Medical Science Liaison

The Carolan Group
June 18, 2022
Philadelphia, PA
Job Type


  • Medical Science Liaison
  • Rare Disease & Rare Endocrinology
  • 2+ Years of MSL Experience
  • New Jersey & Philadelphia Territory
  • FDA approved product w/strong pipeline supporting the team

The Medical Science Liaison functions as a highly trained, field-based, scientific expert in the area Neuroscience (Epilepsy) who engages health care professionals and leaders to exchange clinical, scientific, value-based care and research knowledge. Following regulatory and corporate guidelines, they will facilitate and build scientific relationships and collaborations with the Epilepsy medical/scientific community. This position interacts with local, regional, and national, Key Opinion Leaders and Healthcare Providers, as well as key academic institutions, medical centers, societies and organizations.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Function as the primary point of contact in the field for the Medical Affairs team.
  • Maintain clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in Epilepsy.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the clinical protocols and related procedures.
  • Develop and track key opinion leader (KOL) engagement plans - identify, develop, and maintain long-term collaborative relationships with KOLs within assigned region. Participate in medical & scientific exchanges with the medical/scientific community.
  • Respond to and document unsolicited requests for information on clinical programs.
  • Provide support to clinical site investigators, as needed, as a resource to the clinical department (e.g., assisting with site identification and site initiation visits). Respond to unsolicited requests for information on clinical data and act as primary resources on company products.
  • Provide internal teams with feedback and insights from interactions with KOLs.
  • Represent the Company at medical meetings through Medical Affairs’ Scientific Booth coverage and other related activities.
  • Maintain a high standard of integrity and professionalism in the medical community, including the sharing of scientific data in full compliance with company policies.
  • Consistently demonstrate a high standard of excellence in the management of assigned territory while also contributing to the success of colleagues and the MSL team as a whole
  • Willingness to contribute to the achievement of organizational goals.

Job Requirements

  • An advanced degree is required (PharmD, MD, PhD, DO, NP, PA)
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of MSL experience necessary with a minimum of 3 years of Epilepsy, or related/ associated disease state strongly preferred.
  • Exhibits the highest level of scientific, business, and clinical acumen with excellent communication and networking skills.
  • Ability to comprehend current literature and understand health economics and effectively present clinical/scientific information in a group or individual setting.
  • Ability to complete goals within allotted timeframes and deliver high quality results also initiate, plan and complete projects.
  • A strong initiative be able to identify issues and create solutions and work within a team on common projects and goals.
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to travel frequently (70%) with overnight stays

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