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Consultant-Medical Liaison

Company Name:
Eli Lilly
Company Overview:
Lilly is the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and has been creating medicines that help improve peoples' quality of life for more than 135 years. Across the globe, we are a leader in investing in research and development and we also invest in our employees in competitive salaries, training and development, and health.
The pharmaceutical industry is a complex, rapidly changing environment and we are looking for highly capable leaders to help us continue bringing innovation to patients.
If you are interested in being considered for employment at Lilly, we encourage you to review the following opportunity.
Responsibilities:
Develop mutually beneficial relationships with external clients and internal business partners
The ML will spend between 70-80% of their time devoted to developing relationships and interfacing with external clients Scientific Experts (SEs)/educators/investigators- within a defined geography (CA, OR, WA, NV, UT, AZ). The ML will serve as the major representative of Lilly for these health care professionals, providing deep and advanced muscle/bone disease state and product information as well as facilitating the work of the SE when it aligns with Lilly's mission. An important aspect of this work will be to connect the SE with other Lilly resources (e.g., Outcomes Research, Discovery, Scientists, Clinical Research Physicians,) whenever appropriate. The ML will be the primary point person liaising between Lilly resources or internal business partners (e.g., Clinical Research Physicians, Medical Information Associates, Corporate Medical teams). They will also report clinical insights and unanswered customer questions they have received from external SEs to the medical and brand teams.
Understand and effectively communicate current scientific knowledge
The ML will be required to maintain their technical expertise within muscle/bone to engage in deep scientific discussions with SEs. The ML will be expected to engage in continuous learning within muscle/bone. They will attend appropriate scientific meetings, conduct routine literature searches, and will be expected to communicate regularly with each other to assure that the entire group benefits from individual learning whenever it is relevant. As a result, the ML will establish them self as a reliable, trusted, resource of accurate, up-to-date, medical and scientific knowledge requested and desired by their clients. They will respond in a timely way to personal or electronic inquiries with any available information which may include reprints or posters, medical letters, literature citations, access to internal and external experts, slides and other teaching-related material.
Effectively manage administrative activities
The ML job entails not only scientific and customer expertise, but also requires the ability to understand and effectively utilize approved resources to fulfill administrative, procedural, and legal requirements in order to address the customer needs. These activities may include proficiency in computer skills and database entry (VEEVA, Lilly Net, S5, Microsoft Office, Ovid,), continual compliance of all procedural requirements of the role (i.e. good documentation practices, standards and procedures,) and appropriate utilization and best practice sharing of available resources. Intellectual curiosity and intelligence about the field of science/medicine for which they are responsible.
Basic Qualifications:
Advanced degree in health sciences (PharmD, M.D., Ph.D. in a medically related field) required with 2-3 years of relevant clinical or therapeutic area experience desired. Masters or Bachelors level degree in health sciences (RN, RPh, PA, Certified Diabetes Educator, NP, etc.) considered if 5 or more years clinical and/or medical information experience in relevant therapeutic area is present.
Qualified candidate must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this position.
Additional Skills/Preferences:
Significant clinical or research work in osteoporosis.
Ability to use field-based electronic or other communication tools for all aspects of job is critical.
Highly motivated and capable of comprehending large amounts of scientific content which is then communicated in a clear, concise fashion.
Significant direct experience in servicing customer needs for complex information.
Demonstrated ability to work with often demanding or difficult clients.
Significant experience and success in self-managing priorities and multi-tasking projects.
Strong teamwork/interpersonal skills.
Advanced presentation and computer skills with expertise in literature identification and evaluation
Significant experience in professional networking with positive mutually beneficial outcomes
Experience in field-based environments highly valued.
Familiarity with the academic community and the medical research and medical education process highly valued.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, including capability to engage in professional relationship building and networking.
Position requires ability to travel up to 60%, as well as work 4 to 6 weekends a year.
Additional Information:
TERRITORY: CA, OR, WA, NV, AZ, UT
The position is field-based with upwards of 60% required travel (car and plane) to manage assigned geography. Applicants should have access to large hub airport.
Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

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