Associate Scientific Advisor - MedComms

MedComms People Limited
£40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Pension, healthcare, bonus and more.
Start date
11 Jan 2023
Closing date
10 Feb 2023

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Medical Communications, Medical Writing
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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Our client is a global medical communications agency with an excellent reputation for the scientific rigour of their innovative communications programmes. They are seeking an Associate Scientific Advisor to act as a scientific specialist on a cutting-edge gene therapy account working on a hybrid or fully remote basis.

You will take responsibility with the client services and editorial teams for the scientific strategy and integrity of medical communication and education activities across the account which will include digital projects, events and publications.

Having strong scientific and therapeutic understanding with several years’ experience of agency writing experience, you will provide a consultancy service to pharmaceutical industry clients and assure the scientific accuracy of all outputs, partnering with them to truly transform patients’ lives.

In return you can expect an excellent remuneration and package of benefits including pension, healthcare, bonus and more. You will also receive bespoke training to support your development and to attain your career goals.

To be considered for this position, candidates will have significant agency medical writing experience, and be both resident and fully eligible for work in the UK.

  • Provides scientific advice, direction and assurance of scientific accuracy and integrity across the account
  • Builds strong consultancy relationships with client team members by demonstrating scientific expertise
  • Works strategically (e.g. medical and commercial perspectives) across assigned account
  • Works closely with Client Service and Editorial teams in the development of proposals and medical education and communication tactics ensuring they are scientifically sound and rational
  • Supports the delivery of strategic documents (e.g. scientific platforms, scientific statement development) and other deliverables with high scientific and strategic content (e.g. advisory boards, clinical investigator meetings and guideline workshops)
  • Actively engages and helps drive strategic account planning and opportunities for organic development of agency business
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Masters, PhD or MD qualified
  • Significant previous medical education and communications agency writing experience with additional experience of providing strategic counsel and developing and implementing medical education and communication plans
  • Track record of building consultancy relationships with clients and healthcare professionals
  • Excellent research and analytical abilities; able to place scientific and clinical data in therapeutic and market context
  • Ability to critically review project work for scientific accuracy and integrity and to provide constructive feedback to medical writing staff
  • Good communicator with ability to influence and network
Due to client sensitivities and in some cases timing issues we are unable to advertise all the roles that we are currently working on. If you can’t find the perfect role amongst our advertised roles, please call Jon Gawley on 01932 797996 to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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.


MedComms People is based in Surrey and specialise in presenting medical communications professionals to both medical communications agencies and pharmaceutical companies.

We recruit for all levels of staff within the medical and healthcare communications space and work on both permanent and contract roles. We predominantly work in the UK market, but client geography does sometimes mean working internationally. We are truly committed to providing a first class service to both our clients and candidates alike and take a highly consultative approach, taking time to fully understand your requirements and making sure all your needs are met.

We have built our business around the core values of integrity, discretion and honest discussion. We apply these values equally in our interactions with both our clients and our candidates and make ourselves accountable to each person we work with. We believe in the human touch and that building a strong rapport with our candidates and clients will allow us to develop long lasting and successful relationships.

If you are looking to start your medical communications career or you’re ready for your next move please call 01932 797999 to kick start your search. Likewise if you are looking to hire, get in touch with one of our consultants today and we’ll find the best people for your role.


• medical communications • medical education • healthcare pr • healthcare advertising • market access • pharmaceutical market research •

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Rosemount House
Rosemount Ave
West Byfleet
KT14 6LB
United Kingdom

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