What does a Senior Medical Science Liaison do?
Medical science liaisons work in a specialized role within healthcare fields including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices. They possess a concentration on a specific therapeutic area, including oncology or cardiology. They are responsible for establishing relationships with leading physicians, researchers, and clinicians, who are the key opinion leaders at academic institutions, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies.
Medical science liaisons ensure products are used effectively and serve as scientific resources and experts who advise on upcoming advances and treatments while providing input about relevant scientific and clinical data. They respond to requests for information and provide training to sales and marketing teams when appropriate, they analyze clinical trends and practices and host advisory boards. They utilize their research and communication skills and provide doctors and other interested parties with information about new medical products. Medical science liaisons need a doctorate and a background in clinical research experience and relevant industry and related product knowledge.
Senior Medical Science Liaison Salaries
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Senior Medical Science Liaison Career Path
Learn how to become a Senior Medical Science Liaison, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Senior Medical Science Liaison Insights
“Great and excellent place to work.”
“It is difficult to see opportunities for career growth and places to gain new skills.”
“Training and personal development focus”
“less drug pipeline and no career development at tier”
“I am given the freedom to do my job independently but have support when it is needed.”
“I got to dip my hands in lots of projects with diverse variety of experiences.”
“My interview was smooth and I knew what to expect.”
“Great pay and bonuses.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a senior medical science liaison
When working as a senior medical science liaison, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are PharmD PHD, Advanced Degree, Leadership, Consulting and Dissemination.
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