Medical Science Liaison

Remote (United States)

MAPS PBC is pioneering a new form of mental health care, beginning with the development of MDMA-assisted therapy as an FDA-approved treatment for PTSD. MDMA-assisted therapy is a new paradigm in the treatment of mental health, combining a medicine with psychotherapy to address the root causes of PTSD. It has been designated a Breakthrough Therapyby the FDA and the results of our pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial were published in Nature Medicine and profiled on the front page of The New York Times.  


MAPS PBC is a Public Benefit Corporation, with a dual mandate to generate shareholder value and public benefit. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a non-profit working for over three decades to develop medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from psychedelics. We are committed to continuing to lead the field of psychedelic medicine with integrity and ethics at the core.  


Why work for MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC)? 


· We are a diverse team that shares a deep belief in the critical need for innovation and expanded access in the treatment of mental health conditions.

· We are entrepreneurial, collaborative, and open-minded in how we approach our innovative work. 

·  We are a new kind of pharmaceutical company that prioritizes public benefit over profit and is committed to sustainability, accountability, and transparency. 


We believe in diversity and inclusion of people of all backgrounds, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, educational backgrounds, military and veteran status, religions, abilities, and perspectives. MAPS PBC values and seeks applicants who are people of color, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid people. MAPS PBC strives to establish a supportive, equitable and accessible work environment. 

Medical Science Liaison/Senior Medical Science Liaison Executive Summary 


The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field-based Medical Affairs professional who serves as the scientific face between MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC) and external Healthcare Professionals (HCPs). The MSL plays an important role in establishing, cultivating, and maintaining relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and behavioral health space. The MSL is responsible for leveraging their scientific and/or therapeutic background, industry knowledge, and business acumen to conduct scientific exchange with KOLs regarding research activities, publications, education, consulting, and other Medical Affairs initiatives. Further, the MSL will provide product and pipeline therapeutic area expertise to address KOL and HCP inquiries and serve as a scientific expert to internal MAPS PBC stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • KOL Engagement: The MSL will establish and maintain scientific relationships with KOLs and conduct appropriate scientific exchange with KOLs on medical, clinical, therapeutic, epidemiologic, and scientific topics to advance joint understanding of the therapeutic area and disease state(s). They will act as a scientific resource to KOLs and HCPs and reactively respond to inquiries on therapeutic area and disease state topics as well as MAPS PBC product(s). They will respond to unsolicited requests regarding interest in Investigator-Initiated Trials (IITs), support IIT submissions through appropriate internal processes, and interact with current IIT investigators to maintain site engagement and address any unsolicited trial-related questions. They will represent MAPS PBC at continuing medical education events, programs, medical congresses, conferences, and roundtable discussions.

  • Strategic Vision: The MSL will utilize strategic analysis, planning, and prioritization to maximize efficiency within their territory. They will develop and execute a KOL engagement strategy and take personal accountability for results in their territory. They will maintain an up-to-date knowledge of Independent Delivery Networks (IDNs) and Veterans Affairs (VA) systems, academic research centers, clinical, and therapy practices related to patient care, disease management, and research focus within their territory, and serve as a scientific resource to payor accounts and IDNs as requested. They will identify and communicate medical/scientific insights and trends that are relevant to MAPS PBC regarding the treatment landscape, unmet needs of physicians and therapists, investigators, and researchers.

  • Continual Professional Development: The MSL maintains up-to-date knowledge on therapeutic area advancement and new research. They will lead or contribute to special project teams as necessary and work cross-functionally with internal teams and departments to provide scientific support as needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced graduate (PharmD, MD, DO, DNP, or PhD) or licensed mental health degree from an accredited institution.
  • 3+ years as an MSL or 3+ years of post-professional degree practice with relevant transferable experience, e.g., licensed mental health professional, academic research, etc.
  • Demonstrated understanding of clinical research trial design.
  • Thorough knowledge of FDA guidance on advertising and promotion of prescription drugs and medical devices, scientific exchange, and PhRMA code.
  • Ability to travel up to 75%.
  • Experience in CNS, psychiatry, or psychology, preferred.
  • Experience working in or with VA facilities, preferred.

MAPS PBC is a distributed team that uses technology and periodic in-person gatherings to stay connected. We look for people who are comfortable with and skilled at remote work and collaboration.  

Competitive benefit package includes: 

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Sick Time

Holiday Pay

Employer paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance (100% covered for employees + 50% for dependents)

Employer funded mental health HRA

Employer funded SEP IRA

FSA/Dep Care

Pet Insurance

Home Office Stipend

Conscious culture offering guided meditations, yoga and psychedelic ecosystem dialogues

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