Novartis Pharmaceuticals Oncology Medical Science Liaison (Houston, TX) in Houston, Texas
Job ID 198338BR
Posting Title Oncology Medical Science Liaison (Houston, TX)
Business Unit ONCOLOGY BU - NPH
Work Location Houston, TX
Company/Legal Entity Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Functional Area Research & Development
Therapeutic/Disease Area Oncology
Job Type Full Time
Employment Type Regular
Job Description The MSL will build relationships and interact with HCPs including community physicians, medical experts, nurses, and medical groups. The MSL will be responsible to build these relationships and have scientific discussions around pathways and MOA of Novartis products including molecular testing and diagnostics, clinical outcome and benefits and most importantly discuss clinical trials to determine interest in participation and/or feasibilities. The key role of this MSL will be to explore and identify potential sites for clinical trials in all stages of development and to serve as a scientific liaison to the medical/scientific community being responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with HCPs within the coverage area; ensure the appropriate dissemination of clinical and educational information regarding marketed and pipeline compounds, in a timely, ethical and customer-focused manner; implement scientific and educational strategies in collaboration with colleagues from Medical Affairs and Clinical Operations to support Novartis-sponsored trials and educational initiatives; work to pair our key customer's educational and research needs with available Novartis resources and also providing the latest emerging data in response to specific healthcare professional inquiries.
This position will cover : Houston excluding MDACC.
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Advanced scientific degree (MD, PhD, or PharmD highly preferred) or oncology nurse with advanced degree required. Minimum of 5 years Oncology experience with a strong current working knowledge of Oncology preferred. Teaching experience preferred. Previous pharmaceutical industry experience preferred. Knowledge of treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, FDA regulations and OIG guidelines is preferred. Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required. Ability to network and partner with important external customers, large group practices, medical directors and pharmacy directors is required. Must be able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment. Must have the ability to gain customer feedback, uncover business opportunities for Novartis and pair customer's unmet needs with available internal resources. Active membership in professional society is a plus. Must be a strong team player who can effectively interface cross-functionally with Novartis clinical and commercial personnel. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and associated hardware is required. The position is associated with approximately 65% travel.
Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience.