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Medical Science Liaison (Northwest)

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Amicus Therapeutics
Organization Name: 
Amicus Therapeutics
Position Location: 
Field Based
Company Profile: 

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:FOLD) is a global biotechnology company at the forefront of advanced therapies to treat a range of devastating rare and orphan diseases. We have a robust development pipeline of treatments for a range of human genetic diseases.

Our lead product candidate, migalastat, is a personalized medicine in late-stage development to treat individuals with Fabry disease on the basis of their genetic diagnosis. SD-101, a product candidate in late-stage development, is a potential first-to-market therapy for the rare genetic connective tissue disorder Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). We are leveraging our biologics and Chaperone-Advanced Replacement Therapy (CHART™) platform technologies to develop novel enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) products for Fabry disease, Pompe disease, and other Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs). Our lead biologics program is ATB200/AT2221, a uniquely engineered Pompe disease ERT that will be administered in combination with a pharmacological chaperone.

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will be responsible for engaging with national and regional Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) within their geography. The KOLs of focus will be those in the field of Lysosomal Disorders with an emphasis on those with a specialty Fabry and Pompe Disease. MSL will be involved in fair balanced clinical and medical information exchange on a peer-to-peer basis with KOLs bringing value via scientific exchange. MSL must be versed in FDA regulations, PhRMA code, OIG and AACME compliance. MSL will support Amicus’ portfolio with products in different phases of lifecycle and relay field-based clinical/medical insights back to Amicus to impact the future strategy so Amicus can continue to bring innovative medicines to patients with rare diseases.

Roles and Responsibilities
Systematically identify and develop new as well as maintain and enhance existing scientific collaboration and exchange with external physicians, genetic counselors, nurses, payers, pharmacists, scientific experts, hospital teams, educators and investigators within a defined geography.
Serve as the primary Amicus external medical affairs representative for all key stakeholders, providing deep and advanced disease state and product information as well as facilitating collaborations aligning with Amicus’ strategic goals.
Drive ongoing clinical trial execution at study sites as directed by internal clinical operations colleagues.
Consistently collect, report and represent clinical insights and unanswered questions received from external contacts to the appropriate channels internally.
Understand and effectively communicate current scientific knowledge.
Build and maintain technical and clinical expertise across therapeutic areas to engage in deep scientific discussions.
Engage in continuous learning within the therapeutic area.
Attend appropriate scientific meetings, conduct routine literature searches, and will be expected to communicate regularly with each other to assure that the entire MSL Team benefits from individual learning whenever it is relevant.
Establish oneself as a reliable, trusted, resource of accurate, up-to-date, medical and scientific knowledge requested and desired by their clients.
Promptly respond to personal or electronic inquiries with any available information which may include reprints or posters, medical letters, literature citations, access to internal and external experts, slides and other related material.
Manage relationships with hospital pharmacy directors, Medical Directors and payer thought leaders to provide requested disease state, epidemiologic, diagnosis and relevant treatment education. Work with members of the commercial team to objectively and accurately communicate the science and clinical trial results that is fair and balanced.
Partner and collaborate with Amicus Patient and Professional Advocacy (P&PA) in developing and maintaining partnerships with advocacy groups across therapeutic areas.
Facilitate access to educational grant request process and facilitate alignment of IIP (Investigator-initiated Program) activities with internal areas of scientific interest.
Prompt intake and responses for medical information and requests for medical affairs support.
Provide ongoing disease and product training to internal and field personnel.
The MSL role entails not only scientific and customer expertise, but also requires the ability to understand and effectively utilize approved resources to fulfill administrative, procedural, and legal requirements in order to address the customer needs. These activities may include proficiency in computer skills and database entry, continual compliance of all procedural requirements of the role and appropriate utilization and best practice sharing of available resources.

Qualifications: 

MD, PharmD, Ph.D., NP with relevant clinical, scientific and/or industry Medical Affairs or Master degree (Nursing/Genetic Counseling) with significant experience of 10+ years of experience as a MSL with a record of significant accomplishment
Embrace the Amicus core values as a patient-centric global biotechnology company
Experience in rare diseases is preferred.
Minimum 5-7 years of experience as a MSL, (or a master’s degree with significant experience of10+ years of experience as a MSL with a record of significant accomplishment)
In depth knowledge of Medical Affairs organizations, including related operating processes, policies, procedures and regulations

Experience and Skills
Knowledge of FDA regulations, PhRMA code, OIG and AACME as well as other International industry rules and guidelines along with medical and clinical terminology knowledge
Strong business acumen; has working knowledge of the multi-disciplinary functions involved in a company's drug development process, e.g. research, development, clinical operations, biostatistics, regulatory, commercial, etc.
Excellent verbal/written communication and listening skills
Proven planning and organizational skills; excellent communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills in developing and maintaining professional relationships
Proven ability to collaborate and make connections with both internal and external stakeholders
Stellar interpersonal skills, customer focus and emotional intelligence
Thrives in a team environment
Proven self-starter that is solution focused when presented with challenges
Ability to manage a demanding schedule, and adapt and be flexible as needed with evolving priorities
Clear alignment with Amicus Core Values

Travel
Up to 60%

Additional Job or Internship Information
Position Type: 
Full time job
Function: 
Medical Science Liaison