Head of Medical Science Liaisons

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Updated: December 15, 2021
Location: London, ENG, United Kingdom
Job ID: 138399

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Base location: London, UK
Regions covered: UK/IE

This is a Fixed Term Contract of 12 months with the possibility to be renewed.

The Syneos Health Head of Medical Science Liaisons is responsible for managing, mentoring and coaching the MSL team, developing their own network with thought leaders and identifying investigator-initiated studies to support the overall objectives of our clients’ products.


• Lead and line manage, and ensure the smooth day to day running of the UK MSL field team providing field-based mentoring, coaching and performance managing
• Act as a bridge between field and head-office based medical teams, funnelling in strategic insights and knowledge from the field
• Work collaboratively with the Head of Medical Affairs on medical strategy for the marketed and pipeline products
• Identify KOLs within the assigned territory and share scientific information and areas of research as appropriate, building the scientific credibility of our client, and gathering and communicating key HCP insights from the field
• Identify Investigator Initiated Studies that would enable presentations at National and International meetings and ensure feedback to medical Advisor/Director
• Cultivate, build and manage external stakeholder scientific relationships for their geographic area
• Gather disease area insights in areas relevant to pipeline products from Phase 2B onwards

Job Requirements

• Minimum graduate level qualification in life sciences
• Previous Medical Science Liaison Experience
• Previous line management experience with examples of successful performance and change management
• Biologics/dermatology experience
• Proven ability to work independently and take ownership and accountability
• Strong KOL management experience
• Understanding of UK complex healthcare ecosystem, both at a national and local level, and demonstrable ability to navigate this environment

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which our people can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognise our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality of life balance.

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialised. 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.
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Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled)

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