Medical Science Liaison

Company Information

Albireo is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and potential commercialization of novel bile acid modulators to treat orphan pediatric liver diseases and other liver and gastrointestinal disorders.  We have deep expertise in bile acid biology and a pipeline of clinical and nonclinical programs. We are based in Boston, Massachusetts and our key operating subsidiary is located in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Job Description

Job Title:          Medical Science Liaison

Reports To:         Chief Medical Officer

Location:               Boston, MA

Position Summary:

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a field-based scientific professional responsible for gathering feedback and insights from Health Care Professionals (HCPs) to better inform our research and potentially influence the overall strategic direction of the company. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, develop and maintain professional relationships with current and potential key thought leaders and medical groups involved in various phases of product development and lifecycle.

  • Maintain expertise through continuing medical and scientific education including attendance at relevant conferences, scientific workshops, and assisting with publications and medical communications.

  • Collaborate with HCPs in the identification of research opportunities and development of studies.

  • Provide field-based medical information, scientific data and education to HCPs on approved and pipeline products.

  • Strategically prepare and support the development, launch and commercialization of products through scientific exchange.

  • Ensure the appropriate dissemination of clinical and scientific information regarding marketed and pipeline compounds in a timely, compliant and ethical manner.

  • Initiate strategies to develop selected HCPs as Key Opinion Leaders depending on their specific interests, enthusiasm for, or experience with our products.

  • Organize presence at scientific conferences

  • Manage issues and address questions about safety and off label use of Albireoproducts based on available scientific data, safety and off label use of Albireo products based on available scientific data.

  • Assist the Medical team in the identification of potential investigators and research projects.


  • Advanced Degree in health sciences (MD, PhD, or PharmD) in a medically related field required with 2-3 years of relevant clinical or therapeutic area experience desired.

  • Capable of conducting doctoral level discussions with HCPs and researchers

  • Experience working in a field-based role

  • Understanding of the US Healthcare system, the pharmaceutical industry and clinical and health economic practices in the US

  • Demonstrated record of scientific/medical publication

  • Scientific curiosity

  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and work effectively with minimal supervision in a constantly changing environment.

  • Prior experience in gastrointestinal, liver or orphan diseases a plus

  • Experience in launching a new product is preferred 

  • Networking skills

  • Ability to travel 50% of the time


Equal Opportunity Employer

Albireo Pharma, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.

All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the U.S.

Note to employment agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes.  Albireo is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.