Medical Science Liaison

14 Jan 2021
02 Feb 2021
Sales / Commercial
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Salary: Competitive

Business Unit: Oncology

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and we'll develop you beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us. As a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) in the Ovarian and Breast Oncology Team , you'll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific abilities in making a positive impact on patients' lives. The team you'd be joining is dynamic, forward looking and has an industry leading set of existing and pipeline products.

Please note we are looking for someone ideally based in the North of England, or with the ability to commute there on a regular basis.

We are committed to advancing the science of oncology to deliver life-changing medicines to people most in need. Our broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused on the disease areas of: breast, ovarian, lung, GI/Genitourinary and haematological cancers, using four key scientific approaches: immunotherapy, tumour drivers and resistance mechanisms, DNA damage response, and antibody-drug conjugates.

Our ambition is to eliminate cancer as a cause of death through scientific discovery and collaborations.

If you're inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do by joining us on this exciting journey and believe you can contribute to this bold ambition - join us!

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The Oncology Medical Science Liaison (MSL) in the Ovarian and Breast Oncology Team is an ambassador for AstraZeneca's Oncology and Immuno-Oncology ovarian and breast portfolio, engaging in scientific exchange with Key External Experts, Health Care Professionals, and Clinical Investigators. Oncology MSLs engage with external experts to identify medical unmet needs, evidence gaps in our product portfolio and gain insight. They deliver presentations in a non-promotional scientific context as determined by global / local oncology medical affairs plans and assist in the setting up of key studies.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Previous experience as an MSL in oncology or in another therapeutic discipline
  • Masters, Doctorate Degree or professional qualification in a relevant field of study, including nursing, medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology, biology, biochemistry, etc.
  • Fundamental knowledge of basic research, drug discovery, drug development, and the clinical environment
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry, health care or a research environment
  • Proven ability to understand, assimilate and communicate complex scientific information
  • Proven track record in engaging and developing lasting relationships with both colleagues and experts in complex clinical environments
  • Proven demonstration of successful working in inter disciplinary cross functional teams
  • Thorough written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
  • Excellent understanding of written English and proficiency in spoken English
  • Good organisational skills


  • Direct experience in the setting up and monitoring of clinical studies
  • Project management experience