Jazz Pharmaceuticals

  • Associate Director, Sleep MSL's

    Job Locations US-CA-Remote Office Non Sales | US-PA-Philadelphia | US-NY-New York City | US-MA-Boston | US-DC-Washington D.C. | US-GA-Atlanta | US-IL-Chicago | US-NC-Charlotte
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/10/2018 4:10 AM)
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    Research & Development
  • Overview

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

    Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

    We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

    Position Profile

    The Associate Director, Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) position is a strategic leadership role responsible for partnering with the Sleep MSL Director and with other Sleep Medical leaders to manage and inspire a team of MSLs spanning the eastern half of the US, ensuring that the team delivers field-based medical support that is aligned with our products’ clinical development and business objectives. This position will be reporting into the Sleep MSL Director.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • The primary responsibility of this position is to provide guidance to MSLs in cultivating current and future thought leaders in academic and clinical medicine at the local, regional, and national levels in the field of Sleep Medicine. The Sleep MSL Associate Director will lead, manage, coach, train, and develop MSL direct reports to support high performance, and to align with strategic direction for the Jazz Sleep Franchise.
    • In addition, the Sleep MSL Associate Director will ensure the maintenance of clear territory KOL engagement plans and hold the team accountable for both adhering to those plans as well as ensuring collection and summary reporting of clinical insights and unanswered customer questions received from external contacts.
    • The Sleep MSL Associate Director will support the development of a high level of scientific acumen, strategic thinking, engagement, and both internal and external credibility for the MSL team.
    • Operationally, this position will be directly in charge of 7 MSLs whose activities span the eastern half of the US. The Sleep MSL Associate Director will work closely with the MSL Director and will proactively communicate team needs as well as establish a positive and collaborative team culture. S/He will define, clarify and manage the regional team priorities while promoting collaboration within the team and with customers.
    • The Sleep MSL Associate Director will appropriately deploy MSLs to respond to unsolicited questions. S/He will appropriately partner with the commercial field team to address challenges and better understand the therapeutic area landscape.
    • This position will ensure that all interactions and activities in the territories adhere to corporate and healthcare compliance guidance in all activities, including those related to clinical trials, scientific interactions with internal and external groups, and responses to unsolicited requests for medical/scientific information.

    Additional Responsibilities/Duties:

    • Manage and develop the MSL team including hiring, field training, evaluation, motivation and disciplinary activities in alignment with the company’s corporate strategies and objectives; 
    • Assess, manage, and train for the appropriate level and capabilities skill set of MSL to achieve business objectives;
    • Maintain clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in specific therapeutic areas and ensure MSL scientific credibility and acumen;
    • Develop and maintain productive and appropriate relationships with individuals in other parts of Jazz’s Commercial and R&D organizations
    • Manage T&E for direct reports

    Essential Qualifications:

    • MD, PharmD, or PhD degree, experience in Sleep Medicine/Neurology/Pulmonology preferred
    • Minimum of 5 years of industry experience, including at least 2 years of proven successful managing experience. Experience managing a team of MSLs preferred
    • Demonstrated acumen in presenting clinical and pre-clinical data to external audience and senior management required.
    • Strong leadership, team building, negotiation and ability to execute
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
    • Field-based position located in the Eastern half of the US requiring up to 60% travel

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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