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Scientific Director

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Communication
Job Level: Management
Position: Full Time
Location: United Kingdom
Reference: Sci-Dir
Job Details:

We are seeking a Scientific Director. The position can be either based at home in the UK or at our offices in Manchester city centre.
The purpose of the role is to provide scientific expertise and guidance to the business and clients. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a biological sciences discipline or life science. The Scientific Director will be a member of the Meridian management team and will actively participate in and contribute to management meetings and the subsequent discussions and decisions that affect the day-to-day management, direction and success of the entire business.
You will have a proven track record as a Senior Writer or Principal Medical Writer in a medical communications agency. You are likely to be actively seeking your next career step. You will already have successfully led typical editorial projects from start to finish, delivering to time and budget and managing the expectations of clients and healthcare professionals.

The responsibilities include:
- Develop and implement strategic communications plans, producing quality medical and scientific materials
 - Lead liaison with clients and KOLs on scientific content and strategic implications related to communication of that content
 - Maintain relationships with clients and KOLs to ensure long-term account health and development
 - Apply therapy area expertise and commercial awareness to support effective proposal development and to meet business objectives of the team
 - Proactively identifies opportunities to allow organic growth of assigned accounts
 - Educate writing and account teams on scientific aspects of assigned accounts, demonstrating strong understanding of relevant therapy area and market environment
 - Undertake editorial and/or strategic development of projects and ensures that deliverables meet client needs
 - Review the work of others providing constructive, supportive feedback, to ensure scientific accuracy, strategic alignment and quality of outputs
 - Act as a mentor to team members encouraging their personal development
 - Work with the editorial team to manage resourcing and workflow to ensure completion of projects on time and to client brief

 - 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
 - Meridian Fund, an allowance for personal progression
 - Performance-led bonuses
 - Enhanced maternity and paternity package
 - Private health care
 - Life insurance
 - Critical illness cover
 - Generous sight test reimbursement policy
 - Long service awards
 - Pension contribution
 - Option for a flu vaccine
 - Holiday exchange scheme
 - Relaxed, friendly company culture, we treat our employees like the adults they are
 - Yearly company event (previous years include trips to Amsterdam, London and racing at Silverstone)

Posted: 01/12/2021 | NPJ Ref: 292174
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