Senior Clinical Education and Research Liaison (CERL)

This is a contract role being filled by The Medical Affairs Company (TMAC).

Summary of Responsibilities

The Senior Clinical Education and Research Liaison is an integral member of the Clinical Development and Medical Affairs (CDMA) function and will be a scientific resource responsible for conducting high-level exchange of scientific information across products and disease states with external thought leaders and internal scPharmaceuticals stakeholders. This individual is responsible for managing and supporting medical education, scientific exchange, clinical and non-clinical research initiatives, and publication strategies for both marketed and pipeline products. The Senior Clinical Education and Research Liaison ensures appropriate scientific exchange, develops peer relationships with thought leaders and content experts and provides balanced scientific support to healthcare professionals on behalf of scPharmaceuticals in their assigned geographic region. He/She will develop a deep understanding of scientific trends associated with cardiovascular disease with a focus on heart failure. Further, this individual will synthesize their field insights and communicate with home office colleagues including senior leadership teams, brand team, managed markets team, corporate communications, investor relations, and business development, among others. This position reports into the Senior Director, Medical Affairs.


Key Responsibilities

  •  Develops and articulates excellence in scientific exchange of information across a range of healthcare professionals to advance the safe and effective use of scPharmaceuticals products
  • Participates and/or leads project teams that drive tactical activities that align with the medical affairs strategy including product medical strategy, training, education, publications and research (clinical, non-clinical and health economics and outcomes research (HEOR))
  • Identifies key thought leaders and content experts and engages in compliant scientific exchange and balanced discussions across different types of healthcare organizations: national and regional healthcare systems, integrated delivery systems, payors, and group purchasing organizations in the areas of medical education, clinical, non-clinical and health economics and outcomes research
  • Leads development and communication of scientific data to diverse audiences including physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other key stakeholders in hospitals, managed care organizations, government, group purchasing organizations and integrated delivery networks
  • Communicates with Payors and provides medical information pre- and post-approval in accordance with FDA guidance for Drug and Device Manufacturer Communications with Payor and Formulary Committees. Synergizes this communication by collaborating with managed care team and national account
  • Communicates medical insights and feedback gathered from scientific exchange and relevant information to define, update and support medical affairs
  • Leads efforts across Medical Affairs to keep abreast of latest scientific, disease state, emerging therapies and the healthcare landscape and integrates this information to provide value to both external and internal stakeholders
  • Continuously ensures the conduct of appropriate and compliant scientific exchange with healthcare professionals
  • Identifies and facilitates research opportunities with external investigators that are aligned with scPharmaceuticals research focus areas
  • Collaborates with Clinical Research to aid in scPharmaceuticals sponsored clinical trials by identifying appropriate trial sites and interacting with investigators in ongoing studies
  • Identifies opportunities for data generation activities through investigator-initiated research, and Medical Affairs and/or Clinical company sponsored studies for clinical, and non-clinical and health economics outcomes research that is aligned with scPharmaceuticals research focus areas
  • Participates in medical writing functions including drafting and reviewing medical information standard responses, scientific abstracts, publications, scientific slide decks,
  • Provides scientific support for commercial functions of the organization including scientific support to health care practitioners and training for speakers and sales force as needed
  • Attends and participates in medical/scientific meetings and conferences for the purpose of providing medical information booth coverage and/or keeping informed of latest scientific data and healthcare evolutions to provide insights that inform strategic directions
  • Leads and facilitates advisory boards and other activities that inform strategic
  • Maintains cross-functional collaboration with internal functions and field teams to provide scientific expertise and functions as a scientific advisor with Clinical Research, Commercial, Investor Relations, Business Development, Corporate communications,
  • Uses technical expertise to support team and departmental projects
  • Takes responsibility for delivery of Medical Affairs goals


Education and Experience Requirements

  •  Clinical and practical patient care or industry experience in the area of cardiology/heart failure
  • Advanced degree; MD, NP, PA, PharmD or PhD
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, educate and maintain credible scientific relationships with health care providers
  • 5+ years of experience in biopharmaceutical industry as an MSL
  • New product launch experience preferred
  • Understands and works well in a fast-paced, dynamic company
  • High business acumen and impactful communicator
  • Ability to balance priorities and achieve completion on multiple projects
  • Experience with Phase 4 post approval studies, including HEOR and Investigator Sponsored Studies
  • 40-60% travel and is available to work evenings and weekends as needed for medical meeting coverage and other activities


Skills and Abilities

  •  You are passionate about educating clinicians who prescribe and patients who use scPharmaceuticals products to advance safe and effective use
  • You have tremendous clinical and scientific acumen and possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • You display a high level of emotional intelligence in your decision making
  • You understand, appreciate, and thrive in a growing organization
  • You act with impeccable integrity and treat your colleagues, business partners, and customers with the utmost respect
  • You understand strategy, transition to execution, and effectively lead teams and/or peers through this process
  • You strive for excellence and expect the same from your team and colleagues


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