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Medical Science Liaison Job

Remote Eligible:  Remote in Country
Onsite Locations(s): 

Maple Grove, MN, US

Additional Locations:  US-MN-Maple Grove

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


About the role:
The Americas field based “Medical Science Liaison” (MSL) is responsible for supporting the safe and effective use of Boston Scientific Interventional Oncology therapies, communicating complex medical and scientific information to healthcare professionals and communicating field medical intelligence/insights to internal stakeholders.   The MSL has internal and external training responsible for all BSC Interventional Oncology therapies.   The MSL has an assigned territory autonomously managing, developing and growing medical activities/initiatives achieving key medical objectives.  


Territory - North Central region
MN, IL, WI, IN, IA, ND, SD, Eastern Canada


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Therapy Training to guide the safe and effective use of Boston Scientific interventional oncology therapies. 
  • Proactively engage HCPs providing on-label product and procedural training of Boston Scientific interventional oncology therapies. 
  • Provide training/education for patient specific cases including patient section criteria, dosing, device setup/deployment and methods to mitigate adverse events.  This includes real time patient case procedural training.  
  • As a subject matter expert, teach medical education and internal training courses. Provide product and disease-state educational/training support to the Boston Scientific Commercial and R&D functions related to technical, medical and scientific information.   
  • Provide refresher training to users who are not achieving desired outcomes
  • Medical Support: Focus on Boston Scientific interventional oncology therapies
  • Build, maintain and manage effective professional peer-peer relationships with contracted External Experts (EE), or Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) engaging in bi-directional scientific/educational exchange.  Understands medical/scientific barriers that may influence patient outcomes. Focus on ongoing research, newly published evidence, practice pattern changes and alternative therapies.  
  • Teach the clinical evidence story linking the totality of evidence in a non-biased manner.  Inform HCPs about clinical evidence and accurately communicate key evidence gaps. 
  • Execute on medical plans communicating technical and clinical data supporting new products or and/or new indications.  Create a territory plan to identify early users that will provide meaningful clinical insights.  
  • Provide medical and scientific support for EEs speaking on Boston Scientific products at medical meetings and congresses. 
  • Support peer-to-peer education programs through speaker identification and support
  • Investigate and gather field medical intelligence/insights that might affect therapy safety/efficacy, Clinical/R&D strategies and competitive activities. Create strategies to gain insights from a diverse set of stakeholders.  Communicates knowledge in a simple, coherent and informative manner to internal stakeholders.  
  • Identify clinical insights and knowledge gaps and be able to articulate the impact and magnitude of the findings. 
  • Provides medical/scientific congress support communicating accurate information with timely follow up.  Attends key sessions and communicates knowledge in a simple, coherent and informative manner to internal stakeholders.  Develops and executes on KOL engagement plan at the congress.
  • Applying exceptional literature searching and curator skills directly addressing medical information requests from HCPs.  Provide thoughtful and medically sound assessments in a timely manner.  Utilize medical information to appropriately build KOL relationships and deliver medical insights to the business. 
  • Assist Boston Scientific Clinical Development department with company sponsored clinical trials focusing on clinical trial site identification, site initiation, site protocol education, and ongoing support.  Identify key issues that are accelerating or inhibiting patient recruitment, quality data collection or patient retention. Recommend research sites that can perform well delivering patient enrollment and quality data.  Support principal investigator and provide up to date information that may improve patient recruitment and/or data quality.  Provide medical insights and updates on key findings affecting the study performance.     
  • Through scientific exchange, discover novel investigator sponsored research (ISR) ideas.  Clearly articulate Boston Scientific strategic interest and fully understand how a concept fits within the strategy.  Fully appreciate novel ideas that could significantly impact patient care.  Support Investigator Initiated research/study program by discovering and championing innovative ideas, facilitate study start up and provide ongoing consultation.  Provide quarterly updates to senior leadership on study progress and medical/scientific insights.  Inform Boston Scientific leaders of major milestone accomplishments.


Required qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in clinically related area preferred (PharmD, PhD, MD/DO) and Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Over 5 years experience functioning in a medical scientific role that has frequent interactions with healthcare providers.
  • Ability to apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.  Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts.
  • Track record of solving complex medical/scientific problems and provides solutions which are innovative.
  • Proven to be a subject matter expert.
  • Develops advanced medical/scientific/clinical ideas and guides their development into a final product.  
  • Track record for creating, managing and completing medical/scientific related projects.
  • Demonstrated scientific and medical acumen preferably with a publication record.  
  • Clinical acumen; preferably having clinical patient care experience, or healthcare experience working in a complex healthcare delivery system.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Oncology experience or demonstrated ability to master new therapeutic areas.
  • Industry experience in a clinical, medical or scientific role 
  • Field experience 
  • Medical devices experience


Requisition ID: 514513


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


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