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Medical Science Liaison - Midwest

ID: 660
Department: Medical Affairs
Location: Remote
# of Openings: 1


Functional area: Medical Scientific Affairs


Position description:

The Medical Science Liaison that supports currently commercialized products in rheumatology and multiple cross therapeutic development programs (i.e. Soluble Guanylate Cyclase (sGC)) is a medical scientific expert that develops stakeholder relationships and provides medical scientific support, via scientific exchange with health care professionals and basic science and clinical investigators, focused on the appropriate use of Ironwood’s medicinal products, and by championing evidence driven treatment decisions. Internally, the individual in this role serves as a medical scientific expert, expanding Ironwood’s knowledge and capabilities through training and communication of medical scientific evidence and by contributing to R&D and commercial strategies which foster innovation through identification of unmet medical needs. This is a field based position based in the Midwest. This position will report to the Medical Science Liaison National Director.



  • Identify and build relationships with opinion leaders in designated disease areas on a national and regional level, and when appropriate on a local level.  Work to expand research, advisory and educational partnerships with opinion leaders;
  • Promote scientific exchange with health care professionals and investigators through robust and balanced communication of leading disease state and treatment information for designated disease areas;
  • Present medical scientific information on Ironwood’s marketed and pipeline products in various settings including advisory boards and presentations to payers, formulary decision makers, and other health care professionals
  • Represent Ironwood at medical congresses and meetings including contributing to meeting planning efforts;
  • Seek out and provide information on emerging clinical and competitive trends to Ironwood, integrating field based insights into broader strategic and tactical initiatives;
  • Expand Ironwood’s capabilities through training and communication of medical scientific evidence generated within Ironwood and by external investigators;
  • Contribute to Ironwood’s strategic business initiatives in the areas of company-sponsored research, society collaborations, publications, investigator initiated trials, and educational grants;
  • Establishes and continually evolves group of opinion leaders in assigned geography by identifying their specific areas of knowledge, experience and interest as a foundation for collaboration;
  • Advances clinical practice through opinion leader interaction.  Able to network and partner with important external customers in academic, institutional, managed care, key account and governmental settings;
  • Ensures appropriate scientific exchange regarding Ironwood’s marketed and pipeline products in a timely, ethical, and customer focused manner;
  • Internally, enhances corporate knowledge by proactively providing clinical and competitive information.  Gains customer insights, opinions, and feedback and engages with headquarters to connect business opportunities with internal resources;
  • Effectively balances field and headquarters responsibilities; maximizes strategic and tactical impact by contributing to and integrating key efforts between Commercial Operations/ Marketing and R&D.


Basic qualifications:

  • MD, PharmD, PhD or equivalent
  • Established expertise in a field based medical or scientific role, typically demonstrated by 4+years’ experience as a medical science liaison or equivalent role or related pharmaceutical industry experience;
  • Possess a current and valid driver’s license at all times
  • Able to operate a motor vehicle
  • Travel over a broad geography
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to multiple therapeutic areas


Preferred qualifications:

  • Understanding of the leading science in designated disease areas; (i.e.: sGC & Rheumatology)
  • Superior writing and verbal communication skills.  Able to clearly articulate complex scientific concepts to any audience;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with established competencies in relationship management and working with cross-functional teams;
  • Self-motivated and self-directed with strong time management and prioritization abilities;
  • Able to travel at least 50% of time;
  • Knowledge of the legal and regulatory guidelines affecting the dissemination of medical information and product promotion.  Demonstrated familiarity with US FDA, OIG, and Department of Justice enforcement activities regarding industry marketing practices;
  • Track record of success establishing and managing opinion leader relationships;
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage field based clinical insights to add value to strategic and tactical initiatives.

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