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Senior MSL, Sweden/Finland

Rekrytering, Pharma

On behalf of our customer Ascendis Pharma – a fast-growing biopharmaceutical company - we are looking for a Senior MSL, Nordics.

Location: Sweden

“Leveraging this strategic approach, Ascendis currently has a pipeline of three independent endocrinology rare disease product candidates in clinical development and advancing oncology as a second therapeutic area of focus. We continue to expand into new therapeutic areas to address unmet patient needs.”



Ascendis Pharma is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to making a meaningful difference in patients’ lives. Guided by our core values of Patients, Science and Passion, we use our TransCon® technology platform to fulfill our mission of developing new and potentially best-in-class therapies that address unmet medical needs. 

Ascendis was founded in 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has its headquarters in Hellerup. The company has approximately 900 employees across offices in Hellerup, Heidelberg (Research Site), Palo Alto, CA (US Office), Princeton, NJ (US Commercial), and recently opened EU Commercial offices in Munich, Madrid, Milan, London and Paris. With an expanding global presence, the company is positioned to reach patients around the world.

Ascendis is driven by science and data and dedicated to being curious and diligent when innovating, developing and improving products and processes, whilst striving to make meaningful improvements in patients’ lives. The company’s TransCon technology allows Ascendis to work with a broad range of parent drugs, and is widely applicable to proteins, peptides or small molecules. Ascendis Pharma’s therapeutic areas of focus are Rare Endocrinology Diseases and Oncology, and the company takes a strategic approach to product innovation using a unique algorithm for designing clearly differentiated product candidates, resulting in a higher value, lower risk pipeline.

“With our innovative TransCon technology, a lean and flexible organization, and passion for listening to patients and following the science to address major unmet medical needs, Ascendis is uniquely positioned to design and advance only those therapies demonstrating best-in-class potential to benefit patient health and well-being. At Ascendis, we’re just getting started.”

/Jan Møller Mikkelsen, Founder, President, and CEO, Ascendis Pharma

With a diverse mix of ambitious talents, Ascendis Pharma’s company culture is characterized by being dynamic and fast-paced. The company firmly believes that fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce is not only a moral imperative but a strategic necessity for its success as a global company and is dedicated to offering equal opportunities and fair treatment to all individuals based solely on their merits, without discrimination rooted in race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, collaborating with cross-functional, global teams working together to achieve extraordinary results. This is an opportunity to be one of the first employees in a new affiliate.

Today Ascendis Pharma has successfully launched its first innovative product in the US and Germany, and is on the brink of further, rapid expansion in Europe. Within this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to successful launches of the endocrinology pipeline and contribute significantly to the Commercial expansion.



Position summary

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is the external facing scientific expert in Medical Affairs at Ascendis Pharma that communicates confidently about the products using clinical and scientific expertise. The MSL is responsible for identifying and developing relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) and educating all healthcare providers about the disease states and products in the Ascendis Pharma pipeline.

The position is field based and reports to the Medical Affairs Director, Nordics. Estimated travel ~50%. You can be located anywhere in Sweden.

Key responsibilities

-Serve as the field-based external medical representative of Medical Affairs.


-Create awareness of Ascendis Pharma within the endocrinology community, communicating the potential of TransCon technology for rare endocrinological diseases.


-Maintain a high level of medical expertise to support the portfolio/pipeline and relevant disease states (e.g., bone and growth).


-Provide medical/scientific presentations to internal and external audiences.


-Represent Ascendis Pharma at national and international medical congresses, assist with communications, and report insights internally.


-Identify Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), institutional networks, and reference and competence centers in rare endocrinological diseases and other medical areas.


-Develop and maintain a KOL engagement plan, presenting scientific and medical information to healthcare professionals through meetings and conferences.


-Identify scientific needs of healthcare providers, researchers, and patient.


-Plan and execute local and Nordic advisory boards, medical projects, and non-promotional external activities independently.


-Capture and communicate external insights about the disease state, Ascendis portfolio and pipeline, and competitors to internal stakeholders.


-Build strong relationships and collaborate with internal colleagues (e.g., Market Access, Marketing, and Sales) by providing medical expertise.


-Collaborate with Medical/Scientific functions such as HEOR and Clinical Development to support regional deliverables.


-Participate in the development and implementation of the Field Medical Team’s strategic goals and objectives.


-Engage with external researchers for investigator-initiated studies (IISs) and support clinical trial operations.


-Document all relevant activities in the CRM platform and report pharmacovigilance cases promptly.


-Adhere to Ascendis Pharma’s compliance and corporate policies and procedures.



-Minimum 5+ years of pharmaceutical experience as an MSL (or similar role) with minimum a master’s degree in Health Science field (PhD is preferred, but not required).


-Pediatric endocrinology, endocrinology or rare disease experience is an advantage.


-Strong oral and written communication skills with a strong capability to understand and effectively communicate scientific and clinical information.


-Ability to work autonomously to organize and prioritize one’s own work schedule.


-Fluent in a Nordic language and English, both written and verbal.



For more information, please contact;

Anders Larsson, Partner +46 73 203 46 91, anders.larsson@brice.se

Adina Lekberg Salamon, +46 73 974 43 34, adina.lekbergsalamon@brice.se