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Medical Science Liaison - Gene Therapy (Eastern US)

Company: PTC Therapeutics
Location: Providence
Posted on: September 17, 2020

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Job Description Summary: The Gene Therapy Medical Science Liaison (GT-MSL) - is a regional position supporting the scientific and clinical interests of PTC Therapeutics by interacting with current and future thought leaders in academic, clinical, and diagnostic medicine at the regional and national level through fair-balanced scientific and clinical discussions. These thought leader interactions will complement or supplement the overall Gene Therapy Medical Affairs program initiatives. The GT-MSL must possess strong scientific and clinical acumen, have a strong interest in gene therapy, and a true passion to help bring innovative medicines to patients with rare diseases. They will be leading the efforts for our gene therapy launch. The GT-MSL must possess the capacity to coordinate and manage solo initiatives or partnerships with external partners independently or with a minimum amount of oversight. The Medical Science Liaison supports adherence to relevant regulatory requirements and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as appropriate. This position will report into Head, US Medical Affairs Gene Therapy and work closely with internal cross functional partners such as Commercial, Market Access, and Marketing. Job Description: Is the external medical and scientific face of PTC gene therapy and, as such, is expected to possess strong scientific and clinical acumen.

Attends national and regional medical meetings and symposia as a representative of PTC and engages in discussions with attendees as appropriate; attends scientific sessions and poster presentations, gathers information, and summarizes findings; as possible, and when appropriate, cultivates professional relationships from these contacts.

Delivers, and may develop/design, fair-balanced and objective clinical and scientific presentations to healthcare professionals (HCPs), payors, patient organizations in response to unsolicited requests for information on the use of company products.

Identifies and trains speakers for advisory boards, symposia, and educational programs with regulatory approved materials, slides sets, abstracts, posters, etc.

Identifies, organizes, and facilitates regional medical initiatives e.g. advisory board as needed.

Provides input to management regarding alternative therapies, business development opportunities/risks, and client feedback.

Establishes, manages, and maintains successful relations with relevant health care workers and health institutions, including but not limited to: KOLs, HCPs, academic institutions, payors, patient organizations, etc.

Facilitates the accurate and timely submission of applications for unrestricted educational grants or research initiatives and requests for support of studies (IISs), per company policy.

Maintains a thorough awareness of medical/clinical, regulator, compliance and quality issues and processes as they apply to the PTC therapeutic areas and adheres to, and supports, the standards established by the company.

Maintains competitor information relevant to company’s therapeutic areas, goals/objectives, project activities and /product team priorities and stays current on therapeutic advances and competing therapies or products; analyzes and applies relevant intelligence findings and communicates and presents insightful data/impact in an efficient format to appropriate internal stake holders.

Qualifications: Advanced degree (e.g. PharmD, M.D. or Ph.D.) in a scientific discipline and a minimum of 4 years progressively responsible, relevant experience in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related environment with a minimum of 2 years’ experience as an MSL.

* Special knowledge or skills needed and/or licenses or certificates required.

In-depth, hands-on experience working with KOLs, clinicians, HCPs, payors, and/or academic institutions establishing/maintaining relationships with scientific and medical credibility.

Demonstrated success in understanding and interpreting scientific data. Demonstrated success in presenting research information to scientists and HCPs. Comfortable presenting scientific and clinical data to varying audiences.

Excellent understanding of the pharmaceutical delivery process.

Ability to influence without direct authority.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Excellent verbal and written communication and skills, including scientific/ technical writing and presentations including the ability to communicate complex technical information clearly.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as required, in a fast-paced, matrixed, team environment consisting of internal and external team members.

Analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.

Excellent planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and a personal automobile with an active vehicle insurance policy. Must be able to travel daily to/from customer accounts and drive and/or fly long distances (distances will vary based upon the size of assigned territory).

This position requires overnight travel, the amount of which will vary based upon the assigned territory. In addition to travel within the territory, overnight and/or weekend travel outside of the assigned territory is required.

Daily entry to hospitals and other medical facilities is required. Many facilities have instituted vendor credentialing policies which require vendors to meet defined training, background check and proof of immunization requirements as a condition of entry. PTC employees entering these facilities are required to abide by these credentialing requirements.

*Special knowledge or skills and/or licenses or certificates preferred.

Experience supporting an orphan, rare disease, and/or specialized drug(s).

Experience with Gene Therapy

* Travel requirements: 70-80%

Territory coverage: (Candidate must live within region)

New England Region: ME, NH, VT, CT, NY, PA, NJ, RI, MA


Atlantic Region: MI, IL, OH, WV, MD, DE, KY, TN, NC, SC, AL, MS, GA, FL

EEO Statement:

PTC Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, veteran status or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.

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PTC is biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of orally-administered, proprietary small molecule drugs that target post-transcriptional control processes. While PTC’s discovery programs are directed at targets in multiple therapeutic areas, PTC is focusing particularly on the development and commercialization of treatments for orphan and ultra-orphan disorders. Post-transcriptional control processes regulate the rate and timing of protein production and are essential to proper cellular function. PTC’s internally-discovered pipeline addresses multiple therapeutic areas, including neuromuscular disorders, oncology and infectious diseases. For more information on the company, please visit our website ?

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