Senior Medical Science Liaison, Oncology-Solid Tumor, Utah and Colorado

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  • Post Date : October 10, 2020
  • Apply Before : November 9, 2020
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Job Description

Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, a member of Johnson& Johnson’s Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Medical Science Liaison to cover the Utah and Colorado Region.
At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at
The Sr. MSL will focus on three critical areas, education, research, and territory excellence. In this exciting role, the Senior Medical Science Liaison (Sr. MSL) is responsible for providing fair balanced, objective, scientific information and education to health care professionals and to internal partners as required by scientific and business needs. The Sr. MSL is considered the scientific and clinical expert on current products as well as the expansive oncology pipeline. The Sr. MSL is also responsible for staying abreast of current scientific and treatment landscape trends in prostate, bladder and lung cancer. The Sr. MSL provides high level research support for company and investigator-initiated research. The Senior MSL will meet with Healthcare providers in their area. You will make objective, fair balanced scientific presentations to external health care provider requestors and internal business partners.
Responsibilities are included, but not limited to:
  • The Sr. MSL is responsible for building external relationships with the health care provider team (MD, PA, NP, RN, Pharm.D.) and developing and managing a geographical territory.
  • The Sr. MSL is responsible for conducting all activities in accordance with current regulatory and health care compliance guidelines.
  • Consistently demonstrate strategic territory planning and ability to build strong relationships within the territory
  • Consistently maintains a Territory Strategy Plan and shares insights/strategic planning details with Oncology MSL Leadership to include: A description of HCPs, academic and community practices and healthcare systems, describes regional influence patterns, referral data, research activity, changing external healthcare landscape, and description of field collaborative partnerships
  • Demonstrates the ability to support community and academic opinion leaders and effectively gathers medical insights.
  • Integrates scientific data into real life practice to meet customer/audience needs, adapting interpersonal style to particular situations and people.
  • Anticipates the responses of various individuals and teams based on their vantage point and perspective.
  • Understands clinical research and effectively supports Research Initiatives, including support of company sponsored and investigator initiated trials.
  • Leverages knowledge of standards of care and Janssen company/investigator sponsored clinical trials and competitor landscape to facilitate external-internal research discussions
  • Provides clinical trial support to identify potential sites, resolve issues with enrolled sites, and participate in meetings as appropriate, including site initiation visits and investigator launch meetings
  • Respond to unsolicited scientific inquiries of Health Care Providers (HCPs)/investigators/health care systems/academic medical centers and population health decision makers integrating scientific data including real world evidence in to real life practice to meet customer needs
  • Presents data and information in a manner appropriate to the audience and request.
  • Execute clinical engagement regarding reactive and proactive outreaches as approved via the legal/HCC exceptions process
  • Actively participate in journal, and book clubs including scientific discussions on team calls.
  • Actively engages in a high level of scientific acumen regarding current standards of care.
  • Sets aside time for self-driven learnings on current scientific landscape.
  • Attends scientific conferences to gather and understand new scientific information relevant to the company and the external scientific community.
  • Consistently leads one or more scientific or strategic Oncology projects that elevate team acumen or increase visibility
  • Maintains thorough understanding and competence in the following areas: Disease State Franchise and Medical Affairs Field (MAF) mission, vision and operating principles; operating company scientific data and objectives; market dynamics and competitive landscape; regulatory and health care compliance guidelines; corporate policies on appropriate business conduct and ethical behavior; MAF SOPs and guidelines
  • In collaboration with supervisor develops, implements, and documents performance and development plan
  • Performs all administrative requirements in a timely, accurate and compliant manner (e.g. expense reports, documentation of activities)
  • Collaborates with all commercial partners, RWV&E, and other MSL teams under Project Drive on a regular basis


  • A Doctorate level degree or equivalent experience is required (PharmD, PhD, MD, MSN)
  • Post graduate experience is required with preference for oncology clinical experience (e.g., community/academic practice, cellular therapy, companion diagnostics)
  • 1-3 years of previous industry experience, preferably in MSL role, is preferred.
  • Scientific Acumen: In-depth scientific and/or therapeutic knowledge and experience in the Oncology therapeutic area required;
  • Some research and health care system knowledge is required
  • Residency/fellowship preferred.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • This role will support a specific territory and may require up to 70% travel. Overnight stays are variable.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location

United States-Utah-
Other Locations
United States-Colorado
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC (6120)
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