Scientific Advisor - Med Comms
Our client is a global medical communications agency with an excellent reputation for the scientific rigour of their innovative communications programmes. They are seeking a Scientific Advisor to act as a scientific specialist on a global respiratory account and be based in either their London or Cheshire offices. You will take responsibility with the client services and editorial teams for the scientific strategy and integrity of medical communication and education activities across a franchise of respiratory products. Having strong scientific and therapeutic understanding with several years’ experience of agency writing experience, the position holder provides a consultancy service to pharmaceutical industry clients and assures the scientific accuracy of medical communication and education projects on their behalf. You will also support new business activities in collaboration with the client service and editorial teams. In return, you can expect an excellent remuneration and package of benefits including pension, healthcare, season ticket loan and more. This agency has a passion for medical science and skilled communication that distinguish them from other agencies and helps deliver creative excellence in their work with national and international clients. Responsibilities: Provides scientific advice, direction and assurance of scientific accuracy and integrity across the franchise of products Takes the scientific leadership role on accounts and builds strong consultancy relationships with client team members by demonstrating scientific expertise Demonstrates and maintains a thorough understanding (e.g. biology, treatment modalities) of a major disease area within the agency client portfolio including the therapeutic landscape, treatment practices and the client drug products Works strategically (e.g. medical and commercial perspectives) across a portfolio of products and/or account teams within a therapeutic area Works closely with Client Service and Editorial Leads in the development of proposals and medical education and communication tactics ensuring they are scientifically sound and rational Supports the delivery of strategic documents (e.g. scientific platforms, scientific statement development) and other deliverables with high scientific and strategic content (e.g. advisory boards, clinical investigator meetings and guideline workshops) Actively engages and helps drive strategic account planning and opportunities for organic development of agency business Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Masters, PhD or MD qualified Significant previous medical education and communications agency experience with additional experience of providing strategic counsel and developing and implementing medical education and communication plans Track record of building consultancy relationships with clients and healthcare professionals Excellent research and analytical abilities; able to place scientific and clinical data in therapeutic and market context Ability to critically review project work for scientific accuracy and integrity and to provide constructive feedback to medical writing staff Evidence of high-level strategic input to new business proposals and pitch development Good communicator with ability to influence and network With excellent opportunities for career and personal development, this is an ideal opportunity to join this top agency. ID Search & Selection has been successfully placing candidates in healthcare communications jobs for over 15 years. Along the way, we’ve built many long-term relationships with candidates and clients. We’re now trusted recruitment partners to many leading companies, big, small, network and independent. Our consultants are knowledgeable and professional and will be happy to offer information and advice. We are with you every step of the way, providing a supportive and communicative service that we will tailor to your unique needs. Jon Gawley would love to hear from you on 01932 797996.