Medical Science Liaison

Field of work:  Regulatory & Medical
Posting Date:  16 May 2024

Application deadline:  
Location: Frankfort 40601, Kentucky, United States 
Contract type: Permanent 
Job ID: 2137



Role Description

Overall Objective: 

Our Medical Science Liaisons advance the company’s scientific platform in medical Dermatology and inform company strategy through established dialogues with healthcare decision makers and researchers. This includes engagement with External Experts, HCPs, institutions, payers – and other organizations within the healthcare and scientific community – for research activities, publications, education, consulting, identification of unmet medical needs of patients and other Medical Affairs/R&D initiatives.


Role & Responsibilities: 

  • Field-based scientific and clinical resource, a customer-facing extension of LEO Pharma Inc. Medical Strategy and Scientific Affairs and R&D

  • Engage and develop appropriate business relationships with critical stakeholders including but not limited to academic and community-based KOLs and investigators in dermatology

  • Provide educational and technical information, including response to unsolicited drug information inquiries

  • Establish relationships with Investigators, and P&T Committee Members as well as Dermatology Association/Society elected leadership

  • Ensure that key stakeholders are appropriately and compliantly educated on disease state, population health and patient care challenges

  • Present and/or moderate advisory boards

  • Create medical slides for review and approval

  • Support unsolicited research requests and facilitate discussion between investigator and R&D

  • Identify potential investigators and provide assistance regarding LEO sponsored research

  • Provide speaker training for speaker bureau speakers

  • Engage in competitive intelligence at society meetings

  • Engage in sales training as appropriate

  • Identify potential acquisition targets and unmet medical needs



  • PharmD, Ph.D., MD, DO strongly preferred

  • 1+ years MSL experience

  • Dermatology or immunology background is a plus

  • 1+ years prior experience working in pharmaceutical industry or related experience with medical/scientific focus

  • Thorough understanding of Dermatology or Immunology and clinical research, clinical practice experience preferred

  • Ability and willingness to travel ~70% of the time

  • Understanding of current pharmaceutical climate and applicable laws and regulations

  • Ability to develop and execute a territory clinical plan

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in the team and cross-functional environments

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) to create and foster productive professional relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders

  • Adaptive and agile in evolving conditions

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Reside within 45 minutes of a major US airport


Let’s pioneer together

At LEO Pharma, we help people with skin diseases live fulfilling lives by advancing dermatology beyond the skin. We drive dermatology with our knowledge, collaboration, and curiosity, and we are at the forefront of science in developing new medicines. For us, pioneering together is about constantly improving and extending what’s possible for each other, our company, and our patients.​


LEO Pharma Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. At LEO Pharma, we believe that our different perspectives, backgrounds, and attitudes are what enable us to make the best decisions, foster an inclusive culture, and meet the needs of the market we operate in. Therefore, we encourage you to apply for the position if you are excited about the role – even if you don’t meet every single requirement listed, you might be just the pioneer we are looking for. With this in mind, applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. We believe in flexibility in all aspects - also when it comes to supporting our employees' diverse needs, hence, we offer hybrid work opportunities whenever possible.


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