Scientific Director

(Greater New York City Area) Medical communications company seeking a Scientific Director. Role will be responsible for the production of high-quality medical copy that meets the client’s communication objectives, to budget and on time, and for ensuring the quality of the team’s editorial output. Will provide scientific expertise and guidance to writing teams and project management teams. Additionally, the Scientific Director will apply therapy area expertise and commercial awareness to support effect proposal development and to meet business objectives of the team.

 

Responsibilities

  • Act as scientific lead on account providing strategic direction and leadership
  • Partner with client services in strategic planning efforts, and account / issues management
  • Oversee content development on a wide range of complex projects across multiple teams/therapeutic areas
  • Guide the decision-making process in data analysis
  • Build, maintain, and lead scientific relationships/ communications with physicians, and guide others to develop this skill
  • Line manage and mentor allocated scientific team members to achieve objectives
  • Guide and lead performance management for direct reports
  • Work with functional teams and client services to cross sell services showing an understanding of business environment and client business strategy/implications
  • Participate in business development initiatives with existing and potential clients

 

Qualifications

  • PhD or Masters in a biological or medically related subject, preference for higher degree
  • At least 5+ years writing experience in a medical communications agency or similar environment
  • Advanced experience in writing across a range of medical communications media without direct supervision