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Scientific Director

Job Field:
Medical Writing Jobs
Medical Communication Jobs
United Kingdom
All England
Contract Type:
60,000 to 70,000 per annum
Clinical Professionals
Job Ref:

Scientific Director Medical Communications

Summary / Heading
A leading global MedComms agency is looking for a Scientific Director to take the lead for the delivery of high-quality copy for a number of mostly oncology-based publications accounts initially.

You will be utilising excellent verbal and written communication skills to lead the development of accurate scientific copy for a variety of materials, manage junior colleagues and build and maintain strong relationships, sharing strategic and commercial knowledge with external stakeholders including clients and KOLs. The Scientific Director will lead a team of writers and will be responsible for line management and providing clear feedback and reviews on a variety of writing styles and projects as well as working closely with other senior team members to provide scientific expertise for strategic planning, assisting with resourcing and business development as required.

This is a brilliant opportunity for the successful candidate to be part of an excellent senior team in one of the leading global MedComms agencies.


Salary (If applicable)
60-70k per annum

Client Company Statement / USP and Link
Company/Role Overview:
This forward-thinking global MedComms company is seeking talented individuals to lead their writing teams. This diverse role will offer someone the chance to work with a skilled senior team to lead projects, provide scientific expertise and support with strategic direction of the business.

25 days holiday
In-office Pilates and HIT training.
Cycle to work scheme.
Life Assurance
Private Health Insurance

Role / Description
Main Job Responsibilities:
Taking the lead to create and develop medical education materials (mostly publciations) over the a variety of therapy areas (mostly oncology).
Working closely with senior team on direction of the business.
Providing strategic advice and scientific knowledge to client teams.
Maintaining a strong knowledge of therapy areas, client products and competitors.
Line managing junior writers, providing insights into writing styles, content and delivery of written materials.
Supporting the senior teams with forecasting, resourcing and budgeting.
Maintaining strong relationships with clients and medical experts.
Participating in new business development proposals and pitches.

Candidate Requirements:
PhD qualification (Life Sciences)
Strong oncology knowledge
10 years + Medical Communications agency or in-house comms experience.
Experience of line management.
Strong business development skills and strategic acumen.
Experience of creating events materials and publications
Advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
Experience of working well under pressure.
Knowledge of pharmaceutical regulations with experience of working to ABPI.
High level of organisation and time-management.
Pro-active and enthusiastic.

Role USP
Key Benefits To You:
Opportunity to support on global projects.
Opportunity to work with highly talented team members within a top MedComms agency.

Agency Statement / USP / Link / Contact Details
Clinical Professionals are the leading pharmaceutical staffing consultancy in Europe. We are the agency of choice for medical communications professionals as we are the most knowledgeable recruiters within our specialist sectors and receive the highest number of jobs across the UK of all agencies therefore you can leave your job search and career guidance safely in our hands alone! Our expert consultants and resourcers have been working in the medical communications market for a number of years and understand the nuances of this sector, so can give tailored advice for YOU and outstanding levels of service throughout your career. We also have great relationships with our clients so pride ourselves on being able to identify clients that may be the perfect fit for you and bring you to their attention. By working proactively with candidates we find you the RIGHT job at the RIGHT time.

Application Details / Email link plus contact details
To apply for this role please send your CV through to or call me on 01189 522792.

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