Associate Director, MSL Training & Operations - Neurology

Alternative Resources Company

Associate Director, MSL Training & Operations - Neurology

Associate Director, MSL Training & Operations – Neurology
 
The MSL Training and Operation (Neurology) role will, with a highly effective level of proficiency, strategically identify, develop and maintain all MSL & Medical Affairs training materials within the business group, pipeline agents and competitors. The candidate in this position will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the US MSL training needs as they relate to the company’s strategic medical plan. The candidate in this position will provide presentations / training sessions and enter into strategic and compliant discussions as it relates to medical/clinical, health economics and outcomes research data within the business group products with US medical science liaisons, medical affairs managers, medical directors and other medical affairs personnel. The candidate will assume a leadership role by assisting the business group MSL Senior Director with various projects and by teaching, coaching and mentoring less experienced MSLs in order to assist with their development. This role will create an environment of accountability by communicating expectations, timelines and disseminating information for scientific training. The impact this role will have on the organization includes the following: a) as a leader within the MSL organization, the MSL Training & Operations Lead will communicate key information about the company and its mission to key stakeholders and the MSL team, as well as demonstrate a strong medical strategic understanding and business acumen; b) effectively communicate relevant & fair balanced scientific and clinical information about products; seek feedback from MSLs, MSL Management and Medical Affairs management to ensure needs are being met; leverage a variety of communication channels to provide training to a variety of adult learning styles; and c) consistently support senior management decisions and mentors/trains colleagues and new hires to think strategically in an effort to support decisions made by senior management.
 
Responsibilities
  • Work closely with MSLs, MSL Management, Medical Directors to determine strategic importance of medical data presented at congresses / medical meetings in an effort to create highlights and executive summaries for distribution & training
  • Work closely with MSL management & MSL leads to maintain and update all PMRC / CRC Approved business group MSL slide decks required for scientific exchange and answering unsolicited questions, as well as, producing monthly insight reports
  • Manage and maintain all business group MSL data (PMRC / CRC Approved Slide decks), training materials, journal articles, meeting summaries etc. in medical database (e.g. EPIC)
  • Create and execute business group MSL Training plan with all new hires as well as entire MSL team. Teaching, coaching & mentoring new hires as well as all MSLs / Medical Affairs professionals; assisting with performance evaluation feedback (on an Ad Hoc basis) and overseeing special projects
  • Oversee the development and necessary approval (CRC, PMRC requirements) of all new MSL & Medical Affairs training materials within the business group products / pipeline products / disease states, and competitors including making presentations, and leading live / virtual training sessions
  • When necessary, travel to Medical Conferences, US & International, MSL training and Sales training meetings.
 
Qualifications
  • Advanced terminal degree (MD, PharmD, PhD,) in medical/biosciences.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of disease management knowledge in the therapeutic area or a related therapeutic area.
  • Minimum of 5 years MSL experience; dedicated training role preferred.
  • Strong broad based scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge, as well as, excellent presentation, mentoring and teaching skills.
  • Strong overall written and verbal communication skills.
  • Desirable to have thorough knowledge and experience within desired therapeutic area(s) within neurology; comfortable and confident speaking about multiple drug indications/disease state management and competitor products and data.
  • Thorough understanding of the pharmaceutical corporate environment and appreciation for Commercial Operations including Marketing and Sales strategic interests.
  • Understanding and able to effectively communicate the role and contributions provided by US Medical Science Liaisons and Medical & Scientific Affairs.
  • Ability to motivate and teach team members without a direct reporting relationship.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, analyze situations and achieve goals.
  • Excellent computer skills including power point, word & excel.
  • Ability to safely and successfully operate a motor vehicle is required.
  • In-House position with the ability to travel up to 15% of the time (US).