With Seattle Genetics’ mission to rapidly bring practice-changing innovations to the oncology landscape and the recent announcement of positive data in HER2+ metastatic breast cancer, we are preparing the launch for tucatinib in Italy and are building the MSL functions.
The MSL Team is a part of Medical Affairs and consists of field-based scientists that have direct interactions with investigators and health-care professionals (HCPs) in the field of oncology to provide scientific and medical support regarding the use of tucatinib.
As such it requires a strong medical background and excellent communication skills. The (Senior) MSLs work cross-functionally with Clinical Development, Commercial and our internal Medical Affairs colleagues in Italy and region Europe to support our products in close collaboration with our European Medical Affairs team.
Principal Responsibilities :
Be responsible for identifying and building relationships with HCPs, including Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) within Italy
Deliver scientific presentations internally and externally in either one-on-one or group settings
Facilitate scientific discussions in the field and work with in-house and field partners to facilitate ongoing information / clinical data sharing (e.
g. new data, competitive information, customer insights, medical communications support) to optimize communications and coordinated activities across the organization
Compliantly respond to unsolicited HCP requests for off label information. Effectively communicate feedback and insights from the field within Medical Affairs and to other internal partners
Execute conference strategy, including staffing of scientific booths at major conferences and regional clinical meetings in alignment with the companies’ objectives of region Europe
Act as a key liaison for all aspects in the support of investigator sponsored trials (ISTs)
Support planning and execution of local advisory boards
Partner and collaborate effectively with internal business partners, especially with members of the medical and clinical teams in region Europe, to support corporate trials including trial awareness and education
Must stay abreast of relevant medical literature in a self-directed manner
As needed, collaborate with cross-functional partners within Medical Affairs and across other departments
Be a strong individual contributor as well as a valued collaborator on a team.
Take and follow directions, accept guidance from management, and adjust quickly to changes.
Support the achievement of goals while executing all duties in an honest and compliant manner.
5+ years (10+ years for Senior MSL) of hematology / oncology clinical or basic sciences experience
An advanced doctoral degree (MD, PhD or PharmD) is preferred
Prior MSL experience in oncology preferred
Candidate should have strong presentation / interaction and time management skills and experience in providing evidence based scientific and clinical information to the medical community
Proven ability to establish strong scientific partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders
Working knowledge of applicable country and regional guidelines and regulations.
Prior experience with commercial product launches preferred.
Demonstrate project leadership while recognizing when input from others is needed.
In addition the successful candidate has a track record of : relating and working with a wide range of people to achieve results managing time and priorities efficiently and effectivelymanaging multiple projects in a fast paced environment
50-75% regional travel (by ground and / or air) required. Estimated 60% time away from remote office, and occasionally on weekends.
Must reside within region and live within a reasonable distance of a major airport Thorough understanding of local compliance, as well as a sound ethical approach to business
Fluent in Italian and English
Preferable city location / Region consists of : CENTRE (BASED IN ROME), NORTH (BASED IN MILAN)
As a leading employer in our industry, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families.