Yuri is currently a Clinical Education Liaison and Medical Science Liaison at Bristol-Myers Squibb. His previous work includes 7 publications out of the University of Kentucky where he worked as a Senior Investigator in the fields of cardiology, oncology, stem cell biology, and lipid biochemistry. Yuri secured an NIH T32 fellowship in Clinical Scholars in Cardiovascular Science before transitioning into his Medical Science Liaison role in industry.
Medical Science Liaison, or MSL, positions are increasingly popular among PhDs for a reason. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical professions such as MSL roles are among the fastest growing industries between 2012 and 2022.These roles are also expected to be paid very well. Payscale estimates that MSLs will continue to earn a median salary of over $100,000 USD a year. The best news is that top companies currently hiring MSLs favor hiring PhDs over PharmDs (30.9% and 30.1%, respectively). The key to transitioning into your first MSL role will be networking and aligning your transferable skills…
Negotiating an industry job offer with a professional recruiter requires skill and confidence. The stages of negotiation can seem daunting when you’re desperate to transition out of academia. But the biggest mistake you can make is simply settling and accepting the first, or any, offer you receive without negotiating. Negotiation is expected as part of the process. Failing to negotiate your industry job offer will have both short and long-term financial consequences. These 3 stages of negotiation with recruiters will help you ensure the best possible starting package to build from as you transition into your industry job.