Medical Science Liaison

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Date: Sep 30, 2023

Location: Lakewood, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  31289  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

JOB TITLE:  Medical Science Liaison



Acting as medical and scientific expert engaged in driving key initiatives in research, publications, medical education, and field intelligence between Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies and the academic medical community.  The Medical Science Liaison  (MSL) will be a recognized resource to engage in identifying unmet medical needs in multiple specific diseases and general cell therapy topics. The MSL will engage in literature and data analysis to address clinical & scientific questions in reference to Terumo BCT’s defined therapeutic areas of interest which may include supporting legal review. The MSL will interact both internally and externally, being capable of developing programs with global thought leaders (TL’s), US TL’s and Health Care Practitioners (HCP’s).  The MSL will identify gaps in medical research and assist in defining Medical Affairs Strategy and discover future therapeutic areas for Terumo BCT’s organization. They may be called on to support, participate and/or drive special projects including:  clinical trials, internal and external education, publication planning and execution.  The MSL will identify gaps for both company sponsored trials and investigator initiated studies.  They will be tasked with giving clinical presentations as training programs for internal and external stakeholders.  The MSL will attend medical congresses, collect medical insights, and help support Terumo BCT’s planned activities.  In addition, the MSL will provide response to medical information requests, and research and special projects within the organization.  The MSL will respond to unsolicited medical information requests by TL’s and HCP’s and present factual, unbiased, medical information in a timely manner. 



  • Develop and maintains professional scientific relationships in areas critical to Terumo BCT with TL’s in key academic institutions, community-based medical centeres, professional medical associations, and patient advocacy groups.  
  • Serves as a primary Medical Affairs contact involved with clinical/scientific information exchanges. These exchanges may be verbal, written or electronic inquireries from healthcare professionals. 
  • Ensures timely submissions of periodic monitoring report forms for Terumo BCT-supported investigator-initiated or collaborative studies.  The Medical Science Liaison works with these investigators to ensure that they have access to needed relevant information regarding Terumo BCT products during the course of their study.
  • Indentifies opportunities and conducts formal presentations to essential groups as requested by medical and technical healthcare professionals, including key accounts, hospital therapeutic committee members, along with presentations of pharmacoeconomic data in accordance with company policies, applicable laws, regulatory guidelines, and ethical standards. 
  • Maintains expert knowledge and understanding of clinical, scientific, and technical information in areas critical to Terumo BCT through continuously reviewing literature in the field and attending conferences and networking with experts.
  • Responds to all all medical information requests in a timely, factual, and unbiased manner. 
  • Works with the commercialization team and global product marketing, providing input as needed on product innovation and unmet medical needs
  • Active participates in developing tools and resources for medical affairs team use to encourage consistency, transparency, and appropriate communication for both internal and external partnerships.
  • Attends & provides coverage at national & regional medical education venues (congresses, conferences, symposia) and brings back field intelligence and insights to key internal stakeholders for accurate planning.
  • Works with customers to help them with data abstraction and publication of clinical, scientific or operational data related to Terumo BCT products.
  • Reports all medical insights through various collection means in a timely manner as defined by management. 
  • Provides medical, scientific and technical  review and opinion as requested internally, including medical review. 
  • Responds to and tracking of medical information requests from healthcare professionals and decision makers with accurate, unbiased, balanced and timely answers
  • May lead and/or coordinate special projects as it relates to building scientific & medical competencies within the organization, such as: internal training of sales & marketing, scientific symposium program, presentation and slide kit development, advisory board development, speaker development & training, journal club, one pagers, white papers, webinars, and literature searches.





Advanced degree: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), or Medical Doctor (MD), or equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.



Minimum 2 years experience.


Core Competencies & Skills

  • Requires high technical competence, strong interpersonal competence,  analytical skills and clinical experience to achieve the above working relationships/responsibilities.
  • Didactic skills: ability to educate customers (clinicians, laboratory people) on scientific troubleshooting activities and data review/analysis
  • Must be strong independent contributor with entrepreneurial mindset while staying within strategic imperatives of team, yet able to contribute to larger team development and goals.    
  • Must have excellent organizational skills; be self-directed and work independently and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Have the ability to understand, interpret and communicate complex scientific or medical information and data. 
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent written/oral communication and presentation skills and be effective with conversing with key opinion leaders, healthcare professionals, internal colleagues and patients. 
  • Have the ability to deliver formal responses to healthcare professional’s specific medical questions through analysis of the literature in order to assure accurate, timely, unbiased, fair-balanced and up-to-date medical & scientific information, while keeping within legal and regulatory guidelines.
  • Experience with laboratory and clinical methods in hematology/blood banking/transfusion medicine is an asset
  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively.
  • Ability to work in a matrix structure i.e. maintains strong working relationship with various other departments, such as  Scientific & Clinical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Legal, Global & Regional Marketing and Sales.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements, compliance standards, and ethical obligations
  • Experience/ familiar with Clinical Trials setting
  • Proven ability to establish working relationships with all levels of clinical/technical/marketing people in corporate, clinical and academic settings
  • In line with Terumo BCT's Core competencies(Manages Conflict, Intills Trust, Action Oriented, Decision Quality, Interpersonal Savvy, Global Perspective, Drive for Results, Customer Focus).
  • Excellent written & verbal English (additional European languages are a plus)
  • Strong overall communication skills/ interpersonal savvy
  • Demonstrated ability to be diplomatic; able to work with a highly focused multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to work with strategic functions within and outside Medical Affairs
  • Protocol knowledge extending to specialties that would benefit from the technology use



  • Dynamic, (extraverted personality)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Independent & autonomous
  • Self- motivating
  • Perseverant
  • High level of ethics



Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Additional Physical Requirements

The associate must be able to manage demanding travel schedule (depending on area and requirements: 25 – 70 %). 



Target Pay Range:  $138,400.00 to $173,000.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  10.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces, and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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