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Senior Medical Science Liaison, Oncology (Northeast: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, Upstate NY)

Boston, Massachusetts

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Takeda fosters a collaborative and stimulating work environment filled with opportunity and the chance to make a difference in people's lives. It is a workplace driven by integrity, one of Takeda’s long-held values that extends to both the patients we serve and our employees who develop and deliver medicines. Across our company, Takeda employees bring together diverse strengths that together create a stronger whole.

As one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, Takeda is committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter future to people worldwide. We aspire to bring our leadership in translating science into life-changing medicines to the next level, in our core focus areas; oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies, and vaccines. The Greater Boston Area is headquarters to many of our Global and US business units.

We are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients’ lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!

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  • Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.

  • Since 1781, the values of Takeda-ism (Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance) have guided everything we do—from decision-making to interacting with patients.

  • Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.

  • Through trust and respect, you will have genuine support from leaders, managers, and colleagues to do your best work.

  • A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.

  • Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 13 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2021.

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Senior Medical Science Liaison, Oncology (Northeast: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, Upstate NY)

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Job ID R0028785 Date posted 05/19/2021 Location Boston, Massachusetts; Albany, New York; Hartford, Connecticut; Portland, Maine; Providence, Rhode Island; Rochester, New York

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Job Description

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world. Discover more at takedajobs.com.


As a member of Takeda Oncology, your work will contribute to our bold, inspiring vision: We aspire to cure cancer. Here, you’ll build a career grounded in purpose and be empowered to deliver your best.

OBJECTIVE

  • Applies advanced field-based medical experience, subject matter knowledge, and skills in supporting medical strategies for Takeda compounds and in addressing unsolicited requests for medical information from healthcare professionals, as well as managed care organizations, payers and other formulary decision makers.

  • Maximizes and leverages thought leader relationships by identifying mutually beneficial opportunities that meet the strategic needs of internal stakeholders. 

  • Participates in, leads and contributes to projects and initiatives within a matrix environment that increase the value and productivity of   Medical Affairs (MA).

ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

  • In addition to all accountabilities for MSL role:

  • Expands on and leverages thought leader relationships by aligning thought leader expertise with Takeda needs. Successfully connects thought leaders internally to serve as advisors, expert guest speakers, investigators, and business development partners

  • Actively participates in executing MA strategy at medical conferences by identifying relevant sessions, coordinating field coverage, and proactively facilitating thought leader interactions with Takeda Oncology stakeholders.

  • Actively participates in and contributes to MA or cross-functional projects/initiatives.

  • Provides ongoing operational and scientific training within MA.

  • Regularly collects and interprets medical insights and intelligence gathered from scientific exchange with thought leaders and payers. Communicates relevant information to internal stakeholders in order to define, update, and support medical strategies.

  • Presents  accurate, fair balanced scientific information to external customers, including at medical meetings or Takeda sponsored meetings.

  • Leads the execution of the field medical component of sales training and speaker training initiatives.

  •  Assumes responsibility for enrollment, identifying leading and lagging indicators

  • Identifies qualified sites for future pipeline studies.

  • Consistently completes all required training, activity documentation, expense reporting, and other administrative responsibilities.

  • Mentors and coaches others within Field Medical Affairs.  

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: 

  • Health sciences advanced or doctoral degree, such as a PharmD, MD, or PhD., DMP/ARNP.

  • A minimum of two years of medical liaison experience.

  • Possesses superior communication skills, both oral and written, and able to engender trust and respect of peers, subordinates and superiors.

  • Well-versed in highly technical and scientific languages in order to communicate with key Thought Leaders, Medical Affairs, Research and Development, as well as other key internal and external stakeholders.

  • Firm understanding of the key phases, processes, and techniques that are involved in both the pre-clinical and clinical aspects of drug development.

  • Proven track record of teamwork, leadership, timely decision making and results orientation in meeting objectives. 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Desired:

  • Therapeutic area experience.

  • Clinical, research, or teaching experience.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

None required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.)

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time

  • Carrying, handling, and reaching for objects

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to drive to or fly to various meetings/client sites. 

  • Overnight travel (40-60%), including some weekend commitments. 

  • Travel may vary depending on geography.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Ability to use field based telephonic and computer tools for all aspects of the job is critical.

  • Must have valid driver license with safe driving record

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply

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Locations

Boston, MA

Albany, NY, Hartford, CT, Portland, ME, Providence, RI, Rochester, NY

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0028785
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