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Scientific Director

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency, Medical Education Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial, Account Manager
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: GBP|€55000 - GBP|€65000 per annum
Location: North West
Reference: PID 2911

Client and Internal Team Support:

  • Ability to quickly analyse and assimilate market, therapy area and product information in order to provide consultancy advice on product differentiation, positioning, and marketing strategy

  • Able to develop key messages that support product positioning and brand vision

  • Able to lead communication strategy meetings

  • Present authoritatively and with credibility to client commercial, medical and scientific staff

  • Present authoritatively and with credibility to thought-leaders in any given therapy area

  • Thorough understanding of principles and processes underlying the various components of a communication programme (from satellite symposia to publication planning)

  • Build successful relationships with client commercial and scientific staff

  • Identify and develop opinion leader relationships

  • Possess excellent medical writing skills and been exposed to a wide range of communication activities

  • Knowledge of CME and ability to develop suitable programmes

  • Ensure highest standards of quality control and client service


  • Develop and write strategically-focused communication plans taking into consideration product marketing goals and objectives

  • Write, support or manage the delivery of defined sectors within a communication programme

  • Ensure products and services are delivered to quality standards across more than one communication programme

Internal liaison:

  • Support and maintain team focus with colleagues across account team and within other departments

  • High-level mentoring of other writers and support staff in team

  • Involvement with identification and delivery of scientific training needs across account team

  • Clear communication with Senior Managers on account and management issues

  • Contribute to the group''s product development

  • Sharing ideas and best practice


  • Estimating of project hours for individual projects

  • Monitoring of own time incurred on projects

  • Proactive request for feedback on time from account management

  • Diligent accurate completion of personal time sheets

Business Development:

  • Utilise therapy area expertise and commercial understanding to support proposal development and build understanding across account team

  • Work with Business Development team, as appropriate, to identify and develop business leads

  • Develop and present scientific credentials on pitches in collaboration with the Business Development team

An excellent package of salary and benefits will be offered to the successful candidate. For more information call Jon Gawley on 01932 797996.

Posted: 05/07/2012 | NPJ Ref: 83754
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