January 14th, 2017 by

Tanner and Associates is recruiting for a MSL, Oncology on behalf of a worldwide healthcare company with core strengths in specialty pharmaceuticals, women’s healthcare, cardiology, hematology and oncology.


The field based (NE, Midwest, Southern California) Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will support the company’s Oncology franchise for both marketed and development products.  The company’s marketed product is for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma.  The company also has several developmental pipeline products being evaluated for the treatment of other forms of cancer. Openings are for New England, Midwest (based in Chicago or Minneapolis) and Southern California.


  • The MSL will act as a scientific expert and will be responsible for the dissemination, clarification and education of scientific data and material.
  • Candidate will establish long-term scientific/strategic relationships with key physicians/scientists, related major medical associations, and academic centers.
  • MSL will use experience with key external medical and pharmacy professionals through the process of one-on-one interaction, small group discussions, and symposia lecture presentations including exchanges associated with sponsored medical education programs and protocols.
  • Facilitate opinion leader involvement in national, regional and local educational forums including advisory boards and continuous medical education (CME) venues.
  • Enable principal investigators to develop their research interests by serving as facilitator for investigator-initiated studies, and managing submissions of letters of intent to the internal review committee.
  • Serve as the company liaison with oncology cooperative groups, assisting strategic development of the group’s strategy.
  • Serve as an expert consultant to internal cross-functional partners within the company by providing product related scientific information and technical support for training.
  • Responsible for communicating relevant information from KOLs to key cross-functional partners.
  • Provide opportunities for top leaders to participate in scientific forums and assist in gathering resources for projects.
  • Leverage networks, CME contacts and current speaker development priorities to develop program opportunities that highlight portfolio relevant disease state information and management.
  • Responsible to ensure that speakers are thoroughly knowledgeable and trained utilizing the most current information covering products.
  • Serve as the expert resource on products and associated disease states to Field Sales and other internal cross-functional groups.
  • Provide technical/scientific information as well as guidance in the development of educational programs needed to enhance corporate goals and initiatives.


  • PharmD or PhD with 5 years experience with a biotechnology/ pharmaceutical company with experience with Phase II/III/IV trials as a medical science liaison or as a clinical research scientist.
  • Related experience in a major academic/medical center will also be considered.
  • Experience in Clinical Oncology with a basic knowledge of Oncology products and disease states.  Experience with investigator-sponsored trials is preferred.  Must understand the FDA/GCP requirements regarding clinical research trials.
  • Must be able to understand, interpret and communicate complex scientific information and data.
  • Possess in-depth scientific and technical knowledge of company products versus competitor’s products plus the disease states that are used in treatment.

For more information, please contact Tanner and Associates at 760-598-3363 or email CVs to . Upload CVs and check additional postings at .

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