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Senior Medical Science Liaison - Neurology - South Atlantic

Arlington, Virginia, US
Start date
Jun 17, 2024

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Clinical, Medical Affairs
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Do you want to join a team where the mission is meaningful, the challenges are complex, and you can directly see the results of your hard work? At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. Inspired and driven by our purpose, we are the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. We have a robust and innovative pipeline, bringing forward transformative therapies to address unmet needs in neurology and psychiatry. Join us on our journey of growth!


Territory –  South Atlantic
Will consider candidates who live within the territory boundaries with access to a major airport. Territory consists of District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina

The Senior MSL, Neurology will apply advanced field based medical and scientific experience, subject matter knowledge, and skills in supporting medical strategies for Lundbeck compounds. Maximizes and leverages key opinion leader (KOL) relationships by identifying mutually beneficial opportunities that meet the strategic needs of internal stakeholders. Participates in and contributes to projects and initiatives that increase the value and productivity of the MSL team and Medical Affairs.


Essential Functions:

  • Identifies, develops and fosters mutually beneficial and strategic relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), healthcare providers (HCPs) and other external stakeholders 

  • Serves as a trusted resource to key external stakeholders through scientific exchange and educational outreach to enhance the understanding of the scientific and medical value of Lundbeck products

  • Successfully connects KOLs and external stakeholders internally to serve as advisors, investigators, expert consultants, authors, or evidence generation partners

  • Executes on MSL goals and objectives in alignment with Medical Affairs product plans

  • Applies advanced medical and scientific experience, subject matter expertise, and communication skills in supporting Field Medical tactics aligned with Lundbeck medical strategy

  • Regularly gathers medical insights and feedback and communicates distilled and relevant information to internal stakeholders in order to inform medical strategies and contribute towards identifying unmet medical needs and data gaps

  • Identifies and facilitates the submission of grant requests and investigator initiated trials (IIT) aligned with Lundbeck's medical strategies

  • Upon request, assists in clinical trial and research efforts by recommending qualified investigators and research sites and conducting site outreach and support

  • Fulfills unsolicited requests for medical information from health care professionals

  • Actively participates in executing Lundbeck's strategy at scientific meetings by attending relevant sessions and posters, staffing the medical booth, and proactively facilitating KOL engagement with Lundbeck Medical Leadership

  • Keeps abreast of scientific developments and trends in assigned therapeutic area to help identify and assess research opportunities and to support evidence generation efforts

  • Contributes to ongoing scientific and medical trainings within the MSL team and to internal partners

  • Upon request, provides clinical presentations and medical information to managed markets and government accounts

  • Leads and/proactively participates in and contributes to Medical and cross-functional projects and initiatives

  • Maintains effective and compliant communication and collaboration among internal stakeholders. 

  • Serves as a new hire mentor and onboarding resource for newly-hired members of the MSL team, as assigned

  • Completes all required training, documentation, expense reporting, and other administrative responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with all FDA and Lundbeck requirements


Required Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Accredited advanced degree in a health or life sciences related field

  • 5+ years of healthcare or related experience (industry, clinical practice, research, academic, or managed markets)

  • 2+ years in a customer-facing Medical Affairs role within a pharmaceutical company

  • Ability to interpret complex scientific data and translate this information to meet the educational needs of a variety of external stakeholders

  • Possesses superior communication skills (both oral and written)

  • Ability to influence without authority and to quickly develop trust and rapport with others

  • Proven track record of teamwork, leadership, timely decision making, accountability, and results orientation in meeting objectives

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Driving is an essential duty of this job; must have a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record that meets company requirements.  

  • The role is part of Lundbeck’s Vehicle Fleet Stipend Program and requires business use of a personal vehicle. More information on the stipend program can be found here


Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Accredited Masters degree in a health sciences related field or Doctoral degree such as DO, MD, PA, Pharm.D., PhD, NP, or APRN

  • Experience in Migraine

  • Experience in various fields in CNS such as Neurology

  • Experience in clinical practice, research, or teaching



  • This position will be field based. Willingness/Ability to travel up to 50 - 75% domestically  


The range displayed is a national range, and if selected for this role, may vary based on various factors such as the candidate’s geographical location, qualifications, skills, competencies and proficiency for the role. Salary Pay Range: $170,000 - $190,000 and eligibility for a 20% bonus target based on company and individual performance, and eligibility to participate in the company’s long-term incentive plan. Benefits for this position include flexible paid time off (PTO), health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, and company match 401k. Additional benefits information can be found on our site. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. 




