Pharmaceutical Medical Science Liaison Jobs

The role of a Medical Science Liaison

The primary purpose of a Pharmaceutical 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.

Zenopa has over 30 years of placing candidates in pharmaceutical medical science liaison jobs/ pharmaceutical MSL jobs.

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 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, we work with leading pharmaceutical companies throughout the UK, placing candidates into pharmaceutical MSL jobs. 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

All applications are handled in the strictest confidence.

Zenopa are currently undertaking 35 assignments and job searches.  Of these 18 are not in the public domain.  For details contact our specialist team.

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