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5 days ago
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Legend Biotech USA
Somerset, New Jersey, United States
5 days ago
Job Function
Clinical Research


Company Information

Legend Biotech is a global biotechnology company dedicated to treating, and one day curing, life-threatening diseases. Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, we are developing advanced cell therapies across a diverse array of technology platforms, including autologous and allogenic chimeric antigen receptor T-cell and natural killer (NK) cell-based immunotherapy.

Legend Biotech entered into a global collaboration agreement with Janssen, one of the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, to jointly develop and commercialize ciltacabtagene autolecuel (cilta-cel) in 2017. Our strategic partnership is designed to combine the strengths and expertise of both companies to advance the promise of an immunotherapy in the treatment of multiple myeloma.

Legend Biotech is seeking an Medical Science Liaison as part of the Medical Affairs team based in Somerset, NJ.

Role Overview

As part of the US Medical Affairs team, the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will be responsible for engaging identified key opinion leaders (KOLs) from institutions and organizations within the assigned geographical territory through high level scientific support for research activities, publications, education, consulting, and other Medical Affairs initiatives. The MSL will provide credible, compliant, fair-balanced and ethical scientific exchange with members of the healthcare community, consistent with the direction and focus as defined by the Legend Biotech Medical Affairs team. Direct education for healthcare professionals treating oncology patients on clinical data, adverse event management, and mechanism of action for commercial and pipeline assets.

The MSL is required to live within assigned field-based territory focusing on both community and academic sites. The territories are New York & New Jersey.

Key Responsibilities
  • Identify KOLs within the assigned territory, and establish and maintain scientific relationships with KOLs in both academic and community institutions
  • Execute activities at the assigned territory level in full alignment with Medical Affairs strategies and tactics
  • Assist in the oversight of Legend Biotech sponsored clinical trial sites to include, but not limited to, site identification, patient accrual discussions, site initiation or feasibility and to serve and the primary field-based point of contact between investigators and members of the Legend Biotech Medical Affairs and Clinical Development teams; Addressing AE management and education as needed
  • Collaboration with cross-functional partners including those part of strategic alliances
  • Assistance with implementation and engagement of key opinion leader participation in advisory boards, consultant meetings, and other scientific meetings
  • Obtain, assimilate, organize, and report appropriate competitive and scientific intelligence in a concise, clear manner
  • Serve as the primary local point of contact for investigators and their research staff who may participate in company sponsored and investigator initiated clinical trials
  • Demonstration of excellent oral presentation and communication skills through provision of clinical presentations and information delivery to academic and community healthcare providers in both group and one-on-one settings
  • Relay important medical insights to key Legend Biotech stakeholders as gathered from field interactions and congress/meeting attendance
  • Assistance in the development of field-based MSL resources and training materials and other projects as needed
  • Strictly adhere to all Legend Biotech standard operating procedures and compliance guidelines


  • MSN, PharmD, PhD, MD, preferred. At minimum, a BS degree in a scientific or medically-focused field
  • A minimum of 5 years of clinical or research experience in hematology/oncology is preferred
  • Deep scientific expertise
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Adept at developing relationships and building networks
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently
  • Excellent organization skills and decision-making ability
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to partner and maintain relationships within the medical community
  • Prior experience as an MSL, preferred particularly in the area of adult immuno-oncology focused cellular therapies



Legend Biotech is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is Legend's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Legend Biotech maintains a drug-free workplace.

Job ID: 73138870

Legend Biotech is a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of novel cell therapies for oncology and other indications. Our team of over 1,000 employees across the United States, China and Europe, along with our differentiated technology, global development, and manufacturing strategies and expertise, provide us with the strong potential to discover, develop, and manufacture cutting edge cell therapies for patients in need.

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