Why Lundbeck

Lundbeck offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package to help employees live well and protect their health, family, and everyday life. Information regarding our benefit offering can be found on the U.S. career site.


Lundbeck is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities during our employment application process. If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please visit the U.S. career site.


Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify.


At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health so every person can be their best. Headquartered in Copenhagen with a U.S. home office in Deerfield, Ill., Lundbeck is the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. Our legacy in neuroscience goes back seven decades and we have a long heritage of innovation. Lundbeck has developed and commercialized some of the world’s most widely prescribed therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders. Today, we remain uncompromisingly committed to improving the quality of life for people impacted by brain disorders. Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep and productive pipeline, and we continue to bring forward symptomatic therapies to help people live better lives, while simultaneously pursuing disease-modifying treatments.

Offices in:

  • Deerfield, IL - Lundbeck US Home Office
  • LaJolla, CA - Lundbeck La Jolla Research Center, Inc.
  • Bothell, WA - Lundbeck Seattle BioPharmaceuticals, Inc


Diversity matters, and inclusion creates powerful organizations

To ensure that we reflect the diversity of our patients and their needs, we are focused on creating the context, culture, and systems where all Lundbeck employees - no matter who and where they are - can be their authentic self and perform at their best. In practice, this means that individuals feel empowered not despite their differences but because of them. We know that people are sometimes put into boxes - some of these boxes are of our own choosing and some of these boxes are chosen for us. For this reason, Lundbeck is taking a systematic, business-led approach to D&I that looks into and breaks down these boxes. Our bold action on inclusion includes an ambitious two-year plan that enables equality of opportunity through fairness and transparency, promotes openness, tackles bias and discrimination, and fosters belonging through our unique Lundbeck culture. From the highest levels of Lundbeck to the shop floor, we are working to ensure D&I is an integrated practice and mindset.


Lundbeck offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

• Medical, dental, vision effective day 1 of employment

• Generous vacation, sick leave, holiday shut down and company paid holidays

• 401k match with immediate vesting

• Parental Leave

• Hybrid work model for office-based roles

To view more details about our Benefits, please click on the link below.

Lundbeck 2023 Benefits Summary

Sustainable Development Goals

In 2020, we based the key aspects of our sustainability strategy on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We found we have a significant impact on seven of the 17 Goals:

• Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

• Goal 5: Gender Equality

• Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

• Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

• Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

• Goal 13: Climate Action

• Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Key examples are Goal 3 that is closely linked to our corporate purpose and dedication to restore brain health and Goal 13 that drives our efforts to prepare for a zero emissions future. We will use our influence and act to promote Goals 5, 8, 12 and 16. Across our sustainability actions, we are seeking partnerships with others to enable change and maximize impact (Goal 17).


Who We Are

A highly specialized pharmaceutical company that has conducted neuroscience research for more than 70 years. We develop innovative treatments to restore brain health and transform the lives of millions of people worldwide.

What We Strive For

Global leadership in brain health. Whatever your area of specialization, you will be part of our company-wide commitment to develop and advance treatments that improve the lives of people with brain disease.

What Drives Us

A culture of innovation, collaboration, and respect. We inspire curiosity, expect integrity, and pursue our achievements through knowledge-sharing, patient engagement, and the passion to deliver our end goal.

Our Societal Commitment

We understand we carry a huge responsibility for the societies we serve, and use our knowledge and voice to raise awareness, challenge standards, and increase opportunities – for patients and each other. We are at the forefront of treatment innovation, and together we continue to make a difference to people living with brain diseases.

Our Investment in You

As one way we invest in your career, we offer our employees a competitive compensation and benefit package that matches benchmark and general market conditions in our individual business locations.

Employee Satisfaction

The success of our strategy, “Expand and Invest to Grow Lundbeck” hinges on our combined competencies – and competence hinges on highly qualified and motivated employees. Our Employee Satisfaction Survey (ESS) gives us the pulse on employee motivation by asking about key elements in our work lives including management, work climate and development opportunities. We follow up on the ESS with concrete initiatives aimed at maintaining our focus on our unique workplace culture and providing personalized and aligned development opportunities for our employees.


Our Beliefs

• Patient-driven We put patients at the center of our fight for health and human dignity.

• Courageous We dare to confront unsolved healthcare challenges.

• Ambitious We set high expectations for ourselves because people in need have high expectations of us.

• Passionate We persist in developing life-changing therapies because life should not be interrupted by brain disease.

• Responsible We act with respect and integrity in everything we do



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