Director Medical Science Liaison

Cerevel Therapeutics

Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time



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Company Overview

Cerevel Therapeutics is dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of the brain to treat neuroscience diseases. We are tackling neuroscience diseases with a differentiated approach that combines expertise in neurocircuitry with a focus on receptor selectivity. Our portfolio of pre-commercial neuroscience assets targets a broad range of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, including schizophrenia, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and substance use disorder.     Headquartered in the Greater Boston area, we are bold thinkers, deep experts, resilient pathfinders, and transparent partners who push the boundaries of scientific understanding to unlock breakthrough CNS therapies that have real impact on people’s lives.   Cerevel aspires to develop and nurture a culture characterized by trust, respect, courage, curiosity, and compassion, with a relentless focus on mission and results.  Our patient-centricity guides our purpose, how we treat each other and what we work on every day.  The successful candidate will bring their own unique thinking and approach to Cerevel while sharing our core values and convictions.

Role Summary:

The MSL Director is a front-line manager for the field-based medical science liaison (MSL) team.  They provide day-to-day coaching and mentoring to a team of 5-8 MSLs in their region.  

Key Responsibilities * Leadership and Management: The MSL Director is responsible for leading, directing, and managing the MSLs within their region. This includes providing guidance and direction to the MSLs to gain an understanding of the scientific landscape from Scientific Thought Leaders (STLs) and Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) and communicating this information to key internal stakeholders across Cerevel’s neuroscience product portfolio * Medical Brand Strategies: Collaborating with the Senior Director MSLs to provide intelligence for medical brand strategies, implementing strategic and tactical plans based on those strategies, and supporting medical brand strategies and clinical studies across the product portfolio * Team Development: Developing individual talent within the MSL team, including training, career evaluation, coaching, mentoring, performance management, and talent review. This includes recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new MSLs * External Engagement: Managing MSL activities related to presenting medical and scientific information to external customers, including medical thought leaders, academic institutions, and managed care organizations * Professional Engagement: Working with healthcare professionals at the national, regional, and local levels to provide them with current, fair-balanced medical, scientific, and HEOR (Health Economics and Outcomes Research) information regarding the company's products and therapeutic areas * Clinical Trial Support: Collaborating with investigators and potential investigators and internal development leads in support of clinical development programs * Compliance: Ensuring compliance with regulatory and ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry, as well as company policies and standard operating procedures

Required Qualifications * Doctoral degree in a relevant scientific discipline (MD, PhD, PharmD, DNP). advanced scientific terminal degree (PharmD, PhD, MD/DO) * At least 10 years of industry experience, with a minimum of 3 years in neurology * Three years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry leading a Medical Science Liaison team or a related function * Meet health Care Industry Representative (HCIR) credentialing requirements to enter facilities and organizations.  These may include, but are not limited to, background checks, drug screens, proof of immunization/vaccination for various diseases, training on facility policies and adherence to confidentiality and/or HIPPA agreements * Experience engaging with Phase 2/3 clinical trial sites, in coordination with clinical operations colleagues * Excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills are required * The candidate should excel in a matrix environment, have experience in hiring, training, and onboarding MSLs, and demonstrate the ability to work remotely and maintain morale of field-based personnel * Must be willing to travel at least 60% of the time * Must have authorization and ability to drive a personal auto, rental, or company car * Prior drug launch experience as an MSL manager is strongly preferred

Desired Qualifications * Demonstrated ability to work with both externally-focused (field-based) and internally-focused (headquarters-based) personnel * Strong ethics and personal integrity * Proven track record of exceeding expectations and driving MSL performance * Collaboration with cross-functional colleagues and strong scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge * Thorough understanding of regulatory and ethical guidelines relevant to the pharmaceutical industry * Effective organization, prioritization, and adaptability in a changing environment * Proficiency with various technical platforms for data collection, presentation development, and dissemination of medical information

Education * Doctoral-level degree (MD, PhD, PharmD) in the life sciences

Cerevel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

Salary and compensation

No salary data published by company so we estimated salary based on similar jobs related to Senior and Excel jobs that are similar:

$40,000 — $70,000/year


Boston, MA (Remote)

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