Basic Information

Territory Midlands

Client Althea

Job ID 9557


Company: Althea
Position: Medical Science Liaison
Location: Midlands
Vacancy Type:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive

Ashfield Healthcare are proud to be working with Althea to recruit a Medical Science Liaison. Due to recent guidance change, Althea are looking to build up the UK presence. The Medical Science Liaison will provide clinical and scientific information in response to unsolicited enquiries about Althea marketed and developmental products to physicians, other health care providers, medical centres and staff, health maintenance organizations, and government health agencies with a focus on the countries of deployment. The MSL will also identify and develop relationships with regional and national key opinion leaders in close coordination with the Medical Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • Enhance Althea’s vison as an advocate of medical advancement by using knowledge of product, disease state and pipeline products to engage healthcare providers in meaningful scientific exchange of information in response to queries
  • Maintains business and clinical knowledge of treatment trends including current treatment strategies, current and pending competitors, and new therapeutic developments.
  • Increases Althea's visibility among leaders in the relevant therapeutic fields. Identifies, establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with national KOLs, and institutions.
  • Responds to unsolicited request for medical information associated with supported products and disease state areas.
  • Provides effective clinical presentations to internal and external audiences and tailors presentations to meet specific needs of the audience (appropriate response to unsolicited requests).
  • Identifies and communicates key clinical and research issues and insights from industry leaders to appropriate departments to help shape company research, development, and strategies for investigational and commercialized products.
  • Consistently demonstrate a positive collaborative attitude, partnership with key opinion leaders, teamwork with peers, and respect of supervisors, peers and customers
  • Possess a proven ability to effectively communicate complex information
  • Develop and prioritize solutions to problems, understand impact of actions on results and able to understand and appreciate needs of customers

Essential Skills

  • degree
  • Product launch experience advantageous
  • 5 years’ experience MSL
  • Thorough understanding of the local health system and experience in secondary care
  • Experience working with physicians and other health care providers in a hospital environment
  • Understanding of compliance environment and relevant codes of practice
  • Understands the strategic brand plans
  • Strong scientific / clinical understanding
  • Credibility with clinician & health system personnel KOLs
  • Networking skills
  • Strong IT skills especially MS Office


Ashfield is a fast-paced place to work where you will be highly valued. We’ll give you all the support, training and encouragement you need to deliver first-class results for our clients. With an international reach and great support, the opportunities here are wide and diverse. It’s our people that have made us successful, and we are committed to our values.

Quality, Partnership, Ingenuity, Expertise and Energy.

Successful candidates will benefit from a car, laptop, pension, healthcare and an excellent reward and recognition package. Please note that the ability to drive is a requirement of this role.

Please note if you have not heard from a member of the recruitment department within 7 days your application has been unsuccessful at this stage.

Thank you for your interest in Ashfield and Althea