Oncology Community Medical Science Liaison (Northeast Region)
Novartis - Providence, RI

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The USCDMA OSO-MSL team is expanding, with the addition of 9 new MSLs specifically looking to work with Physicians and Health Care Professionals in community practices, which offer opportunities to contribute patients to Novartis clinical trials. This customer segment presents both unique challenges and unique opportunities. The MSL will build relationships and interact with HCPs including community physicians, medical experts, nurses, and medical groups. The MSL will be responsible to build these relationships and have scientific discussions around pathways and MOA of Novartis products including molecular testing and diagnostics, clinical outcome and benefits and most importantly discuss clinical trials to gain potential patient referrals to nearby sites. The key role of this MSL will be to explore and identify potential referral sites for clinical trials in all stages of development and to serve as a scientific liaison to the medical/scientific community being responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with HCPs within the coverage area; ensure the appropriate dissemination of clinical and educational information regarding marketed and pipeline compounds, in a timely, ethical and customer-focused manner; implement scientific and educational strategies in collaboration with colleagues from Medical Affairs and Clinical Operations to support Novartis-sponsored trials and educational initiatives; work to pair our key customer's educational and research needs with available Novartis resources and also providing the latest emerging data in response to specific healthcare professional inquiries.
This territory will cover RI, NH, VT, ME and MA. Ideal location to reside is Providence RI. Travel will be up to 70%.

Minimum requirements
Bachelor's degree required. Advanced scientific degree (MD, PhD, or PharmD highly preferred) or oncology nurse with advanced degree required. Minimum of 3 years Oncology experience with a strong current working knowledge of Oncology preferred. Teaching experience preferred. Previous pharmaceutical industry experience preferred. Knowledge of treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, FDA regulations and OIG guidelines is preferred. Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required. Ability to network and partner with important external customers, large group practices, medical directors and pharmacy directors is required. Must be able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment. Must have the ability to gain customer feedback, uncover business opportunities for Novartis and pair customer's unmet needs with available internal resources. Active membership in professional society is a plus. Must be a strong team player who can effectively interface cross-functionally with Novartis clinical and commercial personnel. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and associated hardware is required. Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience. Novartis is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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Novartis AG, incorporated on February 29, 1996, is a Switzerland-based holding that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the research,...