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Medical Science Liaison, Oncology

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
San Francisco
Start date
Apr 26, 2024

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Clinical, Medical Affairs, Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

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Medical Science Liaison, Oncology


Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

Medical Science Liaison - Oncology (Northern California)

Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of the Oncology Medical Science Liaison is to serve as a field-base medical expert within Medical Affairs Organization and engage in mutual scientific exchange. Ipsen’s Medical Field teams enhance the understanding of scientific and medical value of Ipsen’s oncology/hematology products (marketed and pipeline) with Thought Leaders (TL) and Healthcare Providers (HCP) to further patient outcomes.

MSL leverages deep scientific and business knowledge in life cycle management (LCM) and generate rich thought leader insights shared across the organization. MSL respond to customer inquiries to ensure focused and balanced clinical and scientific information that supports the appropriate use of Ipsen’s products. MSL works with cross functional teams on business planning, special projects, and strategic development to support US Medical Affairs Medical Strategy.

MSL adheres to internal standard processes and complies with regulatory and compliance requirements along with sustaining expertise in disease state management, emerging therapies, and the treatment landscape.

Main responsibilities / job expectations

  • Demonstrate deep scientific expertise on Ipsen’s Oncology/Hematology molecules/products, and therapeutic area to exchange relevant information and insights with thought leaders.
  • Build, cultivate and maintain a focused group of regional thought leaders to ensure understanding of evolving healthcare trends across the relevant therapeutic area landscape.
  • Respond to on and off-label questions with integrity, compliance, and adherence to legal, regulatory, and Ipsen guidelines, policies & procedures.
  • Represent Ipsen and US Medical Affairs Team during scientific conferences, continuing medical educational events, and medical meetings.
  • Gather data and generate scientific insights from stakeholder interactions and provide feedback to the organization using appropriate mechanisms and tools.
  • Recognize and capture scientific insights that deepen our understanding of the needs of thought leaders, healthcare providers, and patients to share with internal stakeholders.
  • Respond to unsolicited requests regarding interest in investigator sponsored studies (ISS) and supports ISS submissions through appropriate internal processes.
  • Assist with Company Sponsored Studies (CSS) from Phase I-IV, including investigator/site identification, site initiation visits and feedback regarding operational management to ensure optimal site selection and performance.
  • Respond to unsolicited request for medical information associated with Ipsen products and disease state area.
  • Train and facilitate speakers on Ipsen’s products.
  • Build and cultivate working relationships across internal stakeholders (Medical Affairs colleagues, Clinical Operations, HEOR, R&D, Medical Information and Commercial) while maintaining full compliance with relevant company, industry, legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Work efficiently and balance all work to enhance performance and execute local medical plan strategies within specified timelines.
  • Participate on committees or project teams that support MSL strategies and tactics as delegated by MSL leadership.
  • Engage in continuous independent learning within the therapeutic area and actively attend and participate in upskilling programs related to Ipsen molecules, products, disease states and relevant business topics.

Knowledge, abilities & experience

Education / Certifications:

  • Doctoral level in the sciences required (MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, DPT, Nursing or equivalent)


  • 3-5 years related work experience.
  • Minimum 2 years Oncology MSL experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with product launches and life cycle management.

Key Technical Competencies Required

  • Excellent planning, presentation, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain credible and scientific relationships with top experts in the field.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to function on a cross-functional team.
  • Demonstrated expertise in ability to synthesize and communicate medical information clearly.
  • Knowledge of PhRMA, OIG, and other guidelines relating to compliant medical communications.
  • Knowledge of oncology/hematology customer segments and market dynamics
  • Demonstrated expertise in discussing scientific content and context to multiple audiences.
  • Fundamental understanding of clinical research
  • Excellent project management ability
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory environment
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Ability to travel (50-70%) based on size of geography.

The annual base salary range for this position is $143,250--$210,000.

This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentives program as well as our long-term incentives program.

At Ipsen we are proud to offer a comprehensive employee benefits package, including 401(k) with company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, as well as flexible spending accounts. Ipsen also provides parental leave, paid time off, a discretionary winter shutdown, well-being allowance, commuter benefits, and much more.

The pay range displayed above is the range of base pay compensation within which Ipsen expects to pay for this role at the time of this posting. Individual compensation within this range depends on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, prior education and experience, job-related knowledge and demonstrated skills.

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) is a global, biopharmaceutical group focused on innovation and specialty care. The group develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas - Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. At Ipsen, we focus our resources, investments and energy on discovering, developing and commercializing new therapeutic options to provide hope for patients whose lives are challenged by difficult-to-treat diseases. Ipsen's North American operations and headquarters are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where our fully integrated biopharmaceutical team across External Innovation and Partnering, Research & Development (R&D), Manufacturing and Commercial collaborate. Cambridge is home to Ipsen's third global hub, in addition to R&D centers in Paris-Saclay in France and Oxford in the United Kingdom. With additional offices in Basking Ridge, N.J. and Mississauga, Ontario, Ipsen employs approximately 600 people in North America. For more information on Ipsen in North America, please visit or


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