Medical Science Liaison - Orthopedics

Medical Science Liaison - Orthopedics

Position Summary

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will be responsible for providing non-promotional scientific, educational, and research support for the Vericel Orthopedic portfolio.

Essential Functions

Activities will include:

  • The MSL will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key orthopedic experts and building a well-informed advocacy base for the Vericel Orthopedic franchise.
  • The MSL will act as a conduit for providing accurate and updated clinical, scientific and medical information to Cartilage Experts, health care professionals, treatments decision makers and other members of the scientific, provider and payer community (private insurance, payers, medical groups, government agencies, and health systems with drug formularies), in compliance with all relevant company policies.
  • Maintain business and clinical knowledge of the orthopedic/cell therapy treatment landscape including current treatment strategies, current and pending competitors, and new therapeutic developments.
  • Increases Vericel’s visibility among leaders in the therapeutic field of Orthopedic & Cell Therapy Management. Identifies, establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with key Experts, investigators and institutions strategic to product development.
  • Enhances clinical/scientific knowledge of Cell-therapies, through appropriate scientific exchange, publications, podium presentations and abstracts.
  • Participates in medical education for healthcare professionals through presentations with customer visits, investigator meetings, advisory boards, medical meetings, and other appropriate venues to enhance product and disease state knowledge.
  • Collaborates with clinical team and commercial teams to coordinate and optimize educational and research support for sites/investigators participating in Vericel clinical trials. Responds to unsolicited requests regarding interest in investigator sponsored studies (ISS), and supports ISS submissions through appropriate internal processes.
  • Responds to unsolicited request for medical information associated with supported products and disease state areas. Provides effective clinical presentations to internal and external audiences and tailors presentations to meet specific needs of the audience (appropriate response to unsolicited requests).
  • Identifies and communicates key clinical and research issues and insights from industry leaders to appropriate departments to help shape company research, development, and strategies for investigational and commercialized products.
  • Facilitates the identification of medical community educational needs around cartilage treatment management, including awareness and understanding of appropriate/inappropriate use of company products.
  • Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders in support of needs of Key Opinion leaders (KOLs). Maintains clinical expertise through comprehensive education including attendance at relevant symposium, scientific workshops, and review of key journals.
  • Participation in required internal training, presentations and journal clubs. Maintains appropriate communication with Clinical, Regulatory, and Legal personnel within the company to ensure appropriate timelines and procedures are met.
  • Adheres to regulatory and compliance guidelines and company policies in all aspects of scientific dissemination of information to include responses to unsolicited requests for medical information.

Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • MS, Physical Therapy degree, RN/BSN, MD, PhD or PharmD
  • Experience working with orthopedics or cell therapies.
  • 2+ years of experience as a Medical Science Liaison or a related field.
  • Must live in the United States and within 30 miles of a major airport.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-versed in clinical and basic science to be able to deliver cutting edge data and technical/practical education to Health Care Professionals (HCP).

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Must be able to drive a company car.
  • Must be able and willing to attend surgical procedures.
  • Must be able to pass hospital credentialing requirements.
  • Must be able to lift and carry instrument trays, surgical supplies and training supplies, up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to travel up to 70% of the time in the Midwest of the United States, including occasional weekend travel for conferences and meetings.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.


All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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