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MSL - Rare Disease (Northeast)


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Function:  Medical Affairs
Job ID:  66024

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with significant unmet needs. Working together, we blend the best of our talents to deliver thoughtful solutions that patients value. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?


Medical Science Partner – NorthEast

We are looking for rare talent motivated to make a difference for patients living with serious diseases.  Are you interested in  helping bring new innovation to market?  We are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of:  Medical Science Partner NE - (Neuromuscular & Autoimmune Diseases)


The Medical Science Partner (MSP) provides peer-level scientific exchange with clinicians and researchers working in neuromuscular and autoimmune diseases at UCB.  This individual develops relationships of trust and mutual support built on common interests in fostering deep, science-driven understanding of autoimmune diseases such as myasthenia gravis, advancing potential new therapies, and mapping new strategies for patient value creation.  This position covers the Northeastern Region of the United States including parts of the Mid-West.


You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Further develop and refine your scientific expertise and skillset through regular interaction with external and internal thought leaders.
  • Manage and execute stakeholder engagement within a local region based on training, expertise, and individualized approaches to identifying local needs and opportunities.
  • Engage regularly with: clinical trial sites, investigators, thought leaders within autoimmune disorders, and advocacy organization representatives who all seek to improve the lives of patients with severe diseases.
  • Provide training and expertise to internal colleagues as a subject matter expert within selected disorders in the anti-FcRn platform.
  • Set long-term professional development goals within a company model and culture that fosters opportunities for career growth.
  • Work independently and collaboratively in the field.


You will contribute by:

  • Fostering appropriate dissemination of UCB research objectives and findings through thought leader communication and educational activities.
  • Representing UCB at local and regional professional and academic associations where issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of myasthenia gravis and related autoimmune disorders are addressed.
  • Mapping existing care pathways in myasthenia gravis within his/her area to identify unique or evolving unmet patient needs.
  • Identifying and cultivating potential clinical trial partners and working with existing trial sites to ensure recruitment, participation and reporting objectives are met and are compliant with UCB standards of practice.
  • Developing relationships with leading academic researchers and KOLs thought leaders to achieve alignment on key research and clinical objectives. 
  • Serving as the local expert in UCB programs in in neuromuscular and autoimmune diseases and the anti-FcRn platform.
  • Identifying and cultivating potential new investigators as well as responding to medical-level inquiries from regional patient advocacy groups.


Interested?  For this position, you'll need the following education, experience and skills:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PharmD, PHD and MD
  • 3 + years of Medical Science Liaison experience for an orphan disease drug or biotherapeutic 
  • Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working experience in neuromuscular and/or autoimmune diseases preferred.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to clearly articulate complex scientific concepts in 1:1 and group settings.


About Us

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees worldwide operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient’s needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.


UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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