Medical Science Liaison - Scotland

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Leicestershire

Job Type: Full time


Medical Science Liaison – Haematology Oncology 12 months FTC/Secondment until August 2024

Location / Territory: Scotland

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Advert Closing Date: 11/06/2023

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 lilife-changingedicines?

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 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!

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

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 Medical Science Liaison (MSL) in the Haematology-Oncology Team is an ambassador for AstraZeneca’s Haematology-Oncology portfolio, engaging in scientific exchange with Key External Experts, Health Care Professionals, and Clinical Investigators. Haematology-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/lncology medical affairs plans and assist in the setting up of key studies.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Must have a proven background working within Haematology

  • Previous MSL experience

  • 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

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!

Where can I find out more?

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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