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Scientific Director / Principal Writer - Envision Pharma - All UK Locations



Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: United Kingdom
Reference: SciDir Dec18
Job Details:

We are looking for a Scientific Director/Principal Writer to join a fast-paced account to manage projects across the medical communications spectrum, including medical affairs, medical strategy and scientific publications involving a portfolio of products in various indications.


In this broad-ranging role, the successful candidate will contribute at a strategic, senior scientific level within a well-established, dynamic team, with the potential to develop the team of writers to support projected account growth.


Key responsibilities

  • Lead the delivery of medical affairs/publication projects, providing strategic input and scientific oversight throughout the course of each project

  • Lead all client interactions relating to scientific deliverables

  • Take full accountability for accuracy and scientific integrity of all assigned projects

  • Direct and review writers’ projects, as well as taking responsibility for your own (including writing)

  • Work closely with accountmanagement colleagues to generate budgets and timelines, ensuring timelydelivery of all projects

  • Work closely with other functions around the business (eg, creative, editorial) in the delivery of specific projects as appropriate

  • Line management and/or mentoring of UK-based junior writers

  • Some travel (US/Europe/UK) maybe required

Key requirements

  • Excellent medical writing and critical reviewing abilities with high-level strategic understanding

  • At least 6 years’ experience spent at medical communications agencies

  • Experience of both publications and non-publications projects

  • At least 1 year of experience providing scientific leadership for an account (or accounts)

  • Broad therapy area experience and the ability to get up-to-speed in a new therapy area with ease

  • Excellent knowledge of good publication practice, with CMPP certification preferable (although not required)

  • Full understanding and implementation of compliance best practice for medical affairs deliverables

  • Formal line management experience preferable; experience with mentoring/training/coaching junior members of staff required

About Envision Pharma Group

We are a global leader in medical communications, with an international portfolio of pharmaceutical and biotechnology company clients, whom we support from our offices in the UK, US and Asia-Pacific region.  We have an enviable reputation in our field and a heritage founded on continual innovation and leadership in best practice.

Envision Pharma is committed to developing and supporting team members, enabling them to excel in their roles, and to maintaining a culture that encourages development,as well as recognising and rewarding achievements. We are a dynamic and rewarding company to work for, offering excellent benefits and a friendly,supportive and vibrant work environment.














Posted: 20/12/2018 | NPJ Ref: 227537 | NPJ Original URL