Posted to MedZilla on 3/23/2017

The Medical Affairs Company

US-GA, Medical Science Liaison - Neuroscience (Southeast Region) 1629-MZ



The MSL will deliver clinical and scientific data, and technical/practical education, to thought leaders, professional societies, and payers within the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) arena. The MSL is responsible for developing, coordinating and assuring implementation of corporate, scientific and clinical strategies to these thought leaders within academic, clinical and health care organizations. The MSL will build long-term peer-to-peer relationships and establish rapport with these thought leaders through highly scientific product and disease-related discussions. These scientific exchanges will support and/or expand current MS-related therapeutic concepts, as well as ensure the safe and effective utilization of the Client’s product (s).


The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) provides scientific and objective information to healthcare providers and researchers. Serving as the technical and scientific support in the field for healthcare providers, the MSL will ensure safe and effective use of the Client’s products through facilitation of timely adverse event reporting and provision of responses to unsolicited requests for detailed product and disease state information.  The MSL will collaborate with internal business partners as an expert consultant to meet specific scientific needs of internal and external contacts within specific therapeutic and geographic areas. 


Territory Includes: Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina


  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with thought leaders in academic and community settings. Completes timely documentation of interactions and contacts within appropriate databases.
  • Identifies and confirms thought leader status through criteria based selection and validation.
  • Disseminates scientific information to healthcare professionals through educational presentations in a variety of settings and direct scientific exchange.
  • Facilitates and establishes research sites and investigator sponsored studies (ISS) between the Client and clinical investigators.
  • Upon request; engages in speaker training and evaluation, provides Advisory Board support and Advisory Board coordination and/or presentations at meetings
  • Upon request; present to internal audiences including medical affairs (MA) and commercial partners
  • Maintains clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in the multiple sclerosis therapeutic area. Reviews and shares current guidelines and treatment protocols for internal review.
  • Reports relevant competitive activity, new compound development information and potential collaborations when appropriate or requested in line with corporate strategy.
  • Provides timely, accurate, specific and balanced responses to professional requests for information (PIR) in collaboration with Medical Communications.
  • Fully understands and complies with all Pharmacovigilance SOPs and FDA guidance for distribution of scientific materials and compliance guidelines for all external contacts.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with relevant medical, research and educational societies within assigned region. Identifies educational gaps and opportunities within regional and national organizations.
  • Complete core training curriculum and basic MSL Certification 


  • Advanced clinical/science degree: PharmD, PhD, MD or equivalent preferred. NP’s and PA’s with Neuroscience and/or Multiple Sclerosis MSL experience will be considered
  • Ability to work independently and to integrate / work in cross functional network of teams.
  • 2+ years in pharmaceutical industry as a MSL preferred, clinical development or other clinical experience may substitute for MSL experience
  • Therapeutic expertise within Neurology and/or Multiple Sclerosis required
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication
  • Working knowledge and understanding of FDA and OIG guidelines
  • Understanding of clinical trial design and biostatistics
  • Ability to critically evaluate the medical literature
  • Ability to build productive work relationships both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated project management ability
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel 50-60%
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications
  • Valid driver’s license

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