Alnylam is the world’s leading RNA interference (RNAi) company.
Founded in 2002, Alnylam was built upon a bold vision of turning scientific possibility into reality by harnessing the power of RNAi for human health as an innovative new class of medicines.
We are a growing biopharmaceutical company with three approved medicines and a robust pipeline of investigational medicines focused in four strategic therapeutic areas : genetic medicines, cardio-metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and central nervous system (CNS) and ocular diseases, including several in late-stage development.
Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Alnylam employs over 1,500 people in 19 countries and is rapidly growing globally, with additional offices in Norton, Mass.
Maidenhead, Zug, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Tokyo, Japan. Alnylam is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work six years in a row (2015-2020), a Great Place to Work in the and Switzerland two years in a row (2019-2020) and a Science Magazine’s Top Employer two years in a row (2019-2020).
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The Medical Science Liaison is responsible for managing and executing field medical activities that support the Medical Affairs strategies for one or more marketed product and / or development compound.
They use clinical knowledge and field expertise along with business orientation to identify and communicate business and scientific trends in the healthcare environment.
They engage in peer coaching across the Field team and are sought out by peers and colleagues to inform the medical strategy with identified market and healthcare trends.
The Medical Science Liaison will understand the external healthcare environment and data gaps related to the disease area or product;
gather field intelligence, identify and communicate key insights to internal colleagues; and fulfill stakeholder information needs by communicating appropriate details of therapeutic area and product / compound.
The ideal candidate will possess an understanding of rare diseases development and a strong sense of science and business acumen.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
Develop professional relationships with KOLs in core therapeutic areas of the Alnylam business.
Identify investigator-initiated study (IIS) opportunities and will act as the primary conduit and work directly with the investigator during the IIS
Report emerging clinical trends
Assist in development of advisory boards, symposia and publication planning
Support the Medical Affairs Manager and / or Medical Lead to develop appropriate strategic and tactical plans MAC) for the country / cluster and / or program
Support the Medical Affairs Manager and / or Medical Lead in the review of the promotional material (MRCP) of the country / cluster and / or program and in local language
Be the team expert on all aspects of the MSL role including : process improvements and sharing of best practice
Foster a collaborative working relationship with Medical Representatives and Commercial colleagues to ensure strategies and business plans are both patient and business focused
Work with the office-based medical affairs team to bring the voice of the field-based MSL into strategy development and material creation
Provide accurate and fair-balanced medical and scientific education using literature, summaries of publications, education and presentation scientific materials and presentations to external and internal customers both proactively and in response to requests for information
Provide scientific support and attendance to conferences and meetings
Ensure relevant and appropriate responses to customer medical inquiries
Maintain a level of expertise in the evolving scientific / therapeutic area and in competitor medicines
Be compliant to Ethics, Compliance and internal policies
Formal Medical, Clinical or Scientific education and relevant MSL experience.
Degree in medical / natural science (PhD, MD) is preferred.
MSL experience strongly preferred within the health care industry
Clinical trial experience with working knowledge of GCP is beneficial
Experience with literature review, synthesis and analysis
Experience in public presentation required
Time and territory management skills required
Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule
Prior experience in managing a frequent travel schedule
Approximately 50-60% travel is required; overnight travel is required as needed