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Consultant-Medical Science Liaison

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Consultant-Medical Science Liaison
Chicago
Illinois
United States
North America
Regional
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Medical Science Liaison - Gastroenterology – Central – Preferred base in Chicago

Eli Lilly and Company is hiring 3 MSLs to cover the East Coast, Central U.S. and West U.S. for a newly forming gastroenterology MSL team. This is an exciting chance to initiate an MSL team in a new therapeutic area for Lilly while working for a company with a well-established MSL team across multiple other therapeutic areas.

The 3 initial MSLs will build new relationships with external experts in anticipation of team expansion as the development program progresses. The MSLs will work closely with the global and U.S. development teams in support of Lilly’s research activities and external engagement. This will be a dynamic role and will evolve rapidly over time.

We are looking for someone with strong expertise in gastroenterology, who is passionate about science, eager to be a part of building a new therapeutic MSL team from the ground up, and motivated to work in fast paced environment.

Purpose:

Scientific Experts (SEs) are individuals who are noted for their expertise in a therapeutic area and as a result have special needs for in-depth and groundbreaking information, because they design and implement novel research and educate colleagues and students. The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) program is specifically designed to meet these needs through a field-based group of medical professionals with deep content knowledge about specific disease states, Lilly and competitor compounds and current issues in the therapeutic areas they represent. MSLs recognize and communicate feedback and insights of strategic importance from their interactions with SEs, to better inform Lilly’s strategic direction for research and commercialization. By facilitating scientific exchange between industry and the scientific community, MSLs have the opportunity to craft the future of healthcare by providing needed information that addresses important clinical and scientific questions

Responsibilities:

Maintain and effectively communicate deep scientific knowledge

  • You will be required to participate in continuous learning to maintain the highest level of technical expertise within the therapeutic area they represent. This will enable the MSL to answer deep scientific questions and be sought after by customers based on peer-credible knowledge and expertise. This will Result in the MSL establishing themselves as a reliable, trusted, resource of unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date knowledge requested and desired by their customers.

Excel at customer engagement and support medical/scientific information needs of scientific experts

  • MSLs will spend the majority of their time field based and customer facing engaging in mutually beneficial 2-way dialogues with SEs. Through the application of EQ and a deep understanding of their customers, MSLs will act as one of the primary interfaces between Lilly and scientific experts to deliver best in class customer experiences. Core to the role is to answer customer questions by providing deep and advanced disease state and product information. Additionally, MSLs connect SEs with other Lilly resources or internal business partners as appropriate and identify possible collaborative research or external collaborations.

Strategic vision and leadership

  • MSLs synthesize complex data and expertly communicate meaningful clinical insights and unanswered customer questions they receive from SEs to Lilly medical and cross-functional teams. They use creative problem solving skills and partner with internal resources effectively to deliver solutions. MSLs use a principle based decision-making approach to make decisions independently or escalate them appropriately. They cultivate internal networks and collaborate effectively across functions with an active contribution to medical planning and strategy in the affiliate.

Territory ownership

  • MSLs will be expected to demonstrate strategic analysis, planning, and prioritization to improve efficiency. They will implement and evaluate a strategic territory plan, prioritizing core ML activity and take personal accountability for results.
  • The MSL will execute the role in a compliant manner, adhering to all governing internal and external requirements, procedures, and laws, demonstrating good judgement at all times.


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  • Advanced degree in health sciences (PharmD, MD, PhD in a medically related field) required with 2-3 years of relevant clinical or therapeutic area experience desired. Masters or Bachelors level degree in health sciences (e.g. BSN, RPh, PA, NP) considered if 5 or more years clinical, research or industry (medical/scientific role) experience in relevant therapeutic area is present
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
  • Experience in servicing customer needs for complex information.
  • Significant experience in professional networking with mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Experience in field based working environment highly valued.
  • Familiarity with health systems, academic communities, medical research, and medical education process highly valued.
  • Intellectual curiosity about the field of science/medicine for which they are responsible.
  • Learning agility to comprehend and effectively communicate large amounts of complex scientific content in a clear and concise fashion.
  • Self-directed and able to work alone in the field effectively managing multiple priorities and projects.
  • Advanced presentation and computer skills with expertise in literature identification.
  • Effective strategic and critical thinking in order to analyze, assess and evaluate information and interpret impact or relevance to future states.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use field-based electronic or other communication tools for all aspects of job is critical.
  • Resiliency in managing complex challenges.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills, including high emotional intelligence and the ability to engage in professional relationship building and networking
  • Field based position requires ability to travel up to 80% and work up to 4 to 6 weekends a year
  • Applicants must live in close proximity to a transport hub (airport/train station)
  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status