Medical Scientific Liaison


Job Description

Role Purpose:

Build and develop enduring peer-to-peer relationships with HCPs and institutions, creating constructive cross-functional partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to meet Pfizer’s medical needs across our medicines’ lifecycle.

To interact with and develop enduring relationships with regional and national opinion leaders and advisors on clinical practice

Medical support aligned and integrated to the overall strategy for MSL within clinical plans

To work closely with the local and regional medical team to ensure that:

  • Medical customer insights are transmitted on a regular basis into the local and regional medical teams
  • MSLs receive timely information on disease area strategy and objectives, clinical development plan, new/important clinical data, new regulatory and safety information and receive accurate, balanced and up to date materials to use in medical to medical communications.

Medical input into appropriate in country cross functional team, bringing in customer insights from the medical perspective to the cross functional team and contributing to the execution of the disease area and customer plans.

To communicate customer feedback on product development and life-cycle strategies

Provide high-quality, accurate, balanced and directed information to key customers and stakeholders in response to unsolicited requests for information.

In response to an unsolicited request for information, communication of scientific data on the designated portfolio, including off-label indications and on compounds in development where specifically requested.

To provide high quality scientific presentations at external meetings where requested

To respond to requests for information on safety of medicines and pharmacovigilance

Ensure customer intelligence and customer findings are fed back into the organisation to generate customer insights and leverage medical opportunities

Support disease area medical strategies by providing support in the management of local advisory boards, interaction with local clinicians, health care professionals and other key medical societies.

Support the management of local/national Advisory Boards

Working with Advisory Board members in preparation for meetings and on an ongoing basis as appropriate to gain medical insights

Speaker briefings for symposia and congresses where appropriate

Media briefings where appropriate, in conjunction with communications team

Support for local medical education implementation, as appropriate

Support for initiatives around enhancing trust and reputation, in conjunction with external affairs and stakeholder strategy

Support internal training of customer facing colleagues, enhancing their knowledge and understanding of clinical data and our medicines


  • Knowledge of local pharmaceutical Code of Practice and FCPA/GPIHP, relevant SOPs and how it relates to the MSL function
  • Local approval, if appropriate, of non brand related material

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience

· MBBS degree with minimum 2 years of medical affairs/clinical trial experience in Pharma companies

· Fluency in business English

· An in-depth knowledge of the therapy area, the relevant medicines in the portfolio and the pipeline

· An understanding of the compliance framework for medical interactions in relation to local regulation

· A good understanding of clinical research and the ability to critically evaluate clinical study protocols, reports and publications

· Strong presentation and networking skills

· Project management skills

· Business acumen

· Strong interpersonal skills

· High degree of cross-functional collaboration

· Ability to communicate clearly information and concepts which may be complex in nature

· Good understanding of the local health care environment at national, regional and local level

· Good knowledge of pharmacovigilance and regulatory legislation and how it impacts the product portfolio

· Good knowledge of drug development

· A knowledge of health economics and its impact on medical decision making


Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.


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