Senior Medical Science Liaison, Southern CA & AZ

Karyopharm Therapeutics

Karyopharm Therapeutics

United States · Arizona, USA · California, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Senior Medical Science Liaison, Southern CA & AZ

Job Locations US-Remote | US-CA | US-AZ
Job ID
# of Openings
Medical Affairs/HEOR
Regular Full-Time

Role Overview & Key Functions:

The Senior MSL is an experienced oncology professional with scientific, clinical, and therapeutic area expertise responsible for providing medical expertise on all the Karyopharm assets in development. This individual is a highly valuable member of the Global Medical and Scientific (GMSA) team who represents Karyopharm externally by engaging in highly credible scientific discussions with targeted Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), internal stakeholders, clinical trial investigators, access stakeholders and other healthcare professionals to help support the medical objectives at Karyopharm. We are looking for someone who approaches the role with thoughtful consideration of the future.

This position will provide geographical coverage for Southern California and Arizona.

Reporting to the Field Medical VP, you will positively impact patients’ when you:

  • Identify and develops creative, innovative approaches for external engagement
  • Partner with leadership to develop strategies that will adapt medical affairs to the evolving external environment
  • Understand oncology treatment paradigms, key stakeholders, and healthcare landscape within the designated coverage area (regionally and/or locally) and within assigned institutions.
  • Identify disease concepts and compound characteristics that can be leveraged into product differentiation
  • Represent the company at educational events, programs, medical meetings and scientific congresses
  • Identify, engage, and cultivate relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs), clinicians, investigators, and other HCPs within academic and community settings in accordance with compliance guidance for Medical Affairs activities.
  • Identify and engage key KOLs, HCPs, and investigators in scientific exchange on disease landscape & Karyopharm’s assets.
  • Serve as a key member of the Karyopharm GMSA team to share actionable insights/learnings to help inform and develop the medical strategy.
  • Collaborate with other cross-functional internal team members (i.e., commercial, payer/access, clinical development) to share regional/local insights/learnings and contribute to respective strategies.
  • Provide support for congress meetings, including scientific coverage, competitive intelligence, medical booth staffing and external engagements.
  • Deliver medical/scientific presentations to internal & external stakeholders.
  • Respond to external inquiries and deliver appropriate clinical and scientific information
  • Document field engagements and contributes to aggregate reporting of the Field Medical Team activities and value to the company.
  • Respond to external inquiries and deliver appropriate clinical and scientific information
  • Represent Karyopharm at select scientific congresses and professional society meetings
  • Travels to meetings, face-to-face engagements, as required, estimated at 60%.

Candidate Profile & Requirements:

  • An advanced degree in a scientific field (MD, PharmD, PhD, DNP) is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a Medical Science Liaison in the biopharmaceutical industry with a focus on hematology/oncology.
  • This role will require strong scientific acumen, preferably a background in hematologic and solid tumor malignancies (ideally within multiple myeloma, myelofibrosis, myelodysplastic syndrome and/or gynecological malignancies)
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skill, including formal presentation skills, and well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of oncology customer segments and market dynamics
  • Demonstrated expertise in building relationships and participating in credible scientific exchange with multiple audiences
  • Strong analytical skills: ability to understand and interpret clinical research.
  • Resourceful, flexible, and ability to adapt to changing conditions in a fast-paced organization.
  • Motivated, self-starter who engages quickly, rolls up their sleeves and operates very effectively in a high-performance smaller, biopharmaceutical organization.
  • Working knowledge of CRM systems and advanced knowledge of Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and a strong aptitude for adapting to new software and apps.
  • Thorough knowledge of local compliance
  • Ability to travel and manage a demanding schedule, which may require some evening and weekend availability (anticipated travel up to 60%).

Our Value Proposition:

Groundbreaking Science. Boundless Opportunity. Work Fit for Life.

At Karyopharm, we live and demonstrate our ICARE values every day!

If you want to do something that matters, this work matters. Patients drive our passion to pioneer novel cancer therapies. That’s why we’ve built an environment centered around support, flexibility, and a shared mission. Creating and delivering medicine for cancer can only be done through focus, dedication, and heart. We hire exceptional people and trust each other to work in whatever way lets us, be us – whether that’s onsite, from home, or anywhere in between. What do you get when you pair an extraordinary mission with a culture of flexibility and empowerment? We invite you to find out and join us on this incredible mission.

Check out our Culture Video!

What We Offer:

In addition to our exciting, supportive, and intellectually challenging global workspaces(s), teamembers enjoy a comprehensive and generous benefits package (active on day one) that makes them more productive and contributes directly to the development of their professional skills.

  • A culture of employee engagement, diversity, and inclusion
  • Competitive salary, bonus, and generous equity offerings (RSU’s at time of offer and annual awards) – we are partners in prosperity!
  • Peace of mind through best in class medical (deducible paid by KPTI), dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, parental leave, a matching 401k program (immediate vesting), ESPP and tuition reimbursement.
  • Wellness Program with a monthly stipend.
  • Generous PTO and Holidays – we encourage you to recharge and spend time with family and friends.
  • Ample opportunities to learn and take on new responsibilities in a fast-paced, and patient focused company. (tuition reimbursement, management development & mentoring programs, and a variety of reward and recognition programs)
  • Cell phone allowance
  • In the U.S., the salary range for this position is $205,000 to $225,000 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors


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