Scientific Director

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 8 months ago(3/29/2021 10:27 AM)
Job ID
2021-25428
Category
Medical Communications - Medical & Scientific Services
Company
Synergy

Overview

Scientific Director, Medical & Scientific Services

 

 

HCG is seeking a Director to join our Medical & Scientific Services team and drive the development, execution and delivery of multiple medical communication projects [in Promotional, Medical Affairs, Commercial, Publications, Digital, other]. The Director will play a key role in developing new and strengthening existing client relationships, ensuring that the assist in the development and growth of new and existing client relationships, ensuring that the scientific needs of the account are being met with strategic focus, scientific rigor and accuracy, and clinical relevance. The Director will also play a significant role in developing junior scientific team members.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Scientific Content 

 

  • Independently provide client-ready deliverables
  • Delegate work effectively and efficiently, providing clear, actionable feedback and direction
  • Oversee content development on a wide range of complex projects across multiple teams/therapeutic areas and guide the decision-making process in data analysis
  • Review scientific content developed by scientific team members and guide others to develop this skill

 

Fiscal Responsibility

 

  • Contribute to scope creation and provide feedback on scientific aspects of budget development
  • Collaborate with the Client Services partner for forecasting, staffing, and resource planning

 

Strategic Perspective and Guidance

 

  • Serve as scientific lead on assigned accounts, providing strategic direction and leadership
  • Develop understanding of the big picture in therapeutic categories through fundamental review of literature
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of pharmaceutical industry standards and compliance

 

Client Engagement and Influence

 

  • Build and manage strong relationships with clients and medical experts communication channels with physicians and guides others in developing this skill
  • Moderate and facilitate effective, productive client sessions

 

Team Engagement and Influence

 

  • Communicate effectively and propose rational and appropriate solutions when conflicts arise
  • Partner with Client Services on account / issues management
  • Full understanding of internal processes, and roles and responsibilities of members of all Departments
  • Guide career development and performance management for direct reports

 

Business Development

 

  • 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 clients and contribute to RFPs and pitches for business with new clients

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • An advanced scientific degree (PhD, MD, PharmD) with 3 to 5 years of experience in a Medical Communications agency setting
  • Strong therapeutic category knowledge and experience, especially (cite one or more categories)
  • Experience working directly with pharmaceutical clients
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret data and provide strategic/scientific direction to clients
  • Proficiency organizing teams and managing projects
  • Strong self-motivation and enthusiasm with demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, highly detail-oriented environment
  • Strong knowledge of pharmaceutical standards, compliance, and regulations
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, including strong proficiency in related technologies (Microsoft applications, Internet research platforms, etc)
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed (provide expected travel frequency if appropriate)

 

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