Banibrata Sen, MS, PhD

Medical Science Liaison Panel

​​Job Title: Field Medical Director-GU Oncology

Current Employer: Pfizer


  • Research Investigator at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (2009-2014)

  • Certificate in “Design and management of clinical trials” from GSBS, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (2011)

  • Postdoctoral fellowship at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (2007-2009)

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (CSIR institute), Kolkata, India (2001-2007)

  • M.S in Botany, University of Calcutta (2001)

Experience and Service:

  • Field Medical Director-GU Oncology- Pfizer Oncology (2018-Present)

  • Alliance Lead Oncology Medical Science Liaison- AstraZeneca Plc (2015-2018)

  • Medical Science Liaison- AstraZeneca Plc (2014-2015)


I have received my Ph.D in Biochemistry from CSIR-India in the year 2007 and joined as post-doctoral fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center as traditional academic career path. My aspiration was always to be in the medical affairs of pharmaceutical industries. To support my aspiration, career goal and to gain knowledge in clinical world I took a short course offered by GSBS, on how to design and manage clinical trials with all the details about ethical guidelines and FDA regulations. In 2014 I took the challenge to join pharmaceutical industry as entry-level oncology medical science liaison. In two years, I became the alliance lead MSL within AstraZeneca Plc supporting oncology disease state. In 2014 I joined as “Field medical director” in GU oncology in Pfizer.

Most useful skill sets acquired from/for your field:

  • Build relationship with people

  • Manage and set expectations with all the stakeholders

  • Communicate effectively and clearly the scientific data and the key outcomes of ongoing research and how it is transforming the current treatment paradigm with peers

What I love most about my job: Building relationship with people and tailored approach to provide scientific support to the medical community based on ongoing research.

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