Senior Medical Science Liaison - Long-Term Care, Arcadia, California

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Created 11/08/2018
Reference 105449969
Country United States
State California
City Arcadia
Zip 91006

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals

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In keeping with our commitment to the community in which we do business, and in compliance with state and federal law, ACADIA is an equal opportunity employer. Our employment policies and procedures ensure that we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran's status, marital status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We invite you to complete the optional self-identification fields below used for compliance with government regulations and record-keeping guidelines.


Reports to the Sr. Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research within Medical Affairs. Responsible for supporting long-term care (LTC) medical and scientific initiatives on behalf of Company selected therapeutic areas. Develops on-going professional relationships with national/regional healthcare practitioners within LTC networks and facilitates. Ensures access to current medical and scientific information on Company products and forthcoming areas of therapeutic interest to targeted LTC decision makers, medical directors, key opinion leaders (KOLs), healthcare professionals (HCPs) and LTC Managed Market stakeholders consistent with the objectives of ACADIA and the Medical Affairs and Development Departments. Collaborates with medical affairs, clinical and commercial leadership to assist with the development of LTC strategies and field initiatives for the MSL team and Company. Additionally, this position will have limited responsibility for engagement of managed care organizations and leadership. This position is geographically based near a major airport.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Identifies and develops relationships with national and regional medical and scientific LTC thought leaders, decision makers, medical and nursing directors, and patient advocacy groups, consistent with the strategy and objectives of ACADIA's Medical Affairs and Development Departments.
  • Engages LTC national and regional thought leaders to align interests, discuss research and medical information, and participate in scientific exchange and education about current and emerging therapies
  • Provides sponsored research trial support and investigator-initiated research proposal cultivation and facilitation in the LTC setting
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical and educational support and presentations for LTC accounts and organizations.
  • Develops and maintains scientific, clinical and therapeutic expertise for Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease Psychosis, and psychosis seen in other neurological disorders; therapies utilized to manage these symptoms; and pimavanserin.
  • Collaborates with medical affairs, clinical and commercial leadership to develop LTC strategies and field initiatives for the company and MSL team
  • Works closely with account managers (AM's) to ensure information needs of healthcare professionals and associated managed care plans are met. Manages assigned Key Customer Accounts and customer interface of assigned National and Regional affiliate accounts.
  • Manages the ongoing scientific dialogue with the Managed Care audience as it relates to clinical information, scientific discussions, and health outcomes research.
  • Identifies disease concepts and compound characteristics that can be leveraged into product differentiation.
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical, and educational support for internal and external clients.
  • Represents the company at specific continuing educational events, programs, medical meetings and conventions.
  • Supports commercial operations by participating in Speaker and Sales Representative Training.
  • Partners with the internal departments to ensure accurate delivery of medical and scientific information.
  • Other duties as assigned.


An advanced degree (MD, PharmD, PhD) in a scientific discipline required. An equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered. Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the LTC setting with a focus on central nervous system (CNS) area is desirable, including at least 5 years of MSL, industry, or other related professional experiences, preferably working with LTC facilities and providers.

Must possess:
  • Expert scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge applied to the LTC setting
  • Knowledge of regulatory, compliance, commercial, and clinical issues affecting the pharmaceutical and managed care industries in the LTC segment.
  • Knowledge of LTC customer segments and market dynamics.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation formats.
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication.
  • Ability to assert own ideas and persuade others through effectively consolidating, evaluating, and presenting relevant information.
  • Demonstrated skill at promoting team cooperation and a commitment to team success.
  • Adept at seeing change as an opportunity to improve business performance and campaigning for it when necessary.
  • High level of facility with relevant computer and software capabilities, including MS Office programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time, with a primary residence near a major airport
Employer ACADIA Pharmaceuticals

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