals in the use of Shire products.

• Serves as a resource in the education of sales, marketing and other internal functions.

• Participates in the identification and publication of scientific materials:

• Monitors and reviews literature resources regarding competitors’ products and updates department on relevant new literature.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products across our core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine, Hereditary Angioedema, and Oncology.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • A doctoral degree in life sciences (MD, PharmD or PhD or equivalent) is preferred; a Master’s degree in life sciences (MSN, PA-C, etc) is the minimum requirement;

  • Has an established track record of effective and influential oral presentations within the healthcare profession

  • Demonstrative therapeutic research or substantive patient care experience is required (3 years minimum)

  • Require minimum 24 months of experience as a field MSL

  • Demonstration of expertise in key skills and competencies

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Establishes credible and long-lasting relationships and has personal impact through engaging respectfully and professionally

  • Focus on personal accountability and ownership – constantly challenging oneself to take responsibility for continuous performance improvement and operational excellence; reliable and predictable for colleagues and customers

  • Acts on the needs of patients

  • Able to exchange scientific ideas and information openly and effectively with key opinion leaders and with colleagues

  • Demonstrates in-depth therapeutic competency and expertise of the leading science in designated disease state; maintain knowledge base and scientific expertise on all assigned Shire disease areas and products

  • Able to manage challenging conversations and handle objections

  • Focused on customer and patient needs

  • Able to work effectively in virtual teams

  • Effective listening skills

  • Capable of building relationships and focused on identifying and responsibly advancing opportunities for scientific exchange within focus disease areas

  • Ability to work effectively on multi-disciplinary teams

  • Ability to partner and collaborate appropriately with Commercial functions

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong leadership and influencing skills

  • Positive attitude: Has a winning attitude and demonstrates a commitment to goals and to MSL team with a positive approach to problems, even in the face of adversity

  • Highly motivated and self-directed with ability to skillfully plan, manage and prioritize projects independently; demonstrates resilience and flexibility while planning and organizing multiple priorities

  • Maintain knowledge base and scientific expertise on medical literature and critical appraisal of scientific publications on all assigned Shire disease areas and products

  • Develop and update knowledge of applicable pharmaceutical guidelines and regulations, including, but not limited to, ICH, GCP, PhRMA, DOJ, OIG, R&D Code of Ethical Practices and company policies

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Appropriate identification, assessment, and development of relationships with KOLs

  • Appropriate assessment and allocation of available resources

  • Individual activity plan development overseen by [MSL Region or Team Lead]

  • External stakeholder management and interaction

  • Understands value of Shire’s MSL-KOL relationship

  • Understands value of Shire MSL-Internal stakeholders relationship

Internal and External Contacts

  • Position is accountable to the [MSL Region or Team Lead]

  • Internal Collaboration: Compliance, Legal, HR, Commercial, Global Medical Affairs, R&D

  • External: Key opinion leaders, HCPs, patient advocacy groups, regional policy makers, etc.

Other Job Requirements

  • Frequent travel is required. Availability to travel approximately 40-70% of time

  • Availability to attend meetings on holidays and weekends

  • Clean and valid driver’s license

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.