Medical Science Liaison: Rare Disease
The Alpine Group - San Diego, CA

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Medical Science Liaison

Small Biotech Exands

A small, high growth biotech company is doubling its field-based Medical Affairs team and has a need for a Medical Science Liaison in your area. This dynamic drug company commercialized its first product, a lipid-lowering agent for FH patients, late last year. They specialize in the discovery and development of life-altering therapies for rare diseases. This is an opportunity to develop expertise in the rapidly evolving area and to call on and interact with some of the leading thought leaders in the world. In their “high-science” culture, the MSL will be given a great deal of independence in their decision making, so they need someone who can think analytically and thrive in an autonomous environment.


The MSL will be responsible for the clinical education of cardiologists and hospital pharmacists, and although you will support the sales organization you will not be responsible for promotional or selling programs. The main duties include presenting clinical information for in-line products and emerging data for developmental drugs. You will be meeting with medical thought leaders in academic centers and teaching hospitals primarily, presenting information in one-on-one meetings and in public forums; a great deal of public speaking is required.

The MSL will also identify and develop advocates for the company for speaker programs and formulary decisions, providing them with literature searches, slides and other clinical information. The geographic responsibility will include the leading academic centers and teaching hospitals in regions outlined below; overnight travel for the position is estimated at 50%.


1. Great Lakes: MI, OH, WV, W. PA, MD, DC
2. Mid Atlantic: VA, KY, TN, NC, SC
3. New York City: NYC, NJ, Philadelphia
4. Southeast: FL, GA, AL, MS, LA


• Pharm.D, Ph.D., or M.D. degree preferred but not required
• Candidates with significant clinical experience in cardiology/lipid management will be given first priority.
• Candidates with 5+ Medical Science Liaison experience with a Pharmaceutical Company will be given first preference.
• Cultural fit with a small growing team
• High business acumen
• High emotional intelligence
• Start-up or small biotech experience preferred
• Ability to travel up to 50% overnight

The compensation package for this position includes a base salary, an annual bonus based on company and individual performance, and significant stock options. A comprehensive benefits package is also provided, along with an allowance for car usage. A rapidly expanding organization means that significant opportunity exists for career advancement and professional development.

Please apply online at Medical Science Liaison: Biotech or E-mail your confidential resume (in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or text format) to . If unable to E-mail, please send via fax to (970) 241-4395. Please reference 3664 in the subject line of your email or in your fax cover letter.


NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE. Due to the high volume of resumes received, only applicants with specific experience requested by our clients will be contacted.

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