Senior Scientific Specialist - Medcomms

i-Pharm Consulting
Closing date
22 Sep 2020
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Senior Scientific Specialist Scientific and Editorial Services MedCom

  • Act as senior therapy area/content expert and lead the delivery of assigned programs/projects within account team, interacting directly with client and KOLs

  • Develop high-quality scientific content by means of all necessary research, scientific writing, editing, and fact checking, to meet deadlines while working within project scope and objectives. Applies to all formats of MedCom's communication outputs

  • Acquire and maintain expert knowledge of relevant therapy areas, client products, and objectives

  • Take ownership of assigned projects and programs and take independent action to resolve complex technical issues to ensure excellent project delivery

  • Work in partnership with Scientific Team Lead to ensure quality delivery, client satisfaction, and account growth

  • Liaise effectively with client and external authors/opinion leaders during the lifecycle of assigned projects or programs

  • Work directly on projects or provide expert guidance of projects/programs being undertaken by other team members

  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and direction within projects to ensure efficient delivery and high-quality outputs

  • Take prominent role in new business development activities

Project Execution and Success

  • Undertake writing and editing to develop high-quality scientific content

  • Prioritize own work and manage project schedule to meet delivery deadlines

  • Be familiar with and work within project scope (specification and budget hours) and objectives.

    Monitor project progress, scope changes, and own hours sufficiently to flag changes in scope to

    project lead, and proceed accordingly

  • Interpret scientific data accurately and appropriately

  • Identify issues that may affect project delivery and take independent action and liaise

    effectively with Scientific Team Lead and other team members, as appropriate, to resolve

    project issues

  • Seek opportunities to maximize project efficiency, identify and champion change to advance

    team performance in conjunction with account team leadership and colleagues

  • Participate in or lead project discussions and meetings and contribute proactively

  • Develop creative and innovative ways to meet clients' communication objectives

  • Provide expert review of others' work (in-house team members or freelance contributors)

  • Advanced computer and Internet skills, including knowledge of MS applications such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills

  • Advanced problem-solving skills

Technical expertise:

o Ability to acquire and apply specialized therapy area knowledge rapidly
o Good breadth of therapy area knowledge
o Ability to interpret and organize highly complex scientific data
o Ability to understand and implement marketing messages
o Scientific writing competency
o Proofreading and copyediting skills
o Ability to quality control check own output according to editorial SOPs, and review and QC work from other team members

Effective project management skills

  • Effective interpersonal skills and relationship-building competency

  • Ability to lead projects and programs

  • Ability to interact professionally within a client organization

  • Ability to prioritize work and define steps needed to achieve specified project outcomes

  • Ability to successfully manage assignments on time with high quality

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Strong mentoring skills

Life Sciences recruitment is what we do.

We are an award-winning international life sciences recruitment company with offices in London, New York, Munich, Singapore and Sydney.  In a highly competitive market-place, we connect top talent with the very best opportunities.


Our clients include many of the most successful and innovative Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Medical Devices companies, as well as a range of Contract Research & Manufacturing Organisations, Healthcare Agencies and Consultancies.


With offices across 3 continents, we have teams servicing the major global life science hubs. We combine local knowledge, with a global network of contacts that allows us to bring together talent and opportunity when it matters most.

Contact Us
  • 212 New King’s Road
  • London
  • SW6 4NZ
  • GB
  • +44 (0) 20 3189 2299
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