Medical Science Liaison

Medical Affairs Iselin, New Jersey



    Helsinn THERAPEUTICS (US), INc.

                 Job Description


General Description

Medical Science Liaisons are field-based scientific partners to thought leaders, healthcare practitioners and researchers.  They execute key Helsinn medical strategies and engage in peer-to-peer scientific exchange to positively impact patients in specific therapeutic areas across the product lifecycle.

main responsibilities

  • Identify, develop, and maintain peer-to-peer relationships with thought leaders, healthcare practitioners and researchers.
  • Engage in scientific dialogue with clinically relevant messages.
  • Provide effective clinical presentations and tailors approved presentations to meet specific audience needs.
  • Provide on-label and reactive scientific information upon request for medical inquiries and support pharmacovigilance.
  • Identify disease state and product speakers for promotional programs and provide training.
  • Assess feasibility of investigator research concepts and serve as primary point of contact for investigator-initiated trials from inception to publication.
  • Identify appropriate sites for company sponsored research and provide support for investigators and site research staff from study initiation through closure.     
  • Assist in the planning and execution of advisory boards and other programs.
  • Research, edit and write scientific communication and administrative reports, as needed.
  • Attend and collect key medical insights at relevant local, regional, national, and international congresses.
  • Serve as a scientific resource and educator to internal stakeholders.
  • Develop, implement, and present to management territory plans for tactical execution of Medical and Scientific Affairs strategy.
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth scientific knowledge of disease states and products in Helsinn areas of focus.
  • Effectively partner with others and participate in cross-functional projects, initiatives, meetings, and workstreams with internal stakeholders.
  • Maintain integrity and full compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations, industry guidelines and company SOPs 

work experience requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years in a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) role or relevant clinical and/or scientific practice setting is required; consideration will be made with comparable experience in research and/or pharmaceutical experience.
  • Industry, clinical and/or research expertise in oncology therapeutics and/or supportive care is preferred
  • Proven ability to develop strong relationships with healthcare, scientific and/or industry colleagues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to understand and respond to multiple external and internal customer demands and critical thinking skills to navigate difficult situations
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Expertise in interpretation and application of published medical and technical scientific literature
  • Good judgment and self-awareness choosing appropriate behaviors and responses
  • Flexible to new opportunities and adaptable to organizational change
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Working knowledge of US legal, regulatory and compliance regulations and guidelines relevant to pharmaceutical industry interactions with healthcare professionals and key decision makers.


education requirements


  • Doctorate or professional/advanced degree (PharmD, PhD, MD, Doctor of Nursing Practice, etc.) in health sciences is required
  • Residency, fellowship, or post-doctoral work preferred