Scientific Director

Remote · Chicago, Illinois, United States expand job description ↓


General Purpose/Summary of Job:

Ability to quickly analyze and assimilate market, therapy area and product information in order to provide consultancy advice on product differentiation, positioning, and marketing strategy

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Client/Internal Support

  • Able to develop key messages that support product positioning and brand vision
  • Able to lead communication strategy meetings
  • Present authoritatively and with credibility to client commercial, medical and scientific staff
  • Present authoritatively and with credibility to thought-leaders in any given therapy area
  • Thorough understanding of principles and processes underlying the various components of a communication program (from satellite symposia to publication planning)
  • Build successful relationships with client commercial and scientific staff
  • Build successful relationships with internal teams
  • Identify and develop opinion leader relationships
  • Possess excellent medical writing skills and been exposed to a wide range of communication activities
  • Ensure highest standards of quality control and client service


  • Develop and write strategically-focused communication plans taking into consideration product marketing goals and objectives
  • Write, support or manage the delivery of defined sectors within a communication program
  • Ensure products and services are delivered to quality standards across more than one communication program

Internal liaison

  • Support and maintain team focus with colleagues across account team and within other departments
  • High-level mentoring of other writers and support staff in team
  • Involvement with identification and delivery of scientific training needs across account team
  • Clear communication with Man Ed/BTL on account and management issues
  • Contribute to product development
  • Sharing ideas and best practice


  • Estimating of project hours for individual projects
  • Monitoring of own time incurred on projects
  • Proactive request for feedback on time from account management
  • Diligent accurate completion of personal time sheets

Business Development

  • Utilize therapy area expertise to support proposal development and build understanding across account team
  • Work with Business Development team, as appropriate, to identify and develop business leads
  • Develop and present scientific credentials on pitches in collaboration with the Business Development team


Job Qualifications:

  • Excellent clinically oriented writing, reviewing, editing, and communication skills
  • Communication/Publication plan development and management experience preferred.


  • Advanced life science (PhD, PharmD, MS) or medical (MD, DO) degree;
  • 5+ years’ medical/scientific writing/editing experience


Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

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