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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Sr MSL - Northern CA in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Summary

The Sr Medical Science Liasion (Sr MSL)* is field-based scientific expert that strategically supports the medical and scientific objectives of Alexion’s product/s across the product/s life cycle. He/she is a peer scientific expert who communicates accurate and applicable science to Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) within a geographic area. He/she manages and maintains collegial and professional relationships with KOLs and identifies and facilitates collaboration opportunities with Alexion. He/she combines strong business acumen and clinical expertise and serves as a peer-to-peer liaison internally and externally.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain peer-to-peer collaborations with key medical experts in TA Area within the assigned region and become recognized as a consultant on Alexion therapeutic area/s

  • Identify and execute collaboration opportunities between expert KOLs in neurology and Alexion medical affairs and clinical development such as publications, investigator initiated trials, regional advisory boards, training and speaker development programs

  • Serve as scientific peer-to-peer resource to TA Area disease experts. Educate the medical community with up-to-date medical and scientific information and exhibit robust disease expertise and product information.

  • Communicate experts’ opinion, feedback on new data and clinical trends to Alexion Medical Affairs, TA Area franchises and translate this information into strategic recommendations in order to enhance science and advance patient care

  • Ensure that medical and scientific data presented at Ad Board are accurate and well balanced and effectively present this data to attendees. Ensure that physician experts are fully trained on speaker presentations, all questions are accurately addressed and references are provided upon request

  • Respond to unsolicited medical information requests in the region, manage questions, liaise with headquarters to ensure proper response has been provided and ensure that data is fair and balanced

  • Provide input into investigator initiated research objectives and serve as a champion for proposals submitted. Serve as point-person and conduit for respective projects

  • Act as MSL lead for clinical initiatives including site identification, trial recruitment and presentation of final approved data

  • Assist in the development of government affairs and managed care presentations, act as a trainer to the MSL team for presentation delivery and be able to deliver presentations effectively

  • Communicate and educate Alexion internal customers on local initiatives on disease and treatment guidelines in a timely manner

  • Serve as an Alexion-internal expert in TA Area demonstrating up-to-date and high level therapeutic expertise. Train Alexion staff on key scientific and medical topics in TA Area

  • Maintain compliance and act as a resource on all internal and external legal and regulatory guidelines

  • Other duties as requested.

    Essential Qualifications

  • MD, PharmD, or PhD in biological sciences

  • Substantial industry experience or equivalent (>5 years)

  • Robust and current experience in the TA Area therapeutic areas relating to recently-launched and marketed biologics/ therapies

  • Candidates must have well-established networks and active relationships with TA Area focused KOLs

  • Candidate should have excellent communication skills (oral and written)

  • Energetically embraces responsibilities, demonstrates ability to achieve goals

  • Has a strong personal initiative, and functions well as part of a cross-functional team

  • Exhibits excellent time management and able to work independently

  • Demonstrates leadership skills and high level job competencies

  • Office is home based. Travel within region 3-4 days per week with 1-2 office days per week

  • Required travel to medical meetings, team meetings and other group meetings (will require some weekends –possible 6 /year)

  • Live within the territory (or be willing to relocate; relocation assistance available)

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Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the extraordinary opportunity to change lives. At Alexion, such opportunities arise through our unwavering mission to serve patients and families affected by rare diseases. These patients are our guiding star, and we act with integrity, urgency, and discipline because we know their lives are at stake.

Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. As a leader in rare diseases for more than 25 years, Alexion has developed and commercializes two approved complement inhibitors to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), as well as the first and only approved complement inhibitor to treat anti-acetylcholine receptor (AchR) antibody-positive generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). Alexion also has two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare metabolic disorders, hypophosphatasia (HPP) and lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) as well as the first and only approved Factor Xa inhibitor reversal agent. In addition, the company is developing several mid-to-late-stage therapies, including a copper-binding agent for Wilson disease, an anti-neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) antibody for rare Immunoglobulin G (IgG)-mediated diseases and an oral Factor D inhibitor as well as several early-stage therapies, including one for light chain (AL) amyloidosis, a second oral Factor D inhibitor and a third complement inhibitor. Alexion focuses its research efforts on novel molecules and targets in the complement cascade and its development efforts on the core therapeutic areas of hematology, nephrology, neurology, metabolic disorders and cardiology. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at:

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion is proud to offer a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more.