Medical Science Liaison

Medical Science Liaison

At Merus, we are clinically advancing leading-edge, targeted treatments to address the unmet needs of patients with various types of cancer. Utilizing our proprietary technology platforms, we are developing innovative multispecific antibody therapeutics, referred to as Multiclonics®. Our therapeutic candidates engage cancer antigens and harness the power of the immune system to kill tumor cells in unique and powerful ways by utilizing our proprietary technology platform and deep expertise in oncology. We are currently developing a broad pipeline of wholly owned and licensed Biclonics® drug candidates in the clinic with compelling target combinations and unique mechanisms of action.
Medical Affairs is a new function at Merus and you have an opportunity to join us on the ground floor and build a high-functioning medical affairs organization. You will be working in an international cross-functional team, supporting the development of novel bispecific antibody therapeutics. Joining Merus means joining our pursuit to develop advanced therapies that address unmet needs in cancer treatment. The successful candidate will report to the Field Medical Director.

Your Role:

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will be responsible for engaging with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) in their territory through appropriate high-level scientific support for education and scientific exchange.  The MSL will be a conduit for medical affairs communications and interactions for their assigned HCPs. Knowledge of oncology is required; knowledge of NGS testing and companion diagnostics is preferred.
In this role you will: 
  • Support study start-up though review of competitive trial landscape, precedent trials; leveraging contacts in medical community w/ prospective PIs, engagement and follow-up with potential sites
  • Expand company knowledge of investigational sites, both current and new, in order to build company network to include knowledge of site capabilities and past performance
  • Inform Clinical Operations when an investigator expresses an interest in becoming a site
  • Develop and execute field medical affairs plan for the assigned territory level in alignment with medical affairs strategies and tactics
  • Serve as a liaison for clinical and scientific information exchange with regional oncologists, pathologists, oncology nurses, NPs, PAs and pharmacists
  • Deliver high quality education and awareness presentations to ensure optimal patient care
  • Obtain, assimilate, organize and report field insights in a concise, clear and compliant manner
  • Provide timely, accurate, specific and balanced responses to professional requests for information in collaboration with medical communications
  • Provide complete and timely documentation of interactions and contacts 
  • Administrative reports such as expense reports and status reports completed in a timely manner
  • Provide reports, assessments and HCP insights in a clear, succinct and timely fashion
  • Maintain and continually develop scientific knowledge of the relevant competitive landscape
  • Attend and participate in all required compliance trainings
  • Follow all laws, rules, regulations, guidance documents, codes, etc. associated or attributed the pharmaceutical industry
  • Attend national, regional and local conferences and symposia in coordination with overarching company objectives
  • Follow all company policies and procedures as well as those of applicable to collaborators and institutions 

Your Profile:

The successful Medical Science Liaison is a proven self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills that meets the following requirement: 
  • M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D. or NP/PA with appropriate clinical experience and scientific background
  • 2+ years’ oncology clinical experience and 1+ years’ MSL experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical rules, regulatory law, guidelines and codes (e.g., PhRMA Code)
  • Strong collaboration skills to coordinate efforts and accomplish goals as a team
  • Demonstrate ability to develop trust and maintain integrity with internal and external partners, peers, and others
  • Ensure the attainment of individual objectives and results as well as those for the assigned team
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn new scientific and technical information quickly
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in on-line data searches, MS Word, PowerPoint & Excel 
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment
  • Travel approximately 50% (car, plane, etc.)


We offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest in the biotech industry. As part or Merus, you’ll get to interact with a great international team of people who love what they do! To top it all, we offer a competitive salary, flexible working hours and a company bonus structure. Most importantly, you’ll have the chance to help us close in on cancer – everything you do matters at Merus.   

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    Our Hiring Process

    Stage 1:

    Internal Review

    This means that we’ve received your application and are in the process of reviewing it.

    Stage 2:

    Initial Call

    We’ll set up a 15-minute phone call with our Internal Recruiter to discuss the details of this job opportunity and your own expectations of the role, as well as Merus as a company.

    Stage 3:

    1st Interview Phase

    During the 1st interview phase, we’ll set up an interview with your potential future manager. We’ll be looking to understand more about your experience, how that fits the role, and what makes you tick.

    Stage 4:

    2nd Interview Phase

    If things are still looking good, we’ll set up several short interviews with team members, peers, Management Team members (where relevant) and HR to make sure we are a good cultural fit. We do our best to plan these interviews on the same day, although on rare occasions they’ll take place on multiple days.

    Stage 5:

    Job Offer

    After positive evaluation from both sides, you will receive our job offer. Once you’ve accepted it, we will draw up the necessary paperwork. You will receive your contract within 3-5 working days and your onboarding process will start!

    Stage 6:


    We’re more than happy to welcome you to join Merus in our pursuit to close in on cancer!

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