Boehringer Ingelheim AD, Medical Science Liaison/ Medical Science Liaison (East Texas) in DALLAS, Texas

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The qualified candidate will be hired at the appropriate level commensurate with education/experience.


The AD Medical Science Liaison is part of a regionally focused therapeutic area MSL team within Field Based Medicine (FBM), who reports into the MSL Team Lead. The focus of this role is field based scientific exchange (SE), for which the AD Medical Science Liaison will leverage their scientific background, industry knowledge, and business acumen to act as a scientific resource to Scientific Experts (SCEs), while gathering insights that inform Scientific Objectives (SOs) and strategic decision making by Medicine. Within their territory MSLs are responsible for establishing, cultivating, and maintaining relationships with SCEs. Further, the MSL functions as an extension of the medical information group to provide product and pipeline therapeutic area expertise to SCEs and HCPs, and as a scientific expert to internal stakeholders within Medicine and Commercial groups at BIPI. The AD Medical Science Liaison is a collaborative member of BIPI who is expected to communicate seamlessly with other members of the field based organization, act as a leader and coach within the MSL team, and perform all activities in a compliant manner.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Customer Interactions and Scientific Exchange:

  • The overarching objective of the Associate Director MSL is to be in the field conducting scientific exchange with prioritized SCEs. Therefore, the principal effort of the MSL will be focused on planning, preparing for, and conducting field based interactions and scientific exchange in support of the TA Scientific Objectives (SOs). Specific aspects of the role include, but may not be limited to:

  • Proactively conduct scientific exchange with SCEs to support the SOs; as guided by their tactical medical engagement plan.

  • Establish and maintain scientific relationships with SCEs, while developing a strong understanding of territory specific healthcare systems and clinical practices related to patient care, disease management, treatment protocols, and research interests.

  • Act as a scientific resource to SCEs and HCPs to reactively answer specific questions on TA or disease state topics and BI compounds through scientific exchange.

  • Provide disease state education on topics related to TA Scientific Objectives.

  • Act as a scientific resource to Scientific Experts at payer accounts and integrated delivery networks when requested.

  • Collaboration:

  • The Associate Director MSL collaborates with the field based medicine team, appropriate Commercial personnel, and the broader organization – in a seamless and efficient manner. Specific aspects include, but may not be limited to:

  • Collaborate within the TA MSL Team, on all aspects of planning, execution, sharing of best practices, and insight generation related discussion in order to understand the breadth of insights, potential impact, and to stimulate scientific exploration.

  • Collaborate with field based Commercial personnel, as appropriate and in a compliant manner for facilitating introductory meetings.

  • Collaborate to provide field based scientific expertise for key accounts, as required. Learn about new and evolving customers and the changing medical needs of such customers.

  • Collaborate with Commercial personnel to provide scientific support for internal and external activities where there is a defined and appropriate scientific role for FBM.

  • Collaborate with FBM Operations, as appropriate.

  • Collaborate with the broader Medicine organization to provide scientific support and communicate scientific insights.

  • Planning and Support :

  • Develop a tactical customer-centric medical engagement plan for their geography in alignment with management and provide internal and external scientific support – as required. Specific aspects of the role include, but may not be limited to:

  • Proactively develop a territory specific medical engagement plan for scientific exchange with prioritized SCEs, which supports the TA Scientific Objectives (SOs).

  • Proactively assess SCEs that are appropriate to interact with as part of the medical engagement plan.

  • Identify and communicate challenging gaps between BIPI and customer expectations, needs, and priorities.

  • Proactively monitor and adjust tactical medical engagement plan to better achieve TA Scientific Objectives.

  • Support identification of scientific materials required to effectively conduct scientific exchange.

  • Develop scientific materials to support scientific exchange, as directed by MSL Team Lead.

  • Support identification of training needs to effectively engage in scientific exchange.

  • Maintain regular communication with the regional TA MSL Team, to review ongoing activities and insights, share best practices, and communicate learnings.

  • Interact with current BI study investigators to maintain site engagement and address any unsolicited trial related questions, and with potential study investigators to discuss potential BI study concepts or protocols, as requested.

  • Facilitate logistical communications between BIPI and HCPs regarding Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS), External Collaborative Research, and company study contracts, as requested.

