Medical Science Liaison

England, London
06 May 2021
20 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Medical Science Liaison - GU/GI Oncology

Central UK Region

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Advert Closing Date: 20th May 2021

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Medical Science? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Oncology sector in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines?

Please note we are looking for someone based in the central UK region, or with the ability to commute there on a regular basis.

At AstraZeneca UK, we bring life-changing medicines to patients across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As a member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), all of our sales, marketing and communications activities are subject to the ABPI Code of Practice. If you're inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do - join us!

It has been agreed that our AstraZeneca UK Commercial head office will move from Luton to Pancras Square, London in early 2022. Our move to Pancras Square offers us the strongest possible platform to transform the lives of patients in the UK, as the country's leading biopharmaceutical company. It will bring AstraZeneca UK closer to our customers, partners and stakeholders in the UK's healthcare environment, as well as foster greater collaboration with the wider AstraZeneca footprint.

Business Area

Change the way cancer is treated by making an impact at every point in the patient journey. We are thinking and acting faster than anyone to ensure the data we're producing helps physicians care for patients better. To ultimately deliver clinical promises to the real world, improve patient outcomes and their quality of life. Join our globally-renowned Oncology area, which is leading the rapid business growth of our enterprise and ever-evolving industry. It's an exciting time to join as we work towards our big ambitions with entrepreneurial thinking and innovation. It's up to us to find solutions and act fast to make them happen.

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, gastrointestinal, 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.

What you'll do

The Oncology MSL in the GU/GI team is an ambassador for AstraZeneca's existing and emerging genitourinary and gastrointestinal Cancer portfolios, engaging in scientific exchange with Key External Experts (KEEs), broader Health Care Professionals and Clinical Investigators. Oncology MSLs engage and partner with external experts to identify medical unmet needs; identify portfolio gaps and support successful delivery of our oncology studies throughout the whole trial lifecycle. Field medical insight obtained through strong KEE scientific interaction is crucial for multiple internal business stakeholders to shape and refine both local and global evidence/confidence strategies and is a core feature of the MSL role.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience as an MSL or previous experience in an oncology clinical setting.
  • Masters Degree in a relevant field of study, including nursing, medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology, biology or biochemistry etc.
  • Fundamental knowledge of basic research, drug development, clinical trials and the clinical environment.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry, health care or a research environment.
  • Proven ability to understand, assimilate and communicate scientific information.
  • Proven track record to engage and develop lasting relationships with experts in complex clinical environments.


  • Direct experience in clinical trials.
  • Project Management experience.
  • PHD in Oncology.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We're on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what's next?

If you are 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!

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