Executive/Senior Medical Science Liaison - Hem/Oncology

Job ID 2020-1616
Job Locations
US-DC | US-NC-Charlotte | US-SC-Charleston | US-MD-Baltimore | US-VA-Richmond | US-WV-Morgantown | US-DE-Delaware City
Medical Science Liaison


The primary responsibility of a Medical Science Liaison (MSL)/ Senior MSL/ Executive MSL is the exchange of medical information with health care professionals (HCPs) involved with the management of iron deficiency anemia (IDA).  The role of an MSL is non-promotional in nature, and MSLs are key members of the Medical Affairs Team.  The MSL works to shape the IDA care through Client’s medicines, research and customer services excellence. 


This role is available as an MSL, Senior MSL or Executive MSL.  The title for this role will reflect the seniority and professional experience of the employee.


Preferred location: Washington  DC/Baltimore/Alexandria

Territory: NC, SC, MD, DC, VA, WV, DE


The MSL/ Snr MSL is expected to:

  • Provide high quality scientific information to healthcare professionals (HCPs).
  • Respond to unsolicited medical information requests in the field.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs).
  • Develop and execute territory medical plan. Use national and regional medical plans to develop and align the tactical plan for own geography of responsibility.
  • Develop/maintain medical expertise and a strong understanding of clinical practice in iron deficiency anemia (IDA).
  • In collaboration with Medical Directors, support data generation through Investigator-initiated studies and HCP-initiated projects.
  • Collaborate with HCPs on medical affairs initiatives including publications, advisory boards, medical education opportunities, training and speaker development.
  • Develop plans and tactics for implementation and completion of clinical trials, studies and other investigations.
  • Represent The Client at local, regional, and national conferences
  • Support educational meetings focused on IDA management by interaction with HCP speakers to provide briefings around compliance, product information, clinical and scientific data, and support development of presentations.
  • Represent the assigned products and overall therapeutic areas to the highest ethical and professional standards and in accordance with the relevant guidelines.
  • Fulfil Pharmacovigilance responsibilities as defined in the pharmacovigilance SOPs related to medical enquiries and drug safety information.


Education & Professional Background:

  • Advanced degree in life sciences (MD, PharmD or PhD).
  • 4+ years of related work experience (academic, research, clinician, consulting or industry experience); ideally, 2+ years of MSL experience.
  • Previous experience of working within Hematology/Oncology preferred.
  • Knowledge of the PhRMA, OIG and other relevant guidelines.
  • Good understanding of the clinical development process and the ICH-GCP guidelines.


  • Leadership – ethical, ambitious, focused, organized
  • Customer-oriented – analyze and meet/exceed customers’ needs
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Responsible – timely and explicit feed-back to customers on agreements
  • Transparency – flat decision structure and communication
  • Accountability – Independent decision-making (impartiality, competence and ethics)
  • Ability to act locally, also in accordance with main priorities of the company

Attitude and Behaviour:

  • Proud Client ambassador
  • Strong personal leadership
  • Inspire cross-functional transparency and collaboration
  • Customer-centric ‘can-do’ attitude and goal focused
  • Ambitious, independent, analytical, collaborative, loyal, organised


Our roles can evolve over time.   Reasonable flexibility is, therefore, a key part of any job at Client. Significant variations in duties and responsibilities should be discussed between the employee and manager.

Additional information

  • Field-based role – must be located within the pre-specified regional territory.
  • Travelling – ability to travel up to 60-80% (based on the size of respective geography).
  • Overnight stays – depending on location, on average 1-2 nights per week (inc. some weekends).





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