MSL: Medical Science Liaison (Epilepsy Business Unit) – Territory: Chicago, Minneapolis and Detroit


Chicago, IL

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LivaNova is a global medical technology company built on nearly five decades of experience and a relentless commitment to improving the lives of patients around the world. Our advanced technologies and breakthrough treatments provide meaningful solutions for the benefit of patients, healthcare professionals, and healthcare systems.

The company is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol “ LIVN .” LivaNova is headquartered in London (UK) with a presence in over 100 countries and a team of more than 3,000 employees worldwide.


As pioneers of the VNS (Vagus Nerve Stimulation) Therapy® system, LivaNova continues to advance medical device solutions for patients affected by Drug-Resistant Epilepsy (DRE) and Difficult-to-Treat Depression (DTD). There are 3 million people in the U.S. alone and one on three people with epilepsy are drug resistant. People with severe seizures have, on average, a shorter life expectancy and an increased risk of cognitive impairment particularly if the seizures developed in early childhood. VNS Therapy for DRE is delivered through a device that sends mild pulses to the vagus nerve at regular intervals throughout the day in an effort to prevent seizures.


The Medical Science Liaison (MSL), for the Epilepsy Business Unit, establishes and maintains peer-to-peer relationships with health care providers, medical and scientific experts, and key opinion leaders (KOLs) to provide insights from these external stakeholders to internal colleagues for product and market development and life cycle management.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain peer-to-peer collaborations and relationships with key stakeholders in the medical and scientific communities.

  • Develop an understanding of the regional landscape including specialties involved in care of patients.

  • Generate and execute tactical regional plans to provide needs-based, value-added support of the medical and scientific community in line with company goals.

  • Support clinical development initiatives including investigator-initiated research (IIR) and LivaNova-sponsored clinical studies and registries (e.g., site identification, trial recruitment, and presentation of final approved data).

  • Collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders on Medical Affairs-led initiatives including publications, advisory boards, medical education (e.g., CME) opportunities, training, and speaker development.

  • Identify, profile, prioritize and map thought leaders in line with strategic initiatives and goals.

  • Support external stakeholders with up-to-date medical information, robust disease expertise, and product information, including providing fair and balanced responses to requests for scientific information.

  • Respond to off label requests from HCPs in compliance with FDA guidelines.

  • Communicate clinical insights on new data to inform clinical and market development strategy for the therapeutic area.

  • Serve as scientific peer-to-peer resource to external disease experts and internal stakeholders.

  • Train internal stakeholders on key scientific and medical topics in relevant therapeutic area.

  • Maintain effective and appropriate communication among internal stakeholders while maintaining full compliance with relevant requirements.

  • Maintain accurate reporting and documentation of MSL action plans and key performance metrics.

Key Performance Indicators/ Measures of Success

  • Develops and maintains action plans and key performance indicators that facilitate and measure progress toward achieving regional, functional, and corporate goals

  • Standardization and continuous improvement of medical affairs strategy and procedures across Epilepsy

  • Zero discordance of medical affairs activities with strategic plan objectives


Up to 75% within region: Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit

Minimum requirements

  • Education: BS in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, or other medical-related discipline.

  • Advanced degree (e.g., M.D., Ph.D.) in Neuroscience or related field.

  • Experience: 0-3 years in Medical Affairs and/or Clinical Affairs. Medical device industry and epilepsy therapeutic area are a PLUS!

  • Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to establish networks and active relationships with Key Opinion Leaders

  • Understanding and demonstrated ability to work compliantly in a field-based role, within the medical affairs organization, in collaboration with the commercial organization

  • Demonstrated ability to embrace responsibilities and to achieve goals

  • Strong initiative and desire to work as part of a cross-functional team

  • Excellent time management

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Pro-active team player, flexible, and ability to work in ambiguous situations

Employee benefits include:

  • Health benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Onsite Gym

  • Personal and Vacation Time

  • Retirement & Savings Plan (401K)

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Training & Education Assistance

  • Bonus Referral Program

  • Service Awards

  • Employee Recognition Program

  • Flexible Work Schedules


Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

LivaNova values equality and celebrates diversity. We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment process is fair, transparent and free from unlawful discrimination.

Our selection process is driven by the key demands/requirements for the role rather than bias or discrimination on the basis of a candidate’s sex, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, non-job-related disability/handicap or medical condition, family status, sexual orientation, religion, color, ethnicity, race or any other legally protected classification.

Background Checks at LivaNova:

Upon successful completion of the hiring process an offer may be extended. Please note, LivaNova reserves the right to conduct background investigations and/or reference checks on all its potential employees, where permitted by local legislation. This offer therefore, is contingent upon a clearance of such a background investigation and/or reference check, and can be rescinded, where permitted by local legislation, based upon data received in the background check and/or refusal to cooperate with or any attempt to affect the results of this check.

Notice to third party agencies:

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, we will not consider, or agree to, payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event that a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.