Three Steps to Strengthening Medical-Commercial Collaboration

Robert Groebel Customer engagement and selling models in life sciences are changing, driven by the move to more specialized medicines and the rise of digital channels. Increasingly, key healthcare stakeholders are interacting with both medical and commercial teams across multiple platforms – and too often, receiving a disjointed experience. Now more than ever, we need

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Are Medical Science Liaisons receiving adequate onboard training?

The Medical Science Liaison Society is conducting the first global survey on onboarding and ongoing training for MSLs. We are conducting this to gain insights into what current training programs are offered to MSLs across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, and other healthcare companies. A recent report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

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Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Hours to be awarded at MSL Society Boston Conference

The Medical Science Liaison Society is pleased to announce the accreditation of the 2015 Conference being held in Boston for the ability to award Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) hours for the majority of the conference program. This is an exciting development for Medical Science Liaisons that are also nursing professionals. This is the first year that

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Advantages of a Targeted Medical Science Liaison Job Search Using a Niche Job Board

According to Weddle’s Fast Facts on Job Boards there are now over 100,000 online job boards. The process of trying to find an ideal match using an online job board can seem an overwhelming task with significant opportunity cost to recruitment staff and job seekers. Online job boards have primarily been dominated by a small

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The importance of using Social Media to Search for Medical Science Liaison Roles

Social media has become an increasingly popular tool for hiring managers and recruiters to search for candidates.  According to Jump Start Social Media, as many as 75% of hiring managers use LinkedIn on a regular basis to search for viable candidates, 48% use Facebook, and 26% use Twitter.  A primary benefit of social media sites

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3 Components of a Successful Medical Science Liaison Career Development

Continued pressure from regulatory agencies has recently pushed more and more activities into Medical Affairs organizations globally. These are medical field teams, post-launch clinical trials, medical-information services, medical communications, medical education, medical strategic activities, health economics and outcomes-research activities. Such diversity requires flexibility and at the same time creates a lot of opportunities for employee

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6 FAQ’s about Medical Science Liaison Candidates working with Recruiters

When trying to break into the Medical Science Liaison role, you almost always will be first working with an executive recruiter. Managing your expectations of this important relationship and knowing how to work with them will increase your chances of success and be much less stressful for you and the recruiter. Recruiters are hired by pharmaceutical companies

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