Medical Science Liaison- South Texas

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Turning vision into reality requires passion, leadership, dedication, diversity of thought, collaboration, and perseverance. Otsuka-people have these qualities in abundance, and we support them by providing a dynamic work environment that encourages them to explore ideas, seize opportunities, and grow in meaningful ways. Our passionate leadership and unique culture, combined with access to continuing education, a unique workspace, and top-of-the-line 401(k) retirement savings plans with matching contributions, among other benefits, make Otsuka a truly different place to learn and grow.


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Position Summary

To be a credible source of evidence based information that demonstrates the value of Otsuka products from the clinical, economic and humanistic standpoint and works in partnership with providers, payers and other key stakeholders to apply practical real-world solutions to improve patient outcomes


Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure appropriate dissemination of clinical information, knowledge and services in a timely, ethical and customer-focused manner.
  • Keep abreast of the current literature, therapeutic issues and competitive landscape related to psychiatric disorders.
  • Establish status as a knowledgeable and trustworthy medical and scientific resource for opinion leaders with expertise and knowledge of supported product(s), treatment trends, clinical trials and scientific research.
  • Communicate current and emerging clinical research data to opinion leaders in response to unsolicited inquiries.
  • Identify medical experts to provide services as speakers, consultants, and investigators.
  • Engage national, regional and local payers, payer advisors and influencers that make patient access and reimbursement decisions.
  • Communicate cost effectiveness evidence that address payer needs and priorities; partner with providers and payers to put into practice decision support and care management tools and apply real-world evidence and solutions in the practice setting.
  • Deliver scientifically focused balanced and objective educational presentations to groups of strategic importance such as hospital and payer P&T committees.
  • Train speakers for promotional programs on product knowledge, clinical/scientific data and information consistent with established company policies and compliance guidelines.
  • Participate and interact with opinion leaders, local practice leaders and other key stakeholders, including preparing moderators at national, regional and local conferences, advisory boards and other approved gatherings.

  • Gather scientific and competitive intelligence as well as customer insights during interactions with opinion and practice leaders or attendance of congresses and communicate to relevant Medical Affairs and Clinical Development personal.

  • Evaluate and assess potential investigational sites for participation in Otsuka-sponsored clinical studies as well as educate investigators about the study drug and pharmacovigilance procedures.




  • Advanced degree in Pharmacy, Medicine, Biological Sciences, Health Services Research or Public Health, (Pharm.D., M.D., Ph.D. or D.Ph.) is required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years Medical Science Liaison experience in the psychiatric field and awareness and understanding of regulatory guidelines (FDA, PDMA, PhRMA etc.).
  • Experience in CNS/Psychiatry MSL experience OR clinical experience in psychiatry
  • Proven track record of success, especially in the area of thought leader engagement and experience working with academic centers of excellence.
  • Exemplary interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written, and strong presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend complex scientific data and concepts and communicate effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working independently and in groups in a collegial manner, including cross functional teams and internal/external networking.
  • Strong analytical, conceptual, administrative, and computer skills.
  • Willingness to travel (60-80% travel time) within assigned territory. (South Texas)
  • Preferred location is Houston, TX, but Austin or San Antonio are reasonable locations also. 



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