Regional Scientific Manager - New York
Acorda Therapeutics - United States

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The Regional Scientific Manager is responsible for identifying and fostering relationships with national, regional, and local practitioners and researchers within a specified territory. This individual is responsible for developing and enhancing professional relationships with medical thought leaders involved in various phases of product development.


  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.:
  • Generates tactical plans to provide needs-based, value-added services.
  • Identifies, establishes, and maintains clinical and scientific relationships with Opinion Leaders in both academic and community settings.
  • Acts as primary liaison to investigators interested in developing and performing investigator initiated studies.
  • Provides clinical presentations and information in response to unsolicited questions in academic, community and healthcare provider setting in both group and one-on-one situations.
  • Selects appropriate practitioners for medical education opportunities and site selection for clinical trials.
  • Provides accurate and balanced responses to practitioner and researcher questions.
  • Participates in advisory boards and assists in Speaker Training.
  • Provides medical and scientific support for medical education initiates.
  • Provides relevant medical and scientific support for healthcare providers, third-party payers and other managed care audiences.
  • Delivers quality medical education presentations to Grand rounds, disease state meetings, hospital, managed care and national accountants (pharmacoeconomic and scientific data).
  • Participates and leads internal advisory groups and project teams.
Education and/or Experience: :
  • Master's degree in clinical or life sciences (MSc, MSN, etc.) required.
  • PharmD, MD or PhD preferred.
  • Minimum of three to five years in Medical Science Liaison (MSL) role or relevant clinical practice setting.
  • Prior experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries preferred.
  • Prior experience with neurology preferred.
Supervisory Responsibilities: :

  • An established track record of effective and influential oral presentations within the healthcare profession.
  • Current working knowledge of US legal, regulatory, and compliance regulations and guidelines relevant to industry interactions with health- care professionals.
  • Maintains clinical expertise through education including attendance at relevant symposiums, scientific workshops, preceptorships and review of key journals.
  • Knowledge of treatment guidelines, clinical research processes and FDA regulations preferred.
Computer Skills::
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations::
Valid driver's license.

Other Skills and Abilities: :
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects in a fast paced environment.
  • Highly effective teamwork and interpersonal skills and the ability to work across numerous scientific disciplines.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain high level of ethical and compliance standards.
  • Ability to communicate and present effectively to medical community and related foundations/organizations; able to convey complex scientific ideas fluently to any audience and to tactfully provide scientifically sound, constructive feedback to national, regional, and local practitioners, researchers and speakers.
  • Actively listens to others and is adept at confidently stating expert opinion while respecting the position of others – can exert diplomacy while standing firm on a position.
Territory: :
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island and Westchester

Physical Demands: :
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • This position requires extensive travel; the average travel for this position is 50-70% with some variation based upon the demands of the business imperatives.
Work Environment: :
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

No specific work demands.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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