Medical Science Liaison

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Updated: March 6, 2024
Location: San Diego, CA, United States
Job ID: 2713






You are a listener, an educator and a gifted cultivator of new and exciting opportunities grounded in science.

In this role, you will confer with internal stakeholders and build new collaborative relationships with medical and scientific leaders. You’ll contribute cutting-edge clinical and scientific data to help move healthcare forward and positively impact patients. Through scientific exchange, the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will communicate and advance the scientific platform aligned with the overall medical communications and medical affairs strategies. You will:

  • Identify and forge professional peer-to-peer relationships with national, regional and local key opinion leaders
  • Align and execute field activities in support of Medical Affairs strategic plan
  • Identify and communicate research gaps, opportunities and relevant field intelligence to inform medical strategy
  • Accelerate recruitment efforts and enhance subject retention at targeted clinical trial sites
  • Leverage expertise to enhance and broaden knowledge among field medical team colleagues

Essential Requirements:

  • MD, PhD, PharmD, DO or equivalent degree
  • 3-5 years’ experience in field-based medical role with a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company
  • Ability to travel local, regional and national up to 75%, overnights and weekends may be required. Possess a valid driver’s license to drive to assigned healthcare accounts, unless otherwise specified.

Desired Requirements:

  • Expertise and experience in allergy, immunology, cardiology, cardiometabolic and/or rare disease therapeutic areas
  • Strong understanding of relevant policies guiding the pharmaceutical industry

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $185,000 to $200,000. The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high of the Syneos Health range for this position. Actual salary will vary based on various factors such as the candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.  In addition, some positions may include a company car or car allowance and eligibility to earn commissions/bonus based on company and / or individual performance. 

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 will consider transferable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities.

Why Syneos Health? Each life we positively impact makes our work worthwhile. By joining one of our field medical teams, you will partner with some of the most talented clinicians in the industry and be reminded why you chose a career in healthcare. The diversification and breadth of our new and existing partnerships create a multitude of career paths and employment opportunities. Join our game-changing, global company dedicated to creating better, smarter, faster ways to get biopharmaceutical therapies to patients. Experience the thrill of knowing that your everyday efforts are contributing to improving patients' lives around the world.

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

Syneos Health has a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Additionally, certain local governments or Syneos Health customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees. These employees are required to submit proof of vaccination to Syneos Health and maintain compliance with these requirements.
At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which Our People can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality-of-life balance. The benefits for this position will include a competitive compensation package, Health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, Company match 401k, flexible paid time off (PTO) and sick time. Because certain states and municipalities have regulated paid sick time requirements, eligibility for paid sick time may vary depending on where you work. Syneos Health complies with all applicable federal, state, and municipal paid sick time requirements.


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