Medical Science Liaison II (Oncology):
Bayer AG

Bayer AG
Nashville Tennessee
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change. 


Medical Science Liaison II (Oncology) 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Medical Science Liaison II Oncology, are to: 


  • Provide scientific and objective information to healthcare providers and researchers in therapeutic areas of interest to Bayer.  This position supports Oncology and covers TN, KY and IN;
  • Serve as technical and scientific support in the field for healthcare providers ensuring safe and effective use of Bayer products including timely adverse event reporting and responses to unsolicited requests for detailed product and disease state information;
  • Develop a complete understanding of national and regional experts in specific therapeutic categories and the healthcare environment in which they work;
  • Collaborate with internal business partners as an expert consultant to meet specific scientific needs of internal and external contacts within specific therapeutic and geographic areas;
  • Complete core training curriculum and basic Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Certification;
  • Participate in therapeutic area updates and/or training initiatives e.g. journal clubs;
  • Attend medical conferences and reviews;
  • Routinely read current publications;
  • Professional licensure with Continuing Education Units (CEU) documentation where applicable;
  • Complete recertification and advanced certification were applicable;
  • Lead journal reviews and team discussions;
  • Coordinate or lead internal training initiatives;
  • Identify and confirm opinion leader (OL) status using criteria based selection and validation;
  • Maintain routine contacts with OLs;
  • Research site identification and investigator sponsored study (ISS) support;
  • Be responsible for speaker training and evaluation;
  • Provide Advisory Board Support and coordinate and present at meetings;
  • Act as a liaison between OLs and internal partners;
  • Be responsible for presentations to external audiences;
  • Provide timely, accurate, specific and balanced responses to professional requests for information (PIR) in collaboration with Medical Communications;
  • Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance for distribution of scientific information;
  • Adhere to SOP and compliance guidelines for all external contacts;
  • Responsible for presentations to internal audiences including medical affairs (MA) and commercial partners;
  • Be a team member for strategic internal projects with cross-functional partners;
  • Establish and maintain contact with relevant medical, research and educational societies within assigned geography;
  • Attend and report on local, regional and national meetings;
  • Identify educational gaps and opportunities within regional and national organizations;
  • Coordinate team coverage of major national meetings including program evaluation, required attendance and high quality meeting reports;
  • Review and share current guidelines and treatment protocols for internal review;
  • Report relevant competitive activity;
  • Report new compound development information and potential collaborations when appropriate or requested in line with corporate strategy;
  • Provide complete and timely documentation of interactions and contacts within appropriate databases;
  • Be responsible for administrative reports, such as expense reports and status reports and complete them in a timely manner;
  • Be responsible for resource development and review e.g. FDA Ad Com preparation;
  • Lead project teams or task forces within Medical Affairs;
  • Contribute to product development initiatives in collaboration with Global Product Development or other internal partners;
  • Lead internal training initiatives.




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • B.A./ B.S. Degree;
  • Two plus (2)+ years in healthcare or pharma industry in medical affairs, clinical or related area;
  • Computer literacy and the ability to learn essential software programs;
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication;
  • Excellent project management ability;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Working knowledge of FDA, Office of Inspector General (OIG) requirements;
  • Understanding of clinical trial design and biostatistics;
  • Ability to critically evaluate the medical literature;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Ability to build productive work relationships both internally and externally;
  • Ability to work independently and a proven self-starter;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Good organizational skills with thorough attention to detail ensuring timely follow-through;
  • Ability to travel and manage a demanding schedule.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Advanced degree in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing or equivalent experience;
  • Post-doctoral residency/fellowship training in one or more respective therapeutic areas associated with Bayer Healthcare’s portfolio (such as Oncology, Hematology/Cardiology, Neuroscience, Diagnostic Imaging, and Women’s Healthcare);
  • MSL experience.  Clinical development or other clinical experience may substitute for MSL experience;
  • Oncology experience;
  • Didactic teaching experience (i.e., lectures on related topics presented at university type setting);
  • Demonstrated expertise in the drug discovery and drug development process;
  • Established track record in basic or clinical research.





Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.


Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.   
Location:United States : Indiana : Indianapolis || United States : Kentucky : Louisville || United States : Ohio : Cincinnati || United States : Tennessee : Memphis || United States : Tennessee : Nashville    
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