Medical Science Liaison (Remote)

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is a global biopharmaceutical company whose purpose is to innovate to transform the lives of patients and their families. We are dedicated to developing life-changing medicines for people with serious diseases – often with limited or no therapeutic options. We have a diverse portfolio of marketed medicines and novel product candidates, from early- to late-stage development, in neuroscience and oncology. We actively explore new options for patients including novel compounds, small molecules and biologics, and through cannabinoid science and innovative delivery technologies. Jazz is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has employees around the globe, serving patients in nearly 75 countries. For more information, please visit and on Twitter.

Brief Description:

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a member of a field-based team of scientists who function as an extension of the US Medical Affairs organization. MSLs are responsible for developing and enhancing professional relationships with medical thought leaders involved in various phases of product development. MSLs provide medical information through scientific exchange, and clinical/scientific support for Jazz Pharmaceuticals and the Medical Affairs department.

This is a field-based position covering Southern CA, AZ, NV, and requires professionals with established personal and scientific credibility to interact with thought leaders and academic centers of excellence.

Essential Functions

KOL Development and Field Engagement:

  • Identify and develop peer-to-peer relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) and healthcare providers within the Oncology therapeutic area
  • Develop and execute territory plans in alignment with US Medical Affairs plans
  • Identify and communicate key clinical and research issues and insights from KOLs to appropriate departments
  • Participate in medical education for healthcare professionals (HCPs) through on-site presentations at healthcare institutions, investigator meetings, national conferences, advisory boards, or regional meetings

Provide scientific support for additional activities such as medical congress staffing, advisory boards, and sales training initiatives

Positions self as Scientific Expert

  • Maintains an up to date and high-level knowledge of the therapy area, Jazz products, new and emerging areas of research, therapeutic issues and trends, and competitive landscape.
  • Establishes reputation as a trustworthy and knowledgeable source of scientific and medical information for the healthcare community.
  • Supports development of Jazz Pharmaceuticals positioning as the scientific authority in Oncology. Attends appropriate scientific congresses to stay abreast of developments and to support Regional, National and local KOL activities and Jazz interests.
  • Acquires a broad understanding of local and national protocols and standards of clinical practice and trends in disease management in the US.
  • Provide clinical presentations and information in response to unsolicited questions (as appropriate) in academic, community, and healthcare provider settings in both group and one-on-one situations
  • Communicates emerging data and the clinical experience with our products through scientific exchange and peer-to-peer interactions discussing benefits and risks in an objective manner.
  • Provide scientific support for additional activities such as medical congress staffing, advisory boards, and sales training initiatives

Medical Affairs Planning and Plan Execution

  • Contributes to the development of the US Medical Plan and provides input into local strategies and tactics.
  • Where needed, manages relevant budget to enable execution of Medical Plan tactics as part of the wider Medical Affairs team.
  • Works in a collaborative manner with cross-functional colleagues to ensure a Key Account Management approach.
  • Interacts with HCPs as a scientific resource to support activities aligned with the Medical Plan including advisory boards, speaker development and clinical trials.

Responsible for maintaining Company standards and Jazz Values

  • Consistently acts to enhance Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ image as an advocate of medical advancement by using knowledge of product, disease state and pipeline products to engage healthcare providers in meaningful scientific exchange of information.
  • Document and forward reports of adverse events and product complaints according to Jazz’s policy to ensure safe and effective use of Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ products.
  • Adheres to the relevant national and local Codes of Practice.
  • Behaves ethically and with integrity at all times.
  • Acts as an ambassador for Jazz Pharmaceuticals following company mission and values.
  • Keeps own written development plan and implements.
  • Prepares timely reporting according to the company needs.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Ability to research and critically analyze and communicate complex scientific and medical information and data.
  • Clear and concise communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills, with high-level attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong strategic mindset.
  • Highly self-motivated and ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to learn quickly, be flexible and results-focused in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in inter-personal relationship building, networking, collaboration, and teamwork.
  • Strong capabilities working with digital platforms and tools are required
  • Excellent command of spoken English.
  • Ability and willingness to travel at least 60% of workdays. Driving required.


  • Knowledge of geography, healthcare environment and external experts in academia and medical community.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop trust and relationships with opinion leaders in disease states of interest.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements for field-based personnel

Required/Preferred Education and Licenses

  • Advanced degree (PharmD, MD, PhD or equivalent) with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in hematology/oncology medicine.
  • License (RN, NP, CNP, PA or equivalent) with a minimum of a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in hematology/oncology medicine.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a MSL or comparable industry or clinical role is required.
  • Experience as a Medical Science Liaison with experience in solid tumors and/or molecular diagnostics and a strong track record of success is strongly preferred.
  • This is a field position and applicants must be willing to travel 60-70% time
  • Valid driver’s license and live within 60 miles of a major airport

Description of Physical Demands

  • Frequent travel between meeting sites.
  • Frequently operating a computer, printer, telephone, and other similar office machinery.

Description of Work Environment

  • Frequent interactions with external contacts in their office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations, and temperature changes.
  • Frequent computer laptop or tablet use, not usually at a workstation.
  • Responsibilities may require a work schedule that may include working outside of “normal“ work hours, in order to meet business demands.
  • Frequent public contact requiring appropriate business apparel.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices and we strive to provide employees with total compensation packages that are market competitive. For this role, the anticipated base pay range is $144,000-$189,000. The exact base pay offered for this role will depend on various factors, including but not limited to the candidate’s qualifications, skills, and experience.

At Jazz, your base pay is only one part of your total compensation package. The successful candidate may also be eligible for a discretionary annual cash bonus or incentive compensation (depending on the role), in accordance with the terms of the Company’s Global Cash Bonus Plan or Incentive Compensation Plan, as well as discretionary equity grants in accordance with Jazz’s Long Term Equity Incentive Plan.

The successful candidate will also be eligible to participate in various benefits offerings, including, but not limited to, medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k retirement savings plan, and flexible paid vacation. For more information on our Benefits offerings please click here: