Medical and Scientific Liaison (MSL) – Anaesthetics (0.5 WTE) and Haematology (0.5 WTE) UK wide Job

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Hoddesdon, ENG, GB

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Requisition ID: MED004138

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy.



MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.



Due to continued focus on our Medical Affairs function in the UK, we are keen to invite applications for a Medical and Science Liaison opportunity focused on Anaesthetics (0.5 WTE) and Haematology (0.5 WTE)



Position Overview



The MSL role is a field-based position, providing medical/scientific information to Scientific Leaders (SLs) based on cutting-edge scientific exchanges, oriented towards the SLs’ professional interests and needs. Working alongside SLs to support in generation of data.



Key Responsibilities


  • Responsible for the non-promotional exchange of medical and scientific information with customers and internal stakeholders. Fully versed in the assigned therapeutic area, up-to-date on all major studies, competitive information and clinical data in order to support MSD therapeutic areas of interest.

  • Responsible for creating disease area awareness and the understanding of relevant scientific evidence in therapeutic areas of interest to MSD. Must have a thorough understating of clinical data relating to new and existing MSD products as well as other products and therapies in those areas. Provides relevant scientific background information to SLs.

  • Develops an understanding of regional and national thought-leaders and the healthcare environments in which they work through the development and maintenance of highly effective relationships with healthcare professionals (HCPs) that are centred on science or the practice of medicine and the credible exchange of unbiased scientific information.

  • Interacts as necessary and appropriate with healthcare organisations, health professionals, clinical investigators, and other health related individuals and organisations in order to provide complete, accurate, balanced, scientifically rigorous and non-promotional medical and clinical information.

  • Participates in the development of the Medical Affairs Plans (MAPs) and implements tactics identified in the MAP that align with the Company’s therapeutic areas of interest.

  • Represents the Medical Department at local or regional non-promotional medical events (e.g. Medical Congresses and Symposia).

  • Identifies/specifies general areas of Company interest where Investigator Initiated Study Programs (IISP) may be supported, being mindful that the IISP proposal must come from the investigator

  • Facilitates research publication of articles supporting therapeutic areas of interest to MSD, in a manner ensuring the independence and objectivity of the publications are maintained.

  • Acts as an authoritative resource to all departments at MSD for the identification of SLs who can collaborate on specific projects or activities.

  • Supports MSD commercial colleagues to provide balanced and scientific information and training, on therapeutic areas related to assigned disease entities.

  • Collaborates with our research laboratories/GCTO personnel to identify potential investigators.

  • Completes all planning, organisational, and administrative activities necessary to ensure effective and efficient management of geographic territory.

We invite applications from candidates with the following skills, qualifications and Experience:


  • MD (or equivalent, e.g. MB.Ch.B., Bachelor of Medicine), Pharm D, Pharmacist or PhD in a life science.

  • Experience as an MSL in the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • A strong understanding of clinical trials methods, implementation and interpretation of clinical data, sound scientific and clinical judgment, and an eagerness to continue to learn more in assigned therapeutic area

  • Strong, confident and engaging presentation skills

  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills with the ability to function within a team environment

  • Experience and/or clinical practice in Anaesthesia/ Haematology would be a distinct advantage, however applications from experienced MSLs from other Therapeutics Areas also welcomed.


Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.



MSD is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms / recruitment agencies for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at MSD via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of MSD.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by MSD as a result of the referral or through other means.

Job: Medical Affairs Generic - Field Based
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

Job Segment: Hematology, Medical, Scientific, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Engineering, Science, Research

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