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Bayer Med Science Liaison III RESIDENCE BASED US WEST COAST in Sacramento, California


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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.



The primary responsibilities of this role, Medical Science Liaison III Residence Based U.S. West Coast, are to:

  • Maintain scientific expertise;

  • Complete core training curriculum and basic Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Certification;

  • Have full participation in therapeutic area updates and/or training initiatives e.g. journal clubs;

  • Attend medical conference and reviews;

  • Work on routine self-paced reading of current publications;

  • Have professional licensure with Continuing Education Units (CEU) documentation where applicable;

  • Complete recertification and advanced certification were applicable;

  • Lead journal reviews and team discussions;

  • Coordinate regularly or lead internal training initiatives;

  • Have depth of knowledge within the therapeutic area exceeds that of peers and/or Medical Affairs (MA) experience in multiple therapeutic areas;

  • Share expertise and project leadership across therapeutic areas;

  • Have criteria based selection and validation to identify and confirm Opinion Leader (OL) status;

  • Work on routine contacts with OLs;

  • Research site identification and Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS) support;

  • Work on speaker training and evaluation;

  • Work on advisory board coordination, workshop leadership and/or presentation at advisory board;

  • Coordinate National/International OL engagement with senior management and other key internal partners;

  • Work on direct scientific exchange;

  • Work on presentations to external audiences;

  • Work on timely, accurate, specific and balanced responses to Professional Requests for Information (PIR) in collaboration with Medical Communications;

  • Work on adherence to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and FDA guidance for distribution of scientific information;

  • Work on adherence to SOP and compliance guidelines for all external contacts;

  • Prepare and present data to internal audiences including MA and Commercial partners;

  • Resource for development of materials for internal and external use;

  • Initiate best practice discussions for MSL team and internal partners;

  • Establish and maintain contact with relevant medical, research and educational societies within assigned geography;

  • Attend and report on local, regional and national meetings;

  • Identify educational gaps and opportunities within regional and national organizations;

  • Coordinate team coverage of major national meetings including program evaluation, required attendance and high quality meeting reports;

  • Initiate opportunities for potential organizational collaborations;

  • Ascertain and report current therapeutic area trends and other field intelligence;

  • Review regularly and share current guidelines and treatment protocols for internal review;

  • Report regularly relevant competitive activity;

  • Report new compound development information and potential collaborations when appropriate or requested in line with corporate strategy;

  • Complete and timely documentation of interactions and contacts within appropriate databases;

  • Work on administrative reports, such as expense reports and status reports completed in a timely manner;

  • Assist management team with obtaining and communicating MSL metrics to internal partners;

  • Collaborate as an internal scientific expert;

  • Have advanced resource development and review e.g FDA Ad Com preparation;

  • Lead project teams or task forces within MA;

  • Contribute to product development initiatives in collaboration with Global Product Development or other internal partners;

  • Lead internal training initiatives;

  • Initiate collaborative opportunities with internal partners.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;

  • Computer literacy and the ability to learn essential software programs;

  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication;

  • Excellent project management ability;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills;

  • Working knowledge of FDA, OIG requirements;

  • Understanding of clinical trial design and biostatistics;

  • Ability to critically evaluate the medical literature;

  • Ability to work in a team environment;

  • Ability to build productive work relationships both internally and externally;

  • Ability to work independently and a proven self-starter;

  • Excellent problem-solving skills;

  • Good organizational skills with thorough attention to detail ensuring timely follow-through;

  • Ability to travel and manage a demanding schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing or equivalent experience;

  • At least five years in healthcare or pharmaceutical industry as a MSL, clinical development or clinical experience may substitute for MSL experience.



Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : Alaska : Residence Based || United States : California : Residence Based || United States : Hawaii : Residence Based || United States : Oregon : Residence Based

Division: Pharmaceuticals

Reference Code: 388581

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