Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Regional Deputy Director, Medical Science Liaisons -Oncology

Your tasks and responsibilities



The primary responsibilities of this role, Deputy Director Medical Science Liason Oncology, are to: 

  • Develops and implements strategic and tactical Field Medical Affairs objectives, across multiple Regional Sales Geographies, which  are consistent with Bayer's goals to enhance business, build   relationships with practitioners and opinion leaders and enhance professional education;
  • Works with all cross-functional internal stakeholders to prepare  the marketplace for products in development and makes it more conducive for Bayer to conduct business with marketed products. Coordinates all incoming field intelligence information and communicates this information with the National Director, Medical Science Liaisons, who shares it with appropriate cross-functional internal stakeholders;
  • Recruit, train, develop and promote a staff of 6-10 highly  professional and technically trained MSLs.  Works closely with the  National Director, Medical Science Liaisons, to help ensure future

     staffing by developing the talent pool within Field Medical Affairs.  Supervise and provide appropriate feedback regarding the performance of his/her staff through field visits, analysis of activities and administrative functions.  Conduct competency-based performance  evaluations and counseling conferences in accordance with Bayer's performance management process. Works to ensure that each MSL receives appropriate custom training to achieve their full potential in the field;

  • Interface with internal and field-based stakeholders such as:  Marketing, Medical, Sales Management, Clinical and Scientific Communications to lead, develop, and/or implement specific initiatives, programs and strategic business plans designed to accomplish the stated mission of Bayer;
  • Lead or support internal Medical Affairs projects in support of  the VP, Medical Science Liaisons and US MA Operations and Head of Medical Affairs.  Projects may include advisory boards, speaker

     training, CME programs, special scientific slide development for regulatory needs, etc;

  • Develop training materials, and execute training programs to develop the MSLs.  Oversee the Clinical Assessment of Scientific Topics and slide development by the  MSL team, which may be used internally and/or externally (KOLs, FDA/Other Advisory boards, etc);
  • Maintain a high level of technical expertise and a broad  knowledge of the clinical and business issues impacting the Bayer business environment;
  • Coordinate all Phase IV requests coming in from the MSLs.  Communicate with Phase IV committee all such requests and direct MSL follow up activities regarding approved protocols. These activities may include working with Scientific Publications regarding posters, abstracts and publications;
  • Develop compliant Managed Care initiatives to support our Managed Care stakeholders. These initiatives include HEOR projects, disease  based management projects, critical pathways, KOL development and technical support;
  • Appropriate management and allocation of product linked budgets  and internal Scientific Affairs budgets. Budgetary responsibility for upwards of $700,000-$1,000,000 of program, Travel/Expense, Special Projects budget etc.


Who you are

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • BA/BS degree require and advanced degree in science-related field (MD, PharmD, PhD, MBA) is preferred, with a minimum of 5+ years in the pharmaceutical industry in medical affairs, clinical development, marketing or sales;
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication;
  • Excellent project management ability;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills;
  • Working knowledge of FDA, OIG requirements;
  • Ability to critically evaluate clinical papers;
  • Proven ability to understand customer segments and market trends;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Ability to build productive work relationships both internally and externally;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Highly organized with thorough attention to detail ensuring timely follow-through and closure;
  • Strong leadership ability;
  • Ability to travel.




  • PharmD, PhD, MD, MBA;
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a strategy-setting role within Medical Affairs;
  • Excellent computer skills: Excel, Word, Power Point, Lotus Notes,etc;
  • Knowledge of information technology systems.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: Residence Based