Medical Science Liaison

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Updated: July 3, 2024
Location: Detroit, MI, United States
Job ID: 4185






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 Research Science Liaison with Syneos Health.


The RSL will establish, cultivate, and maintain scientific relationships with investigators and study coordinators to support enrollment while developing a strong understanding of clinical practice as it relates to areas of interest. This position interacts with various internal and external stakeholders, with focus on institutions and their alliance partners (if applicable), study coordinators, cell lab technicians and managers, clinical research associates, and investigators. This role will initially focus on clinical trials and study site engagement but may later have the opportunity to transition into a traditional MSL role

  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with Principal Investigators (PIs), Study Coordinators and clinical trial sites to support the enrollment and conduct of our client’s clinical studies
  • Works with our client Clinical Development and Clinical Operations leads and trial sites to understand and implement study protocols effectively with the aim to accelerate recruitment and enrollment activity
  • Partners with sites to develop and implement effective local and regional subject recruitment strategies, suggest local outreach options, facilitate escalation of investigator questions/concerns, recruitment/retention initiatives and clinical site & investigators meetings as it relates to recruitment strategies
  • Follows up with sites post-SIV to ensure patient enrollment runs smoothly, identifies challenges, issues and barriers and reports back to our client and works with study teams and sites to develop solutions 
  • Delivers medical / scientific education, based on study specific engagement plan, as required, to trial sites and provides input to key internal stakeholders on training materials for clinical trials, therapeutic areas, and disease state as outlined by our client; suggest and support implementation of local outreach options
  • Communicates investigator/study coordinator inquiries requiring follow-up to designated contacts and collaborates with clinical teams prior to providing approved responses to site inquiries appropriately to ensure focused and balanced clinical and scientific information

Essential Requirements:  

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

  • Advanced science degree required (PhD, PharmD, MD, NP, PA or equivalent)
  • Experience in clinical research, patient recruitment, or investigational site management
  • Must be able and have flexibility to travel ­­­
  • Knowledge of autoimmune disorder clinical trial/research design, conduct and understanding clinical study results

Desired Requirements:

  • Cell therapy, MS and/or lupus experience

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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