Medical Science Liaison, USFMA - Oncology

  • Daiichi Sankyo Company
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • Nov 30, 2021
Consultant Education Health Care Pharmaceutical Science

Job Description

The MSL develops on-going professional relationships with national and regional healthcare opinion leaders and other healthcare professionals to provide medical and scientific support for Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (DSI) initiatives in selected therapeutic areas. The MSL develops skills and competencies to educate healthcare professionals, DSI internal stakeholders (e.g., Medical, Marketing, and Sales), and decision makers in healthcare systems regarding therapeutic areas and related products developed and commercialized by DSI.


Builds and maintains professional relationships with healthcare professionals (HCPs) by developing the skills and with guidance implementing the following:

  • Presenting disease state and Daiichi Sankyo product specific data to HCPs
  • Responding to unsolicited requests for medical information
  • Identifying and appropriately facilitating engagement of qualified 1) investigators and study committee members for DSI clinical research programs, 2) investigator-initiated research study proposals, 3) speakers for DSI Brand Speaker programs, 4) advisors for DSI scientific, clinical and marketing advisory boards
  • Gathering customer insights regarding DSI and competitor products to help inform medical and commercial decision making
  • Enhanced professional expertise through attendance of select scientific meetings and professional conferences for the purpose of continuing education, and scientific exchange with key opinion leaders
  • Develops positive working relationships with local and regional internal stakeholders to enhance DSI HCP relationships
  • Develops the ability to apply the appropriate methods to implement the FMA department strategy within his/her geography in alignment with Medical and Brand strategies
  • Completes administrative duties, including monthly expense reporting and field activity reporting
  • Represents the Medical Science Liaison function by participating in DSI meetings, functions, events

Additional duties and responsibilities are based on position level/title, may include but are not limited to:

  • Provides innovation in enhancing and developing professional relationships with national and regional healthcare opinion leaders and HCP’s to provide medical and scientific support for DSI initiatives.
  • Ability to anticipate trends and capitalize on opportunities
  • Lead special projects/initiatives;
  • Assist in the development of team members
  • Represent FMA leadership at DSI meetings, functions and events

Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.


  • PharmD, Ph.D. or MD from an accredited college or university in a health sciences related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience including medical & scientific affairs, clinical practice, research, academic or US managed markets preferred
  • Previous experience in supporting Oncology, clinical research (early development to registration trials) as well as medical education is highly desirable