Sr. Medical Science Liaison - Aesthetics

Job ID 2022-1800
Job Locations
US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-San Diego
Medical Science Liaison


Client is a commercial stage biotechnology company focused on innovative aesthetic, therapeutic and financial technology offerings, setting a new standard in healthcare.

Reporting to the National Director, MSLs, the Sr. Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field-based Medical Affairs professional who serves as the external scientific face of Client to Healthcare Professionals. This role develops and maintains professional relationships with external customers (e.g., Thought Leaders and other Healthcare Professionals) to support the scientific and data needs of their stakeholders. She/he facilitates information exchange, education, and research activities for physicians and ancillary healthcare professionals regarding current and future therapies in development or commercialized by Client. She/he serves as subject matter expert and is responsible for providing fair-balanced, objective, scientific information and appropriate product education. She/he complies with all policies, regulations, and guidelines to ensure the safe and effective use of Client products upon commercialization. As a team player, she/he is responsible for leading and executing field-based medical and scientific initiatives that support Client pipeline products. She/he works closely with internal Client personnel to ensure the scientific and technical needs of Medical Affairs and Clinical Development colleagues are identified and met.  

The Sr. MSL will primarily work within an assigned territory.  She/he is responsible for maintaining monthly expenses to assigned budget parameters.  She/he is responsible for accurate and timely documentation of her/his activities. She/he is required to conduct all field scientific support activities under the direction of Medical Affairs leadership and in accordance with current regulatory and healthcare compliance guidelines.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Identify and develop relationships with international, national, regional, local, and emerging medical / scientific Thought Leaders (TLs), academic centers, and researchers consistent with the strategy and objectives of Client Medical Affairs
  • Act as a liaison for international, national, regional, local, and emerging TLs and researchers to align mutual interests, discuss research and medical information, and facilitate clinical research with Client investigational products
  • Engage in scientific exchange and education about current and emerging therapies in Aesthetic Medicine
  • Identify and communicate medical/scientific insights and trends that are relevant to Client and its stakeholders (e.g., the competitive landscape, unmet needs of investigators, researchers, and physicians, etc.)
  • Capture and document strategic and novel insights from the field to aid in refining company strategies
  • Develop and maintain scientific, clinical, and aesthetic expertise in areas related to botulinum toxin that include, but are not limited to, glabellar lines
  • Develop and maintain Client product knowledge and stay up to date with emerging science and medical trends
  • Follow agreed-upon processes for effective, compliant, medically-sound information tools and resources to support the safe and effective use of company-marketed products
  • Identify aesthetically-focused medical or scientific concepts that can be used for product differentiation of neuromodulators and participate in scientific content development in accordance with Client policies
  • Provide appropriate scientific, clinical, and educational support for internal and external customers
  • Support interactions with investigators and potential investigators in conjunction with ongoing and planned clinical trials
  • Represent the company at continuing medical education events, programs, medical congresses, roundtable discussions, and advisory board meetings
  • Lead congress planning efforts for select medical congresses
  • Support commercial operations by participating in TL Speaker and Internal Stakeholder Training (e.g., field sales)
  • Assist TLs as needed in supporting the submission of investigator-initiated trials
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures as well as U.S. healthcare laws and regulations
  • Lead/contribute to special project teams as necessary
  • Complete other activities as assigned by Medical Affairs leadership
  • Responsible for corporate HQ activities as it relates to Medical Affairs (i.e. sales training, corporate events and programs, customer tours and various customer meeting).




PhD, MD, PharmD, DO or other recognized doctorate level education


Minimum Required:

  • 5 years MSL experience; preferably with expertise in neuromodulators (botulinum toxin/neurotoxins), Dermatology, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and/or other relevant specialties, and post professional degree, practice, or relevant transferrable experience (e.g., clinical practice, academic research, regulatory/scientific)


  • Has the experience, desire, and initiative to deliver superior services to internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of customer segments and market dynamics within Dermatology, Plastics, and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Highly-developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to develop and maintain credible medical / scientific relationships with TLs in Dermatology, Plastics, and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Capability to work independently or in a cross-functional team structure and to adjust effectively to work within new structures, processes, requirements, or cultures
  • Working knowledge of drug development, regulatory approval processes, clinical trial methodologies, and guidelines
  • Knowledge of PhRMA, OIG, and other regulatory guidelines relating to compliant medical and scientific communications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and high scientific and clinical acumen
  • High credibility and the ability to communicate complex information clearly and confidently to diverse audiences
  • Drive results for the company and contribute to core corporate goals.


  • Scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge and/or experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
  • Strong team player with leadership skills and ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Well-developed organizational, planning, and project management skills
  • Ability to effectively learn, teach, and convey clinical and non-clinical technical information
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
  • Ability to travel > 70% (including overnight travel)
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license



This section of the job description is required by the American with Disability Act, (ADA). The ADA requires that job descriptions reflect the physical and mental demands required to effectively perform the essential duties of the job. The ADA prohibits employers from discriminating against a “qualified individual with a disability” in all aspects of the employment relationship. A “qualified individual with a disability” is “an individual who meets the education, experience, skill, and other job-related requirements of a position held or desired, and who, with reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of a specified job.”

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds at times


We are an equal opportunity employer. We are a company where diverse backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints are valued. Client does not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual's race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other prohibited category set forth in federal or state regulations.



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