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Medical Science Liaison Manager – Respiratory

UK Home based role.

Salary up to £70K + car, bonus and company benefits

If you’re a high calibre medical science liaison leader and you’d like to know about an opportunity to lead a great team of MSLs working with a respiratory portfolio I’d love to tell you about a role I truly believe has huge merit.  This is a home based role with an expectation of c60% national field based work.

You’d be working for a very well established, global business recognised as a leader in their field.  This is not a vast faceless top five pharma, rather they’re a niche, incredibly ethical company with genuine differentiators that underline their commitment to patients, holistic ethical conduct and focus on full lifecycle product development.

While the role could be looked at as a player / manager type of position the field based work involved would centre more on developing the team through shadowing and joint meetings.  The existing people on the team are already established in their roles and don’t need to be taught the basics – this would be about making sure that there’s a genuine focus on development and fulfilling peoples’ potential.  We’re therefore looking for someone with a strong, well established background in people development and coaching.

It’s also important that you’ll have a really collaborative approach in terms of how you engage with aligned internal functions, specifically including colleagues within the broader medical affairs unit.  That collaboration will have a strong focus on the exchange of insights within the respiratory field so it’s really important that you come to the table with great respiratory knowledge or at least knowledge that’s highly aligned to the respiratory field.

It doesn’t go without saying that you’ll also have a really strong understanding of the role of the MSL, almost inevitably you’ll have performed in the role to a high standard already.  You’ll need to have the credibility of having been there and done the role to lead what’s already a high quality team.  You’ll also need to have a really strong grasp of the ABPI code of conduct – the MSL team is heavily involved in code compliant copy approval for a wide range of materials and they’d be looking to you for guidance and leadership in this.

It’s really a pretty straightforward requirement;

You’ll have coaching and people development experience, ideally gained in the capacity of managing a team.

You’ll have great MSL competencies, pretty much essentially having worked solidly as an MSL

You’ll really understand the respiratory space.

What my client offers in return is what I consider to be a pretty unique environment.

While the company is well established, very well respected and successful they are not big pharma. 

There’s a genuine sense of collaboration and engagement across the whole business. You’ll be recognised, valued and you’ll feel part of something important.

There’s a culture of investment in people and development that is really evident and tangible. It’s an important part of what you’d be doing for the team and what the company would be doing for you.

And finally while it’s repeated to the point of cliché there’s a true ethical heart to this business. If you’d like to speak I can give you great examples of what the company does for patients and more widely that demonstrate that that’s the case.

If the role sounds interesting and you think you could do a great job in it I’d love to speak with you.

You can reach the recruiter by:

Applying to the ad (which would be great) or

Emailing or contacting through LinkedIn if you’d like to know more in advance of a conversation.

To learn more about this role, please apply or contact Lorna directly on

How to apply

If this position is of interest please send us your CV here, or you can call Lorna Plowright direct on to discuss this and other vacancies that may suit.

Lorna Plowright