Sr. Medical Science Liaison (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, & Alaska) at ModernaTX, Inc.

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:

The Role

Moderna is seeking a Sr. Medical Science Liaison (MSL) to join the growing Medical Affairs team. The Sr. MSL is a field-based role focused on developing and maintaining peer-to-peer relationships with key healthcare practitioners (HCPs). This role will primarily support the company mRNA platform development program. The MSL will collaborate and communicate with physicians and other medical experts to:

  • Present scientific data on a reactive basis to HCPs or groups of HCPs

  • Implement individualized HCP Engagement Plans as appropriate

  • Respond to requests for medical information

  • Report any Adverse Events (AEs) and/or Product Quality Complaints (PQC)

  • Communicate insights gained

  • Process requests for Investigator Suggested Studies (ISS)

In certain circumstances MSLs may also be requested to suggest HCPs interested in participating in company sponsored studies, provide study scientific training at the Site Initiation visit (SIV) and ensure clear role and defined responsibilities with the Clinical Research Associate (CRA) and Medical Monitor.

The candidate will reside in in one of the following: Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska.

Here's What You'll Do

  • Develop and maintain peer-to-peer collaborations and relationships with key HCPs, initially in the vaccination community and in the future for the additional Moderna pipeline

  • Support clinical development and research initiatives as appropriate

  • Collaborate with physicians and lead medical affairs initiatives including publications, advisory boards, medical education opportunities, training, and speaker development

  • Serve as scientific peer-to-peer resource to external disease experts and internal stakeholder training

  • Acquire and maintain a level of scientific knowledge in an assigned therapeutic area(s) and/or disease state(s) involving clinical issues; able to interpret and disseminate pertinent scientific/ clinical data and evaluates current and new information as it applies to therapies.

  • Communicate clinical insights on new data to the company Medical Affairs Dept (to inform medical strategy for the therapeutic area)

  • Train internal stakeholders on key scientific and medical topics in relevant therapeutic area

  • Develop an understanding of the regional landscape including specialties involved in care of patients and strategically map, identify, profile and prioritize HCPs in line with the medical plan and goals

  • Maintain effective and appropriate communication among internal stakeholders while maintaining full compliance with requirements (e.g. medical, promotional staff)

  • Generate tactical regional plans to provide needs based, value-added support of the medical and scientific community in-line with company goals

  • Maintain accurate and compliant reporting and documentation of MSL activities and budget

Here's What You'll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Advanced scientific degree required- MD, PhD, PharmD, or MSc

  • 6+ years of experience in Medical Affairs or Medical Science role

  • Experience in clinical development supporting drugs to treat rare diseases

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Prior vaccines/infectious disease(s) experience preferred

  • Candidates will ideally have well-established networks, understanding of decision-making structures and active relationships with HCPs in the therapy area.

  • Candidate must have a strong understanding of compliance frameworks and demonstrable ability to work compliantly in a field-based role, within the medical organization, as well as interacting with the commercial organization

  • Proven ability to take initiative, determine priorities and exercise good judgment

  • Ability to recognize opportunities/gaps/obstacles, then take ownership to find creative, innovative solutions that question convention, and then see them through to completion

  • Accepts new challenges with curiosity and drive while remaining positive in the face of obstacles

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Fluency in local language

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 75% within assigned region

  • Must live near a major airport

  • Valid Driver's license

  • Working knowledge of virtual presentation platforms, social media and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses

  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities

  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring

  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes

  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment

  • Adoption and family-planning benefits

  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community

  • Generous paid time off, including:
    • Vacation, sick time and holidays
    • Volunteer time to participate within your community
    • Discretionary year-end shutdown
    • Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter

  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents

  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools

  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options

  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests

  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes

  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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