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Medical Science Liaison - Philadelphia/New Jersey

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Location: Field, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Medical Affairs

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.

Description

Position Summary
The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) – is a field-based healthcare professional with clinical, scientific, and therapeutic area expertise who is responsible for supporting, on a non-promotional basis, medical and scientific initiatives for marketed products. The MSL works in coordination with the rest of the medical unit to meet medical department objectives.   As part of the bioMerieux team, the MSL works to ensure proper understanding and utilization of bioMérieux’s in vitro diagnostic (IVD) products through fair and balanced scientific exchange, articulating the medical value for improved clinical decision making and patient care.  He/she participates in the identification of local opportunities, leveraging a network of contacts, knowledge of healthcare systems, and characteristics of populations in the region they serve.  The MSL serves as an educator for peers, responsible for providing medical and scientific education and expertise related to bioMérieux Immunoassay, Microbiology, and Molecular products, and the clinical application, utility, and medical impact of these solutions.  Responsibilities also include development and implementation of a medical engagement strategic plans linked to the overall medical plan specific to their region of focus, which involves careful consideration of scientific engagement, insight gathering, KOL development, response to requests for medical information, and additional opportunities for customer engagement. 
The ideal candidate will reside in Philadelphia or New Jersey. 
Primary Duties 
• Scientific Engagement- Keep up-to-date with scientific and medical knowledge in the areas of interest for the company (mainly Infectious Diseases/ Microbiology and Acute care) in order to provide relevant advice to appropriate individuals; attend pertinent sessions of healthcare-associated meetings (government, NGO, medical, patient, etc.); meet with KOLs/experts and healthcare providers and be knowledgeable in the relevant medical literature, developments and guidelines for the assigned product areas.  Disseminate this knowledge as appropriate to healthcare professionals in response to requests, in accordance with applicable laws.
• Insight Gathering- collect and submit relevant feedback, determined through strategic discussions and medical planning, from both internal and external sources, for prioritized bioMérieux products.
• KOL Development -Identify, engage, and develop long term relationships with current and rising thought leaders (KOLs, experts, others) in pertinent therapeutic areas (infectious disease, critical care, surgery, and other relevant specialties such as laboratory medicine, pharmacy, quality, etc.) based on medical prioritization through medical planning. Build a strong network of pertinent and relevant experts to obtain advice, expert opinion, and foster collaborations of trust.
• Educate Physicians and Laboratory, in a fair and balanced manner, including reactive off-label responses, on the clinical pathways for disease and the application of bioMerieux products in the risk assessment/diagnostic process. Education may be provided through both formal and informal programs and customized to meet individual needs.
• Develop and maintain a Territory Medical Engagement Strategic Plan to support bioMerieux medical product strategy and communicate market insights with US Medical Affairs leadership.
• Respond to Unsolicited Requests for Medical Information including off-label scientific evidence associated with supported products and disease state areas using evidenced-based research presented in a fair and balanced manner and in accordance with applicable regulations, guidelines and bioMerieux policies, procedures, and practices.
• Engage With Customers to Support the Development of Relevant Disease State Care Pathways/ Protocols to improve the design and management of implementation programs.
Training and Education
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Advanced Health Science degree (eg., MD, PhD, PharmD, NP, PA) with significant clinical experience in a relevant field (eg, critical care, infectious disease) preferred
• Current licensed practitioner in state of residence preferred
Experience
1. Minimum of 3 years (5 years for Senior level) of continuous significant clinical experience
2. Excellent knowledge of hospital/clinical/medical issues and clinical practices related to patient care. Specific regional healthcare system knowledge and relationships preferred (required for Senior level).
3. Demonstrated experience in translating value of laboratory innovation into clinical application. Experience with Pharma/IVD industry preferred (required for Senior level).
4. Experience with IVD products and/or clinical lab environment is highly desirable (required for Senior level).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Demonstrated scientific acumen and sound medical judgement to establish sustainable relationships with healthcare providers.
2. Strong communication, presentation, and relationship development skills for internal and external stakeholders.
3. Proficient with Microsoft Office; familiarity with data interpretation, critical appraisal, clinical trials, and GCP
4. Domestic Travel 60-70%. International Travel 10%

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BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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