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Medical Science Liaison- North/South Carolina


Charlotte, NC
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field based scientific expert that strategically supports the research and business objectives of a designated therapeutic area across the product life cycle. CSMs are the primary communicators of AbbVie science within a specific geography with healthcare professionals, and MSLs are viewed as a peer scientific experts in a designated therapeutic area. They combine strong business acumen, market awareness, as well as clinical expertise, and serve as a conduit of information to a cross functional customer base internally in PPG. Based on therapeutic needs and product life cycles, teams will focus on certain responsibilities to a greater or lesser degree. The MSL will cover the following territories: North and South Carolina.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures. Supports research initiatives across development at the request of GPRD to include but not limited to, site evaluation and identification, recruitment, investigator meetings, external expert identification, and external collaboration management Identifies, gains access to, and develops professional relationships with external experts (EEs) in therapeutic areas within assigned geography

  • Provides education relative to disease state and AbbVie products across the product lifecycle to healthcare providers and researchers

  • Continually educates self on global market issues / trends and product knowledge as it pertains to specific business responsibilities in key therapeutic areas.

  • Works with internal customers to develop and execute a territory plan designed to support and meet shared business objectives

  • Inputs and maintains internal database as it relates to activities in their geography

  • Marketplace preparation in new therapeutic areas of interest, which includes creating awareness and relationships for AbbVie in the Medical community

  • Serves as a scientific resource to commercial partners as appropriate to support activities such as Medical Congress staffing, Advisory Boards, and training initiatives

  • The CSM is accountable for providing and supporting clinical information needs within an assigned geography and supporting CSM team and corporate needs by meeting targeted goals relevant to specific EEs; and supporting local clinical and commercial business partners. They provide support for clinical initiatives, execute a territory business plan and team tactical plan supporting business needs, meet assigned project deadlines and achieve annual impact goals.



  • Advanced degree required (i.e. Pharm D, MD/DO, PhD.) in a relevant scientific discipline. Doctorate strongly preferred in a health science or clinical discipline. Significant industry experience in relevant therapeutic area may be accepted in lieu of education requirements.

  • Greater than or equal to 2 years of clinical, scientific/research, or industry related experience or equivalent required.

  • Minimum of three years’ experience with the HCV therapeutic area. The CSM must possess advanced problem solving and analytic skills to be able to identify, and translate specific territory and corporate needs, into an action that will achieve objectives.


  • Previous pharmaceutical industry experience within relevant scientific discipline preferred.

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance

  • Learns, fast, grasps the 'essence' and can change the course quickly where indicated

  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo

  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement

  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality

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