Medical Science Liaison Oncology, Four Corners in Denver, CO at DSI

Date Posted: 6/23/2018

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About Daiichi Sankyo Cancer Enterprise
The vision of Daiichi Sankyo Cancer Enterprise is to leverage our world-class, innovative science and push beyond traditional thinking to create meaningful treatments for patients with cancer. We are dedicated to transforming science into value for patients, and this sense of obligation informs everything we do. Anchored by three pillars including our investigational Antibody Drug Conjugate Franchise, Acute Myeloid Leukemia Franchise and Breakthrough Science Franchise, we aim to deliver seven distinct new molecular entities over eight years during 2018 to 2025. Our powerful research engines include two laboratories for biologic/immuno-oncology and small molecules in Japan, and Plexxikon Inc., our small molecule structure-guided R&D center in Berkeley, CA.

Job Summary

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (DSI) is currently seeking a Medical Science Liaison to join the Field Medical Affairs Team. For this position, the territory will support the Mountain States Region of the US (UT, AZ, CO, NM). The Medical Science Liaison develops on-going professional relationships with national and regional healthcare opinion leaders and other healthcare professionals to provide medical and scientific support for Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (DSI) initiatives in selected therapeutic areas. The Medical Science Liaison develops skills and competencies to educate healthcare professionals, DSI internal stakeholders (e.g., Medical, Marketing, and Sales), and decision makers in healthcare systems regarding therapeutic areas and related products developed and commercialized by DSI.


Builds and maintains professional relationships with healthcare professionals (HCPs) by developing the skills and with guidance implementing the following:
  • Presenting disease state and Daiichi Sankyo product specific data to HCPs
  • Responding to unsolicited requests for medical information
  • Identifying and appropriately facilitating engagement of qualified 1) investigators and study committee members for DSI clinical research programs, 2) investigator initiated research study proposals, 3) speakers for DSI Brand Speaker programs, 4) advisors for DSI scientific, clinical and marketing advisory boards
  • Gathering customer insights regarding DSI and competitor products to help inform medical and commercial decision making
  • Enhanced professional expertise through attendance of select scientific meetings and professional conferences for the purpose of continuing education, and scientific exchange with key opinion leaders
  • Develops positive working relationships with local and regional internal stakeholders to enhance DSI HCP relationships
  • Develops the ability to apply the appropriate methods to implement the FMA department strategy within his/her geography in alignment with Medical and Brand strategies
  • Completes administrative duties, including monthly expense reporting and field activity reporting
  • Represents the Medical Science Liaison function by participating in DSI meetings, functions, events
Additional duties and responsibilities are based on position level/title, may include but are not limited to:
  • Provides innovation in enhancing and developing professional relationships with national and regional healthcare opinion leaders and HCP’s to provide medical and scientific support for DSI initiatives.
  • Ability to anticipate trends and capitalize on opportunities
  • Lead special projects/initiatives;
  • Assist in the development of team members
  • Represent FMA leadership at DSI meetings, functions and events

The successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without reasonable accommodation


Qualified candidates will have the following:
  • PharmD, M.D., or Ph.D. in a health sciences related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience including medical & scientific affairs, clinical practice, research, academic or US managed markets preferred
  • Previous experience in Thrombosis, Cardiology and/or Metabolic Disorders, Oncology or Pain, clinical research and medical education is highly desirable
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record that meets company requirements
  • This position requires 60% travel including overnight

Compensation and seniority level/title will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Duties and responsibilities may vary based on the position level/title.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.