Medical Science Liaison, Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases, UK

Amplity Health
United Kingdom
Above industry average base salary and benefits
Start date
10 Jan 2023
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Medical Affairs, Medical Science Liaison
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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Job Details

Medical Science Liaison – Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases

Business Unit: Medical Affairs

Reports to: Field Manager, Amplity Health

Location: UK

Territory: UK

Individual or Manager: Individual

Purpose of the role

The successful candidate will be a field-based medical expert with the purpose of advancing patient care and informing company medical strategies throughout the drug life cycle through scientific exchange with healthcare professionals (HCPs), key opinion leaders (KOLS), and advocacy organizations. The incumbent will meet the scientific needs of the medical community by responding to unsolicited inquiries and facilitating scientific interactions with healthcare professionals and the medical community through the provision of disease state and product information. This includes developing and maintaining “peer to peer” scientific relationships with KOLs in health care, academia, and advocacy organizations. This individual will also contribute to the overall success of the Medical Affairs organization through involvement in internal initiatives aligned to medical objectives and in shaping processes and policies as organizational needs grow and evolve. Understanding of the relevant compliance framework for field medical activities, entrepreneurial drive to help the organization succeed, and passion for science and patients are essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and develop scientific relationships with KOLs within a defined geography to support our client's clinical program; provide credible, and fair-balanced information about client's research activities and product development
  • Provide clinical trial support to identify potential enrollment barriers, resolve issues with clinical sites, and participate in investigator meetings, as appropriate; liaise with R&D, Medical Affairs, and Clinical Operations teams
  • Present protocol, interim data, enrollment updates, and other information pertinent to sites, HCPs, and patient advocacy groups
  • Exchange medical information with and educate the medical community on scientific issues, trends, ideas, and practices related to patient care and present insights to internal cross-functional teams
  • Develop and maintain a high degree of therapeutic area, disease state, and product expertise
  • Appropriately document interactions and insights and act in accordance with company policies and guidelines and local regulatory laws


  • An advanced doctoral degree (MD, PHD, Pharm D) is preferred
  • 3+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience including experience as a medical science liaison in a global biotech or pharma company and experience in the rare disease and/or neuroscience therapeutic area
  • Pre-commercial experience or having worked with pipeline compounds in clinical development stage
  • Understanding of European markets; direct experience in at least one or more of the major EU4 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain) markets or the UK required
  • Highly motivated and capable of comprehending complex scientific/medical data and disseminating across diverse medical audiences
  • Expertise in presenting scientific data, clinical protocol information, trial enrollment updates, and other information to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Comprehensive understanding of laws, regulations, codes, standards, and guidelines regarding pharmaceutical industry practices related to medical liaison activities.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently; take initiative and complete tasks to deadlines
  • Comfortable with working in an international and agile environment
  • Comfortable interacting with cross-functional clinical development and clinical operations teams on local and global level
  • Willingness to travel up to 70%
  • Fluency in English

About Amplity

Amplity Health is the true partner of global healthcare companies who builds transformational solutions by challenging the boundaries of commercialization strategies to improve the lives of patients.

We do this through:

  • Clinical & Medical Outsourced Solutions – Building end to end external engagement solutions and capabilities across clinical and medical affairs globally
  • Commercialization – Amplity Health has the expertise, people and infrastructure to meet a wide range of commercialization challenges
  • Consulting – Building end to end external engagement solutions and capabilities across clinical and medical affairs globally
  • Remote Engagement – Alternative channels across the medical and commercial continuum to engage with HCPs and patients
  • Field Outsourced Solutions – Tailored field team programs to meet a wide range of objectives and client needs


These are our company values that we expect all candidates and potential employees to embody as these values strongly underpin our culture:

  • Excellence
  • Passion
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration

Amplity Health is an equal opportunities employer - if you require any questions about your application, please contact Valeria Tell


Amplity Health has extensive experience in sourcing and recruiting specialists in clinical and medical resources. Our experienced Talent Acquisition team works collaboratively with clients and candidates to identify the specific role required based on their needs.

We have been instrumental in recruiting permanent and executive positions in addition to managing and developing outstanding specialist teams (contract and employed) in multiple therapy areas in 45 different countries.

Our contract projects are focused on deliverables and agreed metrics, utilizing highly qualified teams to deliver on outcomes and exceed expectations. Helping our Life Science clients to ensure that patients gain access to and benefit from the best medicines/devices for the right reasons is at the heart of all we do. We achieve this by focusing primarily on taking Medical Affairs capabilities to the next level through a broad range of services.

The true partner to global healthcare companies, Amplity Health builds transformational solutions by challenging the boundaries of commercialization strategies to improve the lives of patients. Amplity has the expertise, infrastructure, and insights to help clients overcome any healthcare commercialization hurdle. Amplity’s wide-ranging capabilities include clinical and medical outsourced teams, remote and field sales solutions, capabilities development, recruiting, operations, and consulting. With our combined data, brainpower and experience, Amplity has what it takes to maximize commercialization efforts with demonstrated results.  

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The Vale
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