Exact Sciences Corporation

Medical Science Liaison - NC, SC, GA, North FL

Job Locations US-NC | US-SC-Charleston | US-GA-Atlanta | US-FL-Jacksonville
Req No.
Medical Affairs
Regular Full-Time

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Medical Science Liaison functions as a member within the Medical Affairs department. This regional position may require up to 4 days of field travel per week with 1 day spent in a home office. The travel is within a defined geographic region, but occasionally additional travel may be necessary. The primary responsibility of the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is to provide education and subject matter expertise support Exact Sciences’ strategic initiatives.


This position is field based.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Become proficient in and demonstrate ability to understand the major data sources (clinical trials, studies, published reports, etc.) relative to the use of Exact Sciences’ products.
  • Support healthcare providers by offering clinical and scientific information that helps guide medical decisions.
  • Support health systems, population health leaders, and medical quality professionals by offering clinical, public health, medical quality, and other scientific information to help guide medical decisions.
  • Delivery clinical and scientific presentations to healthcare providers, health systems and medical group leadership, and community/advocacy groups.
  • Work collaboratively with the sales and marketing corporate departments and field sales teams to create and implement educational strategies for key clients.
  • Provide insight into market trends and competition.
  • Builds relationships and assists in the development of key opinion leaders as potential speakers and collaborators for Exact Sciences.
  • Builds relationships with key decision makers in health systems, medical groups, healthcare provider offices, state departments of public health, advocacy organizations, and national/regional professional societies.
  • Collaborates with the Medical Affairs leadership in the development of key opinion leaders.
  • Collaborate with clients and thought leaders on a national, regional and local level to develop clinical insights that support medical research associated with new and existing products.
  • Supports implementation team as needed.
  • Collects and reports market information within company guidelines.
  • Provides Clinical Affairs team with recommendations on investigator and site selection for future trials and studies.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally within Exact Sciences (e.g., Marketing) to supply clinical content for future growth.
  • Provides insights to Sales Force Effectiveness team regarding opportunities for updates and improvements in sales force training.
  • Attend regional and national tradeshows, symposia, and scientific/clinical meetings.
  • Identify local/regional educational events such as patient education events and CME events.
  • Manage time and travel expense budget for scientific exchange and clinical education activities within dedicated regions.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as effective presentation skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and manage time effectively.
  • Strong attention to detail with a focus on producing high quality work.
  • Strong verbal and written communication; public speaking skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work normal schedule of Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds for approximately 10% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work seated for approximately 60% of a typical working day. Ability to work standing for approximately 40% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work on mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 50% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to travel approximately 60% of working time.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant health professions/sciences or related field (biotechnology, biology, any clinical sciences leading to necessary skills) OR Bachelor’s degree in a relevant health professions/sciences or related field and 4+ years of field-based medical affairs experience in lieu of master’s degree. 
  • 5+ years of industry experience in healthcare or medical technology fields with Medical Affairs or similar industry experience.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license, no more than two moving violations in the past 36 months, and no unresolved license revocation or suspension issues. 
  • Maintenance of automobile insurance to satisfy any applicable state or local requirements with liability limits of at least $250,000 per person, $500,000 per accident, and $100,000 in property damage per accident (250/500/100).
    • Current employees hired before 11/04/2019 and on the FAVR - auto allowance program - are required to maintain insurance coverage limits, as outlined in this bullet, until they transition to a company vehicle. All new hires after that date will be assigned to a fleet program vehicle and will be covered by the company’s plans/policies.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in a relevant health sciences or related field (PharmD, PhD, MD) is preferred.
  • Experience in public health, population health management, health insurance, and medical quality.
  • Experience with screening and wellness programs is strongly desired.
  • An in-depth knowledge of the health care market as well as experience with clinical trials is a plus.
  • Experience working with and/or for advocacy groups and professional societies.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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