Medical Science Liaison

Job ID 2021-1716
Job Locations
US-NY-New York
Medical Science Liaison


Medical Science Liaison 

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) role is focused on developing and maintaining peer-to-peer relationships with key medical experts. The MSL is a value-added resource and extension of Medical Affairs team and serves as the principal interface between our client and national thought leaders, including key medical experts such as clinicians, and medical laboratory directors. They maintain a high level of knowledge to ensure credible dissemination of medical and scientific information and dialogue with thought leaders, healthcare providers and healthcare organizations. The MSL will work with the Medical Affairs team and other internal stakeholders, to execute the overall Medical Science Liaison team strategy.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain peer-to-peer collaborations and relationships with key medical experts, medical directors, and other relevant researchers/scientists and investigators in several defined clinical disease areas.
  • Serve as medical peer-to-peer resource to external disease experts and internal stakeholders.
  • Communicate clinical insights on new data to the client's Medical Affairs and to inform medical strategy for the clinical disease area.
  • Support Medical Affairs team in gathering thought leader feedback, developing and executing mid- and long-term medical engagement plans.
  • Develop, monitor, and implement MSL medical resources to provide needs based, value-added support of the medical and scientific community in-line with company goals and objectives.
  • Identify opportunities for collaborations between the company and the thought leaders and investigators.
  • Strategically map, identify, profile and prioritize thought leaders in line with the medical plan and goals.
  • Maintain accurate reporting and documentation of MSL activities.



  • Medical or PhD/PharmD degrees preferred. Other graduate health science degrees, or equivalent with strong proven experience in several defined clinical disease areas considered.


  • At least 5 years of experience in Medical Affairs or Medical Science role or related roles in industry.
  • Experience in the clinical disease areas of neurology, infectious diseases, cardiology and gastroenterology strongly preferred.
  • Strong, relevant clinical disease or clinical laboratory experience (2 or more years' relevant experience), with extensive knowledge of diagnostics’ application to clinical practice, ideally with relevant publication history.
  • Preferably candidates have well-established networks and active relationships with thought leaders in the medical community, medical directors and external professional, disease, and research organizations.
  • Demonstrates outstanding knowledge of the MSL function, medical planning and key medical expert engagement.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Energetically embraces responsibilities, demonstrates ability to achieve goals.
  • Has strong initiative, and functions well as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Exhibits excellent time management.
  • Flexibility for interactions with international thought leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.


  • Remote position.
  • Requires periodic travel to meetings with medical experts, team meetings, and other group meetings as travel restrictions are eased in line with client business travel policy. Approximate travel amount would be 40%.


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