Medical Science Liaison/Sr. Medical Science Liaison – Field Based

Medical Affairs

Field Based

Summary Description
Reporting to the Head of Medical Affairs, the MSL/Sr. MSL (hereafter MSL) is a field-based scientific expert responsible for building & maintaining appropriate high-level relationships with an assigned list of opinion leaders and key customer influencers (KOLs/KCIs), organizations, institutions and associated personnel. The MSL facilitates data generation, education, and scientific insights gathering activities at the direction of Medical Affairs leadership. Responding to unsolicited medical information requests in collaboration with Medical Information, and appropriate support of commercial colleagues are also part of the MSL’s responsibilities.


  • Scientific exchange with assigned KOLs/KCIs, organizational/institutional representatives, and associated personnel;
  • Facilitation of disease state, product, and competitor education to internal and external customers as appropriate
  • Capture, analysis, and reporting of scientific insights obtained via appropriate scientific interactions with customers and other external sources
  • Facilitation of company sponsored research initiatives at the direction of Clinical Development & Medical Affairs leadership
  • Facilitation of Investigator sponsored research projects as needed
  • Medical Affairs/medical information staffing for medical/scientific meetings & conventions in the US and abroad as directed by Medical Affairs leadership
  • Work with medical affairs leadership to establish the field team infrastructure
  • Work with medical affairs leadership to develop and monitor the execution of the medical affairs field team strategic plan

Qualification Requirements:

  • Therapeutic area expertise in Infectious Diseases, especially vaccines
  • Experience facilitating CST/IST research projects and IME requests
  • Working understanding of Pharmaceutical industry compliance and the PhRMA code
  • 2+ years’ experience using standard tools of field-based employees (CRM, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook, Skype for Business)
  • Self-starter with a strong team orientation
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively
  • Terminal degree (PharmD, MD, PhD) in a relevant clinical/scientific discipline
  • Clinical/laboratory experience with vaccines, especially travel vaccines, strongly preferred
  • 3-5 years MSL experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries
  • East Coast candidates preferred


  • ≥60%