Medical Science Liaison - Alberta

Basic qualifications:

  • Advanced post graduate scientific degree required (MD, PhD, Pharm D)
  • Therapy area flexibility is necessary to meet changing business needs
  • Strong ability to apply and leverage scientific and medical knowledge while demonstrating scientific credibility is essential
  • Familiarity with Reimbursement in Canada
  • Sound negotiation and leadership skills
  • Excellent public speaker, with outstanding presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team orientation and the ability to work closely with cross-functional partners
  • Demonstrated ability to confidently interact with external experts
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills
  • Self-starter and innovator
  • Demonstrated professional and ethical behavior.
  • Knowledge of regulations governing information provision to customers within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills at the therapeutic level.
  • Must possess a good understanding of the Canadian marketplace
  • Ability to work independently and ability to travel extensively (up to 50% travel, within Alberta)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in the Medical Affairs function for the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry experience is an asset
  • Experience in Respiratory is preferred


The MSL role provides non-promotional medical support, helping ensure the safe and effective use of GSK medicines, by creating effective scientific interactions with Healthcare Professionals and professional associations. Through deep expertise and strong external interactions, the MSL plays a critical role in developing insights which support the development and execution of innovative medical affairs strategies and plans.


  • Work collaboratively with the Medical Affairs Director, Scientific Advisor and Medical Science Liaison Team to develop and execute Medical Plans.
  • Responsible for Respiratory portfolio
  • Establish professional relationships with academic health care professionals, professional associations and other key stakeholders to reactively provide a fair and balanced scientific exchange of medical information, modeling the highest standards of medical integrity and governance
  • Respond to unsolicited inquiries for medical information from external experts
  • Operate as the field based scientific/medical expert
  • Develop and maintain extensive knowledge of disease, its treatment and the competitive landscape
  • Respond to external expert requests surrounding investigator-initiated studies
  • Work collaboratively with Clinical Development personnel to identify potential clinical trial sites
  • Support clinical development activities in Canada and provide scientific support to GSK internal stakeholders as required
  • Deliver Product Information Sessions to multi-disciplinary groups of health care professionals

GSK is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. GSK is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies, please contact us at

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