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PArsippany, NJ
July 28th 2021
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saving lives threatened by the global public health crisis of bacterial infections Our
novel antibiotics portfolio has the unique ability to provide providers and patients with a range
of solutions that can meet the tremendous need for treating serious infections. Our portfolio also
encourages the use of our products at various call points within the hospital or account ecosystem,
including Long Term Care Hospitals and various types of infusion centers. 

The Medical Science Director (MSD) West Coast, leads engagement within the Hospital/acute care ecosystem,
supporting healthcare providers (HCPs) and key opinion leaders (KOLs) tasked with meeting a range of
critical care needs to improve patient outcomes, while ensuring effective economic management of
resources. This role will be responsible for managing the West (includes California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Hawaii and Arizona). The MSD is a key member of the Medical Affairs
organization and will serve as a subject matter expert responsible for contributing to, and providing
medical support for, the development and execution of medical strategy for company's portfolio. Through
education and scientific exchange, the MSD will offer meaningful information around products to
enhance the knowledge of Healthcare providers (HCPs) and key opinion leaders (KOLs). The MSD will
also identify and assist in overcoming perceived institutional barriers to Company products by developing
and delivering clinical solutions in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The MSD is also responsible
for shaping deliverables for internal stakeholders, including customer insights and medical meeting
Duties and responsibilities
• Effectively engage in scientific exchange with HCPs and KOLs regarding Melinta’s clinical data and
health economic information
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with clinical decision makers and other HCPs within
leading acute care hospitals and other acute settings of care in the designated region
• Serve as the medical resource for KOLs and HCPs in assigned hospital accounts
• Lead HCP round table discussions and network with professional forums/organizations to discuss
challenging clinical issues facing the medical community relevant to our mission
• Develop content for non‐promotional educational materials for our products and relevant
disease states in accordance with Melinta standards
• Respond to and document unsolicited requests for medical information regarding our
• Contribute to the development and execution of strategic publication plans
• Manage reports of adverse events and product complaints
• Collaborate cross functionally to determine best solutions to meet HCP needs in accordance with
our corporate compliance guidelines, which may include input on informational materials
• Provide internal clinical and scientific education to employees
• Attend and contribute at major scientific and medical conferences
• Provide medical input into competitive intelligence activities and projects
• Manage personal expenses in compliance with firm policies and procedures consistent with local
regulatory laws and guidance
• 5 years clinical experience, post residency and/or fellowship training, in a health care system in
infectious diseases with 2+ years of antimicrobial clinical experience strongly preferred
• Minimum of 5 years clinical experience, post residency and/or fellowship training, with 2+ years of
critical care clinical experience strongly preferred
• Prior experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device industry with a focus on hospital based
products and acute therapeutic areas
• Experience generating and/or disseminating clinical and health economics information to a variety
of HCPs
• Solid understanding of medical communication and scientific exchange compliance principles
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams with a commitment to cross‐functional compliant
collaboration and learning that facilitates informed decision‐making
• Maintain clinical and technical expertise through review of the scientific literature and attendance at
key scientific meetings
• Demonstrated ability to deliver on commitments, to lead by example, and to enable others to
effectively contribute
• M.D. or accredited doctorate degree in a life‐science or basic‐science discipline (i.e., Ph.D.,
• Post‐doctoral residency or fellowship (Critical Care, Infectious Disease)
Position Type / Expected Hours of Work
Travel required. Typical expectation of travel is 3‐4 days per week, with some overnight travel where
necessary owing to distance.


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