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china (Senior)Medical Science Liaison

  • Location
    (CHINA) and Jinan
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Health and Life Sciences / 2 Years

Job Description & Qualifications

Start a career with purpose

At GSK, we unite science, technology, and talent to get ahead of disease together. Our goal is to improve the lives of billions across the world. By bringing together outstanding people in an inclusive environment, we can make an impact on a global scale.

Role Purpose

Through in-field scientific engagement with healthcare providers and external experts, the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) fosters a more educated healthcare environment by:

  • Communicating their deep knowledge of GSK data in the context of overall patient care to ensure evidence-based understanding of the science behind GSK medicines and vaccines
  • Gathering valuable insights on GSK products and services, and on medical and scientific information to better understand patient needs and evidence gaps

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities

  • Engage in one to one scientific dialogue with external experts around GSK’s medicines and vaccines, enabling them to confidently discuss our portfolio with patients and the wider medical community and ensuring they are knowledgeable in identifying the right patient for the most appropriate medicines and vaccines.
  • Act as an expert speaker at promotional and scientific events to disseminate information to larger groups of healthcare providers while stimulating clinical dialogue to gain different views and perspectives.
  • Respond to unsolicited requests for Medical Information from healthcare providers in a fair, factual, balanced, and scientifically rigorous manner via the appropriate and preferred channel.
  • Act as the interface between the professional healthcare community and the internal GSK medical team and its affiliates to bring in value-added insights that inform GSK Medical, Commercial, and Research & Development activities.
  • Foster a collaborative working relationship with Medical Representatives and Commercial colleagues.
  • Partner with matrix colleagues (e.g. sales, marketing, market access, etc.) to ensure strategies and business plans are both patient and business focused, and adding value to the external expert.
  • Disseminate important safety information to healthcare professionals as and when this emerges.
  • Support GSK study teams with the provision of scientific education and enquiry management from investigators and staff engaged in GSK-supported clinical trials e.g. Investigator-Sponsored Studies (ISS).
  • Provide scientific education training for business partners such as the Medical Representatives by being the local scientific expert for a medicine / vaccine or group of medicines / vaccines in a therapy area.
  • Maintain a level of expertise in the evolving scientific / therapeutic area and in competitor medicines and vaccines.
  • Attend scientific meetings and congresses to keep abreast of the evolving science in a therapy area and to confidently debate and discuss the science with external experts as presented at the meeting.
  • Fully understand and comply with GSK standards and policies and with local codes of practice, guidelines and laws to ensure the strictest requirements are met.

Qualifications/Requirements (Education / Experience / Competencies)

Minimum Level of Education       


  • Higher degree in life sciences: PhD, MSc or equivalent


  • Other professional healthcare provision qualification with experience (e.g. nurse practitioner, physician, surgeon, physiotherapist or pharmacist)


  • A significant (e.g. 3 years) amount of pharmaceutical industry experience in a role successfully engaging in scientific exchange with external experts.


  • Master’s Degree in medicine / pharmacy/ Public health.

Minimum Level of Job-Related Experience

  • At least 2 years clinic work experiences or MSL experience(Cardiovascular or Endocrine background is better)   
  • Solid knowledge in clinical, medical and pharmaceutical science with learning agility to uptake specific and detailed knowledge in these areas.
  • An understanding of clinical development, and statistical design and analysis.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to deliver tailored and compelling information to different audiences appropriately.
  • Ability to translates complex science into concise and easy understanding messages.
  • Collaboration mindset and strong business acumen to achieve business results.
  • Effective networking and negotiation to align cross-functional objectives.
  • A sense of curiosity and growth mindset on continuous learning and development. Track record of Compliance and Integrity

Why GSK?

Uniting science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together.

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. We prevent and treat disease with vaccines, specialty and general medicines. We focus on the science of the immune system and the use of new platform and data technologies, investing in four core therapeutic areas (infectious diseases, HIV, respiratory/ immunology and oncology).

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued, and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.


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