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Medical Science Liaison (MSL)

Location: United Kingdom
Reference: HQ00001144
Closing Date: 25 Mar 18
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits: Excellent and Comprehensive Benefits – see below

Job Summary:

Medical Science Liaison   CROMSOURCE is looking for a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) to join one of our partner pharmaceutical companies in the UK.     The MSL will be home based and will be expected to travel up to 70% of the time.     The successful candidate will be working on studies dedicated to one client.       TalentSource is the division of CROMSOURCE dedicated to flexible staffing solutions.


Medical Science Liaison

CROMSOURCE is looking for a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) to join one of our partner pharmaceutical companies in the UK.

The MSL will be home based and will be expected to travel up to 70% of the time.

The successful candidate will be working on studies dedicated to one client.

TalentSource is the division of CROMSOURCE dedicated to flexible staffing solutions. Through us, you will have the opportunity to be integrated into a sponsor-led team, whilst having the continuous support from your TalentSource Line Manager who will work closely with you to support your professional development and growth.

Key Accountabilities:

The MSL will act as a medical and scientific expert engaged in driving key initiatives in research, publications, medical education and field intelligence between the Pharmaceutical Company and the academic medical community, the MSL will be a recognized resource to engage in identifying unmet medical needs in multiple specific diseases and general apheresis topics. The MSL will engage in literature and data analysis to address clinical and scientific questions in reference to the business.

The MSL will act both internally and externally, being capable of developing programs with international thought leaders and prescribers, identifying gaps in medical research and assisting the organisation in defining business directions and new therapeutic areas. They may be called on to support, participate and/or drive special projects, such as clinical trials, internal and external education, publication planning and execution and identifying gaps for both company sponsored and investigator research in clinical presentations, medical congresses and training programs for internal and external stakeholders.

In addition, the MSL will provide response to medical information requests and research and special projects within the organisation to assist in the business direction of the organisation and the therapeutic area. The MSL will respond to medical, scientific and clinical information requests with regards to high-level troubleshooting and procedure optimization.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

· Develop and maintain professional scientific relationships in critical areas with thought leaders in key academic and community-based medical or blood centres with medical professional associations and patient advocacy groups.

· Serve as a primary Medical Affairs contact involved with clinical/scientific information exchanges. These exchanges may be verbal, written or electronic inquiries from healthcare professionals.

· Ensure timely submission of periodic monitoring report forms for supported Investigator-Initiated or collaborative studies. Work with Investigators to ensure they have access to relevant information regarding products during the course of their study.

· Identify opportunities and conduct formal presentations to essential groups as requested by medical and technical healthcare professionals, including key accounts, hospital therapeutic committee members, along with presentations of pharmaeconomic data in accordance with company policies, applicable laws, regulatory guidelines and ethical standards.

· Maintain expert knowledge and understanding of clinical, scientific and technical information in critical areas through continuous reviewing of literature in the field and attending conferences and networking with experts.

· Respond to customer complaints from a medical/scientific perspective and resolution through data mining, in close collaboration with field specialists and the Quality department.

· Work with the commercialization team and global product marketing, providing input as needed on product innovation and unmet medical needs.

· Actively participate in developing tools and resources for the Medical Affairs team use to encourage consistency, transparency and appropriate communication for both internal and external partnerships.

· Attend and provide coverage at national and regional medical education venues (congresses, conferences, symposia) and bring back field intelligence and insights to key internal stakeholders for accurate planning.

· Work with customers to help them with data abstraction and publication of clinical, scientific or operational data related to products.

· Provide scientific support to the organisation in the preparation for regional and international congresses.

· Provides medical, scientific and technical review and opinion as requested internally

· Respond to and track medical information requests from Healthcare professionals and decision makers with accurate, unbiased, balanced and timely answers.

· May lead and/or coordinate special projects as it relates to building scientific and medical competencies within the organisation, such as: internal training of sales and marketing, scientific symposium program, presentation and slide kit development, advisory board development, speaker development and training, journal club, one pagers, white papers, webinars and literature searches.


· Advanced Degree: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), or Medical Doctor (MD) or equivalent of education.

Minimum Work Experience

· Strong previous experience as a MSL is essential


· Strong technical, interpersonal, analytical skills and clinical experience to achieve the above working relationships and responsibilities are crucial.

· Didactic skills: ability to educate customer (clinicians, laboratory people) on scientific troubleshooting activities and data review/analysis

· Must be a strong independent contributor with entrepreneurial mind-set while staying within strategic imperatives of team, yet able to contribute to larger team development and goals.

· Excellent organisational skills: be self-directed and work independently and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.

· Have the ability to understand, interpret and communicate complex scientific or medical information and data.

· Be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills and be effective with conversing with Key Opinion Leaders, healthcare professionals, internal colleagues and patients.

· Have the ability to deliver formal responses to healthcare professional's specific medical questions through analysis of the literature in order to assure accurate, timely, unbiased, fair-balanced and up-to-date medical and scientific information, while keeping within legal and regulatory guidelines.

· Experience with laboratory and clinical methods in haematology/blood banking/transfusion medicine is an asset.

· Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively.

· Ability to work in a matrix structure i.e. maintaining strong working relationship with various other departments, such as Scientific & Clinical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Legal, Global & Regional Marketing and Sales.

· Knowledge of regulatory requirements, compliance standards and ethical obligations.

· Experience and familiarity with the Clinical Trials setting.

· Proven ability to establish working relationships with all levels of clinical, technical, marketing people in corporate, clinical and academic settings.

· Excellent written and verbal English.

· Strong overall communication and interpersonal skills.

· Demonstrated ability to be diplomatic, able to work with a highly focused multi-disciplinary team

· Able to work with strategic functions within and outside Medical Affairs.

· Protocol knowledge extending to specialties that would benefit from the technology use.

Why choose TalentSource Life Sciences/CROMSOURCE?

CROMSOURCE is a family owned international, full-service Contract Research Organisation who, since 1994, has been supporting our clients with outstanding clinical research and staffing solutions services. TalentSource Life Sciences is a fully dedicated flexible resourcing unit within CROMSOURCE and the successful growth has been achieved by putting high quality and client focus at the heart of everything we do.

Our employees are the most valuable company asset and we value resources and ensure they work in a friendly, family environment and develop their skills and talents. Human Resources is the fulcrum around which all activities are built and close management and training is the core instrument to develop and maintain highly-qualified personnel. The continuous training keeps the resources qualified in terms of competence and expertise and gives to all personnel clear tools to manage both internal and client processes with the same methodology.

Our approach is to equally value our clients and our own people. We know that we are not simply providing 'staff' or 'resources'. We are providing expert people. Highly talented, well trained, motivated people who make a positive difference to the work of our clients every day. Together we help our clients succeed in their work developing medicines and medical devices for patients around the world. Our large management team consists of a people with an extended experience within pharma and a high level of market knowledge

CROMSOURCE comes from the merger of MSOURCE and CROM in 2011 and we are great at recruitment and staffing services! We're proud to partner with the industry's leading Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device and Marketing Communications worldwide, securing great global talent. We our open, friendly and approachable and aim to support you through the recruitment process every step of the way.

For the client client-facing positions, the successful candidates must be confident and be able to drive the role and themselves and to work autonomously in close liaison with a line manager at TalentSource, who will provide you with mentoring and guidance. Most of our roles are permanent positions with CROMSOURCE and you will be working on studies for just one client.

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Contact Information:

Address:  UK Office
CROMSOURCE Suite 3 Lomond Court Castle Business Park Stirling United Kingdom
Tel:  +44 (0) 1786 468990
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