Akili Interactive Labs
Akili creates digital therapeutics delivered through captivating video game experiences.
Boston, MA

Medical Science Liaison at Akili Interactive Labs

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The Role
As the Medical Science Liaison, you will serve as a field-based scientific and clinical expert for Akili’s growing suite of digital therapeutics products, including our flagship FDA-approved product, EndeavorRx. In this role, you will deliver clinical and economic information regarding Akili’s products, and develop relationships with Health Care Providers (HCPs) and payers. You will also contribute to the design and execution of Akili’s medical affairs strategy using the insights gathered from managed care organizations, patient advocacy groups, and opinion leaders. This position will report to the Senior Director of Medical Affairs Operations.


Responsibilities

  • Manage individual territory responsibilities and act as a trusted scientific advisor to sales and market access colleagues
  • Educate healthcare providers, payers, key decision makers (P&T members, opinion leaders, pharmacists), and agents (specialty pharmacy, GPO, and PBMs) on PDTs and the clinical value proposition of approved products
  • Establish, and maintain relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs), patient advocacy groups, and other subject matter experts regarding disease-state and product-specific information across product portfolio
  • Stay informed of medical and scientific developments in pediatric ADHD and PDT spaces by continuously reviewing literature in the field, monitoring competitor activities, networking with experts and attending relevant conferences
  • Capture and analyze customer insights data to inform medical strategy and lifecycle management
  • Planning and support of medical affairs initiatives and booths at scientific congresses
  • Serve as a liaison for investigator-initiated trials (ISTs) and collaborative research
  • Collaborate with cross functional partners on internal projects and external initiatives

Qualifications

  • ​​Advanced degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, DNP, or NP) with specialty training or experience in Psychiatry or Neurology preferred
  • 2+ years’ Medical Science Liaison or Medical Affairs experience in pharmaceutical industry preferred​​()
  • 2+ years’ experience related to managed care (including PBM, VA/DoD, CMS/State Medicaid), healthcare consulting, will be considered in lieu of pharmaceutical industry experiencePrior experience with pediatric ADHD and/or Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDTs) is helpful, but not required
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate scientific data to internal and external customers with varying degrees of clinical comprehension
  • Authentically cultivates and nurtures strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including key opinion leaders (KOLs) and managed care organizations.
  • Driven team-player with a passion for making a meaningful difference in patient care
  • This position will require approximately 50% travel (subject to COVID19 travel restrictions) and proximity to an airport providing efficient and economical travel


At Akili, we are committed to:

Be Bold - We are pioneers. We take risks, embrace discomfort, aim high, and act fearlessly. We break down barriers for our patients.

Be Creative - We are inventors. Our success is dependent upon thinking beyond the status quo. We are extremely open-minded, take nothing for granted, and create unprecedented solutions for our patients.

Be Inclusive - We hear ALL voices. We encourage all input, embracing our strengths and leveraging our differences, and treat each other (and our patients) with utmost respect.

Be Accountable - We own it. We take responsibility for our own work and the success of our colleagues. We make, and keep our commitments. Our patients are counting on us to hold each other to the highest standard.

Be Well - We improve lives. We are committed and obsessed with the health of our patients, employees, and ourselves. All in service of improving the well being of the world.


About Akili

At Akili Interactive, our mission is to ignite new hope for those living with cognitive impairment. We’re bringing together world-class neuroscience with the latest technology and video game entertainment to create a new class of digital medicines, delivered through captivating video game experiences. We are out to prove that effective medicine for serious illnesses can also be fun and engaging.

Our flagship product, EndeavorRx, is the first ever FDA-cleared prescription treatment delivered through a video game to treat children living with ADHD. This is only the beginning, as we continue to boldly challenge the status quo of today’s medicine.  

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Akili is, by our very nature, founded on diversity. We are composed of employees from incredibly diverse industries such as gaming, software, clinical research, biotechnology, and the pharmaceutical industry, all coming together with a common mission; to challenge the status quo of medicine. Inclusivity and wellness are 2 of our foundational cultural commitments.

