A Medical Science Liaison (MSL) plays a vital role in the success of a pharmaceutical company and its products in this ever-changing regulatory landscape. In simplest terms, an MSL combines business skills with technical and scientific acumen, to establish, maintain and influence peer-peer relationships with leading physicians, referred to as Key Opinion Leaders at major academic and health institutions, on behalf of a pharmaceutical company.
An average time spent by a sales representative with a doctor is less than two minutes, while the average time for an MSL-physician interaction is more than an hour, according to a 2016 study by the Medical Liaison Society.
This growing influence of MSLs has resulted in attractive salaries and career growth offered by pharmaceuticals and biotech companies today. With an average salary of $120,000 per annum (Career Builder, Mar 2018), now is the best time to enter this lucrative career.
The Medical Science Liaison program will help you develop sought-after industry skills from renowned experts to accelerate your career in pharmaceutical or biotech companies
According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical professions such as MSL roles are among the fastest growing, between 2012 and 2022. Payscale estimates that MSLs will continue to earn an average salary of over $118,000 per year, with a potential of earning upto $232,501 per year as Vice President of Medical Affairs. That's not all. On an average, an MSL can expect an almost 33% increase in his/her base salary across a 15 plus-year career, according to 2016 study by the Journal of MSL Society.
The objective of this MSL program is helping you find this career. You'll build sought-after skills through our tailor-made program curriculum - developed in collaboration with industry practitioners - guaranteeing relevance in the job market. You'll learn from leading experts in the field, who offer their knowledge, experience as well as industry influence. From theoretical understanding of how the pharmaceutical industry operates, to hands-on work on concepts and tools, to the project management and communications skills required to excel in the MSL role - this program covers it all.
This MSL program offers convenient and flexible learning options, in self-paced, hybrid format. With a combination of online and onsite classes taught by expert faculty, you will have full access to all our class recordings available on our learning system. The program can be completed in 300 hours, within 15-20 weeks. In addition, our career services will work with you from the start to support with resume review, interview preparation and soft-skills training.
Dr Osundiji is the Founder of Prism Biomedical Consulting LLC and a contract Clinical Lab Director at Assurity Labs. He is a board certified clinical chemist and qualified under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 to serve as High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director.
Dr Osundiji completed his Medical Degree from University of London, St Bartholomew's and Royal London Hospital. He is certified by Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Dr Osundiji completed his PhD degree from University of Cambridge, where he won Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation as well as Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholarships. He is also the recipient of the inaugural United Kingdom Young Life Scientist Award. He completed postdoctoral research fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, an affiliate hospital of Harvard Medical School.
Dr Zahid offers about a decade of professional experience working major pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies, perfectly combining his business management and communications skills with clinical experience and knowledge. He is currently working as a Regional Medical Science Liaison with AbbVie pharmaceutical, where he serves as a key resource to establish peer-peer relationships, facilitate the exchange of unbiased scientific information as well as support clinical operations and corporate research initiatives. Dr Zahid has been in a similar role with Vireo Health LLC, BMS virology, and DuPont Pharmaceuticals, prior to AbbVie.
He has also worked with major retail pharmacies such as Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy as a pharmacist.
Dr Zahid has completed his Masters in Business Administration from Stern School of Business at New York University, and Doctorate of Pharmacy from Rutgers University.
"Training at Sollers College was a great experience, but what I found particularly surprising was the dedication of faculty and staff to my success. They were professional, supportive and always available to guide me - be it on tools of the trade, job opportunities in various target companies or mock interviews. I was able to find my desired career opportunity and got the most value from the program. I'd recommend Sollers College without hesitation!"
- Rudolf Malle, 2017