What does a Medical Science Liaison do?

Medical science liaisons work in a specialized role within healthcare fields including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices. They possess a concentration on a specific therapeutic area, including oncology or cardiology. They are responsible for establishing relationships with leading physicians, researchers, and clinicians, who are the key opinion leaders at academic institutions, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies.

Medical science liaisons ensure products are used effectively and serve as scientific resources and experts who advise on upcoming advances and treatments while providing input about relevant scientific and clinical data. They respond to requests for information and provide training to sales and marketing teams when appropriate, they analyze clinical trends and practices and host advisory boards. They utilize their research and communication skills and provide doctors and other interested parties with information about new medical products. Medical science liaisons need a doctorate and a background in clinical research experience and relevant industry and related product knowledge.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
9%
2 - 4
86%
5 - 7
2%
8+
3%

Common Skill Sets

PharmD
MD PhD
DNP
Computer Literacy
Advanced Degree
Observational
PharmD PHD
Time Management

Medical Science Liaison Seniority Levels

L2
Medical Science Liaison
A$110,000/yr
Physician Advisor
15% made the transition
Medical Manager
25% made the transition
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Medical Science Liaison Salaries

Average Base Pay

A$110,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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A$87K
Median: A$110K
A$149K
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