Intercept Pharmaceuticals MSL / Medical Science Liaison - NASH, UK & Ireland in London, United States

Job Descriptions:

Intercept is an innovative global biopharmaceutical company, headquartered in the US. As part of our continued growth, we have an exciting newly created position for an exceptional Medical Science Liaison / MSL, UK & Ireland to join us on an initial 6-month contract basis, as we prepare for a possible launch for NASH.

The role of the MSL is non-promotional and field based. It provides a key Intercept Medical Affairs interface with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), Pharmacists and Scientists to enable scientific exchange, ultimately to ensure the safe and effective use of Intercept Medicines. Working internally, the MSL role can also help to shape strategy so that Intercept activities and deliverables align with the non-promotional needs of HCPs and the healthcare system.

MSL communication relating to licensed, off label or pipeline product use is required to be reactive unless proactive communication is necessary to protect patient safety. The MSL may proactively seek and elicit information regarding clinical practice, current scientific thinking or other aspects of the therapeutic area for educational purposes and in order to inform company strategy and activities as set out above.


The MSL role is responsible for:

  • Providing non-promotional support to enquiries received by the Medical Information department, by colleagues in commercial functions or directly received by them. Whether enquiries relate to within or off label use of Intercept medicines, the highest quality of available information must be made available to optimise outcomes

  • Providing fair, balanced and factual information upon request. This may be take the form of a group presentation (at symposia, scientific meetings or departmental meetings), face to face discussion or written communication

  • The delivery of scientific and medical training internally and externally with clinicians, pharmacists, nurses and associated scientific personnel.

  • Collaboration with Clinical Operations to provide support to investigator and CRO personnel in the conduct of Intercept studies and provision of reactive support to investigator initiated research

  • Reporting of adverse event information and proactive follow up of safety reports as required by the pharmacovigilance department

  • Collaboration with external experts and thought leaders on scientific and clinical papers / posters for publication in medical journals and at congresses

  • Assisting with evidence generation and stakeholder management needs of Health Economic submission/ appraisal and patient pathway optimisation activities

  • Gathering and reporting of scientific and medical insights resulting from their external interactions

  • Assisting the Regional Medical Director/Medical Director as required to execute the Medical Affairs plan, including the conduct of Advisory Board or other bona fide elicitation activities (eg. External steering group meetings, 1:1 consultancy)

  • Working cross functionally within country brand teams, providing sound medical support and input into plans, informed by in depth therapeutic area, external stakeholder and local health system knowledge

  • Continued personal and professional development through identification and proposal of suitable training, CPD and other TA educational activities to be approved by their line manager

  • At all times working strictly within the remit of local codes of practice, laws and regulations

Required Experience:



  • Medical degree, PhD, PharmD or relevant higher science degree

  • Proven success in an MSL role

  • Firsthand knowledge and experience of hepatology as a healthcare professional or

relevant experience gained in a previous pharmaceutical role

  • Other relevant experience in gastroenterology and/or endocrinology desirable


  • Strong verbal, written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

  • The ability to build and develop suitable external HCP and scientific networks and work collaboratively with diverse internal stakeholders

  • A strong scientific background and excellent organisational skills

  • The MSL must be prepared to spend the major proportion of their time in the field, entailing frequent travel within Europe, and occasionally further afield

  • The ability to work flexibly and prioritize competing demands with minimal supervision

  • Excellent working knowledge of the codes, laws and regulations governing the Pharmaceutical Industry and the conduct of personnel

Keyword: MSL / Medical Science Liaison - NASH, UK & Ireland

From: Intercept Pharmaceuticals