Medical Science Liaison - Northeast (Covers MN, IA,MO,WI,IL,MI,IN,OH,PA,NY,VT,MA,CT,NH,NJ,RI,ME)

Job ID 2024-2954
Medical Affairs
Regular Full-Time


Who we are.

Dendreon is making the battle against cancer personal. Our flagship product PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T), was the first FDA approved immunotherapy for the treatment of metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer and is made from the patient's own immune cells.


If you are looking to positively impact the lives of patients, we want you to join our team. We have Immunotherapy Manufacturing Facilities located in Seal Beach, CA and Union City, GA. A sizeable Research & Development group based out of Seattle, WA, and a highly skilled Commercial team countrywide.


Core Values:

  • Put Patients First. Every day is a new opportunity to improve the lives of patients living with cancer.
  • Act with Integrity. Be honest, transparent, and committed to doing what’s right in every situation.
  • Build Trust. Building trust takes time. Engage teammates, be candid and transparent. Over communicate and seek feedback.
  • Raise the Bar. Harness continuous improvement, foster innovation and elevate our people.
  • Drive Results. Be accountable and execute – we win together when everyone performs

Your Role:

Dendreon is seeking a highly motivated Medical Science Liaison (MSL) in the Central US region to join its Medical Affairs team and support the only approved autologous immunotherapy for prostate cancer. The Dendreon MSL is a credentialed therapeutic and disease state expert who engages in scientific exchange with leaders in the areas of Urology, Oncology, and Immuno-Oncology. The MSL provides highly technical scientific information to national and regional external stakeholders to ensure their understanding of our product and gathers insights on areas of therapeutic interest to Dendreon.

(Must reside within the designated territory for the posted position)


Your Work:


Cultivate and maintain collaborative relationships with health care professionals (HCPs):

  • Provide disease state and therapeutic awareness to urology and oncology thought leaders and HCPs
  • Maintain and update the regional MSL territory plan
  • Respond to scientific questions from urology and oncology thought leaders and HCPs
  • Serve as an advanced scientific expert in the specified therapeutic area (prostate cancer and immunology) for the assigned regional territory
  • Represent Dendreon at scientific conferences and meetings, gathering insights from thought leaders and HCPs
  • Participate and lead external Advisory Boards and internal strategic planning meetings

Participate in the conduct of clinical trials:

  • Identify and support investigators and clinical operations in the conduct of Dendreon clinical trials
  • Respond to requests from physicians interested in investigator-sponsored studies

Participate in the education of HCPs and Dendreon employees:

  • Participate in the provision of medical information at scientific meetings and at Medical Affairs booths
  • Participate in the education of HCPs in the appropriate use of our product
  • Serve as a resource in the education of sales, marketing, and professional services employees
  • Participate in team and company educational and strategic discussions regarding the
  • current and future prostate cancer and immunotherapy landscape
  • Demonstrate business acumen regarding industry, compliance, and other Pharma rules
  • affecting Medical Affairs
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role and contributions of MSLs and the Medical Affairs organization


Education Requirements:

  • Advanced degree (PharmD, MD, PhD) or equivalent

Job Requirements:

  • 3 years related experience in FDA-regulated industry 
  • 2 years of clinical experience with preference for Oncology, Urology, or Immunology outside of education and training
  • Strong overall written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong demonstrated presentation skills
  • Proficient in all MS Office applications

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent travel will be required and could be up to 30%-60%, including overnight stays and occasional weekend travel
  • Must reside within the designated territory for the posted position
  • MSL level determined by experience
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time 
  • Intermittent walking to gain access to work areas
  • Finger dexterity sufficient to use a computer and to complete paperwork activities
  • Vision sufficient to use a computer, to read written materials and to complete paperwork activities;
  • Hearing sufficient to communicate with individuals by telephone and in person





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