Senior Medical Science Liaison

Aug 01 2018
Exelixis, Inc. |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description

Exelixis is located at 1851 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda, CA 94502. This is a field-based position. *This particular role will cover Southern California and Hawaii, and requires up to 50% travel including weekends.*



The Senior Medical Science Liaison functions as a highly trained, field-based, scientific expert who engages health care professionals to exchange clinical, scientific, and research knowledge. They will build scientific relationships and collaborations. This position interacts with local, regional, and national HCPs, payers, societies and organizations.




·        Act as the primary point of contact in the field for Exelixis Medical Affairs

·        Appropriately engage key national and regional thought leaders and healthcare professionals

·        In an accurate, fair and balanced manner, exchange scientific information with external parties

·        Intake and manage investigator initiated study interests

·        Report field intelligence to Exelixis including competitive information, perspectives about compounds, and the treatment landscape

·        Provide support to the Exelixis clinical development and operations teams through site recommendations, initiation visits, facilitation of communication, and accrual support activities.

·        Participate in or lead advisory board meetings

·        Provide internal and external training

·        Represent Exelixis at medical conferences and provide session summaries

·        Within guidelines, provide cross-functional support across the company by being a scientific resource

·        Develop and maintain a level of knowledge about pertinent studies, compounds, and diseases that would facilitate collegiate and scientific discussions with leading oncology thought leaders

·        Consistently demonstrate a high standard of excellence in the management of assigned territory while also supporting contributing to the success of colleagues and the MSL organization as a whole

  • Must routinely contribute to the business beyond the borders of a geographic territory. With supervision from a manager, a Sr. MSL will be expected to lead assigned projects and be accountable for the outcomes.


  • None; however, will serve as a positive role model and mentor to other MSLs. This should occur during routine interactions or as a formal assignment




·        Accredited doctorate degree in a basic-science or life-science discipline (Pharm.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.N.P., or M.D./D.O.) with 5 years of related experience; or

·        Master’s level oncology PA or NP with progress towards completion of doctorate degree with 7 years of related experience; or

·        Equivalent combination of education and experience preferred



·        A minimum of 5 years of MSL experience in therapeutic oncology preferred



·        Ability to travel frequently, including occasional weekends

·        Ability to take and follow directions, accept guidance from management, and adjust quickly to changes

·        Ability to communicate and engage small and large groups in an engaging manner

·        Ability to be an strong individual contributor as well as a valued collaborator on a team

·        Ability to efficiently manage time and priorities

·        Ability to demonstrate project leadership while recognizing when input from others is needed

·        Ability to support the achievement of goals while executing all duties in an honest and compliant manner



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 assigned to the job.