Medical Science Liaison- Immuno-Oncology (Contract role)

Job ID
Medical Affairs

Company Summary

Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. (JNCE) is a clinical stage immunotherapy company dedicated to transforming the treatment of cancer by developing therapies that enable the immune system to attack tumors and provide long‑lasting benefits to patients. Through the use of its Translational Science Platform, Jounce first focuses on specific cell types within tumors to prioritize targets, and then identifies related biomarkers designed to match the right therapy to the right patient. Jounce’s lead product candidate, JTX-2011, is a monoclonal antibody that binds to and activates ICOS and is currently in a Phase 1/2 trial.

Role / Responsibilities

Jounce is building its first Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) team to support our advancing clinical and research programs.  The MSLs will be highly trained professionals with strong clinical and/or scientific backgrounds and excellent communication skills.  This is an exciting time to join this new team and have the opportunity to grow and develop your career as Jounce grows.

In this role you will be responsible for the following:

  • Maintain clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in relevant Immuno-Oncology/Oncology disease state areas.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the clinical protocols and related procedures
  • Collaborate with clinical operations and clinical development to support the recruitment of clinical trials, identify potential new clinical trial sites, and serve as an on-site Jounce resource to study site staff participating in Jounce studies. 
  • Execute study enrollment plans and site engagement activities
  • Develop and track key opinion leader (KOL) engagement plans - identify, develop, and maintain long-term collaborative relationships with KOLs within assigned region. Participate in medical & scientific exchanges with the medical/scientific community including advisory boards.
  • Respond to and document unsolicited requests for information on Jounce clinical programs.
  • Facilitate company sponsored trials and serve as a resource for investigator sponsored trial (IST) proposals. Provide medical/clinical teams with feedback and insights from interactions with KOLs and investigators.
  • Facilitate research collaborations with key investigators including helping identify, establish and maintain such collaborations
  • Represent the company at medical meetings through Medical Affairs’ Scientific Booth coverage and other related activities.
  • Adhere to corporate SOPs and ensure vigilant compliance with relevant legal and regulatory guidelines governing scientific interactions with physicians and healthcare professionals across all activities, including those related to clinical trials, scientific interactions with internal and external groups, and responses to unsolicited requests for medical/scientific information.



  • An advanced degree required (e.g. Pharm D, PhD, PA, RN or MD).
  • A minimum of 5 years previous MSL experience necessary with a minimum of 3 years of clinical/research experience in the area of Immuno- Oncology and/or Oncology strongly preferred. 
  • Experience working in an early-stage environment preferred.
  • Ability to travel frequently (60%) with overnight stays (e.g., KOL meetings, site locations, internal meetings, medical meetings and congresses, training).
  • Exhibits the highest level of scientific and clinical acumen with excellent communication and networking skills.
  • Working knowledge of GCP is highly desirable.


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