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Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Psychiatry - Mid Central

Requisition ID:  3966

Des Moines, Iowa, US

Date:  Mar 11, 2023

Do you want to join a team where the mission is meaningful, the challenges are complex, and you can directly see the results of your hard work? At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. Inspired and driven by our purpose, we are the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. We have a robust and innovative pipeline, bringing forward transformative therapies to address unmet needs in neurology and psychiatry. Join us on our journey of growth!


Territory – Mid Central
We will consider candidates who live within the territory boundaries with access to a major airport.
Territory consists of Missouri, Iowa, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota 



The MSL, Psychiatry will apply medical and scientific experience, subject matter knowledge, and skills in supporting medical strategies for Lundbeck compounds. Maximizes and leverages thought leader relationships by identifying mutually beneficial opportunities that meet the strategic needs of internal stakeholders. Participates in and contributes to projects and initiatives that increase the value and productivity of the MSL team and Medical Affairs.



  • Expands on and leverages thought leader relationships by aligning thought leader expertise with Lundbeck needs

  • Successfully connects thought leaders internally to serve as advisors, investigators, expert guest speakers, or business development partners

  • Executes on MSL goal and objectives and Medical Affairs product plans

  • Applies relevant medical and scientific experience and subject matter knowledge in supporting Lundbeck medical strategy

  • Regularly collects and interprets medical insights and feedback gathered from scientific exchange with thought leaders and communicates relevant information to internal stakeholders in order to define, update, and support medical strategies

  • Addresses unsolicited requests for medical information from health care professionals

  • Identifies and facilitates investigator-initiated trials (IIT) aligned with Lundbeck's medical strategies

  • Upon request of Clinical Affairs, assists in clinical trial support by identifying, evaluating, screening, and providing scientific support to qualified research sites

  • Actively participates in executing Lundbeck's strategy at scientific meetings by identifying relevant sessions, coordinating MSL meeting/booth coverage, and proactively facilitating thought leader interactions with Lundbeck stakeholders

  • Provides clinical presentations and medical information to managed markets and government accounts upon request

  • Identifies and brings forth team needs to MSL leadership

  • Actively participates in and contributes to MSL or cross-functional projects and initiatives

  • Completes all required training, documentation, expense reporting, and other administrative responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with all FDA and Lundbeck requirements



  • Accredited advanced degree in a health sciences related field

  • 2+ years of healthcare or related experience (clinical practice, research, academic, or managed markets)

  • Versed in highly technical and scientific languages in order to communicate effectively with health care professionals, researchers, and other external and internal stakeholders

  • Possesses excellent communication skills (both oral and written), and able to gain the trust and respect of peers, subordinates, and superiors

  • Proven track record of teamwork, leadership, timely decision making, and results orientation in meeting objectives

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • The Company requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof upon hire, or request a medical or religious accommodation



  • Accredited Masters degree in a health sciences related field or Doctoral degree such as DO, MD, PA, Pharm.D., PhD, NP, or APRN

  • Prior experience as an MSL within a pharmaceutical or biotech company

  • Experience in various fields in CNS such as Psychiatry

  • Experience in clinical practice, research, or teaching



  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 50-75% domestically. International travel may be required.

  • This position will be field based



The range displayed is a national range, and if selected for this role, may vary based on various factors such as the candidate’s geographical location, qualifications, skills, competencies and proficiency for the role. Salary Pay Range: $145,000 - $165,000 and eligibility for a 15% bonus target based on company and individual performance, and eligibility to participate in the company’s long-term incentive plan. Additional benefits for this position include flexible paid time off (PTO), health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision and company match 401k. Additional benefits information can be found on our site






Why Lundbeck

Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep heritage of discovery and have brought breakthrough therapies to millions of people across the globe. And we're just getting started! Our success is driven by our great people and inclusive culture, which is guided by our beliefs of being Patient-Driven, Courageous, Ambitious, Passionate & Responsible. Are you ready to make an impact, one patient at a time? 


Lundbeck offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package to help employees live well and protect their health, family, and everyday life. Information regarding our benefit offering can be found on the U.S. career site.



Lundbeck is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities during our employment application process. If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please visit the U.S. career site.


Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify.

About Lundbeck

About Lundbeck

Tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best

With too many people living with brain diseases around the world, our purpose couldn't be more important or more worth striving for. Every day we work tirelessly to change the outcome for these people. We are a community of specialists fiercely dedicated to restoring brain health, drawing on, and embracing, the uniqueness of every employee.

Our global footprint

Our approximately 5,400 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged across the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our research programs tackle some of the most complex challenges in neuroscience, and our pipeline is focused on bringing forward transformative treatments for brain diseases for which there are few, if any therapeutic options. We have research facilities in Denmark and the United States, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 18.2 billion in 2022 (EUR 2.5 billion; USD 2.6 billion).  

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate website, and connect with us on Instagram @h_lundbeck, Twitter @Lundbeck  and via LinkedIn