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Director, Medical Science Liaisons (MSL)


We are hiring a National Director who will build, train, mentor and lead our field medical team. This role will be involved in hiring, mentoring and retaining a high performing team; developing innovative processes, infrastructure and capabilities to best serve our customers; and collaborate internally as a key member of medical affairs leadership to collect insights and metrics that will shape company strategy and priorities.

Join us in advancing our pipeline to address a number of diseases across therapeutic categories including eye care, dermatology, and other diseases with high unmet needs.

 Let’s talk about some of the key responsibilities of the role:

  • Hire, lead, and develop our company’s first field team of ambitious, high-performing, empathetic and clinically oriented medical science liaisons, known as Senior Medical Ambassadors (SMAs) at Tarsus
  • Develop and implement field medical strategy, including key initiatives, and insights gathering
  • Oversee SMA conference coverage - lead key activities for medical conferences including pre-conference planning, insights collection
  • Optimize SMA efficiency and reach, working with centers of excellence, hospital networks and payer customers
  • Provide in-territory coaching for field medical team including soft-skills and presentation training
  • Identify opportunities for cross-functional collaboration including clinical operations, market access, sales and marketing
  • Partner with medical affairs, sales and marketing leadership to ensure synergistic messaging and to convey feedback and insights from the field
  • Be an integral part of the launch-readiness team, providing ideas and guidance to the leadership team to ensure a successful launch of TP-03
  • Lead the development of impactful SMA tools for eye care providers their clinical staff
  • Analyze and provide qualitative and quantitative metrics and data from SMA activities
  • Ensure compliant field interactions per company and PhRMA guidelines
  • Identify gaps in HCP education and clinical evidence; propose ideas on how to address unmet educational and evidence needs
  • Serve as a disease state and product expert and be able to provide strategic input into educational initiatives and product launch plans
  • Stay current on Demodex blepharitis scientific literature and market, and keep tabs on KOL engagement and opportunities for disease state education and awareness

Factors for Success:

  • Doctorate degree required (MD/DO (Ophthalmology), OD; PharmD or PhD)
  • A minimum of five (5) years of work experience of which two (2) must be in eye care medical affairs, a minimum of two (2) years as a medical liaison and two (2) years managing a field-based team.
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to inspire and motivate others, and be an advocate for the team
  • Here are Tarsus, we’re proud of our culture and are looking for an individual who embodies our core values of empowerment, teamwork, and commitment.
  • Strong emotional intelligence – you’ll be working closely with the top optometrists and ophthalmologists to understand their needs and help them better serve their patients
  • Serve as a role model for emotional intelligence and scientific communication skills – your team will look up to you as a role model
  • Energetic, curious and full of ideas on how to differentiate our SMA team and create memorable moments with our KOLs. We’ll be trusting you as the front line of our company, to ensure that our customers are prepared for our product launch
  • Creativity and the courage to share that creativity. You’ll be involved with critical decisions and we’re counting on you to share new and creative ideas with us

A Few Other Details Worth Mentioning:

  • The position will be field based (remote) anywhere in the continental United States and employee must live within commuting distance to a major airport
  • This position reports directly to our Vice President, Medical Affairs
  • Travel to conferences, field-visits nationally, and our corporate headquarters will be required, estimated 40-60%

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Director, Medical Science Liaisons (MSL)


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