Medical Science Liaison

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Updated: April 13, 2023
Location: San Antonio, TX, United States
Job ID: 148249

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Researched and relatable, science-driven and social, you’re an extroverted expert.

If there’s one thing your preparation in earning your advanced degree has taught you, it’s how to evolve your expertise rapidly and stay at the forefront of your field. Forging new relationships and establishing rapport with thought leaders comes naturally to you and you like being around people. Poised and articulate, you are a listener, an educator, and a gifted cultivator of new and exciting opportunities grounded in science. You’ve got what it takes to be a Medical Science Liaison with Syneos Health.


The MSL serves as an advocate for our client within the healthcare community and is responsible to establish, cultivate, and maintain relationships with HCPs and other stakeholders w hile developing a strong understanding of relevant recommendations, clinical practice, and reimbursement within the healthcare system. Additional repsonsiblities include:

  • Providing a balanced, non-promotional, high-level scientific and technical partnership to internal and external stakeholders for the benefit of patient care.
  • Playing a critical role in developing insights through KOL engagement, which support the development of innovative medical affairs strategies and plans to enhance patient care.
  • Transferring from clinical into prelaunch and launch activities, MSLs will support organizational awareness campaigns and continue to be the scientific shepherd for information dissemination.

Job Requirements

At Syneos Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we take into consideration transferrable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities. 

Along with a results-oriented mindset, self-assurance, and an engaging manner, the ideal candidate has:

  • PhD, NP, PA, or PharmD preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry strongly preferred
  • 3+ years of clinical, scientific research, or industry related experience or equivalent required
  • Previous field-based medical affairs experience required
  • Allergy/respiratory experience required
  • Ability to travel up to 60%, overnights and weekends may be required, and possess a valid driver’s license to drive to assigned healthcare accounts, unless otherwise specified
Interviews may be conducted in person at an on-site interview location. For any in person interviews, local Covid safety guidelines will be followed.   

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Here, each day brings an opportunity to take ownership of a new challenge. Teaming with some of the most talented clinicians in the industry, you'll improve patient outcomes and work in a dynamic environment to create better, smarter, faster ways to get biopharmaceutical therapies to patients. By joining Syneos Health, you’ll be connected to our multitude of career paths and pipeline of employment opportunities.

WORK HERE MATTERS EVERYWHERE | How will you accelerate improving patient outcomes?

Syneos Health companies are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)

As a healthcare company we have an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. Except in those locations where state or local law impacts this vaccination requirement, this position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities unless an exemption can be confirmed based on a medical condition, sincerely-held religious belief, or other reasons recognized by applicable law. Submission and approval of an exemption request does not necessarily guarantee that an accommodation can be provided for any specific job. 

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