Cytokinetics is a late-stage, specialty cardiovascular biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators and next-in-class muscle inhibitors as potential treatments for debilitating diseases in which cardiac muscle performance is compromised. As a leader in muscle biology and the mechanics of muscle performance, the company is developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to impact myocardial muscle function and contractility.

We view our employees as the unequivocal ingredients to success. Every employee is an integral member of the Cytokinetics team, contributing to our shared goal of improving lives. While expectations of our employees are high, there is an equal commitment to ensuring that contributions are recognized and rewarded. We seek exceptional individuals to join us in our mission to develop potential medicines to improve the health span of people with cardiovascular and neuromuscular diseases of impaired muscle function.

Reporting to the Director / Sr. Director, Medical Sciences, the Associate Director Medical Scientist, is a scientific professional who serves as a key field-based scientific resource for healthcare providers, patients, industry partners, and internal colleagues. This role will come with high visibility in our company with critical cross-functional relationships across Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, and Commercial.  This role will focus initially on key opinion leaders and other HCPs in the heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy therapeutic areas.

This geography includes Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky. This territory will also include Cincinnati, OH.



  • Mentor and support Sr. Medical Scientist
  • Provide strategic input and execute region-specific plans to achieve KOL engagement goals and Medical Affairs departmental goals
  • Pursues projects independently with a high degree of quality and timely execution
  • Leads Congress Planning activities
  • Maintains a complete awareness of and understanding about current “real world” clinical practices, HEOR drivers, and emerging trends in treatments/medicine
  • Establish relationships with key executive leadership colleagues across Cytokinetics and connect external parties with appropriate leadership team members
  • Identify national, regional, and local Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) involved with the provision of cardiovascular care within institutional care centers and engage them in proactive and reactive scientific exchange
  • Maintain and broaden professional relationships with HCPs (physicians, NPs, PAs, nurses, and pharmacists) in institutional care centers to expand research, advisory, and educational partnership opportunities; identify areas of unmet medical need; and assure thoughtful exchange of current medical information related to products in development and therapeutic areas of importance
  • Serve as a scientific expert at key medical and scientific conferences, advisory boards, clinical investigator meetings, internal meetings, and patient advocacy group meetings
  • Maintains a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding about disease state, underlying science, treatment guidelines, available treatment agents and options, as well as heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy therapies under development.
  • Maintain a superior understanding of current trends in clinical research, competitive developments, patient care, and their impact on Cytokinetics’ medical strategies
  • Work with Medical Affairs and other internal colleagues on initiatives including medical information, publications, medical education, grants, speaker training, and other educational programs
  • Provide support to our clinical development programs by serving as a key point of contact for company-sponsored trial investigators, investigator-initiated research, and registries consistent with company objectives and regulations
  • Generate Field Medical Affairs plans to identify collaborative opportunities with KOL’s and institutions, review scientific program of relevant conferences, attend sessions, support exhibit booth operations, and contribute to a timely written conference report summarizing key information, activities, and competitive intelligence to colleagues
  • Accurate and timely documentation of his/her activities within applicable company databases and platforms


  • Advanced clinical or scientific degree (PharmD, PhD, or MD/DO, MS, PA, ARNP) preferred
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of CV MSL experience, preferably in heart failure and /or neuromuscular diseases / ALS.
  • Must be analytical and articulate in both oral and written communications, possess excellent presentation skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate well with external stakeholders and all internal levels of the organization
  • Must possess knowledge of the Medical Science Liaison roles and responsibilities and understand compliance within the PhRMA Code Standards for Interactions with U.S. Healthcare Providers, Federal and State promotional laws and regulations, ACCME Standards, the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and all other company policies, rules and regulations
  • Comply with all credentialing requirements for any healthcare institution which is part of the MSL call plan, including, among other things, routine background checks, medical testing or proof of immunizations, training on facility policies, and adherence to confidentiality and/or HIPPA agreements
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and web-based applications
  • A valid US Driver’s License and good driving record are required
  • Ability to travel both domestically (~50%-60%) and internationally on occasion (TBD)

Open Geographies

  • Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Cincinatti, OH.

Our employees come from different backgrounds, and we celebrate those differences. We are looking for the best candidates for our open roles, but do not expect applicants to meet every qualification in order to be considered. If you are excited about what you could accomplish at Cytokinetics and believe you can add value to our team, we would love to hear from you.

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Our passion is anchored in robust scientific thinking, grounded in integrity and critical thinking. We keep the patient front and center in all we do – all actions and decisions are in service of the patient and their caregivers. We champion integrity, ethics, doing the right thing, and being our best selves.

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Cytokinetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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