Scientific Director - Med Comms

£65000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent salary and benefits
14 Jun 2021
14 Jul 2021
PID 4118
Jon Gawley
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Due to business growth, our client, an international medical communications agency, is seeking a Scientific Director to join and lead a medical writing and editorial team from their London offices, with flexible and home working also being considered.

The Scientific Director will take responsibility for the scientific strategy and integrity of major medical communication and education programmes and activities across global accounts. The deliverables will include publications, medical affairs educational materials, strategic projects, meetings – ad boards, investigator meetings and educational pieces. Supported by fully inhouse technical expertise, since the onset of covid, our client has delivered a range of educational and promotional materials to over 8000 virtual attendees through 20 different platforms.

You will lead the editorial team and work closely with Client Services, you will guide contact with clients, provide strategic direction, write content, provide content briefs and review your team’s work. You will have the opportunity to work on a large Ophthalmology account, which benefits from continued growth and an excellent client relationship, and which offers a variety of work both in print and digital formats.

This is a great time to join a growing agency which has lots of scope for progression. Our client has a structured training and development programme to support you in your role. In addition you can expect an excellent salary and suite of benefits including, pension, bonus, 25 days holidays, private healthcare (including dental) and subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan and much more.

  • Provide high-level consultancy to clients
  • Assure the scientific accuracy of projects
  • Line manage editorial team members
  • Support the delivery of deliverables with high scientific and strategic content
  • Engage with client services and editorial teams to pursue organic and new business growth opportunities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Masters, PhD or MD qualified
  • Has a wealth of medical communication and education agency experience with demonstrable experience of providing strategic counsel, developing and implementing medical communication and education plans
  • Has a track record of building relationships with clients and healthcare professionals
  • Has broad scientific and therapeutic experience with excellent research and analytical abilities; is able to place scientific and clinical data in therapeutic and market context
  • Has excellent editorial competency and the ability to critically review project work for scientific accuracy and integrity
  • Is an excellent communicator, influencer and networker
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.

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