Medical Director

Chicago, Illinois, United States expand job description ↓

Description

The Medical Director will be responsible for leading the medical writing activities for multiple projects: developing clinical document strategy with minimal supervision while working cross-functionally and with a high level of independence. Responsible for ensuring high quality with regard to scientific content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, consistency, and adherence to regulatory and internal guidelines, styles, and processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serving as medical point person on assigned accounts
  • Developing and writing medical content for multiple and wide-ranging therapeutic areas
  • Adding value to current project quality and outcomes by demonstrating in‑depth technical expertise of assigned therapeutic category areas
  • Developing credible content for a full range of deliverables (manuscripts, slide presentations, advisory boards, posters, strategy guides, monographs, etc)
  • Reviewing medical content for scientific accuracy and appropriateness
  • Providing medical insights during brand planning and strategic development meetings
  • Work closely with account and strategic services for the assigned account
  • Oversee all projects within the account to ensure consistency and accuracy
  • Mentor junior writers
  • Interact and work directly with clients
  • Provide strategic direction across projects
  • Discussing medical content with pharmaceutical clients, medical professionals, KOLs, and managed care customers
  • Working closely with both account and creative teams to create content that meets the objectives of strategic imperatives
  • Working closely with editorial to ensure scientific and editorial accuracy of jobs
  • Attending medical, legal, regulatory review meetings
  • Executing aspects of administrative responsibilities (time sheets, project timelines, creative manager) in a detailed and timely manner
  • Participating in project kick-off meetings, weekly status meetings, and scientific services team meetings
  • Contributing ideas for brainstorming sessions and participating in new business proposals
  • Responding to needs of team and senior management
  • Contributing original ideas for tactical planning within assigned accounts

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in life sciences, PhD, PharmD is preferred. MD or DO will be considered with relevant experience.
  • At least 5 years' experience in medical education/medical communications with experience leading promotional medical writing activities for multiple projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable speaking with clients and healthcare professionals
  • Ability to provide independent medical direction
  • Familiarity or interest in pharmaceutical managed care marketing
  • Travel required up to 25%

Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits package

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