Medical Science Liaison

Hiring By - Biostaffic


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Remote Job

Posted 4 months ago
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Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) bridge the gap between pharmaceutical companies and healthcare professionals by providing credible scientific and medical information regarding products and therapies. MSLs establish and maintain relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) in the medical and scientific community to facilitate an exchange of knowledge and insights about new treatments and research developments. The job of an MSL exists to ensure accurate and up-to-date information dissemination, foster collaboration between pharmaceutical companies and the medical community, and ultimately support the effective use of new medical innovations in clinical practice.


  • Engage in peer-to-peer scientific exchange of complex clinical and scientific information with rare disease experts in NPC, UCDs, and rare sleep disorders. Deliver scientifically credible and consistent value-based information to public and private payer segments.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with cross-functional Zevra partners. Work collaboratively to rapidly respond to questions from within your territory.
  • Contribute to company success by gathering medical insights to inform company strategy and research/data generation initiatives
  • Build your reputation as a trusted, unbiased medical/scientific partner that provides high quality scientific expertise to support appropriate use of Zevra’s treatments. Maintain clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in our therapeutic areas.
  • Support research initiatives across development as requested to include but not limited to, site evaluation and identification, recruitment, investigator meetings, external expert identification, and study management. Facilitate access to educational grant request process and facilitate Investigator-initiated program activity alignment with our rare disease areas of scientific interest
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other field roles to identify local/regional educational gaps/needs and appropriate field medical support while maintaining full compliance with relevant requirements
  • Attend appropriate scientific meetings, conduct routine information searches and provide ongoing disease and product training to internal and field personnel
  • Represent Zevra and our therapeutics at relevant scientific congresses and meetings. Provide clinical/scientific presentations to internal and external groups tailored to the specific audience
  • Adhering to corporate compliance policies in all activities, including those related to clinical trials, scientific interactions with internal and external groups, and unsolicited requests for medical/scientific information
  • Travel expectations ~70%; Central US Geography, LA or San Francisco based preferred locations


  • Self-motivated “get it done” mentality.
  • Product launch experience - preferable
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate scientific and medical information to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are imperative; ability to anticipate and adapt to change; strong interpersonal skills commensurate with the need to work closely with partners, investigators, contractors, consultants, and team members across functions
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work independently yet engage in collaboratively within Field team to complete tasks in a timely fashion
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an ability to embrace change and multi-task in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Ability to complete all trainings and pass all certifications within the allotted timeframe

Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate degree (PharmD, MD, DO, PhD) or Advanced Clinical Degree (NP, PA, etc)
  • Minimum of at least 3 years of experience as an MSL. Experience strongly preferred in rare diseases, and particularly Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD), Niemann-Pick disease (NPC), Idiopathic Hypersomnia (IH) and other rare diseases primarily due to inborn genetic errors are strongly desired

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of standing or sitting in front of a computer.
  • Must be able to lift ten or more pounds at a time.
  • Ability to regularly travel by plane, automobile, etc.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No

Remote Job:

  • Yes

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 12, 2024
Company Overview
Zevra Therapeutics
Zevra Therapeutics

Current Openings: 0

We are a rare disease therapeutics company leading with science to make life-changing therapeutics available to patients with significant unmet needs. We involve key thought leaders, physicians, patients, care partners, and advocacy groups in all of our clinical and regulatory development strategies. With a keen understanding that drug development often requires creative solutions, we have the insight and expertise to forge new pathways to success that others have missed. By following the data without bias, our transparent narratives and common-sense perspective have successfully overcome complex development challenges to make much-needed therapies available to patients. Nimble and dauntless, we push boundaries beyond what is thought to be possible and advance new therapies that have the potential to bring meaningful improvement to patients’ lives.
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