Transferable Skills

Teamwork as a Medical Science Liaison in Field Science

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

The MSL team attends major national and international congresses. Our primary role during the congress is to gather insights regarding our product(s) and all other topics physicians are discussing. We are trying to identify any unmet medical needs that fall within the company’s medical objectives, for example. Each team member is given a role before, during, and after the congress. That role or activity can include lunch or dinner meetings with thought leaders. There are times that one MSL would ask team members to participate in such events to have coverage, especially if there are several thought leaders attending.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Ability to work with people outside the organization
  • Providing constructive feedback

Teamwork as a Field Applications Scientist in Field Science

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Teamwork is incredibly important in Field Science roles due to the variety of situations that you may find yourself in when working with different customers. At my company, we have a dedicated team of 14 Field Applications Scientists each working in our specified territory. However, in the common situation where one of us encounters an application, cell type, process, etc. that we may be unfamiliar with, it is so important for the other members of the team to step in and advise a best path forward. When I am not working directly with a customer, most of my time is spent talking to other members of the team and continuously giving/receiving feedback so that we all grow in our respective roles.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Ability to work with people outside the organization
  • Providing constructive feedback

Teamwork as a Regional Applications Manager in Field Science

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

The Technical Applications Team is all work-from-home. We use Microsoft Teams to share expertise and advice. One person will post a technical question they have run into and everyone will try to help them solve their problem. The goal is that nobody would be embarrassed to ask a question, and that solutions can be organized into a Knowledge Center.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Providing constructive feedback

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