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National Director Medical Science Liaison

Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
Montgomery Village, Maryland, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals with qualifying medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices that may prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

The National Director Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for creation, leading and development a field facing organization team within the Medical Affairs Department at Emergent BioSolutions. He/She is responsible for establishing the key stakeholders to support the development of a national team that would support multiple products across Emergent. This includes cultivating and maintaining relationships with National stakeholders that may include key opinion leaders, pharmacists, nurses, first responders, payers, Integrated Delivery Networks and others to deliver clinical, scientific, pharmacoeconomic, and technical information related to the particular therapeutic area needs. The National Director, Medical Affairs is responsible for leveraging his or her scientific background, industry knowledge, and business acumen to lead an MSL field team to engage in appropriate, fair and balanced communication with scientific stakeholders in an assigned territory. He/She will provide oversight of research initiatives, advisory boards, publications, education, and other scientific activities to support Medical Affairs initiatives. Further, he/she will provide cross functional support for product and pipeline therapeutic area needs to address inquiries from scientific stakeholders. He/she will serve as a scientific expert to internal and external stakeholders. The role will report to the Sr. Director Medical Affairs.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Develop, create, and lead a national field facing MSL team in support of Emergent products.
Establish goals/objectives for measuring the value of a field team based on alignment to Key Strategic Imperatives.
Responsible for the Day-to-Day leadership, development, and metrics for a field MSL team.
Develop long-term & valued relationships with key stakeholders as they relate to the key strategic imperatives with key internal stakeholders
Foster and identification of key opportunities for scientific growth and medical evidence generation for the support of current approved and pipeline products.
Creation of strategic engagement plans that align with medical strategy.
Provide relevant, unbiased medical and scientific information to meet the unique needs of each customer.
Leads, prepares and delivers fair balanced and comprehensive presentations and responses to clinical and scientific audiences in managed care, Medicare, or Medicaid, plan medical, pharmacy directors, first responders, integrated delivery network institutions and stakeholders.
Serve as medical and scientific resource to KOLs, HCPs, first responders, payers, managed markets, and others reactively responding to medical inquiries.
Facilitate development of scientific materials to support scientific exchange aligned with medical strategy.
Support the ongoing scientific dialogue with the Managed Care audience as it relates to clinical information, scientific discussions, and health economics outcomes research (HEOR).
Capture, share and identify insights from various engagement activities
Attend and share insights from key medical/scientific congresses
Communicate Emergents value and mission to key stakeholders
Work cross-functionally with internal teams and departments to provide scientific support as needed
Ensure and maintain compliance with all company policies, laws, industry, and regulatory requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects managements assignment of essential functions.

Advanced scientific or clinical/medical degree required (MD, DO, PharmD, PhD) plus significant experience in medical affairs and managed markets activities
7 to 10 years as a Sr. Medical Science Liaison with experience addressing scientific and clinical issues with HCPs as well as in managed care, market access, Medicaid and Medicare
4 years of experience in managing and leading a field facing MSL team
Strong leadership skills
Experience or knowledge with working with integrated delivery networks
Robust experience in KOL management activities/CRM Tool utilization
Strong scientific knowledge as well as excellent presentation and teaching skills.
Working understanding of pharmaceutical industry compliance, PhRMA code, FDA guidance on advertising and promotion of prescription drug and medical devices
Experience with managed markets and delivery of presentations to payer groups
Ability to interpret and communicate scientific data to various audiences
Experience facilitating research projects and IME requests
Self-starter with a strong team orientation
Proven leadership abilities
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, complex and dynamic environment, work independently with minimal supervision
Strong work ethic
Proven ability to collaborate and make connections with both internal and external stakeholders
Ability to manage a demanding schedule, and be flexible with evolving priorities
Strong overall written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills, customer focus and emotional intelligence
2+ years experience using standard tools of field-based employees (CRM, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Teams)
Ability to travel 50% of the time

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actionswhether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the communitywe strive every day to achieve this shared goal.

  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.
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