Diversity and inclusion are incredibly important to all of us. We are committed to hearing all voices. Akili Interactive provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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Where we are

Located at the edge of the Financial District, in downtown Boston. We're surrounded by great restaurants, rotating food trucks, and hip bars.

Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • veevaCRM
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What are Akili Interactive Labs Perks + Benefits

Akili Interactive Labs Benefits Overview

Benefits:
Premium Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Life/ AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability
Flexible Spending Account (Medical, Parking and Transit)
Generous Parental and Family Leave
Annual Wellness Allowance
Unlimited Paid Time Off
Generous Holidays (including alternating Fridays off in the summer!)
Employer Match 401(k)

Perks:
Flexible Work from Home
Annual Charity Donation Match
Volunteer Opportunities
Professional Training & Development
Robust Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Phone + Internet Reimbursement
Daily Fitness Classes
Weekly Happy Hour

Employee-Led Culture Committees:
Include (DE&I initiatives)
Thrive (Celebrate the joy of wellness)
Engage (Team-building, personal recreation, fun and engagement)
Connect (Opportunities to amplify impact on the people and causes in our communities)

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We are active participants in the local communities that are home to our offices.
Partners with Nonprofits
We partner with local non-profit organizations to give back to our community including Life Science Cares, Project Onramp, and Homecoming.org just to name a few.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have 5 employee-led culture committees to help our employees live out our personal and corporate values including Engage, Connect, Include, Thrive and Patient at the Table.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
We have a mix blend of talent from many industries and background that gives us different perspectives and experiences.
Unconscious bias training
Each year, proactively, we partner with ENACT leadership to provide unconscious bias training. In Q4 2020, employees participated in a training and discussion around diversity, bias and recruiting.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
One of the 5 employee-led culture committees is Include which helps us advance our shared knowledge, gained awareness, and accountability through action around issues of DEI and to create change.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer FSA for medical, transit and parking.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Akili covers 100% premium of dental benefits for employees and their dependents.
Vision Benefits
Akili covers 100% premium of vision benefits for employees and their dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
Akili's health insurance plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (including coverage of multi-state) is covered by Akili at 75-100% of premium depending on the elected plan.
Life Insurance
Through Lincoln Financial Group, Akili offers group term life insurance 2x an employee's annual base salary or up to the company's defined max amount.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Wellness bonus, fitness classes from boxing to meditation. We also have an employee-led group, Thrive, focused on furthering employee's wellness through wellness tips, work out challenges and more!
Team workouts
Akili offers daily fitness classes including yoga, meditation, HIIT and boxing in which some are led by our very own employees.
Mental Health Benefits
Through our employee assistance program, KGA, mental health support amongst others are offered and employees may choose how to utilize the wellness bonus.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Akili recognizes that employees have causes and organizations important to them. The company will match employee contributions (up to a certain amount) to eligible non-profit organizations.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Akili offers up to 12 weeks of paid paternal leave for new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Employees are treated to team outings, for example, Larkspur employees have an annual day in Angel Island and other company-wide celebrations.
Stocked Kitchen
Akili has a stocked kitchen including snacks, coffee and tea.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Through our health insurance plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, they offer reimbursement on gym membership up to a certain amount.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Employees may submit reimbursement for work-from-home related expenses up to a certain amount each year.
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

An Insider's view of Akili Interactive Labs

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

One of our key values is to improve the well-being not only of our users, but of our employees. To that end, we offer weekly fitness classes, a day off dedicated to receiving medical care, every other Friday in the Summer off to enjoy the weather, a Holiday Break from Christmas to New Years and more to ensure our employees are at their best.

Sam

Head of Talent Acquisition

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-functional collaboration is key at Akili. Employees always have the ability to work with those outside their teams, as well as play a part in projects that drive the business forward. I constantly interact with members of the Marketing team, but also members of the Product, Sales, Quality, Medical, Legal and Data teams. This keeps work fun!

Genevieve

Director of Brand Experience & Product Marketing

How does the company support your career growth?

We need a dynamic, diverse, & agile team focused on breaking down barriers as we serve our patients with a radically new treatment to dramatically improve their lives. We work hard to foster an inclusive environment for all Akilians where people grow personally and professionally, so together we can do something that has never been done before.

Jen

People Ops Manager

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