What does a medical science liaison do?
Medical Science Liaisons work in an advocacy role to support the
commercial development of medical therapies and pharmaceutical drug
products to key physician customers. They are responsible for
participating in clinical studies; establishing strong
relationships with their target customers such as clinicians and
key medical leaders; answering clinical inquiries; and
participating in medical education and the provission of
product-specific scientific information to customers. MSLs work on
behalf of pharmacuetical or biotechnology companies who generally
require an undergraduate degree in the field of applied science,
advanced scientific training and 2-5 years of clinical experience.
Their salary is usually in the 6-figure range and some are allowed
to work from a home-based office. (author Rosie StJulian)