Valeant Pharmaceuticals

  • Medical Science Liaison, Eye Health-Portfolio (North Central)

    Location US-FIELD
    Job ID
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance. Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit. These values help us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.


    General Functions:

    The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) plays an important role in Medical Affairs at Bausch + Lomb / Valeant, being part of a small and exclusive field-based team of medical science experts who interact with regional and national key opinion leaders (KOLs) and local customers.  The MSL has significant responsibility and is expected to provide in-depth scientific, clinical and educational support to external customers as well as to internal clinical, sales and marketing teams.   In addition, the MSL provides scientific insights back to Medical Affairs management.


    Preferred MSL candidates will have a solid understanding of the roles and responsibilities of US medical science liaisons, and some understanding of eye health.  The MSL must be well-equipped to develop new relationships with customers across assigned geographies.





    • Build and maintain solid and credible relationships with the medical community on Valeant’s behalf.
    • Provide KOL insights and observations to the medical affairs organization on a timely basis.
    • Help to ensure that KOL speakers are trained and have access to Valeant data and approved content.
    • Participate in coordinating and conducting peer-to-peer interactions and medical presentations.
    • Be well versed in the current therapeutic areas in which Valeant specializes.
    • Where possible, develop relationships with local thought leaders (physicians, pharmacists and nurses) whose opinions and treatment regimens influence the practice of their colleagues.
    • Identify unsolicited requests for investigator-initiated research.
    • Where appropriate, provide overall medical / scientific support through the dissemination of on-label educational, scientific, and clinical information on diseases and treatments.
    • Where appropriate, respond to unsolicited off-label requests for information
    • Relay Medical Information requests through appropriate channels.
    • When appropriate, represent Valeant at continuing educational events / programs, medical meetings and conventions.
    • Follow all applicable policies and procedures related to MSLs, including the following Valeant policies listed below:
      • U.S. Policy on Medical Science Liaisons
      • U.S. Policy on Professional Information Requests
      • U.S. Policy on Use of Off-Label Reprints
      • U.S. Policy on Product Promotion
      • U.S. Policy on Clinical Trials
      • U.S. Policy on Fee-For-Service Arrangements with U.S. Healthcare Professionals or Related Institutions and Organizations
      • S.O.P. on the Submission, Approval and Administration of Fee-For-Service Arrangements


    • Minimum of a doctorate level degree (e.g. PhD, PharmD, OD, or MD).
    • Minimum of 1 year experience as a Medical Science Liaison is preferred.
    • Strong work history in ophthalmology or glaucoma
    • Established relationships with regional KOLs or key customers (e.g. universities, managed care, government) highly desired.
    • Compliant with all relevant policies and procedures.
    • Highly motivated self-starter with a positive attitude, possessing the initiative required to achieve desired goals both independently and within a team structure.
    • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication.
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
    • Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to MSLs.
    • Knowledge of, or a strong work history in, ophthalmology or glaucoma.
    • Strong relationship-building skills.
    • Strong administrative management skills.
    • Team-oriented with the ability work effectively with others.
    • Demonstrated understanding of product and technical knowledge in eye care or other medical areas.
    • Valid driver’s license in good standing.
    • Working Conditions:  Home office, 60-70% travel required, significant air travel is required.


    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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    To learn more please read Valeant’s Job Offer Fraud Statement.


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