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.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Medical Science Liaison Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹7,42,315 /yr
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Not including cash compensation
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Senior Medical Science Liaison Career Path

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Senior Medical Science Liaison Insights

Read what Senior Medical Science Liaison professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
IQVIAIQVIA
Medical Reviewer
26 Apr 2021

“Great and excellent place to work.”

Sema4Sema4
Medical Science Liaison (MSL)
15 Sep 2020

“It is difficult to see opportunities for career growth and places to gain new skills.”

GlaxoSmithKlineGlaxoSmithKline
Medical Science Liaison (MSL)
8 Aug 2021

“Training and personal development focus”

BayerBayer
Medical Science Manager
22 Nov 2021

“less drug pipeline and no career development at tier”

Sema4Sema4
Medical Science Liaison (MSL)
15 Sep 2020

“I am given the freedom to do my job independently but have support when it is needed.”

Omnicuris HealthcareOmnicuris Healthcare
Medical Reviewer
4 Jan 2021

“I got to dip my hands in lots of projects with diverse variety of experiences.”

IPSENIPSEN
Medical Science Liaison
5 Feb 2020

“My interview was smooth and I knew what to expect.”

NovartisNovartis
Medical Scientific Liaison MSL
21 Nov 2021

“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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