Scientific Team Leader

£50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: excellent salary and benefits including
28 Apr 2021
28 May 2021
PID 4158
Faiza Ahmed
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
A leading medical communications agency, with offices in Cheshire and Glasgow, is seeking a talented Scientific Team Leader to join their organisation. Working across many and varied communications programmes, this role would offer opportunity to write, review, strategise and contribute to developing new business.

You would be an enthusiastic and ambitious medical writer, able to multitask and develop in the role as a Scientific Team Leader. You would be responsible for delivering high quality work to meet deadlines, overseeing you team’s work and managing client expectations as their main point of contact.

This is an opportunity to work for an international agency with an established reputation for great science who work on a variety of mixed medical communications projects.

If you are ready to take the next step in your career, in addition to excellent salary and benefits including healthcare, flexible working, pension and bonus, you can expect great support, training and career development.


  • Write and edit on a range of communication products to ensure the highest quality, in line with client needs and appropriate to audience on a variety of therapeutic areas
  • Effectively manage time spent on writing/editing projects versus project management
  • Lead, coach and motivate project teams: share best practice; provide support and guidance to team members on client and project issues
  • Develop close working relationships with team members thereby enabling provision of regular feedback on performance, both directly and to Line Managers
  • Liaise effectively with the clients and opinion leaders, acting as the primary point of contact according to the requirements of the account
  • Act as the main source of account/product/therapy area expertise for the client
  • Review output for structure, scientific accuracy and creativity, and against the client’s rationale for the work, specific project objectives, key messages, target audiences and consistency with the marketing communication aims
  • Contribute to, and participate in, new proposal development and pitches
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Life science degree
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Previous experience in a medical communications agency and experience within an editorial function or equivalent knowledge
  • Proven ability for people management including all aspects of training and development
  • Good communication/interpersonal skills
  • Appreciation of pharmaceutical marketing and the ability to apply this to clients' own strategies for their products
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and meet client needs effectively
  • Proven project management skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Proactive, solution-oriented approach
My client is enjoying a period of sustained growth and success so there is plenty of scope for onwards progression and professional development.

For more information or to apply for this role, please contact Faiza Ahmed on 01932 797992.

This role is open to those eligible to work in the UK, we are unable to proceed with applications for candidates without medical communications agency experience as this is a prerequisite.

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.

If you feel that this is not quite the role for you, but are looking for something similar, please feel free to reach out as we would be happy to have a chat.

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