Medical Science Liaison, Pacific Northwest (Rare Disease/Oncology)
- United States
Medical Science Liaison, Pacific Northwest, Rare Disease/Oncology
(Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana)
Requisition Number: MEA20-905
At Blueprint Medicines, we are creating a blueprint for the future of healthcare. We are a leading company in the personalized medicine revolution by focusing on delivering new medicines that are targeted to the genetic driver of disease. We do this by leveraging our one-of-a-kind drug discovery platform to discover, develop and work to bring highly-selective kinase inhibitors to patients globally. This prolific scientific platform has enabled Blueprint Medicines to build a pipeline of novel therapies that span three distinct areas of medicine; genomically defined cancers, rare diseases and cancer immunotherapy.
The Medical Science Liaison is a field-based scientific and clinical expert who strategically supports the medical objectives of Blueprint Medicines’ development programs. The MSL is responsible for identifying, developing and managing peer-to-peer relationships with a variety of healthcare providers, including oncologists, pathologists, and allergists/immunologists, as well as basic scientists, in academic and community practices.
He/she will be accountable to engage in high quality scientific exchange about the science and clinical application of our precision medicine portfolio to variety of external stakeholders, as well as obtain important insights about current practice, treatment landscapes, and emerging clinical and scientific data. In addition, MSLs are expected to build strong cross-functional relationships, as well as provide meaningful subject-matter expertise, to colleagues in Medical Affairs, Clinical Research, R&D, Patient Advocacy and Commercial, while maintaining full compliance with all relevant company, industry, legal, and regulatory requirements. He/she will report to the Regional Director of MSLs.
- Identify key opinion leaders and cultivate a network of experts for Blueprint Medicines disease areas of focus
- Respond to unsolicited requests and engage in meaningful, peer-to-peer scientific exchange of complex medical and scientific information with the oncology, pathology, and rare disease community
- Provide internal stakeholders with feedback and insights from interactions and discussions with HCPs.
- Deliver medical/scientific presentations to internal & external stakeholders
- Assist with company-sponsored clinical trials and facilitation of investigator-initiated trials (ISTs)
- Lead planning and execution of regional advisory boards
- Collaborate with cross functional partners on internal projects and external initiatives
- Provide educational meeting support at scientific congresses
- Support training of cross functional teams
- Adhere to corporate and healthcare compliance guidance in all activities, including those related to clinical trials, scientific interactions with internal and external groups, and responses to unsolicited requests for medical/scientific information
- Foster and maintain Blueprint’s positive and innovative culture with a newly formed field team
Qualifications and Capabilities:
- Advanced Clinical/Science degree or professional credentials required (MD/DO, PhD, PharmD, NP, PA)
- 3+ years of experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry in Medical Affairs, with experience working with cross-functional in-house and field-based teams
- Oncology or Rare Disease experience strongly preferred
- Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic, team-oriented environment
- Creative problem-solving skills
- Strong analytical skills, especially with regard to understanding and interpreting scientific and clinical research and literature, are essential
- Demonstrated self-starter and team player with strong interpersonal skills
- Adept, nimble, energetic and comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative environment
- Capable of taking a hands-on approach and willing to “roll up one’s sleeves.”
- Ensure compliance with corporate rules and government regulations
- Extensive travel is required as part of this position (60%)
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
WHO WE ARE:
Blueprint Medicines’ mission is to dramatically improve the lives of patients with genomically defined diseases. Our singular focus is to use our deep understanding of the genetic blueprint of cancer and other diseases driven by the abnormal activation of kinases to craft highly selective medicines aimed at eradicating these diseases.
We don’t think in small steps. We think in giant leaps.
We are driven by the pursuit of new ideas, new innovations, and new ways of thinking.
We know that what each and every one of us does matters and that our success depends on our ability to work together. We believe we are at our best as a company when our employees are thriving and foster a culture that provides opportunities to grow and develop professionally, while also having fun.
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