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Regional Medical Scientist (RMS) - Southwest

  • Ascendis Pharma
  • Full time
  • United States
  • 26/03/2021

Do you want to be part of building a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company together with a team of highly skilled colleagues who are passionate about developing best-in-class therapeutics that address significant unmet medical needs? Then Ascendis Pharma is committed to support your personal development on our journey towards becoming a leading rare disease company.

Ascendis Pharma is looking to hire an experienced Regional Medical Scientist (RMS) - Southwest to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing, innovative company!

The Regional Medical Scientist (RMS) is the external facing scientific expert in Medical Affairs at Ascendis Pharma that communicates confidently about our products using clinical and scientific expertise. The RMS is responsible for identifying and developing relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) and educating all healthcare providers about the disease states and products in the Ascendis Pharma endocrinology pipeline covering Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and Kansas. The position is remote and reports to the Senior Director, Field Medical Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as the field-based external facing medical representation of Medical Affairs
  • Create awareness of Ascendis Pharma in the endocrinology community and communicate the potential of TransCon technology to transform the practice of endocrinology
  • Maintain high level of medical expertise to support the portfolio/pipeline and relevant disease states (e.g., bone and growth)
  • Provide medical/scientific presentations to both internal and external audiences
  • Identify key opinion leaders (KOLs) and key organizations (e.g. professional associations, patient advocacy groups) for disease states within a geography
  • Identify the scientific needs of healthcare providers (HCPs), researchers, and patient advocates important to patient care within a geography
  • Develop and maintain a KOL engagement plan that foster collaborative relationships within geography
  • Capture external insights about the disease state, Ascendis portfolio and pipeline, and competitors and communicate to internal stakeholders in a timely and effective manner
  • Build strong relationships with internal colleagues (e.g., Market Access, Marketing, and Sales) by providing medical expertise and support as needed
  • Collaborate with Medical Outcomes Scientific Liaisons (MOSLs) to support regional deliverables (e.g., scientific support, internal/external presentations)
  • Participate with the development and implementation of the Field Medical Team strategic goals and objectives
  • Provide scientific support at medical congresses to include participation in clinical data presentations, scientific exchange at the medical affairs booth, and internal or external meetings
  • Provide internal onboarding and ongoing medical training for commercial and medical colleagues
  • Engage with external researchers as a primary contact with interest in investigator-initiated trials (IITs)
  • Support clinical trial operations to ensure success with planned and ongoing clinical trials to include identifying, supporting, and regularly engaging clinical trial investigators, and sites. Participate in patient find activities as needed.
  • Document all relevant activities in the CRM platform
  • Ensure understanding of and maintains compliance with department and corporate policies and procedures


  • Minimum 2+ years of pharmaceutical experience as a medical liaison (or similar role) required with a 4-year bachelor’s degree in Health Science field is required (e.g., RN, PA, NP, RPh) or minimum one year of pharmaceutical experience as a medical liaison (or similar role) required with a Doctoral degree (PhD, PharmD, DNP or MD) or equivalent training preferred
  • Pediatric endocrinology, endocrinology or rare disease experience in a medical liaison role preferred
  • Must be outgoing and appreciate the opportunity to interact with healthcare providers and researchers
  • Must have an incredible passion for patients
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with a high capability to understand and effectively communicate scientific and clinical information in virtual and live settings is required
  • Collaborates with a wide range of people to achieve results
  • Ability to work autonomously to organize and prioritize one’s own work schedule
  • Ability to make decisions which have a significant impact on the department’s credibility, operations, and services
  • Ability to create materials such as reports and presentations and to present/speak to both internal and external groups
  • Must live near major airport hub within geography
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the state of residence; must possess and maintain a satisfactory driving record
  • Estimated travel ~50-75%


  • Medical insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Paid paternity leave
  • Commuter benefits
  • Disability insurance

About Ascendis Pharma

Founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2007, Ascendis Pharma is a publicly held, biopharmaceutical company committed to addressing unmet medical needs. Ascendis Pharma is applying its innovative platform technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharma company focused on making a meaningful d...

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