The primary purpose of a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is to establish and maintain relationships with key opinion leaders (or physicians as they are known as) at major institutions and clinics. MSL’s work throughout a products lifecycle, ensuring that they are used effectively and serve as a resource within the Medical Community. They become a specialist within a specific therapy area (i.e. Oncology, cardiology women’s health) or disease state. This role will involve a lot of client visits rather than being based in an office.
Over the years, companies have used various names for this role including, Medical Managers, Regional Scientific Managers, Clinical Liaisons, and Scientific Affairs Managers.
Who Employs MSL's?
Any company that provide products or services to clinicians and medical facilities are likely to hire a Medical Science Liaison – the most common companies are those that work with Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices.
To become a Medical Science Liaison, you will need to have a doctorate degree (Ph.D. PharmD., M.D.) or graduate level education in nursing or other life science. It’s also advantageous to have a few years of clinical experience, and you must be able to demonstration that you have excellent communication skills (both written and oral) as well as good presentation skills.
Why choose us?
With over 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, we work with leading pharmaceutical companies throughout the UK. We work in partnership with these companies, and find out about any opportunities with them before any job board, due to the specialist experience and knowledge that is required for roles.
The next step
If you would like to find out more about the role of a Medical Science Liaison, or find out about any current opportunities we have available, you can register your details, send a message or contact our team on +44(0)1494 818 033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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