Medical Science Liaison - Greater London

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Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: Field Based, GB



Help us transform patients’ lives.

About UCB
At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with Epilepsy or Parkinson’s Disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation. Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?
To strengthen our scientific expertise, we are looking to fill the position of Medical Science Liaison - Greater London.

About the Role
You will be responsible for:

  • Key Opinion Leader Engagement. Develop and manage KOLs including KOL identification, engagement and support in order to develop UCB as scientific partner of choice. Maximise site performance and support for clinical trials and non-interventional studies through engagement with investigators as appropriate.
  • Functional Expertise. Leverage strong functional expertise, scientific, clinical, disease states, and therapeutic area to support tactical execution of key UCB medical strategies within the local Patient Value Plan. Demonstrate scientific leadership by contributing to scientific conferences, medical meetings and advisory boards. Prepare and deliver medical and scientific presentations. Utilise scientific expertise to gather medical insights and to support research/data generation initiatives to include medical writing and publications. Engage with guideline development and revision through scientific exchange and support.
  • Business Ownership. Frequently communicate and collaborate with field level counterparts from sales and market access as part of a cross-functional team. Actively participate in team calls and meetings and transform customer insights into actions to deliver superior and sustainable customer value and impact. Understand and influence a wide range of stakeholders; proactively collaborate and network with internal partners regionally and share insights and best practices across the team. Provision of scientific updates to peers. Ensure completion of administrative and planning duties in line with guidance by Neurology Ecosystem Lead.
  • Compliance. Consistently demonstrate understanding and adherence to company policies, procedures and ABPI Code of Practice through appropriate communications and interactions with internal colleagues and external customers.

About You

You should:

  • Have a scientific education at BSc level or equivalent, while an MSc/PhD level would be desirable
  • Have solid experience as an MSL within the Pharma industry is a must have
  • Be able to clearly articulate complex scientific and clinical data in 1:1 and group settings
  • Demonstrate business acumen and have an in-depth understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare arena
  • Be able to take the initiative, work independently and also collaboratively within a cross-functional team.
  • Be adept at utilising devices and digital media to support access and interactions
  • Be effective in communicating, presenting and training whilst focusing on delivering patient value
  • Have flexibility and willingness to travel extensively, both nationally and internationally
  • Have the personal values that align with UCB’s core values of: Passion for Performance, Care, Accountability, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Integrity, and Embracing Differences

What We Offer
You will be:

  • A field based Medical Affairs professional providing customer value. Engaging in peer-to-peer two-way scientific exchanging and augmenting the expertise of the customer.
  • A trusted scientific partner throughout a product’s life-cycle, as well as gathering and sharing crucial insights which can inform business strategies and product development to improve patient care, access and outcomes within UCB's strategic roadmap.
  • An important member of the cross-functional team, aimed at transforming customer insights into actions to deliver customer value and impact.


UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company. We focus on discovering and developing innovative medicines and lateral solutions that can transform the everyday lives of people with severe diseases of the immune system – or the central nervous system.

With more than 7500 people in approximately 40 countries, UCB offers an exciting working environment where initiative can flourish and those with a ‘can-do’ attitude can thrive.  Scientific excellence, innovation, co-creation, lateral thinking, reinventing the way we do things…these are some of the key competencies we are constantly developing, and looking for, at UCB.

Job Segment: Medical, Neurology, Pharmaceutical, Product Development, Patient Care, Healthcare, Science, Research

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