Medical science liaisons mediate between medical researchers and healthcare professionals. They provide information about the latest research developments, up-to-date approaches to diseases and their treatments, and results of new clinical trials.
Medical science liaisons attend conferences to present what information they've gathered to pharmaceutical product teams, physicians, and other medical personnel. The job is about finding a market for the latest products of medical development.
Essentially, a medical science liaison's job is translating the language of medical academic research to prospective clients. They work closely with people in the industry and travel a lot. Interpersonal skills and an engaging personality are important in this role, along with the ability to sustain fruitful professional relationships.