Sunovion Director, Medical Science Liaison (Neurology) - Mid-Atlantic US Region in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Job Description:

This is a field-based position. The team member will meet the scientific needs of healthcare professionals on behalf of Sunovion by responding to unsolicited inquiries from the medical community and facilitating scientific interactions with healthcare professionals through the provision of disease state and product information. The team members will be responsible for developing and maintaining “peer to peer” scientific relationships with key thought leaders in health care, academia, and managed care organizations. The therapeutic areas of focus for the position are Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.

Job ID: 6585BR

Department: Medical Affairs

Location: Field

Job Type: Full-time

Summary of Responsibilities: This is a field-based position. The team member will meet the scientific needs of healthcare professionals on behalf of Sunovion by responding to unsolicited inquiries from the medical community and facilitating scientific interactions with healthcare professionals through the provision of disease state and product information. The team members will be responsible for developing and maintaining “peer to peer” scientific relationships with key thought leaders in health care, academia, and managed care organizations. The therapeutic areas of focus for the position are Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.

Essential Functions: •Identify national and regional thought leaders for a designated therapeutic area within a defined geography that may facilitate Sunovion’s research and commercial efforts.

•Exchange information with thought leaders and healthcare providers on scientific issues, trends, ideas and practices related to patient care and identify unmet medical needs.

•Identify opportunities to work with institutions and individual thought leaders; discuss research and medical information and facilitate initiation of clinical research studies, as appropriate.

•Develop and maintain a high level of therapeutic area, disease state and product expertise

•Attend regional and national professional medical and patient society meetings to gather clinical and business intelligence and support corporate activities.

•Participate in training and assessment of thought leaders for participation in speaker bureau programs.

•Appropriately document interactions and planned schedule of activities in accordance with company policies and guidelines.

Minimum Education Requirements: PhD

Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years

Knowledge & Skills (General and Technical): Education level and/or relevant experience(s):

•PharmD, PhD, MD or DO (required); specialty training in neurology and certification preferred.

•Record of accomplishment in central nervous system related activities, in particular in the field of neurology and preferably in Parkinson’s disease.

•5-7 years of pharmaceutical industry experience (eg, medical affairs, clinical development) with a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a medical liaison.

•Preferred location in Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington DC.

Knowledge and skills (general and technical):

•Highly motivated and capable of comprehending complex scientific/medical content which is then communicated in a clear, concise manner.

•Thorough knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry from drug discovery and development through commercialization.

•Comprehensive understanding of laws, regulations, codes, standards and guidelines regarding pharmaceutical industry practices related to medical liaison activities.

•Understanding of health economics/outcomes research and interpretation of results.

Other Requirements (Licenses, Certifications, Specialized Training, Physical or Mental Abilities Required): •Advanced presentation and computer skills.

•Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration skills.

•Demonstrated ability to work independently; take initiative and complete tasks to deadlines.

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Confidential Data: All information (written, verbal, electronic, etc.) that an employee encounters is considered confidential.

Compliance: Achieve and maintain Compliance with all applicable regulatory, legal and operational rules and procedures, by ensuring that all plans and activities for and on behalf of Sunovion are carried out with the "best" industry practices and the highest ethical standards.

Mental/Physical Requirements: Fast paced environment handling multiple demands. Must be able to exercise appropriate judgment as necessary. Requires a high level of initiative and independence. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Requires ability to use a computer for extended periods of time.

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer

Sunovion is committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.