Medical Science Liaison - South

Pear Therapeutics

Boston, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Clinical Research
  • Post Date: 06/07/2021
  • Website: peartherapeutics.com
  • Company Address: 200 STATE STREET, BOSTON, MA, 02109

About Pear Therapeutics

At Pear, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in Prescription Digital Therapeutics, or PDTs. Our cross-functional team operates at the intersection of biotechnology and software technology. Pear discovers, develops, and delivers clinically-validated software-based therapeutics to provide better outcomes for patients, smarter engagement and tracking tools for clinicians, and cost-effective solutions for payers. Every day, we push the boundaries of technology to transform medicine. Pear has a pipeline of products and product candidates across therapeutic areas, including the first three PDTs with disease treatment claims from the FDA. Pear’s lead product, reSET®, for the treatment of substance use disorder, was the first PDT to receive marketing authorization from the FDA to treat disease. Pear’s second product, reSET-O®, for the treatment of opioid use disorder, was the first PDT to receive Breakthrough Designation. Pear’s third product, Somryst® for the treatment of chronic insomnia, was the first PDT submitted through the FDA’s traditional 510(k) pathway while simultaneously reviewed through the FDA’s Software Precertification Pilot Program.

Job Description

Pear Therapeutics is the leader in prescription digital therapeutics. We aim to redefine medicine by discovering, developing, and delivering clinically validated software-based therapeutics to provide better outcomes for patients, smarter engagement and tracking tools for clinicians, and cost-effective solutions for payers. Pear has a pipeline of products and product candidates across therapeutic areas, including severe psychiatric and neurological conditions. Our first product, reSET®, treats Substance Use Disorder and was the first prescription digital therapeutic to receive marketing authorization from the FDA to treat disease. Pear’s second product, reSET-O®, for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder, received marketing clearance from the FDA in December 2018. Pear’s third PDT, Somryst®, is the first FDA-authorized prescription digital therapeutic (PDT) for patients with chronic insomnia and the first product submitted through FDA’s traditional 510(k) pathway while simultaneously reviewed through FDA’s Software Precertification Pilot Program.

Job Description:

As a member of Pear's field-based Medical Affairs Team, the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will serve as a primary field-based scientific and clinical expert for Pear’s Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) product portfolio, as well as for insomnia and pipeline portfolio. The MSL engages in peer to peer scientific and health economic discussions with medical professionals, researchers, health care access decision makers and influencers within US public and private health care entities, including but not limited to, managed care organizations, specialty pharmacy providers, pharmacy benefit managers, integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations and other members of the scientific community to support disease state awareness and therapeutic education in SUD, OUD, and insomnia/depression, as well as in the area of Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDTs).

Responsibilities:

  • Provide field-based scientific exchange and communication around Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDTs)
  • Educate payers, key decision makers (P&T members, opinion leaders, pharmacists), agents (specialty pharmacy, GPO, and PBMs) on PDTs and the clinical value proposition of Pear’s approved products
  • Integrate with Medical Affairs, Market Access, Health Economics & Outcomes Research, and other internal stakeholders as appropriate and as identified through Value & Access leadership. Exhibits peer leadership among internal field medical stakeholders in account management
  • Identify, anticipate and address population level scientific, outcomes research, and health policy needs of customers becoming the trusted scientific advisor while leveraging internal and external resources to meet customer needs, as appropriate
  • Provide clinical and health economic support, including analysis and appraisal of health technology assessments, to healthcare access decision makers and influencers for Pear's Therapeutic Areas, new products, new/updated indications and marketed products
  • Identify, establish, and maintain scientific relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) and other subject matter experts regarding disease-state and product-specific information across Pear product portfolio
  • Provide information on Pear’s product pipeline upon request
  • Educate and support appropriate and clinically indicated use of Pear’s digital therapeutics by healthcare professionals.
  • Work collaboratively with Pear’s clinical team members on planning and preparation of abstracts, posters, presentations and publications
  • Support evaluation of therapeutic implementation and identify best practices in the field
  • Serve as a liaison with investigators interested in developing and performing investigator initiated and/or collaborative research as appropriate
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to ensure alignment between Medical Affairs and Commercial, Product and Clinical Development groups; provide clinical training support, including product demonstrations, to new employees and others as needed
  • Attend and provide scientific support at congress meetings
  • Capture, report and interpret customer insights to inform medical strategy and lifecycle management
  • Manage individual territory responsibilities and meet required metrics
  • Maintain the highest level of ethical standards and professionally represent Pear to the medical community
  • Develop and prioritize solutions to problems, understand relationship between actions and results, and understand and appreciate needs of customers as appropriate

 Job Requirements: 

  • An advanced medical scientific degree (PharmD, MD, DO, or PhD) is required
  • A minimum of 3 -5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry is required. Medical Outcomes Liaison and/or Health Economics and Outcomes Research experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience in a Managed Care/PBM, VA/DoD, CMS, State Medicaid, health care consulting, pharmaceutical industry or related environment preferred. Completion of relevant Residency or Fellowship programs may be considered in lieu of some work experience. Account management experience in a commercial or clinical setting will be considered
  • Professional experience in substance use disorder, opioid use disorder, and/or insomnia and depression is highly desired. Relevant experience in neurology, psychiatry and other relevant backgrounds will also be considered
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate scientific data to internal and external customers, including opinion leaders and managed care organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to develop trust and relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). Familiarity with KOLs within the region is highly desired
  • Collaborative, team-based approach; ability to network and partner with internal and external stakeholders, including commercial and R&D partners, medical opinion leaders, academic institutions, large group practices, managed care organizations, medical directors and pharmacy directors in institutional practices
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 80% of the time

Equal Employment Opportunity

Pear Therapeutics is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pear Therapeutics also follows all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Pear Therapeutics in the U.S. In certain circumstances it may be advantageous to Pear Therapeutics to support the application(s) for temporary visa classification and/or sponsor applications for permanent residence so that a foreign national colleague can accept or remain in a work assignment in the U. S. For certain classes of temporary visas, the resulting work authorization may be specific to Pear Therapeutics and the specific job and/or work site. Pear Therapeutics may at its business discretion decide to or refrain from obtaining, maintaining and/or extending the temporary visa status and/or sponsoring a colleague for permanent residency and /or employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified U.S. workers and the colleague's long-term prospects for securing lawful permanent residence, among other reasons. Employment applicants requiring immigration sponsorship disclosure, when initial application for employment is made, whether or not they are legally authorized to in the U.S. and, if so, whether that authorization permits them to work in the job they seek. In no case should Pear Therapeutics support of a colleague's temporary visa application or sponsorship of a colleague for permanent residence be construed to guarantee success of that application or amend or otherwise invalidate the "at-will" employment relationship between the colleague and Pear Therapeutics.

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