Medical Communications Support Specialist - CA in Irvine, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/2/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is looking for a Medical Communications Specialist (Liaison) to join our Global Bio-Pharma company located near Irvine, CA.

The ideal candidate will have a PharmD OR Ph.D, a Bachelors degree is a MUST Internship and/or residency experience is appropriate. MUST have working knowledge of current FDA requirements/guidelines. 

NOTE: This is a contract role with a high possibility to extend and/or convert.

For immediate consideration, please send resumes to:


  • Work with team of medical information professionals to capture unsolicited medical inquiries from health care professionals, consumers, and corporate business partners. 
  • Research and respond to requests for scientific/medical information using various search and retrieval techniques and medical literature database (product label, published and unpublished studies) to develop a medical/scientific response that is accurate, fair balanced, complete and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Assist in staffing of the medical information booth according to the company policies and procedures.
  • Assist in on-boarding and training of new hires. 

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Respond to a variety of medical information inquiries from various sources with nominal supervision. Have frequent and direct communication with a diverse audience to relay technical/medical information that is accurate, balanced and meets compliance guidelines. 
  • Recognize and forward adverse drug events and/or product complaints in timely fashion to Pharmacovigilance and Quality departments, and document accordingly.
  • Ensure response time to Quality assurance requests is done within one business day.
  • Assist in staffing of the medical information booth according to the company policies and procedures. 
  • Update and maintain knowledge and awareness of company’s products, clinical research and current regulations through reading, attending seminars, meetings or formal classes.
  • Represent department and provide compliance support for medical information activities. 
  • Facilitate on-boarding and training of department new hires.
  • Assist with providing foundation training to field sales teams on current medical information request and dissemination policy. 

Required Knowledge and Skills: 

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations that support department goals and objectives. 
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical principles, practices and their application, comprehension of medical terminology and treatment modalities and knowledge of pharmacology principles, theory and their application. 
  • Researching, analyzing and evaluating medical information materials using critical thinking skills and interpreting and applying medical information, instructions, policies and procedures and guidelines pertaining to medical communications and release of medical communications. 
  • Excellent analytical aptitude and clear, concise communication skills both verbally and in writing 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Knowledge and experience in use of computer systems and database and software applications, including Microsoft Office, Power Point, and Excel preferred 

Education and Experience: 

  • Minimum of B.S. degree with an emphasis in Science, Health Care or related fields from an accredited college or university and/or 1-2 years of pharmaceutical or related experience required. 
  • Experience can be appropriate internships or residencies.
  • Advanced degree (PharmD, PhD) with at least three years pharmaceutical or related experience would be preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of current Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and/or other US regulatory requirements and guidelines and knowledge of therapeutic areas and research interests desired. 


EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.