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Medical Science Liaison- Southeast

at Sun Pharma

Posted: 9/25/2019
Job Reference #: 2753
Keywords: medical

Job Description

Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Inc. is the fifth largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world, and rapidly building brand presence. We manufacture, market and distribute pharmaceuticals to the nation’s largest wholesalers, distributors, warehousing and non-warehousing chain drugstores as well as managed care providers. Our goal is to continue to develop and market quality products that bring value to our customers and ultimately the patient. Current manufacturing capabilities allow Sun Pharma to develop products across most therapeutic categories.


At Sun Pharma we believe our people are an invaluable asset. Our culturally diverse workforce is one of our biggest strengths, along with the rich experience they bring across varied skill-sets. We are proud that our global workforce is bound by our common values:


                                                                                                   Humility. Integrity. Passion. Innovation

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will represent Sun Pharmaceutical (SUN) and Ilumya, licensed by a Sun affiliate from Merck. This product is an anti-IL-023p19 monoclonal antibody that binds specifically to IL-23p19, designed to selectively block the cytokine IL-23 was recently FDA approved. 

The MSL will primarily identify and engage with a targeted group of national and regional thought leaders/healthcare professionals (HCPs) as well as payers and managed care accounts, providing the consistent delivery of educational and compliant scientific information in support of Ilumya. The MSLs will engage with HCPs, NPs, & PAs who are in clinical practice caring for psoriasis patients, and who are actively engaged in using biologics for the care of their psoriasis patients. They will be trained to respond to complex inquiries in a scientific, fair-balanced, compliant manner serving as a critical field medical resource to these HCPs and also, internal SUN sales and managed markets constituents.

Duties and Responsibilities:

You will support a territory that includes: North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi

Interact with healthcare providers and thought leaders to communicate and advance the scientific platform as aligned with SUN’s corporate goals and objectives.

Communicate complex scientific information and research concepts to HCPs

Provide clinical and economic value information to payers and formulary decision makers

Identify and train members of SUN’s speakers’ bureau and ensure they are updated on new data

Respond to requests for investigator sponsored research (ISS) proposals and transit them into Sun and present the research to Sun for review.  They will become the point of contact with the HCPs if ISS research is accepted and funded by Sun

Support SUN sponsored research

Provide feedback based on field interactions with healthcare providers and Thought Leaders to SUN stakeholders

Respond to scientific inquires consistent with the MSL compliance standards,

Foster scientific relationships between SUN and Fellows in training

Lead and/or participate on committees or project teams that support MSL strategies and tactics as delegated by MSL leadership

Seek out opportunities to support the MSL value proposition, achieve results and set an example for others to follow by consistently demonstrating SUN values and leadership attributes

Must have the ability to gain customer feedback, uncover business opportunities for SUN and pair customer's unmet needs with available internal resources.

Must be a strong team player who can effectively interface with SUN clinical and commercial personnel, as well as aide in training of SUN staff.

Demonstrate tact and professionalism when communicating and interacting with others

Comply with all applicable SUN Health Care Compliance SOPs and US regulations


Doctorate degree required (PharmD, MD, DO, or PhD)

Immunology and/or dermatology background

2-3 years of clinical experience required

Minimum of 1 year of field medical experience a must

Thorough grasp of the pharmaceutical industry, FDA requirements and PhRMA code

Strong interpersonal, organizational, team, written and verbal communication skills

Strong presentation and education skills; ability to communicate clinical and non-clinical technical information effectively

Demonstrated project management ability

Travel up to 60-70%

Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications

Valid driver’s license


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees as assigned to this job. Nothing herein shall preclude the employer from changing these duties from time to time and assigning comparable duties or other duties commensurate with the experience and background of the incumbent(s).

We provide equal employment opportunities for all current employees and applicants for employment. This policy means that no one will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, nationality, citizenship, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, affectional or sexual orientation, military or veteran status, generic predisposing characteristics or any other basis prohibited by law.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives:

Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries, Inc. (Sun) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Sun employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Sun. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.