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Scientific Director

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Management
Position: Full Time
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits: Some flexi-work, healthcare, 25 days holiday and
Location: Kent
Reference: PID 4012
Closing Date: 12/03/20
Job Details:
Our client is a growing healthcare communications agency, seeking a Scientific Director to lead the delivery of medical communications projects from their London or Kent offices.

As Scientific Director you will be driving account development from editorial, scientific and strategic perspectives. You’ll also be supporting writers of all levels by providing guidance, constructive feedback and expanding their experience across medcomms projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an independent medcomms company in a leadership role. The agency offer a welcoming atmosphere and in addition to a competitive salary, you can expect benefits including pension, healthcare and 25 days holidays and more.


  • Ensures all ongoing projects are strategically aligned and scientifically accurate
  • Responsible for maintaining relationships with key clients and medical experts for continued growth
  • Undertakes the writing, editorial or strategic development of projects and ensures that deliverables reflect client requirements and are optimally presented
  • Defines clear goals, objectives and processes for the team
  • Proactively provides recommendations for process improvement and ensures that all members of the team follow processes
  • Delegates the editorial workload and budgets from an editorial perspective to ensure the completion of the editorial aspects of projects on time and to the client’s brief
  • Through comprehensive knowledge, ensures awareness and understanding of relevant compliance guidelines, both general and client-specific, and takes responsibility for ensuring projects are delivered accordingly
  • Proactively identifies opportunities within existing accounts, and plays a key role in the organic growth of accounts
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Life Science degree, preferable MSc or PhD
  • Prior experience within a medical communications agency
  • Line manages and mentors; able to provide honest and timely feedback
  • Good planning and organisation skills; able to prioritise across the team
If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a company that fosters an open and approachable environment, this role offers you all that and more!

ID Search & Selection has been successfully placing candidates in healthcare communications jobs for over 15 years. Along the way we’ve built many long term relationships with candidates and clients. We’re now trusted recruitment partners to many leading companies, big, small, network and independent.

Our consultants are knowledgeable and professional and will be happy to offer information and advice. We are with you every step of the way, providing a supportive and communicative service that we will tailor to your unique needs.

Faiza Ahmed would love to hear from you on 01932 797992.

Posted: 13/02/2020 | NPJ Ref: 250350 | NPJ Original URL
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