Job Opportunity - Sr. Scientific Liaison (Oncology), recruited by SEMBio

Kim Petrie
December 4, 2013

SEMBio is recruiting a field-based Oncology Scientific Liaison for the Southeast region.

Sr. Scientific Liaison (Oncology) Field Based Territory- AL, MS, AR, LA, Memphis.

The Sr. Scientific Liaison (SL) is responsible for: (1) developing partnerships with Key Opinion Leaders [KOLs] in academic and clinical medicine, (2) supporting the brand plans, (3) ensuring a knowledgeable environment, and (4) advancing the body of scientific knowledge. The primary duties and responsibilities of a Scientific Liaison include:

Developing Partnerships with KOLs - Identifying and evaluating a minimum of 35 KOLs aligned with meeting scientific needs of brand plan(s) in assigned geography. Creating and implementing an Outcomes plan for each KOL which will be stored and/or communicated electronically with progress to goal reviewed quarterly. Identify Key Academic Institutions affiliated with our KOLs and the organizational structure and governance within the institution.

Supporting the brand plan - Communicating findings from regular field interactions to appropriate colleagues. Identifying and communicating business and scientific market trends in the local healthcare environment. Attending key national or regional scientific meetings as assigned. Providing written report of findings to meeting coordinator. Attending advisory boards as appropriate and reporting back key findings. Participating in therapeutic area (TA) level project(s) as assigned by manager and appropriately interacting with key stakeholders. Providing training support as assigned by manager (e.g., disease management, product info, journal club). Identifying, qualifying and recommending appropriate KOLs for participation in Company clinical studies. Collaborating with internal customers, meeting with/updating regional sales managers at a minimum of once a quarter, and attending plan of action meetings upon request . Identifying and recommending appropriate KOLs to participate on speakers' bureau and/or Advisory Boards.

Ensuring a knowledgeable environment - Presenting product research data to Hospital, Managed Care and Government formulary committees per request. Discussing approved scientific information with KOLs regarding Company products and disease state management concepts as appropriate. Providing Managed Care and formulary support through presentation of scientific information on APUS products upon request. Ensuring all KOLs on the speakers' bureau are routinely updated as new information arises.

Advancing the body of scientific knowledge - Facilitating appropriate Investigator Initiated Trial (IIT) submissions to support scientific needs of brand plans. Facilitating presentation and/or publication opportunities for IIT trial data. Presenting Company scientific data, study protocol information, and/or registry data to all participating KOLs. Identifying new products, partners, and scientific developments for potential in-licensing.

Committing to a learning objective - Taking initiative and proactively working toward learning new skills or enhancing skills.


Bachelor in Health Science field from an accredited program is required; Advanced Degree preferred (MSN, AOCN; PhD; MD; PharmD). Coursework needs to have included physiologic sciences. 2+ years of industry experience and/or 3+ years of clinical experience or health science research are required. Oncology knowledge is essential. Oncology Scientific Liaison experience is preferred.

The following skills and abilities are required: demonstrated ability to understand and effectively communicate scientific information; proven oral and written communication skills; ability to travel overnight 40% - 60% of the time; demonstrated basic computer skills [MS Office and Windows] and willingness to learn new applications; demonstrated ability and capacity to network and establish business relationships; willingness to acknowledge and function in an industry business environment.

The following skills and abilities are desired: demonstrated high level of scientific expertise/competency in therapeutic area of responsibility; prior experience in managing a frequent travel schedule.


Contact Katie Weissman, Recruiter, SEMbio,