Medical Science Liaison, Nigeria

Category:  Medical Affairs

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, NG


Are you passionate about advancing medical science and making a tangible impact on patient outcomes? Do you thrive on building meaningful connections with healthcare professionals? If you answered yes, then, join Novo Nordisk as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) and leverage your expertise to drive innovation and shape the future of healthcare. We encourage you to apply!


The Position

As our new Medical Science Liaison (MSL), you will serve as a crucial link between our pharmaceutical company and healthcare professionals (HCPs), facilitating strategic communication and education initiatives to drive scientific engagement and advocacy. Your role will be instrumental in ensuring accurate medical information dissemination, fostering strong relationships, and promoting comprehensive understanding of medical landscapes and product intricacies. The position is based in Nigeria, Abuja.

As a Medical Science Liaison your responsibilities will be:

  • to undertake a field-based role to actively foster scientific engagement with healthcare professionals (HCPs) and healthcare organizations (HCOs), encompassing stakeholder mapping, HCP/HCO engagement and interaction, as well as scientific advocacy.
  • to play a crucial role in implementing the medical strategy, focusing on diabetes and Novo Nordisk (NN) registered products for diabetes and Rare Diseases. This will involve organizing scientific events, providing medical information, and promptly responding to medical inquiries.
  • to establish and maintain strong relationships with HCPs and HCOs, delivering essential medical education through face-to-face interactions, scientific meetings, symposia, and supporting pre-launch, launch and post-launch activities, including advisory boards and congress participation.
  • to provide valuable medical guidance to internal stakeholders, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of disease landscapes and product intricacies for effective training and support.
  • to actively contribute to scientific communication efforts, disseminating relevant medical information, and promoting awareness of Novo Nordisk's portfolio among key stakeholders, thereby driving scientific engagement and advocacy.



You are our ideal candidate if:

  • You are a Medical Doctor.
  • You have 3-5 years’ experience in similar position.
  • You have ability to adapt to changing business environment and introduce innovative approaches.
  • You have a problem-solving and analytical skills to evaluate knowledge capacity gaps and design tools and methodologies to bridge the gaps
  • You have good IT skills with use of MS office, organized and good planner
  • Are fluent in written and spoken English.
  • You have at least 1 year experience in pharma industry
  • You could collaborate across teams, possess a business-oriented mindset, and are adept at fostering teamwork.


About the Department

Novo Nordisk Middle Africa, which the English West Africa (Ghana and Nigeria) Business Unit is affiliated with, was formed in early 2012. Novo Nordisk has an established presence with human and modern insulins in Africa and our focus today is to sustain the growth of the market, ensure the availability of better-quality modern portfolio within the markets and support the communities living with diabetes. As an MSL, you will represent company vision, values, commitments in daily conduct. You will provide medical information and services to internal and external stakeholders. Geographical scope of the role covers Nigeria and Ghana. This role reports to Medical Advisor and Medical Manager.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people with chronic diseases can lead an independent life .



Please submit your application via the Novo Nordisk website as we are unable to accept direct CVs.


We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.