Senior Field Medical Liaison - Southeast Territory

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Field Medical Liaison (Sr. FML) is a remote (home-based) US medical and scientific role that is customer facing (virtual or face-to-face) to achieve performance/business objectives. The Sr. FML is a trusted partner for internal stakeholders and the healthcare community, engaging in scientific exchange and relevant dialogue to enhance medical education, optimize medical practice, generate data and insights, and support patient access to medicine.

Sr. FMLs develop and maintain peer-to-peer relationships with healthcare professionals (HCPs) and other medical experts in their territory, uphold a complete understanding of the healthcare environment in which they work, and document all interactions/activities as required. They actively assess the medical and healthcare landscape in lower risk MDS and refractory MF to understand HCP and experts needs to help them prepare for the adoption of Imetelstat. Sr. Field Medical Liaisons respond to unsolicited requests for product and disease state information. They support clinical site identification, trial enrollment, and provide disease state and protocol information when requested by the Clinical group. Sr. FMLs also ensure HCPs and medical experts understand Geron’s potential US Early Access Protocol (EAP) and actively support its implementation if operationalized.
 

At and after approval, Sr. FMLs support HCPs and medical experts to ensure safe and appropriate use of Imetelstat, timely adverse event reporting, accelerate patient access, and respond to product and research requests. Sr. FMLs develop territory-specific interaction plans based on Medical Affairs objectives and their HCP/medical expert needs and collaborate with internal and field partners on appropriate cross-functional account/institution plans and customer centric programs. RMLs provide training and key scientific updates to field and internal colleagues at company meetings and during onboarding, and train HCP speakers on request. Additionally, they will provide medical support to the Commercial and Access teams by request.


Sr. FMLs must demonstrate deep therapeutic expertise, understand territory/regional practice patterns, collaborate effectively with cross-functional colleagues, maintain professional certification/licensure/ credentialing in good standing, and execute all relevant activities in alignment with Geron’s Compliance policies and all relevant industry and institutional guidance for interactions with healthcare professionals.

This position is for the Southeast and candidates must reside in the Southeast Territory and within one hour of an airport for required travel

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

Key Competencies:

  • Use provided resources to strategically map, identify, profile, and prioritize medical experts and healthcare professionals as per the medical affairs plan and goals
  • Develop and maintain peer-to-peer collaborations and relationships with key medical experts in the
    lower risk MDS and refractory MF communities.
  • Medical expert engagements may include but not be limited to:
    • Emerging data discussions
    • Exploration of areas of unmet medical need
    • Clinical trial interests and activities
    • Capture of medical insights, responding to unsolicited requests
    • Disease, product, and adverse event education
  • Provide fair balanced scientific information and education on published Imetelstat data, disease management, treatment landscapes, mechanisms of action, and molecular pathways to healthcare professionals in accordance with company directives
  • Support clinical development initiatives including site identification, trial recruitment, registry, and presentation of final approved data.
  • Collaborate with physicians on medical affairs initiatives including publications, advisory boards, medical education opportunities, training, and speaker development
  • Serve as scientific peer-to-peer resource to external HCP experts and internal stakeholders
  • Communicate clinical insights to internal cross-functional partners to inform medical strategy
  • Train internal stakeholders and field partners on key scientific and medical topics as appropriate.
  • Maintain effective and appropriate communication among internal stakeholders while maintaining full compliance with relevant requirements.
  • Generate compliant territory plans to provide needs based, value-added support of the medical and scientific community in-line with company goals
  • Maintain timely, accurate reporting and documentation of all activities with healthcare professionals

EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • MD, PharmD, DNP, PhD; advanced or doctoral degree in science with substantial and relevant pharma/biotech and clinical experience (a minimum of 5 years) in hematologic malignancies, at least 10 years in US Field Medical/Medical Affairs or related industry roles
  • Detailed knowledge of clinical medicine, disease management, patient treatment trends, national/regional healthcare and access environment, clinical trial design, and competitive landscape in malignant hematology/oncology
  • Must be proactive team player, flexible, and be able to work in a high growth, fast paced environment. Responsible for staying current with scientific and treatment landscape trends in malignant hematology and for maintaining professional licensure/competencies/certifications/credentials as required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, an effective presenter to all levels of healthcare professionals and cross-functional partners
  • Embraces responsibilities, demonstrates ability to achieve goals
  • Exhibits excellent time management and demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish/maintain/grow professional relationships
  • Experience in a start-up environment preferred
  • Must be proactive team player, flexible, and be able to work in a high growth, fast paced environment. Responsible for staying current with scientific and treatment landscape trends in malignant hematology and for maintaining professional licensure/competencies/certifications/credentials as required
  • Possess a thorough understanding of FDA, OIG, HIPPA, PhRMA Code and other relevant ethical guidelines, and ensure compliance with external/internal guidelines and standard operating procedures
  • Must be a strong team player who can effectively work cross-functionally in a matrix environment, including collaboration with clinical and commercial personnel as necessary
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CRM tools, Microsoft Office products, and virtual engagement platforms
  • Must be able to travel from airport hub within geography, travel will be approximately up to 75%
  • Valid driver’s license required; MVR check will be performed
  • Professional licensure, certifications, credentials must be active, in good standing, and maintained
  • Required travel to medical and other work-related meetings, with a possibility of weekend requirements

 

Benefit Statement:

All regular-status, full-time employees of Geron are eligible to participate in the Company’s comprehensive benefit program, pursuant to plan terms and conditions.  Plan choices include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, and an employee stock purchase plan.  Geron also provides regular-status, full-time employees with a generous time off program that includes vacation, sick, holiday, and paid leave for certain life events.


Salary Statement:

Offered compensation is determined based on market data, internal equity, and an applicant’s relevant skills, experience, and educational background. The salary ranges displayed below are only for those who, if selected for the role, will perform work in the specific locations listed.  Please note the employment opportunity is not limited to these locations.

 

Colorado Salary Range: $230,000 to $240,000

New York City Salary Range: $220,000 to $240,000