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Medical Science Liaison /Sr. Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Midwest- Remote


Ardelyx is a publicly traded biotech company focused on improving the lives of patients by developing and commercializing first-in-class targeted therapies that advance patient care. Using our discovery model, Ardelyx scientists have identified completely new biological mechanisms and pathways that have enabled us to develop a pipeline of drug candidates to manage complications related to kidney and cardiovascular diseases. Our lead candidate, tenapanor, is a first-in-class small molecule therapy for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in adult patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis. If approved, tenapanor could become a foundational therapy, completely changing the treatment paradigm in a disease state with significant unmet need. Based on our NDA submission in June, we are preparing to commercialize tenapanor with expected FDA approval in mid-2021, and a commercial launch soon thereafter.
Medical Science Liaison
Purpose of the role:

Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) are therapeutic and disease area experts who hold an advanced degree (i. e., MD, PhD, or PharmD) and engage in both scientific exchange and research support with external scientific leaders and investigators in the medical and scientific community. They appropriately respond to questions when requested and communicate complex scientific and medical information to a variety of stakeholders providing balanced, factual information about product related & non-product areas of interest to Ardelyx. Their primary role as a credible link to external stakeholders is to build and foster strong relationships with key experts. Additionally, MSLs are in a unique position to gather insights that inform internal business strategy.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Identify, establish and manage collaborative professional relationships with local, national, and regional medical and scientific leaders / investigators to identify and address scientific needs
  • Ensure appropriate access to medical and scientific information on areas of therapeutic interest as well as for Ardelyx data and/or products
  • Conduct peer-level scientific discussions and maintain a reliable presence to ensure opinion leaders have a known Medical Affairs contact within Ardelyx.
  • Engage in proactive non-product discussions regarding scientific issues (e.g., disease state, diagnosis, epidemiology, unmet medical need, population health, etc.) that are intended to enhance scientific discussions or inform/guide our Medical Affairs strategy
  • Appropriately communicate medical / scientific data and deliver balanced, factual scientific presentations and education related to disease state, therapy area, mode of action and clinical evidence
  • Support data generation activities as requested by Ardelyx
  • Support an Investigator Initiated Trial (IIT) program by acting as the primary liaison to investigators interested in developing and performing investigator-initiated research
  • Serve as a scientific resource to key internal and external stakeholders
  • Represent the Ardelyx medical team at local, regional, national and international scientific meetings including staffing medical affairs booths, facilitating scientific communications, gathering competitive intelligence, and developing pre- and post conference scientific materials
  • Track and provide quantitative and qualitative data that demonstrate appropriate medical / scientific exchange and ensure goal achievement
  • Achieve excellence in an environment that integrates all cross-functional partners
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent written and oral communication, presentation and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate solid relationship building and networking skills
  • Command an expert level of understanding and in-depth scientific/medical knowledge of company's products and pipeline
  • Operate using strong analytical skills
  • Use solid understanding of clinical development and post-marketing environment to develop and execute key medical affairs strategies and tactics
  • Continuously demonstrate good conflict resolution/management skills
  • Maintain an ongoing current understanding of pharmaceutical and promotional compliance guidelines, laws, industry standard practice and applicable regulations
  • Continuously maintain a patient-centered approach
  • Fully comply with all company policies and applicable laws, regulations, and ethical standards

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated prior experience as an MSL
  • Advanced medical and/or scientific degree (e.g., MD / DO, PhD, PharmD, PA, RD, MSc) - Doctorate level training highly preferred
  • Scientific and / or clinical training in area of Nephrology is strongly preferred
  • Experience in prior launch environment is preferred
  • Ability to manage Opinion Leaders independently and with a high degree of proficiency
  • Ability to travel at least 60% of the time, including ability to travel overnight and occasionally on weekends
  • Must be 18 years of age or older with valid driver s license and an acceptable driving record
  • Fluency in English (oral and Written)
  • Normal and routine office duties
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to communicate across all levels of the organization and externally
  • Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to interpret and understand complex scientific, business and strategic information
  • Possess an understanding and in-depth scientific/medical knowledge of disease state, therapy area, Ardelyx products and pipeline
  • Ability to build strong relationships
  • Proficient with industry standard software platforms (e.g. - Veeva and Microsoft Office; in depth Word, PowerPoint & Excel skills)
  • Thorough understanding of applicable industry, local, federal and state regulatory requirements for field based scientific personnel; successful track record of compliance
  • Operate with a patient centered focus and with the highest ethics at all times

Territories:North Dakota
South Nebraska

As a member of the Ardelyx team, you will help us in developing and bringing to market first in class medicines to better the lives of underserved patients with cardiorenal diseases. It s the patients in need that motivate and inspire us to be relentless and work hard every day. They push us to maintain a clear focus on scientific and clinical integrity with a commitment to medical innovation so that we can deliver exceptional medicines.

Ardelyx, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Medical Science Liaison /Sr. Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Midwest- Remote

Twin Cities, MN
Full Time

Published on 01/15/2022

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