Scientific Director

Job Title: Scientific Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North West England, England
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + company benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 70708-PHARM-JHY_1513773107
Contact Name: James Harvey
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 20, 2017 12:31

Job Description

Job title: Scientific Director
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Medical Communications
Location: North West England, UK
Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 / year

Main Role Purpose:

- Provide high-level scientific, strategic and marketing insight combined with
editorial leadership of account teams
- Effectively line manage and coach (as appropriate) Writers and Editorial Team
Leaders to ensure excellence in project delivery across the communication mix

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

- Combine in-depth scientific understanding of the product/therapy area with
commercial/market awareness to provide high-level strategic and tactical
communication planning internally and externally
- Keep abreast of developments in the worldwide healthcare industry pertinent to
medical communications/account/therapy area and communicate to the account and/or
line management teams effectively
- Use proven track record to provide guidance on briefing and reviewing
- Establish positive long-term relationships with a wide range of brand team
members in client organisations
- Lead, coach and motivate account/project teams, providing support and guidance to
team members on client and project issues
- Contribute to account team succession planning and resource forecasting
- Provide a professional perspective on quality procedures and editorial processes
within and across accounts
- Develop close working relationships with team members, thereby enabling provision
of regular feedback on performance, both directly and to line managers
- Through effective line management ensure training, development and appraisal of
all line reports, including Writers, Senior Writers, Principal Writers and
Editorial Team Leaders as required
- Participate in staff recruitment by assessing the suitability of candidates, as
- Actively participate in the training and development programme, coaching
individual team members and leading workshops, as required
- Liaise effectively with account team leaders and the Head of Editorial and
Scientific Services to resource projects appropriately and to contribute to brand
resource forecasting, as required
- Contribute to the development of forward account plans in liaison with Account
- Support Account Managers by actively contributing to project specifications/cost
- Ensure that any request for work outside the original specification is discussed
with the client and communicated to the Account Manager, as well as the wider
project team