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Scientific Advisor

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency, Medical Education Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial, Medical Communication
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: Great salary and benefits
Location: Surrey
Reference: PID 3868
Job Details:

Sustained growth leads our client to seek a Scientific Advisor to be based in their West London offices. Our client is an international medical communications agency with offices in London and the USA.

The role of the Scientific Advisor is to act as the scientific lead on key oncology accounts, and manage the development of client communication programmes for educational and promotional campaigns.

You will be responsible for scientific quality control for assigned accounts, and in addition, will help the team to be mindful of compliance whilst promoting and delivering work of the highest scientific standards, with a focus on medical content, therapeutic expertise, literature awareness, and data knowledge and understanding.

This role offers an excellent salary with benefits including pension from day one, healthcare (including family), season ticket loan, free gym and pilates, free breakfast, 23 days holidays plus discretionary days off and much more. This is a great chance to work for an agency that values and invests in their staff with structured opportunity for progression.


  • To develop briefs and project specifications for assigned account teams
  • Generate ideas and complete projects that are highly scientific and technical in nature
  • Write, review, edit, and proof copy to ensure materials meet the brief, are compliant and reach the highest quality standards
  • Develop relationships with clients and key opinion leaders, and represent the company at external meetings
  • Be a champion for the knowledge that you gather across the business
  • Ensure processes are in place to ensure all team members are up to date with data, new references and developments in the disease or drug area of responsibility

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Life Sciences degree; preferably MSc or PhD
  • Previous medical communications agency experience with the capability of translating technical and scientific data into accessible language for a variety of audiences
  • Knowledge of a range of therapeutic and scientific concepts, and be ability to communicate these to colleagues, clients, and external experts
  • Able to organise and prioritise multiple projects
  • Experienced in the application of industry codes of practice (e.g. ABPI, EFPIA) to ensure compliant output
  • Experience of writing copy for a range of materials for different audiences
  • Enthusiastic, confident and proactive team worker

This role will allow you to make and take the strategic decisions based on the science that will ultimately contribute to the project’s and brand’s overall success.

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.

Posted: 08/02/2019 | NPJ Ref: 230189
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