Director, Regional Medical Liaison (RML), Neurology East

Summit, NJ US
Competitive Salary
Oct 08, 2016
Nov 05, 2016
Clinical, Medical
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.


Position Description:

The Director, Regional Medical Liaisons (RML) Neurology is a member of a field-based team of scientists who function as an extension of the US Medical Affairs organization. RMLs are responsible for developing and enhancing professional relationships with medical thought leaders involved in various phases of product development. RMLs provide medical information through scientific exchange in a fair-balanced manner and provide clinical/scientific support for Celgene and the Medical Affairs department at the direction of Medical Affairs management.

This position will manage a regional RML team in the eastern US. Working with the National Director Neurology RMLs, this position will provide strategic and operational support for executing the ongoing RML strategy and plan of action (POA). This position will involve oversight of key RML programs regionally and nationally as necessary. The strategic areas of focus include health-care decision maker education and research (investigator initiated trials; IITs and registration studies). This position involves travel of >50%.  Must live near a major airport, preferably in the eastern US.

Responsibilities will include:

• Manage and develop all RMLs within the region including hiring, field training, evaluation, motivation and disciplinary activities in alignment with Celgene corporate strategies and objectives. Provide strong leadership to motivate region to achieve excellent results and deliver per the POA.

• Ensure that all interactions and activities in the region comply with Celgene business guidance, policies, and SOPs, OIG, ACCME, FDA, and PharMA guidelines/policies

• Interpret and translate national strategies and POA into regional POA including the development and execution of a regional opinion leader development strategy and then guiding/assisting RMLs in developing and executing an opinion leader strategy in their individual territories.  Opinion leader development includes appropriately engaging opinion leaders in research, as speakers, as consultants and other activities.

• Ensure RMLs are able to provide appropriate clinical presentations and/or information in response to unsolicited questions (as appropriate) in academic, community, managed care and healthcare provider settings

• Ensure RMLs are capable of training speakers on appropriate disease state or product decks, as appropriate

• Guide and mentor RMLs in the intake of research ideas for IITs . Ensure that the guidance is aligned with strategy and up to date.

• Guide and assist the RMLs in the coordination of opinion leader interactions within and across the region and with internal stake holders as necessary.

• Coordinate within Medical Affairs to appropriately deploy RMLs in the region to respond to unsolicited questions while managing regional capacity.

• Clearly communicate the national, regional, and territory plans, objectives, and POA; define, clarify and manage the regional team priorities; actively support the regional team and their efforts by being their advocate and spokesperson; promote collaboration within the team, across work groups and with customers.

• Collaborate within Medical Affairs to appropriately respond to unsolicited requests for pipeline or off-label information.

• Represent the RML function on US Medical Affairs teams as necessary.

• Develop and maintain productive and appropriate relationships with individuals in other Celgene regional positions from the commercial and Clinical Development organizations. Appropriately partner with the commercial field team to provide necessary and appropriate medical resources in the region and corresponding districts.




Skills/Knowledge Required:

? MD, DO, PharmD, MSN or PhD OR RN, BA/BS in a scientific discipline and 3 years of RML experience

? Minimum 7-10 years related experience which includes at least 4 years of industry experience with a minimum of 2 years working in a field-based medical capacity

? Multiple Sclerosis experience highly desirable.

? Live near a major airport in the eastern US preferred

? Excellent communication, presentation and time management skills required; must be adaptable and able to work well within a team and relate effectively with people at all levels of the organization.

? Able to inspire a team to excel by fostering a climate of energy, excitement and personal accountability

? Demonstrated leadership in ambiguous situations

? Current working knowledge of US legal, regulatory, and compliance regulations and guidelines

? Ability to partner with key internal stakeholders to understand Celgene’s key objectives, and to drive plans that achieve or exceed these


Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.