Senior Medical Science Liaison

Replimune Group

England, GB / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 04/02/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 18 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA, 01801

About Replimune Group

Replimune is working to advance the science of oncolytic immunotherapy to improve on existing therapies and help treat more patients with a variety of tumor types. Oncolytic immunotherapy uses viruses that have been modified to selectively replicate in and kill tumors.

Job Description

About the job

Replimune’s mission is to discover and deliver a new generation of cancer treatments called oncolytic immunotherapies. Oncolytic viruses combine multiple mechanisms of action, enhancing the ability of viruses to replicate in and kill cancer cells, and generating a robust patient-specific, systemic anti-tumor immune response. Oncolytic immunotherapy is expected to strengthen the effectiveness of immune checkpoint blockade and become the second cornerstone of immune-oncology approaches, moving beyond the incremental improvement in cancer treatment to help more patients overcome their disease.


Sr. Medical Science Liaison - 2 positions - both Remote (US based & UK based)


Summary of job description:


This function will be responsible for integrating scientific expertise and knowledge with brand strategies to ensure successful implementation of the Company's marketed and emerging product portfolio. This will be fulfilled mainly through the development of excellent working relationships with key opinion leaders and regional clinicians of influence. Additional leadership responsibilities in support of preferential team dynamics, special projects and key customer interface. 


Key responsibilities:

  • Identify key national and regional oncology thought leaders and priority customers, build and maintain advocacy with these individuals, and function as their primary scientific contact with Replimune.
  • Participate in the collection and exchange of scientific/technical information important to Replimune development efforts (serve as a field-based extension of the in-house clinical team).
  • Assist in the management of relationships between key opinion leaders and corporate product teams.
  • Accumulate key competitive information to aid the clinical and marketing teams in product/brand development.
  • Identify, initiate, coordinate, evaluate and monitor investigator-sponsored studies intended to support the clinical and scientific strategy of Replimune products.
  • Help develop and manage to timelines publication plans of investigator-sponsored studies.
  • Assist in the identification, evaluation and engagement of potential investigators for Replimune corporate trials.
  • Assist the clinical trials team, as needed, in the ongoing support and communication with investigators on Replimune corporate trials.
  • Education of priority customers on research and development projects.
  • Develop key advocates as speakers to support Replimune products and strategies.
  • Assist in the development of, and participate in, regional advisory boards and medical education programs
  • Contribute scientific and clinical expertise to the development and execution of commercial educational activities.
  • Provide clinical resources for programs supporting sales/sales training and marketing efforts and professional services.
  • Represent Replimune at major oncology meetings and conferences, including meetings of the NCI Cooperative research groups.
  • Maintain clinical and technical expertise in the area of oncology through review of the scientific literature and attendance at key scientific meetings.
  • Serves as a mentor for Medical Science Liaisons and includes:
  • Interviewing prospective candidates and providing feedback
  • Participates in training and on-boarding of new hires
  • Provides guidance to colleagues
  • Provides technical expertise to other members of the organization
  • Works with management to provide support and assistance in training for designated company activities
  • Serves as role model to team members:
  • Takes initiative and perform tasks in a self-directed manner
  • Demonstrates professional behavior when interacting with Health Care Professionals and internal colleagues
  • Demonstrates positive attitude toward company and colleagues
  • Enhances cohesiveness among MSL team members – providing a respectful, inclusive environment
  • Proactively offers ideas and solutions to enhance the productivity of the Medical Science Liaison Team

o  Adheres to the Replimune Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Leads assigned projects within the MSL organization
  • Spearheads strategic initiatives within the MSL organization in collaboration with Directors
  • Delivers updates and presentations to Medical Affairs senior management
  • Develops best practices for the MSL team
  • Delivers scientific / clinical presentations at advisory boards, consultant meeting, and/or facilitation of breakout sessions
  • Delivers scientific / clinical presentations to payor groups and other managed market customers
  • Represents MSL team on select clinical / medical study teams


Other responsibilities


Educational requirements:

  • Advanced degree in medical science (MD, PharmD, or PhD) is strongly preferred. Candidates without an advanced degree are required to have at least 7 years of industry MSL experience in the therapeutic area, and 8 – 12 years overall related experience.


Experience and skill requirement:

  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years previous MSL experience in the therapeutic area of interest required
  • Patient care clinical experience in the therapeutic area (including sub-specialty) preferred
  • Leadership experience (with direct reports or as an individual contributor) is a preferable trait
  • Strong project leadership and management history required.
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and priorities.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to compile and disseminate information to others in a cohesive fashion to assure a clear understanding of project status and direction.
  • Solid understanding of drug development and life-cycle development of a product.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with thought leaders and to establish trust through the consistent demonstration of scientific expertise and satisfactory follow-through to requests from thought-leaders; the ability to work effectively with key decision makers, both within and outside the Company.
  • Excellent communicator, skilled at diplomacy and capable of effectively combining science and relationship building.
  • Ability to understand and translate external customer and/or internal client needs into effective decisions and to drive results and strive for continuous improvement with high performance in the face of adversity a must.
  • Willingness to travel extensively.


Replimune is an equal opportunity employer.

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