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

New York, New York


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

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Job ID R0022858 Date posted 09/10/2020 Location New York, New York; Hartford, Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts

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  • Leads operational and/or scientific projects and initiatives within a matrix environment including but not limited to information management, scientific resource development, business development, external (company sponsored or investigator initiated) research, and other projects that increase the contributions  and productivity of US Medical Affairs - Oncology (USMAO).
  • Applies advanced field-based medical experience, subject matter knowledge, and skills in supporting medical strategies for Takeda Oncology compounds and in addressing unsolicited requests for medical information from healthcare professionals, as well as managed care organizations, payers and other formulary decision makers.
  • Contributes to the development of operational and scientific USMAO plans including pre-launch plans, budgets, and therapeutic/product medical plans. 
  • Participates in the development of and leads the delivery of training and educational initiatives.


  • Proactively identifies and leads cross-functional projects and initiatives that are aligned with company objectives and enhance the effectiveness of USMAO and Takeda Oncology
  • Leads and facilitates the fulfillment of unsolicited requests, coordinates and delivers scientific, health economic, and disease awareness information as presentations or other forms of scientific exchange to regional managed care organizations, payers, and other formulary decision makers.
  • Contributes to the development and coordination of training initiatives within USMAO.
  • Assists management team and field scientific leads with planning and coordination of field team meetings, conference calls, candidate screening and selection, and serves as a back-up as needed.
  • Continuously evaluates and improves knowledge/information management systems and/or scientific materials for use by USMAO.
  • Collaborates with commercial and operations partners to provides field input as well as scientific expertise, and coordinates delivery of medical support to sales training and speaker training initiatives
  • Collaborates with Field Management regarding the execution of USMAO/MSL strategy at medical conferences and Takeda Oncology-sponsored meetings by coordinating MSL deployment, pre-conference briefing meetings, leading daily meeting debriefs, and generating post-meeting reports.
  • Coordinates collection and reporting of medical insights and intelligence from the field in order to define and support medical strategies.
  • Excels in facilitating external research aligned with Takeda Oncology medical strategies.  Facilitates review and tracks progress of ongoing, aligned research projects.  Works closely with Medical Directors to align projects with medical strategy and molecule data gaps.


  • An advanced degree (Master's) or terminal degree (doctorate) in a health sciences related field such as a PharmD, MD, Ph.D.,NP preferred with a thorough grasp of the pharmaceutical industry. 
  •  Healthcare or related experience (managed markets, clinical practice, research or academic) including a minimum of 7 years of medical affairs/medical science liaison experience within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • 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. 
  • Impactful performance demonstrating consistent excellence above the minimal standards set for the job.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


  • Therapeutic area experience in oncology.
  • Clinical, research, or teaching experience.



  • Ability to drive to or fly to various meetings/institutional sites. 
  • Overnight travel (40-60%), including some weekend commitments. 
  • Travel may vary depending on geography.


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



Boston, MA

Hartford, CT, New York, NY

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