Medical Science Liaison

Ashfield Healthcare Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 days ago

Can be based anywhere in the Western United States.

As customer facing field-based medical experts, the MSL supports MSRx's products and therapeutic areas by advancing scientific and collaborative relationships and acting as a conduit for timely knowledge exchange with key members of external healthcare communities and internal stakeholders towards optimized patient outcomes. The MSL function is knowledge-based, anchored in educating internal and external stakeholders in the science behind and safe and appropriate use of our products. The MSL supports the generation of scientific knowledge through facilitation of investigator-initiated trials and publications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leads efforts in recognizing, identifying, cultivating, and integrating KOL relationships in specific therapeutic areas of interest to MSRxCommercial Operations. Identifies opportunities for scientific growth and generation of medical evidence in support and/or expansion of current utilization of therapies and execution of mutual interest initiatives such as research and continuing medical education (CME).

  • Identifies, develops and manages KOL relationships on a continuum of advocacy in support of company objectives and enhancing MSRx's reputation as a scientifically-innovative industry partner.

  • Acquires and maintains a level of medical-scientific knowledge in an assigned therapeutic area(s) and/or disease state(s) involving clinical issues related to MSRx's products; able to interpret and disseminate pertinent scientific/ clinical data and evaluates current and new information as it applies to MSRx's therapies.

  • Contributes to periodic updates of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and responses to standard response letters (SRL) in a fair and balanced manner.

  • Tactical delivery of programs according to established objectives and serves as a resource for education and dissemination of pertinent, clear, and balanced medical-scientific information to internal audiences (Marketing, Medical Affairs, Research & Development and Sales) and external audiences (healthcare professionals, consumers, patient organizations, distributors, etc.)

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5-10 years in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry preferred. Prior experience in providing MSL-level support to products or devices in specific therapeutic areas, including KOL development, investigator-initiated clinical trials, publications and educational programs highly preferred.

  • MSL and/or strong clinical and research experience in CNS, and specifically epilepsy therapeutic area highly preferred.

  • Advanced degree in a Medical and or scientific field (i.ePharmD, or PhD), or clinical experience in relevant discipline (i.e. CN, APN, NP, PA-C), preferred.

  • CRA, clinical project experience a plus.

  • Experience in other Medical Affairs functions (i.e., Publication Planning, Scientific communications, HEOR, etc) is highly preferred.

  • Excellent written, oral, communication, leadership and organizational skills.

  • Willingness to travel at minimum 50% of time).

  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated relationship builder.

  • Strong presentation and writing skills. Skilled in use of Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Project etc.)

  • Must have a style that promotes respect, credibility and trust throughout the organization.

  • Results oriented and self-motivated.

About Ashfield

Ashfield, part of UDG Healthcare plc, is a global leader in commercialization services for the healthcare industry. We partner with our clients across Advisory, Healthcare Communications, Commercial, Patient Solutions and Medical Affairs to build creative, scalable and tailored health solutions that are executed flawlessly, to deliver positive outcomes for patients and add value to your business.

Our mission is to partner with our clients, improving lives by helping healthcare professionals and patients get the medicines, knowledge and support they need.

To learn more about Ashfield, visit us at:

Ashfield is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment at Ashfield are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Further, pursuant to applicable local ordinances, Ashfield will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We appreciate your interest in Ashfield. Only qualified candidates will be considered.

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Medical Science Liaison

Ashfield Healthcare