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MSL Hiring Practices Survey


The Medical Science Liaison Society is the only 501c3 Nonprofit Organization dedicated to the global MSL profession and we are conducting the first-ever global survey on MSL Hiring Practices. We are conducting this survey to gain insights into various questions regarding current MSL hiring practices including:

Why do MSLs leave roles?

Are MSL salaries negotiable?

How much time do managers spend reviewing a CV?

What do managers think is the most important information on a CV?

What are the most common reasons managers eliminate an applicant?

(and many others)


We will be creating a full report of the results, which we expect to publish by early fall 2018.  

The results of this survey will become an essential resource for the MSL community, whether they are a manager leading the hiring process or an MSL pursuing their next opportunity. It will be a great resource for the community.

We have hired an external research firm to analyze and calculate the data and then we spend weeks creating the reports to ensure their accuracy.

As with all surveys conducted by the MSL Society, we never sell the data and we provide the full reports FREE to all members of the MSL Society and to those who participate.

PLEASE NOTE: This Survey is ONLY open to current MSLs and MSL management!

Questions you may have:

Why Should I Participate in This Survey?

Participants who complete the survey will help further build an understanding of MSL hiring practices.

Will I Receive the Results of This Survey?

Yes, if you provide your name and email address at the end of the survey, we will email you the FULL results of the survey when the report is published. After completing the survey, you will receive a confirmation email immediately, so please ensure your email is accurate. This is the same email address we will use to send you the full report when it is published.  

Are My Responses Kept Confidential?

Your survey responses will be kept strictly confidential; all data is blinded and aggregated to maintain confidentiality.

This survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Please complete the entire survey to receive the full complimentary results.


On behalf of the MSL Society, we thank you in advance for your participation and look forward to sharing the results with you!


Please share this survey with all your MSL colleagues.