MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.
The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-
year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
Medical Scientific Liaisons are scientifically trained and credentialed therapeutic area, disease, and product experts who engage in non-
promotional scientific exchange with SLs or KDMs (Scientific Leaders or Key Decision Makers). MSL interactions with SLs and KDMs are built on the credibility of the scientific exchange held.
MSLs develop and execute on action plans aligned with the Guiding Principles for Ex-US GMA / OGMA External Stakeholder-Facing Activities, local and global company policies, local rules & regulations, and the Medical Affairs Plan (MAP).
The MSL is responsible for ensuring that he / she is fully versed in the therapeutic area and up-to-date on all major studies, both ongoing and completed, product information on MSD’s and other companies’ relevant therapies, clinical data and relevant pipeline data to provide the most balanced data to SLs, KDMS and the healthcare community to improve patient care.
The MSL is a field-based medical professional whose primary responsibility is to engage in non-promotional peer-to-peer communication & provide medical / scientific information to SLs and KDMs based on cutting-
edge scientific exchange and services oriented towards the stakeholder’s professional interests & needs.
Engagement with External Experts
Engaging in non-promotional peer-to-peer exchange of medical and scientific information with SLs or KDMs to the extent permitted by law and local regulation, local industry codes, and other provisions of the Guiding Principles for Ex-
US GMA / OGMA External Stakeholder-Facing Activities
Gaining deep insights on disease, therapeutic area and healthcare needs, data gaps and challenges in their local geography
Representing MA (Medical Affairs) at local or regional non-promotional Medical events (e.g. Medical Congresses and Symposia) They may collaborate in the coordination of pre-
event scientific information and post-event scientific summaries
Responding to unsolicited requests for medical, scientific, pipeline or marketed product information or indications from SLs or KDMs utilizing appropriate approved scientific materials
Responding (one-to-one) to unsolicited requests for information on company research and / or grant activities by directing SLs or KDMs to appropriate company resources for grants, sponsored clinical trial involvement, Our Investigator Study Program, and outcomes research
On a reactive basis, can share the publically available AOIs with SLs and direct them to the website for further information
Participating in Scientific Advisory Board Meetings or Expert Input Forums when there is a defined role
Providing medical / scientific support, including written documentation and / or verbal interactions for Health Technology Assessments (HTA) and formulary decisions.
Such support is provided following the principles of scientific exchange as outlined in the Guiding Principles for Ex-US GMA / OGMA External Stakeholder-Facing Activities
Advanced scientific degree is strongly preferred, such as MD (or equivalent MB.Ch.B.), PharmD, or PhD in a life science, preferably with clinical knowledge of assigned therapeutic area.
At minimum, college education degree in pharmacy.
Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement.
At MSD, we’re inventing for life.