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When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Position Summary:
The Medical Science Liaison is responsible for educating across the continuum of customers (alliance partners, channel partners, hospitals, professional organizations, etc.) on disease states applicable to biomarkers, the clinical application, utility, and impact of existing and future markers. Responsibilities include the development and maintenance of internal and external customer relationships in assigned geographic areas, maintaining a high level of customer service, and demonstrating accountability for their part in the entire corporate growth objective. In this capacity, the Medical Science Liaison serves as the disease and assay clinical expert for internal and external clients and home office personnel.
  • Develops and maintains respectful relationships with Advisors, Key Opinion Leaders, and other influencers within the therapeutic areas of interest to Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO).
  • Interacts with a wide range of external thought leaders such as physicians, pharmacists, and allied healthcare professionals to provide appropriate scientific exchange (fair-balanced scientific and technical assay and disease state information) on behalf of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
  • Identifies potential opportunities with leading researchers in the field as consultants and for future research projects.
  • Effectively develops and manages demand generation and clinical awareness aspects of regional account development plan.
  • Evaluates and administers external requests for research, training, and continuing nursing/medical education.
  • Works corroboratively with alliance partners to provide clinical, technical and scientific training on clinical applications, programs and issues.
  • Ensures compliance of activities with Thermo Fisher Scientific's policies as well as pertinent local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Interact as a field expert with other functional areas in the company to develop a thorough exchange of planning information between customers and these business areas.
  • Interact as a consulting expert with customers to assist in the development of pathways/ protocols to improve clinical practice.
  • Interact effectively with Alliance Partners when necessary to support the goals of company business.
  • The jobholder is responsible at all times for representing the organization in a professional manner; for monitoring processes and procedures; and suggesting amendments or improvements.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  1. A 4-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Health Science field is required (RN, PA, NP, CS, PharmD, Rph).
  2. Nursing Associate degree with accompanying RN certification from an accredited program may be acceptable with non-nursing bachelor degree.
  3. Masters degree desired
  4. 3-5 years previous Healthcare Industry experience required
  5. 3-5 years Hospital experience required in (any) ICU (RN, PA, NP, CS, PharmD, Rph)

The position requires 40-50% travel that may include multiple overnights (4 to 6 overnights per month).

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:
  • The position requires a high degree of flexibility with the ability to work both independently and demonstrated ability to function as part of a team.
  • The Medical Science Liaison should exhibit excellent problem solving and persuasion skills and the ability to create success by professionally presenting Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) to both individuals and multidisciplinary groups.
  • Demonstrated capability for scientific, creative and strategic thinking, and an ability to present and maintain fair-balance during scientific discussions/presentations
  • Ability to assess and respond to clinical information, scientific/medical concepts and to present a fair balanced highly clinical, scientific and professional profile of disease state therapies and products, and any other therapies and products of interest to TMO.
  • Ability to expertly communicate skills both in writing and via formal presentation.
  • Uses past experiences and learning to determine how to deal successfully with the future
  • Ability to resolve emerging issues using existing teams and/or an established network of expert consultants.
  • Proactively communicates across teams to assure alignment and action.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive skills in establishing and maintaining relationships with a wide range of external thought leaders including physicians, pharmacists, and allied healthcare professionals.
  • Adapts communication style to the audience in order to be heard.
  • Invests time in building teamwork and developing collaborative relationships with other teams and individuals across TMO.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity and understanding toward others at all levels and functions within the organization.
  • Remains empathic and supportive under pressure.
  • Ability to assimilate and convey scientific and clinical information
  • Ability to analyze and present basic financial data
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong persuasion skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Conceptual and/or strategic selling skills
  • Critical decision making skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS-Office and other software packages as may be applicable for the position

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 55,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

This position has not been approved for relocation benefits.


Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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