Scientific

Scientific Director - All UK locations

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Are you an experienced Scientific Director with at least 6 years’ experience within a medical communications agency? Are you looking for an opportunity to join an established and growing company? If so, we want to hear from you.

Position summary

The continued growth of our business has created opportunities to expand our medical writing leadership team. We are currently seeking Scientific Director-level content specialists, scientific account leads and scientific team leads to join us, and the focus of your work will depend on your preferences and our business needs. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, you will drive the delivery of high-quality medical communications projects for our global pharmaceutical clients. With previous agency experience, you will know how to deliver the highest quality service to your clients and, with well-developed project management skills and a proactive approach, you will aim to exceed the expectations of the clients and external experts you support.

Key responsibilities

· Depending on the account team you are assigned to, responsibilities may be focused on content delivery, scientific account leadership, or team leadership (including line management and professional development support for the team)
· With a detailed knowledge of assigned therapeutic area(s), client and competitor product(s), the compliance/regulatory environment, and international standards for disclosing medical/scientific content, you will lead and provide strategic direction for a work stream, account, or portfolio of accounts
· Plan resources to ensure effective project delivery
· Develop and drive high-quality, scientifically-accurate, strategically-aligned, ethical, and compliant content to meet client briefs across a variety of project types
· Plan and run client meetings and teleconferences
· Ensure internal and client-driven processes and procedures are followed to deliver projects, to agreed specifications and deadlines
· Provide guidance/mentorship and internal peer review, as appropriate
· Drive scientific content for new business proposals

Skills and experience required

· PhD in a life science discipline (or equivalent relevant experience)
· At least 6 years’ proven medical communications experience for Scientific Director
· A keen eye for detail encompassing scientific content and editorial standards
· Demonstrable passion for writing, with a strong command of the English language
· Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas, both orally and in writing
· Strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to interact confidently with colleagues, clients, and external experts
· Ability to manage own workload across multiple projects, and lead a team to deliver projects to time and budget
· Familiarity with the use of online and other data sources
· Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
· Proven project team and/or line management experience

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