Scientific Communications Director - working 100% OR 50%

20 Apr 2018
01 Jan 2019
Contract Type
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a leading pharmaceutical company as a Scientific Communications Director to work either 100% OR 50%.

Medical Education: You are responsible for the oversight and overall strategic development and execution of medical education activities for Healthcare Professionals including publication strategy, congress presence, symposia and advisory boards as defined in the product Global Medical Plan

Medical Strategy: You contribute to the medical strategy and medical plans by delivering input into the situational analysis and by overseeing and guiding the development of the integrated Scientific Communications Plan including Medical Education and Publication Planning, in close collaboration with the Therapeutic Area Head, the Global Medical Affairs team, International Medical/ Scientific Directors, Global Product Strategy and appropriate agencies.

 Publication Planning & Alignment: You drive the strategy for publication planning and alignment with US Medical Affairs and affiliates and deliver an integrated publications plan as part of the medical plan. You also manage the US Medical Affairs publication budget.

Expertise: You bring outstanding functional expertise, consistency, and innovation to the medical team to optimally design and implement Scientific Communication activities and long-term engagement with Therapeutic Areas Experts.

Teamwork: You will work with colleagues from many functions and teams based all around the world. To be successful you will have excellent people and stakeholder skills and really enjoy working with an empowered and passionate team of people.

Who you are:

You are used to working with various different stakeholders in a fast-paced multinational environment.

You have experience in Publication Planning, Scientific Communications and Medical Education activities; additional experience in launch preparation activities, medical affairs, preclinical or clinical development or product marketing would be a plus.

You are experienced in driving scientific communications supporting external and internal medical information dissemination, medical advisory boards, Independent Medical Education, and / or other healthcare professional interactions.

Experience in the lung disease area would be preferred but it’s not a must

You are someone who is passionate and committed to bringing medical benefits to patients and to exploring new ways of sharing the benefits of compelling research

Key People is a specialist international recruitment consultancy with over 25 years’ experience of working within the life sciences, biotech, healthcare and CRO industries. Our experienced and dedicated clinical research related consultants have a long history of success, excellent technical knowledge and a flexible, consultative focussed approach to recruitment.

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