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Position Summary:

Responsible for supporting medical and scientific initiatives on behalf of Company selected therapeutic areas. Develops on-going professional relationships with national/regional healthcare practitioners and facilitates the education of these practitioners and their colleagues regarding current and forthcoming therapies developed and commercialized by the Company.  Ensures access to current medical and scientific information on Company products and areas of therapeutic interest to targeted key opinion leaders (KOLs), healthcare professionals (HCPs), Managed Market and Long-Term Care (LTC) stakeholders and decision makers consistent with the objectives of ACADIA and the Medical Affairs and Development Departments.  This position is geographically based.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and develops relationships with national and regional medical and scientific thought leaders, patient advocacy groups, and centers of excellence consistent with the strategy and objectives of ACADIA’s Medical Affairs and Development Departments
  • Engages national and regional thought leaders to align interests, discuss research and medical information, and participate in scientific exchange and education about current and emerging therapies
  • Provides Phase 2/ 3b / 4 research trial site support and investigator-initiated research proposal cultivation and facilitation
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical and educational support and presentations for national or regional LTC and managed care accounts and organizations
  • Develops and maintains scientific, clinical and therapeutic expertise for Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s disease Psychosis, and psychosis seen in other neurological disorders; therapies utilized to manage these symptoms; and pimavanserin
  • Identifies disease concepts and compound characteristics that can be leveraged into product differentiation
  • Provides appropriate scientific, clinical, and educational support for internal and external clients
  • Represents the company at specific continuing educational events, programs, medical meetings and conventions
  • Supports commercial operations by participating in Speaker and Sales Representative Training
  • Partners with the internal departments to ensure accurate delivery of medical and scientific information
  • Cross-functionally collaborates, following all compliance guidelines, with regional field leadership partners including LTC-MSLs, Managed Market and Health Outcome Liaisons, market development managers (MDMs), regional field managers (RSMs) and Account Managers (AMs)
  • Provides field strategic insights
  • Partners with the internal departments to ensure accurate delivery of medical and scientific information
  • Participates as a Therapeutic Lead/expert
  • Supports new hire training and mentoring
  • Leads/participates on project teams as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned


Advanced degree in biological sciences (MD, PharmD, PhD) is required. An equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered. Minimum of 8 years progressively responsible experience in the biopharmaceutical industry with a focus on central nervous system (CNS), including at least five years as an MSL.

Must possess:

  • Expert scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge, with an emphasis in the CNS area
  • Knowledge of regulatory, compliance, commercial, and clinical issues affecting the pharmaceutical and managed care industries
  • Knowledge of customer segments and market dynamics
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to take initiative and demonstrated follow-through skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including in presentation and facilitation formats
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication
  • Skills in instructional design, teaching, and training
  • High level of facility with relevant computer and software capabilities, including MSOffice programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to travel up to 50% 75% of time, with a primary residence near a major airport


Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways, exercising judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.  Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.  Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel. Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment and independently from remote locations. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.   Ability to travel by car or airplane independently up to 75% of the time and work after hours if required by travel schedule or business issues.

ACADIA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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