Senior Scientific Director - Chameleon Communications

Chameleon Communications Ltd
United Kingdom
28 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Chameleon partners with many of the major top 20 pharmaceutical clients to create the scientific foundation and clinical communications that support the successful development and launch of their brands. We work across a range of media including journals, congresses, and digital formats. Our work spans the globe across Europe, Asia Pacific, North and South America. Chameleon received the Queen's Award for International Trade in 2010. With nearly 150 people working in New York, Los Angeles, London and Manchester, Chameleon is a member of the Healthcare Consultancy Group (HCG), a global company in the Omnicom Group of independently managed healthcare communications companies dedicated to delivering accurate, strategic, and compelling scientific communications to the full range of stakeholders, including physicians, allied healthcare professionals, payers, patients, and caregivers. We are currently seeking a Senior Scientific Director to join our Medical and Scientific Services Team in either our midtown New York City office or our Iselin, New Jersey office! The Senior Medical Director (SMD) will oversee the development and implementation of various medical communications assignments done to support our pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. The SMD will help to develop the client relationship by ensuring that the scientific needs of the account are being met, specifically that the work has strategic focus, scientific rigor/accuracy, and clinical relevance. Based on the clients we serve, the SMD must have a commanding knowledge in any one or more of the following therapeutic areas; immunology, oncology (across several cancer types), cardiovascular, infectious disease, neurology, internal medicine (which includes pulmonology, nephrology, and rheumatology) is essential. Specific responsibilities include: * Acting as the scientific lead on multiple accounts, providing strategic direction and leadership * Overseeing content development, including primary writing * Problem-solving when conflicts or issues arise to ensure that the client's goals are met * Building and maintaining client relationships * Partnering effectively with other cross-functional team leads to ensure client communication strategies are achieved * Providing input into the scientific aspects of budget and timeline development * Collaborating with the client services team on scientific staffing plans * Participating in business development initiatives, including identifying and providing recommendations to potential new clients * Training and developing junior scientific staff members Actively participating in and leading scientific services departmental initiatives designed to foster creativity and innovation in the company and its servicesRequired Skills: * An advanced degree such as MD or PhD. * Ability to interpret data and to provide pharmaceutical clients with strategic/scientific direction * Strong organizational, problem solving, and project management skills * Expertise in overseeing a wide range of complex projects within a team structure * Excellent communication and presentation skills * Self-motivated and enthusiastic * Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, highly detail-oriented environment * Management experience and the ability to mentor and guide others * In depth knowledge of pharmaceutical standards, compliance, and regulations * Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet research * Ability and willingness to travel (typically once or twice a month for client events/meetings) The companies within the Healthcare Consultancy Group are Equal Opportunity Employers. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any category or class of person protected by law.
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