Taiho Oncology

Medical Science Liaison- Northwest

Job Locations US
Medical Affairs
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Taiho Oncology, Inc. works urgently to discover and develop innovative cancer treatments. As cancer evolves, we evolve with it—bringing novel technology to cornerstone chemotherapies, while at the same time optimizing new targeted agents. Advanced technology, dedicated investigators, and incomparable facilities—these vast resources empower us to redefine the way the world treats cancer. It’s our work; it’s our passion; it’s our legacy.  

Facilitates and develops the relationship with the medical/scientific community by communicating product related information to investigators and institutions. Provides information on research developments and new concepts in medical treatment, giving perspective to field activities associated with growing existing products and bringing new products to market.


  • Identifies, establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with key investigators and institutions strategic to the effective use of company products.
  • Participates in medical education for healthcare professionals, including formulary committees, through presentations at appropriate venues.
  • Facilitates the identification of medical community training and educational needs for product introduction. Works with the appropriate departments to ensure required education and training are provided.
  • Increases Taiho's visibility with current and future industry leaders. Identifies clinical research opportunities that are consistent with company objectives.  Enhances professional interaction between Taiho and industry leaders.
  • Key contact for investigators for the initiation of ISS.
  • Provides investigators with technical support for study development.
  • Identifies and communicates key clinical and research issues from industry leaders to appropriate departments to help shape company research, development, marketing plans and strategies.
  • Maintains clinical expertise through aggressive education including attendance at relevant conferences, scientific workshops and review of key journals.


Educational Requirements:  

  • A RN license, a bachelor’s degree in science/biology, a Pharm D or PhD degree, or the equivalent, and experience in pharmaceutical or healthcare education environment is required.
  • Master’s degree would be preferred.



  • This is a field based position: must be available for frequent travel.
  • 3-5 years overall experience with a minimum of 2 years Oncology is preferred.
  • Clinical trial development experience is a required.
  • Knowledge of treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, FDA regulations and OIG guidelines is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required.
  • Ability to network and partner with important external customers, including medical thought leaders, academic institutions, large group practices, medical directors and pharmacy directors is required.


Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly detail and quality oriented.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to learn, integrate complex information, and communicate key insights in clear, concise fashion to team members.
  • Ability to understand and implement prioritization of deliverables as well as recognize and highlight conflicts in priorities.
  • A positive attitude, flexibility and a proactive thought process.


Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret scientific and technical information and data.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written.


Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk.
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally on a reasonably frequent basis (approx. 30-50% of time including some weekend travel)


Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • Domestic and international travel may include spending time at cancer trial sites/institutions, conference center, offices and hotels.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The incumbent in this position may be required to perform other duties, as assigned. 


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