Medical Science Liaison - West - NEO/CF

Date:  May 13, 2023
Department:  Medical Affairs
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Team:  Mktg, Market Access, Bus. Excellence & Med. Affair
Contract Type:  Permanent

San Diego, CA, 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."



The Medical Science Liaison, Special Care has the primary responsibility of building key opinion leader (KOL) partnerships by engaging in the exchange of published scientific data and other medical and/or scientific information with external stakeholders (HCPs, researchers, professional organization leadership, and formulary decision-makers) in the Neonatology and Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Areas (TAs).  Scientific engagements include establishing and maintaining educational and research collaborations; delivery of clinical, scientific, and technical education; building long term peer to peer relationships with key stakeholders by establishing rapport and providing scientific education.

Location: California/West Coast (Field-based)

States Covered (including but not limited to): CA, OR, WA, NV

Main Responsibilities

External Relationship Management & Development: 
•    Build external partnerships with recognized community and academic medical center KOLs to identify and address scientific needs and to stay abreast of current scientific trends in Neonatology and Cystic Fibrosis 
•    Identify and develop key thought leaders (national, regional and local) for medical education and clinical research opportunities
•    Identify and build new collaborative KOL relationships for advisory boards, company-sponsored and investigator initiated research and speaker development 
•    Identify opportunities and provide medical support including scientific education to healthcare professionals (HCPs) at key institutions
•    Foster professional relationships in key institutions and/or medical societies for Chiesi USA, within an assigned geography

Medical Affairs & Therapeutic Area Support:
•    Represent Chiesi USA Medical Affairs at national, regional and local scientific meetings/congresses, supporting and engaging in high-quality scientific exchange
•    Serve as a conduit for appropriately communicating accurate and up-to-date scientific and medical information between external stakeholders and the Chiesi Medical Affairs group
•    Provide field-based medical affairs assistance for clinical research initiatives supported by Company or related to investigator Initiated trials
•    Deliver expert-level medical education presentations in a variety of settings 
Gather and disseminate competitive intelligence from multiple sources in accordance with Company policies

Project Teams & Collaboration:
•    Partner cross-functionally to optimize product strategy alignment by providing appropriate medical and scientific support to interdepartmental projects
•    Contribute to publication planning, clinical research, medical education material development as well as internal training initiatives
•    Participate in internal therapeutic advisory groups and project teams

•    Must be willing to travel up to 75% (air/car); this is including overnight stays and occasional weekend travel
•    Accurate and timely completion of all administrative reports, projects and required training
•    Participate in continuing education to maintain high level expertise in the assigned therapeutic areas

Experience Required

  • 3+ years’ clinical experience in Neonatology, and/or Cystic Fibrosis preferred
  • Established track record of effective and influential oral presentations within the healthcare profession
  • Demonstration of proficiency in key skills and competencies, including exceptional clinical and pharmacoeconomic knowledge
  • Demonstrates broad therapeutic competency - stays current on trends and new information in the profession
  • Highly articulate and persuasive during formal and informal presentations; able to convey complex, scientific ideas fluently to any audience
  • Has the ability to tactfully provide scientifically sound, constructive feedback to national, regional and local thought leaders and speakers
  • Actively listens to others and is adept at confidently stating expert opinion while respecting the positions of others - can exert diplomacy while standing firm on a position
  • Builds and leverages strategic internal and external relationships to identify potential opportunities, partnerships and opportunities to provide value and improve quality of care for providers and patients
  • Utilizes effective, professional communications to cultivate strong working relationships with internal and external colleagues
  • Is able to work effectively on multi–disciplinary teams in order to achieve desired outcomes
  • Skillfully plans, prioritizes and executes multiple responsibilities with minimal supervision in a highly dynamic work environment
  • Maintains a positive attitude during challenging situations


  • Completion of a graduate level degree (Pharm.D., M.D., D.O., MS or equivalent) is required as well as relevant residency and/or fellowship experience



The base salary range for this position is $145,000-$175,000 plus annual performance bonus eligibility.    Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including and not limited to specific and relevant experience, credentials, geography and subject matter expertise.

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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