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Scientific Services Director - Reading - Porterhouse

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medcomms Account Management, Medical Communication
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Location: Berkshire
Reference: sci-serv-dir-uk
Job Details:
The Porterhouse Medical Group is a scientific and medical communications network with a reputation for excellence. We work with some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, helping them to connect with a global audience of healthcare professionals and patients. We have seen continued growth over the past 16 years and recently secured new business wins on both a global and a national level. In 2016, Porterhouse Medical was recognised with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for outstanding achievement in business.

Scientific Services Director – UK Office – Job Description

We are currently looking for a scientific services director to support our UK business. The successful candidate will be a confident and dynamic individual who has the necessary skills to lead projects from a scientific, editorial and strategic perspective. As well as exceptional writing ability, the scientific services director must demonstrate sound scientific knowledge and understanding, keen business acumen, an ability to think creatively and a talent for getting the best out of people.

Key duties will include:

  • Providing high-level scientific, editorial and strategic counsel to pharmaceutical clients
  • Confidently leading scientific discussions in client meetings / teleconferences and engaging external experts in high-level scientific and medical discussions
  • Working in partnership with the client services team to ensure client expectations are achieved
  • Providing strategic direction to team members and other colleagues, based on commercial needs of the business and thorough understanding of clients’ needs and objectives
  • Developing and maintaining expert knowledge in specific therapy areas as directed
  • Managing the delivery of a range of high-quality medical communications materials, including publications, slide decks, training materials, meeting reports, websites and apps
  • Leading and managing the scientific services team to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Ensuring maintenance of high editorial standards through review of other writers’ work
  • Identifying opportunities for new business within existing accounts and supporting new business initiatives, including attendance and presentation at pitch meetings
  • Being responsible for the recruitment, training and development of members of the scientific services team
Desired Background and Skills
  • A strong scientific background, ideally with a PhD and/or MSc
  • Several years’ experience as a senior medical writer or scientific team lead in a medical communications agency
  • Experience of leading high-performing teams, and proven leadership and influencing skills in a commercial environment
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills, as well as a full understanding of industry regulations and guidelines underpinning medical communications activities

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to for the attention of Jan Coetzee (Talent Manager). We do not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies.

Posted: 14/08/2019 | NPJ Ref: 240283
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