The MSL Gender Pay Gap

Summary One question, that is coming up a lot in the media, is why there “seems” to be an imbalance in gender distribution in the workforce and more importantly a gender pay gap? We set out to analyze whether this was the case for MSLs, using our 2017 global MSL salary survey where we surveyed … Continue reading The MSL Gender Pay Gap

Medical Science Liaisons (MSL) and Investigator Initiated Studies: The Why, When, How and the So What

Many MSLs are working on pipeline molecules and are therefore involved in clinical studies liaising with key opinion leaders (KOLs). Oftentimes these clinical studies are the company sponsored trials. However, MSLs are also the first point of contact to start discussing KOLs’ own clinical research study ideas using the company’s (pipeline) molecules. These KOLs’ investigator … Continue reading Medical Science Liaisons (MSL) and Investigator Initiated Studies: The Why, When, How and the So What

Medical Science Liaison (MSL): Why Pharmacists make a good (or even better) MSL candidate

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) role is often associated with PhDs, postdocs and in some counties with an MD degree. But we know from our 2017 global MSL salary survey that quite a few MSLs globally have a pharmacist background. For instance, in the US and Portugal, 27% and 22% of the MSLs had a … Continue reading Medical Science Liaison (MSL): Why Pharmacists make a good (or even better) MSL candidate

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Medical Science Liaison (MSL): All You Need To Know

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) role has become one of the most important customer focused roles within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry and this has led to a massive increase in the MSL work force globally. As a consequence, the supply of aspirant MSLs has increased as well, and companies are rising the MSL entry bar and … Continue reading Medical Science Liaison (MSL): All You Need To Know