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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Sr Medical Science Liaison - Southeast in Atlanta, Florida

Job Title

Sr Medical Science Liaison - Southeast


JR000014225 Sr Medical Science Liaison - Southeast (Open Date: 06/05/2024)


Hospital Field Office - USA102

Additional Locations

Atlanta, GA, Jackson, MS, Jacksonville, FL, Montgomery, AL, Orlando, FL, Tallahassee, FL

Job Description

A Senior Medical Science Liaison (Sr. MSL) will establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the medical/scientific community within their geographic and therapeutic area. This field-based role requires a strong scientific background to provide credible clinical/scientific data and education to clinicians, key opinion leaders (KOLs), professional societies, and payers. The Sr. MSL will demonstrate advanced medical and scientific expertise, support medical strategies, enhance thought leader relationships, and contribute to projects that increase the value and productivity of the MSL team and Medical Affairs .

Essential Responsibilities:KOL Engagement

  • Develop relationships with KOLs in the assigned territory based on scientific exchange

  • Engage in scientific dialog effectively communicating scientific content in response to KOL requests

  • Assess KOL alignment with the key elements of the scientific platform to inform territory and medical strategy

  • Develop KOL Advocates and Collaborators within your assigned territory

  • Compliantly support company sponsored research, investigator-initiated studies, and publications associated with MNK product(s)

  • Coach and support MSLs to help them gain access to KOLs and development engagement strategies

  • Researches and identifies KOLs and Focus KOLs for assigned therapeutic area

  • Builds and executes a territory plan to achieve KOL engagement goals

  • Complete pre-call planning independently to ensure effective KOL interactions

  • Develops KOL relationships and engages in scientific exchange with payers as needed

HCP Engagement

  • Stay abreast of emerging scientific literature/clinical data and translate the data in applicable knowledge.

  • Respond to MIRFs with an initial contact within 2 days and a full answer within 3 weeks

  • Independently ensure appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding FDA approved and pipeline products in a timely, ethical, and customer-focused manner

Insight Generation

  • Collect scientific and clinical insights to support ongoing information/clinical data sharing (ie. new data, competitive information, insights learned from customer) to optimize communications and coordinated activities across the organization.

  • Respond to all requests for directed insights within the expected timeframe

  • Participate in advisory boards

  • Monitors team insights adding tags and classifying insights for review/organization

Internal Project Support

  • Contributes scientific content and helps build materials in support of a project or initiative

  • Runs projects independently including project planning, stakeholder engagement, risk management, and quality control

  • Coordinates the work of others and provides coaching to achieve project goals

Teamwork & Leadership

  • Understand and practice the MNK Values

  • Mentors MSLs

  • Leads congress planning and reporting

  • Builds training materials using effective instructional design techniques

  • Provide ongoing scientific and medical training and/or support within the MSL team and to internal partners

  • Champion the MNK Values

Travel can be expected to the following states: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.


  • Advanced scientific degree (MD, OD, PhD, PharmD) or equivalent experience.

  • 3+ years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, other healthcare environment or hospital experience

  • Proficient in clear scientific communication across various settings and skilled in cultivating relationships with high-level stakeholders.

  • Adept at project management, encompassing timelines, stakeholder relations, risk mitigation, and delivering impactful training programs.

  • Experience in a mentoring role

  • Ability to independently research responses to scientific inquiries

  • Ability to identify and build effective plans for engaging KOLs in your territory

  • Be a strong team player and effectively collaborate with internal departments.

  • Be committed to full compliance with all company SOPs, regulatory requirements, and applicable laws including PhRMA guidelines for field-based personnel.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license


  • Prior experience in Hepatology, Nephrology, or Transplantation

  • Thorough knowledge of medicine, treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, customer strategies, and FDA promotional guidelines, regulations, and ethical guidelines

Organizational Relationship/Scope:This position reports to the Field Director of MSLs. The MSL may have contact with internal colleagues in marketing, sales, research and development, strategy/portfolio management, regulatory, and medical affairs. External collaboration includes trade associations, professional societies, payers, clinicians, policy thought leaders, and various government personnel and agencies. Collaboration across a matrix organization is required. MSLs have no sales objectives or accountability for prescribing or sales of any MNK product(s) and are required to avoid any situations that could create the appearance that they have such responsibilities.

Working Conditions:Field-basedAbility to travel, up to 60% of the time

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals offers employees a Total Rewards package, which includes competitive base pay and bonus opportunities, excellent benefits, an outstanding work environment and the chance to grow, both financially and professionally.Mallinckrodt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mallinckrodt is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees as well as the health and safety of our business associates, customers, and the patients we serve. This position may require credentialing as part of the job responsibilities.


Mallinckrodt is a global specialty p harmaceutical business that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes specialty pharmaceutical products. Areas of focus include therapeutic drugs for autoimmune and rare disease specialty areas like neurology, rheumatology, nephrology, ophthalmology and pulmonology; immunotherapy and neonatal respiratory critical care therapies; and analgesics and central nervous system drugs. The company's core strengths include the acquisition and management of highly regulated raw materials; deep regulatory expertise; and specialized chemistry, formulation and manufacturing capabilities. The company's Specialty Brands segment includes branded medicines; its Specialty Generics segment includes specialty generic drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients and external manufacturing.

To learn more about Mallinckrodt, visit www.mallinckrodt.com.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (“the Company”) maintains a continuing policy of non-discrimination in employment. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based upon age, ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), disability (mental and physical), marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), political activities or affiliation, race, sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by law. Furthermore, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities and protected veterans in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations on every location in which the company has facilities. This policy of non-discrimination shall include, but not be limited to, the following employment decisions and practices: recruiting, hiring; promotions; demotions or transfers; layoffs; recalls; terminations; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and recruitment or recruitment advertising.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is required to report certain payments or transfers of value (such as expense reimbursement, meals, transportation) made to U.S.-licensed healthcare professionals in compliance with the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act (i.e. Open Payments) and certain state laws.