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Scientific Director - Med Comms

ID Search & Selection
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
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Due to business growth, our client, an international medical communications agency, is seeking a Scientific Director to lead a medical writing team. This role can be remote or hybrid but candidates must have significant medical writing experience gained in a medical communications agency environment and must be both based and eligible for work in the UK.

The Scientific Director will take responsibility for the scientific strategy and integrity of major medical communication and education programmes and activities across global accounts. The deliverables will include publications, medical affairs educational materials, strategic projects, meetings - ad boards, investigator meetings and educational pieces.

They are also responsible for continual innovation and process development, building capability and strategic thinking within the scientific services function and taking accountability for the professional development of their team.

You will lead the editorial team and work closely with Client Services, you will guide contact with clients, provide strategic direction, write content, provide content briefs and review your team's work. You will have the opportunity to work over a variety of accounts both in print and digital formats.

This is a great time to join a growing agency which has lots of scope for progression. Our client has a structured training and development programme to support you in your role. In addition you can expect an excellent salary and suite of benefits including, pension, bonus, 25 days holidays, private healthcare (including dental) and subsidised gym membership, and much more.


Provide high-level consultancy to clients
Assure the scientific accuracy of projects
Support the delivery of deliverables with high scientific and strategic content
Engage with client services and editorial teams to pursue organic and new business growth opportunities
Line manage and upskill the teamKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Masters, PhD or MD qualified
Has a wealth of medical communication and education agency experience with demonstrable experience of providing strategic counsel, developing and implementing medical communication and education plans
Has a track record of building relationships with clients and healthcare professionals
Has broad scientific and therapeutic experience with excellent research and analytical abilities; is able to place scientific and clinical data in therapeutic and market context
Has excellent editorial competency and the ability to critically review project work for scientific accuracy and integrity
Is an excellent communicator, influencer and networkerID 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 (phone number removed)
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