Sr. Medical Science Liaison

The Senior Medical Science Liaison (Sr. MSL) is a scientific professional who serves as a key field-based scientific resource for healthcare providers, patients, industry partners (payors, advocacy groups, etc.) and internal colleagues. The MSL also provides field-based scientific support for preclinical and clinical research.


  • Possess superior knowledge of therapeutic area, including related disease states, co-morbid medical conditions, products (including trial results), competitive products, and other therapeutic options within relevant disease states.
  • Review and critique scientific publications.
  • Collect, analyze, and communicate fair-balanced information concerning therapeutic area, treatment options and emerging standards of care.
  • Possess a superior understanding of current trends in clinical research, competitive developments, patient care, and their impact on medical strategies.
  • Provide effective clinical and educational presentations (including regional roundtables) to internal and external audiences, and tailor presentations to meet specific needs of healthcare partners, KOLs, patient organizations and academic institutions.
  • Serve as a scientific expert at key medical and scientific conferences, advisory boards, clinical investigator meetings, internal meetings, patient advocacy group meetings, and payor group meetings.
  • Identify national, regional, and local Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). Maintain and broaden professional relationships with KOLs to expand research, advisory, and educational partnership opportunities and assure thoughtful exchange of current medical information related to products and therapeutic areas of clinical development with KOLs.
  • Generate Field Medical Affairs plans to identify collaborative opportunities with KOLs and institutions, review scientific program of relevant conferences, attend sessions, and provide a timely written conference report and summarizing of key information, activities, and competitive intelligence to colleagues.
  • Assess feasibility, facilitate submission of requests, and serve as the primary liaison between the company and investigator, for unsolicited Investigator- Sponsored Research (ISR’s) after inception by the investigator and until publication of the data.
  • Identify and communicate research gaps within therapeutic area; Serve as a resource to ensure that Adverse Events (AEs) are reported in accordance with pharmacovigilance SOPs and that questions related to AEs and safety are accurately addressed both internally and externally.
  • Additional responsibility as assigned.


  • Advanced clinical or scientific degree (PharmD, PhD, or MD/DO) required.
  • Minimum of 5 + years MSL or industry–related experience strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience leading complex projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in oncology/ hematology required.
  • Ability to clearly articulate complex scientific concepts in 1:1 and group settings.
  • Demonstrates ability to lead and coordinate meetings.
  • Ability to actively listen and process information to identify opportunities.
  • Business acumen with a superior understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare arena.
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong multi-tasking, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively balance field time and administrative duties.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications and web-based applications.
  • Flexibility to travel >50%.


Job Location: Cambridge, MA

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