Medical Science Liaison, Gastroenterology (St. Louis, MO)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Louis, MO

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Come join our expanding Gastroenterology field medical team! The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is responsible for identifying disease and product related medical needs in a defined geography.

The primary role of the MSL is to develop relationships and maintain contacts with Thought Leaders (TL) and Healthcare Providers (HCP) within their healthcare system. The purpose of interactions is to engage in meaningful scientific exchange that will ensure patients have access to BMS medicines, to ensure their safe and appropriate use through peer to peer discussions aligned with medical strategies and needs expressed by external stakeholders. The scientific dialogue focuses on scientific/clinical information around disease management, treatment landscape, and BMS products in a fair and balanced way and includes appropriate clinical and value related discussions. TLs may include nationally and regionally recognized scientific and clinical leaders, medical advisors to managed care providers and committees, and HCPs active in addressing patient advocacy issues.

The territory covers Missouri, Iowa, and Oklahoma.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Delivers presentations to health care decision makers responding to unsolicited questions using relevant and approved materials.

  • Support company-initiated trials by interacting with primary investigators, assisting in site identification and screenings and delivering disease education using approved resources.

  • MSLs may also support data generation activities including participation in reviews of investigator-initiated proposals.

  • Identify, collect, and communicate insights to address competitive medical information in addition to insights on trends and changes affecting the regulatory and payer environment used to develop medical strategies.

  • Other activities may include identification and training of contracted speakers or internal team members if aligned with medical plan and product life cycle needs.

  • External Environment and Customer Focus

  • Develop and maintain relationships with academic and community research thought leaders, appropriate HCPs and access stakeholders within a given geography to answer scientific and unsolicited product question. The MSL will use various channels for interactions (1:1, group presentations, remote, etc.)

  • Demonstrate proficiency in using available scientific resources and presentations. Effectively present information to TLs/HCPs and be able to respond to questions, ensuring medical accuracy and compliance with local procedures, ethical and legal guidelines and directives.

  • Actively assess the medical landscape by meeting with TL/HCPs to understand their needs and expertise. Continuously update own knowledge in treatment strategies, products, unmet medical needs, clinical trials and scientific activities. Understand the competitive landscape and actively prepare to address informational needs of customers.

  • Collect and provide meaningful medical insights and/or impact by communicating these back to the medical and commercial organizations to be actioned in support of the strategy development.

  • Contribute to the Medical Plan

  • Adopt institution/account planning approach and contribute to cross-functional institution/account plans.

  • Contribute to development and delivery of scientifically meaningful medical programs/projects in line with the local Medical and Field Medical plan.

  • Provide Medical Support

  • As necessary and appropriate, support the initial and ongoing medical/scientific area and product specific training and provide key scientific updates to internal stakeholders (e.g., Commercial, Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance, Legal, HEOR, Value Access & Payment)

  • Support Clinical Trial Activities

  • Support Interventional and Non Interventional Research (NIR) studies (e.g., identification and assessment of potential study sites) to support patient recruitment and/or discussions around the safe and effective use of BMS investigational products, as agreed with home office medical and Global Clinical Operations (GCO) and as defined by the study scope document

  • Provide recommendations and insights to clinical development team on study and site feasibilities within the therapeutic area based on knowledge of the field and through direct contacts with potential investigators, as agreed with home office medical and GCO.

  • Support HCPs in the ISR submission and execution process and study follow-up as agreed upon with home office medical and GCO.

  • Ensure that BMS Pharmacovigilance procedural documents are understood and applied by investigators of local studies and alert appropriate BMS personnel to any identified Adverse Events.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Ability to drive a company-provided car is an essential qualification of this position. Candidates must be able to drive a BMS-provided vehicle between locations (often great distances apart) and arrive at each location ready and able to enthusiastically and efficiently demonstrate an applied knowledge of pertinent health care industry trends. Candidates must possess a high level of ethics, integrity and a responsible and safe driving history.

  • Position is field-based, so the RML will be required to live in the territory which they manage or within 50 miles of the territory borders.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • Minimum of 4 years working in a clinical or pharmaceutical environment (excludes post-doc education).

  • Understanding of scientific publications

  • Knowledge of a scientific or clinical area

  • Knowledge of clinical trial design and process

  • Knowledge of the national healthcare and access environment

  • Knowledge of HEOR core concepts

  • Excellent English language skills, spoken and written

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and act as a team player

  • Translating scientific or clinical data into an understandable and valuable form to help physicians best serve their patients

  • Good communication and presentation skills to present scientific and/or clinical data to research or healthcare professionals

  • Proven ability to develop peer-to-peer relationships with TLs, scientists and other healthcare professionals

  • Proven ability to quickly and comprehensively learn about new subject areas and environments

  • Demonstration of the BMS Values

Preferred Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

  • Terminal doctoral degree, MD, PharmD, or PhD, preferred.

  • Prior field medical (MSL/RML) experience

  • Gastroenterology knowledge/expertise highly preferred

The starting compensation for this job is a range from $150,000 –$200,000, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility).

The starting pay rate takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and where the job is performed.

Final, individual compensation will be decided based on demonstrated experience.

Eligibility for specific benefits listed on our careers site may vary based on the job and location. For more on benefits, please visit our BMS Careers site.

Benefit offerings are subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans then in effect and may include the following: Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision care. Wellbeing support such as the BMS Living Life Better program and employee assistance programs (EAP). Financial well-being resources and a 401(K). Financial protection benefits such as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, supplemental health insurance, business travel protection and survivor support. Work-life programs include paid national holidays and optional holidays, Global Shutdown days between Christmas and New Year’s holiday, up to 120 hours of paid vacation, up to two (2) paid days to volunteer, sick time off, and summer hours flexibility. Parental, caregiver, bereavement, and military leave. Family care services such as adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, fertility/infertility benefits, support for traveling mothers, and child, elder and pet care resources. Other perks like tuition reimbursement and a recognition program.


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On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

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