CNS Medical Science Liaison (MSL)

Location United States
Discipline: Medical & Pharmacovigilance
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Salary: On application
Contact name: Lucy Psaltis

Contact email:
Contact phone: 16179821238
Job ref: 21141
Published: about 1 month ago
Expiry date: 12 April 2021

Location: New England, USA

​My client is a commercial stage biopharma backed by excellent funding and preparing for expansion. They have two approved products and eight compounds in development globally for the treatment of CNS disorders, thus need additional support within their Medical Affairs department. 

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will be responsible for providing scientific, educational, and research support for the company and their CNS portfolio in the New England territory. The MSL will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key CNS experts, providing clinical, scientific, and medical information to Key Opinion Leaders (KOL’s) in Epilepsy and CNS/Neurology. The MSL will be able to deliver cutting edge data and technical education to Health Care Professionals (HCP), treatment decision makers, and other members of the scientific, provider, and payer community.

New England Market (MA, CT, RI, VT, NH, ME) - Local Market Experience Required.


  • Maintains business and clinical knowledge of the Epilepsy treatment landscape including current treatment strategies, current and pending competitors, and new therapeutic developments.

  • Increases the company’s visibility among leaders in the therapeutic field of Epilepsy and CNS/Neurology.

  • Identifies, establishes, and maintains collaborative relationships with key Epilepsy/Neurology Experts, investigators, and institutions strategic to product development.

  • Participates in medical education for healthcare professionals through presentations at office visits, investigator meetings, advisory boards, medical meetings, and other appropriate venues to enhance product and disease state knowledge.

  • Collaborates with clinical team and CRA's to coordinate and optimize educational and research support for sites/investigators participating in the company’s clinical trials.

  • Responds to unsolicited requests regarding interest in investigator sponsored studies (ISS), and supports ISS submissions through appropriate internal processes.

  • Responds to unsolicited request for medical information associated with supported products and disease state areas.

  • Provides effective clinical presentations to internal and external audiences and tailors presentations to meet specific needs of the audience (appropriate response to unsolicited requests).

  • Identifies and communicates key clinical and research issues and insights from industry leaders to appropriate departments to help shape company research, development, and strategies for investigational and commercialized products.

  • Facilitates the identification of medical community educational needs around Epilepsy management, including awareness and understanding of appropriate/inappropriate use of company products.

  • Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders in support of needs of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs).

  • Maintains clinical expertise through comprehensive education including attendance at relevant symposium, scientific workshops, and review of key journals. Participation in required internal training, presentations, and journal clubs.

  • Maintains appropriate communication with Medical, Regulatory, and Legal personnel within the company to ensure appropriate timelines and procedures are met.

  • Adheres to regulatory and compliance guidelines and company policies in all aspects of scientific dissemination of information to include responses to unsolicited requests for medical information.

  • Enhances clinical/scientific knowledge of customers and colleagues through education and appropriate scientific exchange.

  • Works collaboratively with relevant internal stakeholders to identify local/regional educational gaps/needs and apply appropriate field medical support that is aligned with medical strategy.


  • Advanced Degree with appropriate clinical experience preferred.

  • Industry and/or clinical experience in the fields of Epilepsy and/or CNS/Neurology highly desirable.

  • Must be willing/able to travel 50%+, including domestic and international travel as needed.

  • Knowledge and experience in field in the area of medical neurosciences (Epilepsy/Movement Disorders) preferred

  • Previous experience as a MSL is required

  • Local market experience serving as an MSL required (Boston, New England markets, etc.)

Please reach out to Lucy Psaltis / 617.982.1238

Salary: On application