Medical Scientific Liaison

at Abbott in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Location: Lake Forest, IL

Main Purpose of Role

The Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL) serves to advance science and standards of care for patients, healthcare providers and payers, and ensure they can access all the practical and clinically relevant information and solutions they need to use Abbott’s products efficiently and safely.

Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) are key members of the affiliate medical department. These field-based roles focus on medical and scientific engagement with Abbott stakeholders (including research and healthcare professionals, payers, and providers). The focus of this role is on interacting with and supporting the needs of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). MSLs work to communicate information and facilitate dialogue about Abbott’s marketed products, and products/compounds in development, in a strictly scientific, non-promotional manner, and in full compliance with applicable national laws and regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, Abbott’s policies and procedures and accepted standards of best practice.


- Deliver training to sales forces and other departments; develop and update relevant training materials.

- Provide scientific and technical leadership to ensure professional and credible relationships with thought leaders and external experts of strategic importance to Abbott.

- Ensure a strong medical and scientific presence for Abbott in key academic centers by facilitation of educational initiatives, while supporting requests for medical and scientific information on products or areas of therapeutic interest to Abbott.

- Support internal teams such as sales and marketing and members of the Affiliate Brand Team to develop their scientific and technical expertise through the delivery of scientific update presentations. Work collaboratively and cross-functionally with other in-field members while retaining functional independence.

- Serve as a point of contact within the Medical Affairs team for thought leaders and external experts within an assigned geographic area in order to satisfy their needs for scientific knowledge in a therapeutic area and, when requested, relevant Abbott medicines, to support their safe, effective and appropriate use.

- Deliver credible presentations on scientific matters to physicians, individually or in groups (meetings, clinical sessions, etc.), where requested, but with the focus on KOLs.

- Participate in the selection process to identify appropriately qualified thought leaders the Company would wish to engage in collaborative efforts – such as potential research collaborations, or educational and advisory roles (Advisory Boards, Congresses, Symposia, etc.); while ensuring a high level of scientific or educational integrity in these collaborative efforts.

- Facilitate medical and scientific field intelligence – for example, competitor research and medical strategies, educational activities – and communicate, where appropriate, within the Company.

- Attend relevant scientific meetings and Conferences. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop summaries of key data and other scientifically relevant information to inform Abbott strategic priorities and initiatives.

- Provide expert medical/scientific advice for assigned products and related therapeutic areas, including responding to requests for scientific/technical information.

Required Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s Degree, BSN (Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing)

+ Masters Degree, Master’s Degree Nursing (MSN) preferred

+ Minimum 5 years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner with strong knowledge of the relationship between the medical and clinical practice and the laboratory.

+ Experience working in industry (IVD or Medical Device) preferred but not required.

+ Certified Nurse Practitioner, or licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Ability to comprehensively learn about new subject areas and environments.

- Excellent written and spoken communication and presentation skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with thought leaders, physicians and other healthcare decision-makers.

The base pay for this position is $80,700.00 – $161,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email

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Job Posting: JC240436679

Posted On: May 18, 2023

Updated On: Jul 10, 2023

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