; 90TEN Medical - Scientific Director - 90TEN Medical - Warren, NJ Vacancy - Envision Pharma Group

Scientific Director/Team Lead - All US locations or Remote

90TEN Medical

Position summary

The Scientific Director is a leadership role within our Medical division and will work on one or more client accounts to take ownership of, and produce, high quality scientific materials for the pharmaceutical industry and other educational bodies to enhance understanding of the disease area/ product, with the main aim of helping clients to meet their communication objectives. The Scientific Director will develop deep relationships with clients and healthcare professionals and demonstrate expertise in scientific strategic counsel. The Scientific Director will be responsible for using their well-developed knowledge to deliver high-quality and compliant scientific content for a broad range of deliverables for different target audiences, including strategic plans and proposals. As part of a multidisciplinary team, they may also review the scientific content of others’ work, and may mentor/support less experienced writers. The Scientific Director will lead, with support, new business efforts including proposals, new business pitches and organic growth plans. The Scientific Director will contribute to the management of the division, being part of the divisional Senior Management Team, and may have one or more direct reports.

Key responsibilities

Writing/editorial:
• Develop scientific copy of the highest calibre for a range of educational and promotional materials for different stakeholders
• Demonstrate the ability to translate complex scientific ideas in accurate and innovative ways
• Implement, take accountability for and manage the delivery of scientific materials that are aligned with client objectives, specifications and meet budgetary and timeline requirements
Provide robust scientific and strategic direction to account teams and clients and recommend communication approaches for optimal support of the client’s strategic objectives
• Demonstrates up-to-date expert knowledge of assigned therapeutic area(s), client and competitor product(s), the market, the compliance/regulatory environment (general and client-specific), and international standards for disclosing medical/scientific content
• Demonstrate an understanding of, and use, 90TEN’s proprietary behaviour change and data comprehension models, where appropriate
• Review and evaluate the accuracy, format, and style of medical/scientific content for other team members

Teamwork:
• Support the client service team in delivering to priorities, deadlines, developments and forecast requirement
• Lead team meetings and share client and company information to keep team informed and engaged
• Oversee project status/milestone tracking and out of scope reporting, to track and manage deliverables
• Liaise professionally with pharmaceutical clients and key thought leaders to discuss scientific aspects of the project and act as the point of contact for both clients and key thought leaders on specified projects
• Ensure effective communication with internal team to ensure timely discussion of issues that may impact on ability to deliver high-quality work on budget
• Proactively address resourcing needs and ensure effective delegation of work within the team
• Maintain regular communication with junior team members, ensuring the team operates in the most effective and efficient way to meet client needs
• Work with specialist service teams including the BSci team, business development team and Creative Labs (digital and design)

Business development:
• Contribute to the development of the scientific strategy and content for new business proposals where appropriate and support pitch presentations
• Help the division achieve revenue targets by proactively identifying new project opportunities through interactions with clients

Skills and experience required

Minimum and essential qualifications, experience, and technical expertise required to complete role:
• An advanced degree (or equivalent relevant experience) in a life sciences or clinical discipline
• At least 6 years of medical communications experience across medcomms deliverables
• A strong command of the English language and ability to communicate complex scientific ideas effectively both orally and in writing
• Ability to assimilate new information, working across or switching between multiple therapeutic areas as needed
• Ability to interpret, evaluate, and communicate (in a variety of formats and styles) complex scientific and clinical data
• Expertise in use of online and other data sources for literature searches and information retrieval
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat
• Experience with reference (eg, EndNote or Reference Manager), graphing (eg, GraphPad Prism), and tracking/approvals (eg, Datavision, Zinc) software is preferred
• Previous scientific account leadership experience, ideally in a global environment, is preferred
• Previous line management/mentorship experience, ideally in a global environment and/or with remote line reports

Abilities and behaviors required for success in the role:
• Strong project management and leadership skills; ability to manage own workload, time, and priorities; and ability to motivate a multidisciplinary, multi-geographic project team to deliver projects effectively to time and budget
• Ability and confidence to develop and maintain strong work relationships, and willingness/ability to discuss science and strategy with external stakeholders at all levels

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