Medical Science Liaison


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About this job

  • Market: Life Sciences & Health Care
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Area of expertise: Medical
  • Location: Alberta

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 37.5
  • Education level: Academic Master +
  • Closing date: Saturday, March 11, 2023

About this role: Medical Science Liaison


We are currently hiring Medical Science Liaison (therapeutic areas; Immunology / gastroenterology) for our client, one of the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical companies. The company creates products that save and improve lives with a focus on diabetes, cancer, immunology, pain, and neurodegeneration.

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will spend a significant amount of their time on customer-facing activities to develop relationships with external customers including scientific experts, researchers, educators, and clinical investigators. The MSL will serve as a major representative for these health care professionals, providing deep and advanced disease state and product information as well as facilitating the work of the scientific expert when it aligns with the organizations mission. An important aspect of this work will be to connect thought leaders and scientific experts with other internal resources (e.g., Discovery, Real World Evidence Scientists, Clinical Research Physicians and Global/Canadian External Research & Development).


  • Effectively communicate with Scientific Experts and Thought Leaders with up-to-date scientific knowledge and provide services that meet their needs
  • Reliable, trusted resource of accurate, up-to-date medical and scientific knowledge requested and desired by their customers
  • Respond in a timely way to personal or electronic inquiries with any available information which may include reprints or posters, medical letters, literature citations, access to internal and external experts, slides, and other teaching-related material
  • Maintain technical expertise within a therapeutic area to engage in scientific discussions with scientific experts
  • Engage in continuous learning within the therapeutic area they represent
  • Attend appropriate scientific meetings, conduct routine literature searches, and will be expected to communicate regularly with each other to assure that the entire group benefits from individual learning whenever it is relevant
  • Support the affiliate medical business objectives and cross functional partner
  • Responsible for interfacing the scientific expert and resources/internal business partners such as Clinical Research Physicians, Medical Information Associates, Medical Education, Corporate Affairs, and Marketing as requested by the expert
  • Report the clinical insights and unanswered customer questions they have received from the scientific experts to the medical and brand teams
  • Entails scientific and customer expertise and the ability to understand and effectively utilize approved resources to fulfill administrative, procedural, and legal requirements to address the customer needs and support internal business

What you need to bring:


  • Advanced degree in health sciences (PhD, MD, Pharm D) with 2-3 years of relevant clinical or therapeutic experience in Immunology / gastroenterology, OR MSc in health care/professional designation (BScN, PT, RD etc.) considered if 5 or more years of relevant clinical experience in Immunology / gastroenterology, OR previous MSL experience and sound knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Intellectual curiosity and intelligence about the field of immunology/autoimmune disorders
  • Ability to critically appraise scientific information / literature
  • Strong presentation skills including the ability to comprehend large amounts of scientific content, which is then communicated in a clear, concise fashion
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong/collaborative peer-to-peer relationships with external customers
  • Familiarity with the academic community and medical research
  • Significant direct experience in servicing customer needs for complex information
  • Experience in professional networking with positive mutually beneficial outcome
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills including an ability to work effectively with internal colleagues and cross-functional team member
  • Strong project management skills with an ability to work within teams to prioritize key projects and medical tactics
  • Significant clinical or research work in the areas of Immunology / gastroenterology


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Chris Kapusta
Brunel Canada - Calgary

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