Associate Medical Director

Chicago, Illinois, United States expand job description ↓


The Associate Medical Director will be responsible for leading medical content development for multiple projects, including development of various resources and providing input on scientific/medical strategy 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 client needs 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 and contributing original ideas during brand planning and strategic development meetings
  • Leading discussion of medical content with pharmaceutical clients
  • Working closely with all internal teams (account, creative, and editorial) to create content that meets the objectives of strategic imperatives
  • Attending medical, legal, and regulatory review meetings
  • Executing aspects of administrative responsibilities (time sheets, project timelines, creative manager) in a detailed and timely manner
  • Participating in all job-related meetings, including project kick-off meetings, weekly status meetings, and team meetings
  • Contributing ideas for brainstorming sessions and participating in new business proposals


  • Advanced degree in life sciences required, preferably PharmD or PhD
  • At least 4 years of experience in developing/writing promotional medical content in a medical communications, pharmaceutical/healthcare advertising agency, medical education, or similar field
  • Ability to translate complex scientific concepts for a variety of managed care audiences
  • Ability to prioritize deadline-sensitive projects and juggle competing client priorities
  • Flexibility to meet the demands of a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Managed care experience is a plus
  • Ability to travel for occasional client meetings


Competitive salary and benefits package

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