Medical Science Liaison plays an increasingly important role within the success of Biopharma. Over the next two years MSL teams are projected to grow on average by a minimum of 20%. MSL’s are essentially medical/scientific experts whose mission is to foster collaborative relationships with Opinion Leaders (OLs) and facilitate the exchange of unbiased scientific information between the medical community and the company. MSL’s are the conduits to quality and success transmission of timely information, research resources and business intelligence. The role of the MSL is non-promotional most commonly reporting into Medical Affairs department.
In 2017 “The Training Academies” and Pivot MSL commenced a collaboration with an exciting new venture; a fully funded, 2 day workshop for individuals such as PhD’s, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners or HCP’s to be supported in gaining the basics skills and knowledge to pursue an exceptional career within Medical Science Liaison (MSL). We are delighted to have Helen Kane of Pivot MSL engaged to lead the training for this unique programme; with over 10 years of experience in the MSL and management roles, a leader, trainer and coach within this specialist market.
The key benefits to clients are MSL candidates that can hit the ground running and have:
- Pharmacy or PhD qualification
- First-class communication skills – both verbal, written and presentation
- Engaging character, able to network and work in a matrix environment
- Can critically appraise clinical data and teach/train others, engaging with highly technical scientific audiences
- Therapeutic experience and expertise
- A thorough understanding of the ABPI code
- Background to how the MSL role fits into the wider Pharmaceutical/Life Science business and core function/goal
- Ability to perform the critical job tasks of an MSL through in-depth training, theory learning from our expert, and transferable skill/competence assessment
- Strong IT skills and able to learn at a rapid rate
- Importantly: once placed will continue to receive continued professional development in their first 12 months to ensure their skills develop in line with the developing role