  • Provide additional scientific support for Medicine and Scientific Affairs activities in alignment with the local work instruction, which may include but are not limited to support for scientific congresses and medical information.

  • Maintain clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in specific TA through continuous learning and knowledge of the TA related scientific literature.

  • Insight Generation and Reporting :

  • Identify, document, discuss, and communicate scientific insights as guided by the TA Scientific Objectives. Specific aspects include, but may not be limited to:

  • Document field generated scientific insights within appropriate system(s), and communicate to appropriate internal stakeholders, as required.

  • Participate in the discussion of scientific insights gathered by the TA MSL team, in order to understand the breadth of insights, potential impact, and to stimulate scientific exploration, as directed by management Support communication of scientific insights across the Medical and Commercial organizations, as directed by management.

  • Identify and communicate operational understanding of healthcare systems with field based BI teams, including changes in the healthcare landscape and trends impacting delivery within the territory (i.e. new stakeholders impacting the delivery of or access to care).

  • Assist with scientific insight analysis efforts by reviewing and collating individual reports across the TA team.

  • Leadership and Coaching:

  • The Associate Director MSL is expected to lead special Medicine/RA projects, TA MSL team activities, and serve as a coach and mentor to MSL colleagues – based upon strong field based competencies and scientific expertise. These accountabilities are performed while maintaining customer relationships and field based responsibilities. Specific aspects include, but may not be limited to:

  • Serve as a mentor for newly hired MSLs, at the direction of the MSL Team Lead. Coaching and guidance may include:

  • Customer relationship development best practices.

  • Communication techniques for effective scientific exchange.

  • Understanding healthcare delivery within complex systems.

  • Territory medical engagement plan development.

  • Serve as a scientific lead for the FBM team, within aspects of a therapeutic area or disease state, at the direction of the MSL Team Lead.

  • Lead special projects as directed MSL Team Lead (i.e. FBM optimization initiatives, scientific analyses to advance understanding within the disease state, participate in scientific advisory boards, etc.).

  • Lead insight reporting efforts by reviewing and collating individual reports across teams.


  • Experience and Education:

  • BSc. From an accredited institution required, and in addition fulfill one of the following education levels and experience criteria:

  • Advanced science / clinical degree from an accredited institution (PharmD, M.D., DO, Ph.D.) with three (3) or more years’ of relevant clinical or therapeutic experience (preferred), OR

  • Masters level degree, from an accredited institution, in health sciences with five (5) or more years’ of relevant clinical or therapeutic area experience, OR

  • Combined BSc. with a MBA, or BSN with a MBA, from an accredited institution and seven (7) or more years’ of relevant clinical or therapeutic area experience, or

  • A PA from an accredited institution with five (5) or more years’ of relevant clinical or therapeutic area experience.

  • Other Medically qualified licensure (e.g. RPh, Respiratory Therapist) with nine (9) or more years of relevant clinical or therapeutic area experience.

  • Three (3) or more years’ experience as a MSL within the respective therapeutic area with primary emphasis on field based scientific exchange – required, five (5) or more years’ preferred.

  • Experience in a senior MSL role – preferred.

  • Experience leading field based medicine or medical affairs projects, or mentoring MSLs – preferred.

  • Knowledge of regional specific healthcare systems and clinical practices related to patient care – preferred.

  • Strong communication and relationship development skills.

  • Able to readily interpret scientific data, understand the potential impact of data on clinical approaches and research needs, and communicate scientific data to broad audiences.

  • Ability to use field-based electronic or other communication tools for all aspects of job.

  • Position is field-based with over 50% required travel to manage assigned geography. Easy access to large hub airport desired.

  • Compliance and other regulatory and/or organizational requirements :

  • Ensure FBM policies, procedures, and guidance is adhered to.

  • Incorporate compliance and ethical decision-making into all business practices, and seek appropriate advice and counsel on new proposed activities.

  • Perform all Company business in accordance with all regulations (e.g. EEO FDA, OSHA, PDMA, EPA PhRMA, etc.) and Company policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate high ethical and profession standards with all business contacts in order to maintain BIPIs excellent reputation within the medical and pharmaceutical community.

Organization: US-BI Pharma/BI USA

Title: AD, Medical Science Liaison/ Medical Science Liaison (East Texas)

Location: Americas-United States-TX-Dallas

Requisition ID: 186997