Cardiovascular Senior Medical Science Liaison (South-Central US)


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Cardiovascular Senior Medical Science Liaison (South-Central US) 

The Senior Medical Science Liaison (MSL) serves as a trusted scientific expert and partner representing Bayer in the medical community through the dissemination of and education on scientific data related to Bayer products across the product lifecycle. The MSL establishes proactive long- term scientific/strategic relationships with key, influential healthcare providers, and stakeholders, and with major medical associations and academic centers of excellence. These relationships will ensure that healthcare providers and organizations have access to relevant scientific information and that pertinent information is shared with the medical community. The MSL serves as technical and scientific support in the field for healthcare providers ensuring safe and effective use of Bayer products including timely adverse event reporting and responses to unsolicited requests for detailed product and disease state information. The MSL also develops a complete understanding of national, regional, and local experts and stakeholders in specific therapeutic categories and the healthcare environment in which they work. The MSL is an expert in specific therapeutic areas covering a specific region and Area Business Unit, collaborating with internal business partners and external contacts addressing specific scientific and educational needs.

The South-Central US Territory will cover: TX, OK, AR, LA, KS and prefer Candidates that will live in the Territory.


The primary responsibilities of this role, Cardiovascular Senior Medical Science Liaison (South-Central US), are to:

Scientific Expertise

  • Complete core training curriculum and basic MSL and Therapeutic Area (TA) Certification;
  • Demonstrated accountability to continuous learning and growth (Franchise data, MSL role, Soft Skills, Personal Development). Completes recertification where applicable;
  • Professional licensure with CEU documentation where applicable;
  • Depth of knowledge within the therapeutic area exceeds that of peers and/or Medical Affairs experience in multiple therapeutic areas;
  • Coordinates and lead TA updates, team discussions, training initiatives (i.e. journal clubs);
  • Attend and report on local, regional and national medical conferences and other meetings of value;
  • Coordinate team coverage of major regional or national meetings including program evaluation, required attendance and coordination of high quality meeting reports;
  • Identifies educational gaps and provides subsequent recommendations for educational resource, content, or initiative development.

External HCP and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Establishes robust long-term relationships with Thought Leaders and other key stakeholders through education on up to date scientific information in alignment with US, Global, and Area Business Unit definitions and strategies;
  • Impactful proactive engagement with TLs, HCPs, research sites, associations, societies, & other stakeholders according to defined scope and engagement plans. Actively seeks future stakeholders and emerging Thought Leader groups in alignment with local health care system and medical strategy;
  • Leverage knowledge of US and Global definitions and strategies to develop and pull through local Area Business Unit strategy;
  • Responsible and Accountable for driving medical strategy by translating the local medical plan into implementable TL and stakeholder engagement strategies with cross-functional teams and identify synergies with the interests of Bayer and the general medical community;
  • Approach accounts, customers, and Area Business Unit strategically, utilizing key metrics to ensure alignment to territory plan and medical objectives;
  • Compliantly supports speaker training and evaluation and medical evaluation of scientific merit;
  • Advisory Board or other Bayer Program coordination or support during meeting;
  • Coordinates TL engagement with Franchise Medical Affairs team and relevant internal stakeholders.


  • Delivers educational presentations to external audiences, stakeholders, and customers groups. Proactive identification of educational opportunities within assigned Area Business Unit to stakeholders or customers groups;
  • Responsible for timely, accurate, specific and balanced responses to Medical Inquires in collaboration with Medical Communications;
  • Adherence to SOP and FDA guidance for distribution of scientific information;
  • Adherence to SOP and compliance guidelines for all external contacts;
  • Prepares and presents data to internal audiences including MA and Commercial partners.


  • Responsible for supporting research projects aligned with medical and brand strategy; including facilitating investigator-initiated research (IIR) and research site identification;
  • Responsible for supporting clinical trial team and engaging with appropriate stakeholders for Bayer sponsored clinical trials. Support with data collection, feasibility & initiation visits, and study support as appropriate.


  • Responsible and Accountable for generating relevant HCP and stakeholder insights that deepen understanding of patients, HCPs, consumers, or treatment landscape. Document and communicate them accordingly within system or to stakeholders to inform, refine, and enhance tactics and strategy;
  • Report new compound development information and potential collaborations when appropriate or requested in line with corporate strategy.


  • Compliant active strategic partnership and collaboration with territory cross-functional stakeholders (i.e. Area General Manager, Area Business Unit team, Field DGOS, etc.) as part of Area Business Unit team;
  • Presentations to internal audiences including Therapeutic Area Medical Affairs (MA) or commercial partners;
  • Lead project teams or task forces as appropriate within Franchise Medical Team;
  • Initiates best practice discussions for MSL team and internal partners;
  • Responsible and accountable as MSL mentor as appropriate.

New Ways of Working (Data Collection / Analysis / Interpretation)

  • Internal champion of new ways of working including platforms, systems, capabilities. Train, mentor, and empower Field Medical team to leverage new ways of working;
  • Complete all required customer activity documentation, training, expense reporting, and other administrative responsibilities in a timely, accurate, and compliant manner;
  • Responsible for reviewing and interpreting interaction analytics related to TL engagement and take appropriate actions to execute stakeholder plans;
  • Use data and analytics to seek out and maximize customer engagement opportunities within the territory;
  • Leverage evolving country and Global platforms and systems to ensure data driven tailored approach to customer engagement;
  • Leverage omnichannel methods of engagement with stakeholders to ensure customer-centric approach to data dissemination and education.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/ BS Degree is required;
  • Experience in a scientific or healthcare clinical setting; or pharmaceutical industry experience in Medical Affairs, Sales, Marketing or Clinical Development; or post-graduate fellowship experience in a hospital or industry setting; Rotations or fellowships do not contribute to above requirements;
  • MSL experience is required;
  • Demonstrated project management ability;
  • Demonstrated expertise in communicating scientific information;
  • Demonstrated project management ability;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrates understanding of clinical trial design;
  • Ability to critically evaluate the medical literature;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Established ability to build productive work relationships both internally and externally;
  • Travel 50+% and manage a demanding schedule;
  • Valid Driver’s License and eligibility to drive a company car or pooled vehicle (driving record must meet guidelines base on the company’s Risk Screening for Hiring Drivers and MVR will be reviewed as part of pre-employment screening).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced terminal Doctorate degree in medical or health sciences (e.g M.D., PhD, PharmD, DPH, EdD) or an advanced degree in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing or equivalent experience is preferred;
  • Working knowledge of FDA, OIG requirements;
  • A minimum of 1 year MSL experience or 2 years experience working within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry or post-graduate fellowship experience in a hospital or industry setting.
  • Area of expertise- Neurology, stroke, thrombosis, or anticoagulation, preferred.

Employees can expect to be paid a salary of between $140,500 to $223,600. Additional compensation may include a bonus or commission (if relevant). Additional benefits include health care, vision, dental, retirement, PTO, sick leave, etc.. This salary range is merely an estimate and may vary based on an applicant’s location, market data/ranges, an applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications, and other relevant factors. 

This posting will be available for application until at least 5/28/2024.



Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 

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Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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