The Senior Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will develop and maintain professional relationships with prominent, therapeutically relevant healthcare providers and key decision makers as they relate to Catalysts’ various programs/products. Oncologists /Neuromuscular Specialists The candidate in this position will deliver presentations and enter into strategic discussions as it relates to medical/clinical, health economics and outcomes research data on catalyst’s products to healthcare professionals, including individual physicians, researchers, managed markets medical and pharmacy directors, hospital decision-makers, formulary committees, consultant pharmacists, state Medicaid decision-makers, and others. 

Candidates must be experienced as an MSL and live in the Northeast territory.



Identify, develop and maintain collaborative relationships with current and future KOLs, scientific experts, cooperative study groups and study sites. Work with key professionals at the national, regional, and local level, educating them with current, fair-balanced medical, scientific and pharmacoeconomic information regarding Catalyst’s various therapies. Increase the awareness of our marketed product(s) allowing the key healthcare professionals to make informed therapeutic decisions.


1.      Assist in the preparation and execution of regional and/or national advisory board meetings for marketed and pipeline assets, including delivering compelling presentations, assisting with slide preparation/review and facilitating interactive discussion groups. Provide resources for presenting medical information allowing feedback from decision makers about the utility of our product and how compares in the marketplace. 


2.      Deliver targeted internal training for selected topics (e.g. study updates, congress news, and latest scientific developments). Implements and disseminates high quality medical and scientific educational programs; gives clinical and scientific presentations at sites / hospitals.


3.      Support Catalyst sponsored clinical trials on site through scientific presentations/discussions that provide the context, build interest in the scientific program as well as provide feedback to Catalyst on the study design; understand trial/referral networks and identify enrollment barriers; participates in investigator meetings according to approved investigator strategy. Expedite the development and collection of quality data for pipeline assets and our marketed product.


4.      Support projects from the inception to the conclusion as assigned by the medical affairs director.


5.      Providing clinical and value-based input into Catalyst communications and materials, as well as participate in/or assisting in the training of new associates including but not limited to medical science liaisons and regional account managers.


Qualifications and Strongly Preferred Skill Requirements:  

        Advanced degree in medical/biosciences (e.g M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., DPH, Ed.D.) or a M.S. level (minimum)

        5 years clinical research, pharmacy, life science, pharma industry/academic related experience (can include relevant fellowship)

        5 or more years of MSL experience preferably in the Oncology/Neuromuscular or Rare Disease therapeutic areas with extensive experience in a medical affairs role

        Understanding of the pharmaceutical corporate environment and appreciation for Commercial Operations, including Marketing and Sales strategies

        Strong, broad-based scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge as well as extensive presentation and teaching skills

        Strong overall written and verbal communication skills; must be comfortable and confident speaking about drug information/disease state management

        Willingness to work compliantly cross functionally within the organization

        Ability to lead and motivate team members without a direct reporting relationship that includes training and mentoring new medical science liaisons

        Demonstrated ability to assess issues and think strategically

Preferred Skills:

        Sound computer skills including applications for word processing, producing slide materials and working with spreadsheets

        Develop required qualitative and quantitative reports; collates competitor information

Description of Work Environment

        Frequent Computer laptop or tablet use, not usually at a workstation

        Responsibilities may require a work schedule that may include working outside of ‘normal’ work hours, to meet demands of the organizations. (Advisory Boards, Congress Attendance and other weekend type business activities

        Ability and willingness to travel at least 60% of work days required