Medical Science Liaison - (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi)

at GlaxoSmithKline in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

As a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) – Vaccines you will be responsible for providing non-promotional, medical support that helps to ensure the safe and effective use of GSK’s vaccines, through effective scientific interactions with external stakeholders (Experts, Health Care Professionals and Advisory Board Members), supporting clinical development colleagues with investigators conducting GSK clinical trials, and providing scientific support for GSK internal stakeholders. The MSL will provide scientific clinical information and support to these high priority customers in a manner consistent with GSK’s principles for scientific engagement. Therapeutically aligned, Field-based position, Frequent travel required (50 – 75%).

NOTE: Candidate must live within the territory. Preferred locations New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or Little Rock.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…

Medical Science Liaisons are expected to interface and provide value across a continuum of both External and Internal Stakeholders. This includes:

External Stakeholders (External Experts and other healthcare professionals, investigators and potential investigators, professional societies, and formulary decision makers)

+ The successful candidate possesses, or is willing to acquire, the skills to engage in peer-to-peer scientific dialogue that includes clinical, scientific, value, real world evidence, and outcomes data with external experts, population-based decision makers, and other health care professionals.

+ Gather medical voice of customer and secure advice that informs and assists GSK in the development of medicines of value, for the ultimate benefit of patients.

+ Conduct individual discussions and meetings with GSK-contracted clinical study investigators, steering committee members, advisory board members, consultants etc., on topics related to the work being conducted with GSK (e.g. for clinical research investigators, the conduct or publication of clinical research sponsored by GSK).

+ To respond verbally or by providing appropriate written materials to unsolicited requests for on- or off-label information or safety concerns that may have been asked of GSK sales staff or Medical and adhering to all policies and procedures

+ Provide information in response to standing requests from external stakeholders (e.g. HCPs, formulary decision makers), when appropriate information becomes available.

+ Deliver scientific / pipeline presentations to formulary committees and HCPs.

+ Provide general insight into GSK research interests and field inquiries regarding investigator sponsored scientific or clinical research projects and forward them to appropriate Medical Affairs staff for funding consideration.

+ Participate in GSK-sponsored Advisory Boards as requested and in accordance with the applicable policies.

+ Bilingual skills a plus.

Internal Stakeholders (R&D, Sales, and Marketing)

+ Work with medical colleagues to identify External Experts, professional groups, decision makers and other key stakeholders in the assigned therapy area and or geography.

+ Gather medical voice of the customer and construct and implement effective Medical Affairs strategy and planning through participation in or escalation to internal North America Medical Affairs teams.

+ Document all interactions with HCPs according to applicable policies.

+ Provide scientific training for GSK sales representatives regarding GSK products and the conditions they treat utilizing approved Sales Training materials.

+ Attend and contribute (if required) to medical portion of regional account planning/training sessions.

+ Attend both national and regional scientific/medical meetings to gain medical voice of the customer on recent data being presented on products and disease states of interest to GSK.

+ Support clinical development activities and programs including GSK and Investigator sponsored studies as well as collaborating with R&D staff to improve site performance.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

+ Pharm D, PhD, or M.D.

+ A minimum of 2 years clinical practice and/or pharmaceutical industry experience. Vaccines experience preferred.

+ Possesses solid knowledge of pharmacology and pharmacotherapy in humans and has experience practically applying this knowledge in a clinical setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

+ Previous clinical experience in situations where direct/indirect decision-making authority for patient care was demonstrated is preferred.

+ Excellent interpersonal skills in both one on one and group settings.

+ Above average computer literacy and willingness to utilize a variety of software applications.

+ Proven ability to work autonomously and independently with time management skills in order to effectively manage field-based responsibilities; Proven ability to work across a commercial and medical matrix team.

+ Strong communication skills; demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for medical engagement and develop a set of scientific engagement goals. Strong presentation skills.

+ Clear understanding of clinical research methodologies and a demonstrated ability to translate scientific, clinical and safety research studies in an effective credible manner. Able to independently evaluate the scientific literature regarding scientific research.

+ Experience operating in a highly dynamic, changing environment.

+ Ability to maintain a command of a large amount of scientific information across multiple products and show effective written/verbal communication skills.

+ Ability to develop and maintain strong trusted relationships, with key decision makers.

+ Demonstrated customer-focus, problem solving abilities and strong conflict resolution skills.

Why GSK?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the biggest changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.?


With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.?


Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients – so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing . So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.?

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GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age,

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Job Posting: JC220186503

Posted On: Aug 03, 2022

Updated On: Sep 21, 2022