Senior Medical Science Liaison - Rare Disease - Northeast

Date:  May 25, 2023
Department:  Rare Medical Affairs
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Team:  Mktg, Market Access, Bus. Excellence & Med. Affair
Contract Type:  Permanent

Boston, MA, US

About us

Based in Parma, Italy, Chiesi is an international research-focused pharmaceuticals and healthcare group with over 85 years’ experience, operating in 30 countries with more than 6,000 employees (Chiesi Group). To achieve its mission of improving people’s quality of life by acting responsibly towards society and the environment, the Group research, develops and markets innovative drugs in its three therapeutic areas: AIR (products and services that promote respiration, from new-born to adult populations), RARE (treatment for patients with rare and ultra-rare diseases) and CARE (products and services that support special care and consumer-facing self-care).
We are proud to be the largest global pharmaceutical group to be awarded B Corp Certification, a recognition of high social and environmental standards. We are a reliable company that adopts and promotes transparent ethical behavior at all levels. 
We are committed to embrace diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. In fact, we are a global family made up of different cultures, different genders, generations, ethnicities, abilities, sexual identities and many other enriching diversities. 

Chiesi USA

Chiesi USA is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and promoting products for the hospital, adjacent specialty and rare disease markets. We are a B Corp™ and Benefit company awarded Top Employer status for six consecutive years and certified as a Great Place to Work. 
At Chiesi, we share an entrepreneurial spirit and act as a force for good, pursuing high social and environmental standards, to ensure the wellbeing of our people, patients, and communities. We offer a work environment where professionals have the opportunity to build a purposeful career focused on helping others while achieving a fulfilling work-life balance, meeting exciting challenges, and engaging in important and rewarding work.

What we offer

Chiesi offers competitive benefits, services, and programs that enrich the personal and professional lives of our employees.   Our shared values of passion, innovation, trust and integrity bring out the individual talents and diverse perspectives of each of our colleagues.  Our environment encourages each individual to reach his or her full potential and drive outstanding results. We celebrate that “Every one of us is different. Every one of us is Chiesi."



We are currently seeking qualified and highly motivated individuals for the position of Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSD) Medical Science Liaison (MSL)/Sr. MSL reporting to the LSD Manager, Medical Science Liaison (MSL), Rare Diseases.


Play a key role in the continue development of Chiesi rare disease MSL organization by maintaining business and clinical knowledge of the LSD Rare Disease Diseases treatment landscape including current treatment strategies, current and pending competitors, and new therapeutic developments. Increase Chiesi's visibility among leaders in the LSD Rare Diseases field, identifying, establishing, and maintaining collaborative relationships with key experts, investigators and institutions strategic to product development.



US based Various Locations and territories might vary in the future:

  • Northeast (must be resident in one of these states: MA, NY, CT, RI, NH, VT)


Main Responsibilities

  • Participate in HCP medical education through presentations at office visits, investigator meetings, advisory boards, medical meetings and other venues to enhance product and disease knowledge
  • Develop, maintain and enhance existing scientific collaboration and exchanges with key opinion leaders and the medical community
  • Provide effective clinical presentations, tailored to the needs of the internal and external audiences
  • Facilitate access to educational grant request process and facilitate Investigator-initiated Program activity alignment with LSD Rare Diseases areas of scientific interest
  • Supports research initiatives across development at the request of R&D to include but not limited to, site evaluation and identification, recruitment, investigator meetings, external expert identification, and study management
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other field roles to identify local/regional educational gaps/needs and appropriate field medical support while maintaining full compliance with relevant requirements
  • Attend appropriate scientific meetings, conduct routine information searches and provide ongoing disease and product training to internal and field personnel
  • Communicate clinical insights on new data to the company Medical Affairs and to inform medical strategy for the therapeutic area
  • Develop an understanding of the regional landscape including specialties involved in care of patients
  • Generate tactical regional plans to provide needs based, value-added support of the medical and scientific community in-line with company goals
  • Uses systems to strategically map, identify, profile and prioritize thought leaders in line with the medical plan and goals
  • Deliver relevant health economic data to key stakeholders including payers and HCPs
  • Maintain accurate reporting and documentation of MSL activities

Experience Required

  • 3+ years related Field Medical experience preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in field medical Rare Diseases (LSD or Genetic experience preferred) and Recent experience in launching a Rare Diseases product in the US is preferred
  • Possess a solid understanding of the US healthcare system and clinical decision making
  • Proven ability to interact with external medical stakeholders
  • Able to interpret and translate scientific data and for educational and research purposes
  • Able to meet educational and research needs through delivery of scientific and evidence-based data
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong team, planning, communication, and organizational skills
  • Exhibits high motivation and high energy level, self-starter
  • Ability to work independently and adjusts effectively to work within new processes or requirements
  • Sets high standard of performance for self and others; able to multitask and prioritize; performance-driven
  • Approximately 60% overnight domestic travel including some night and/or weekend activities.
  • Candidates must live within designated territory.


  • PharmD, MD, PhD, Clinical Genetic Counselor or other doctoral-level degree preferred.

Chiesi USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work force at all levels of our business.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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