Scientific Director

Location: England, England Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Sector: Medical Communications Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Chris Vowles

We are recruiting on behalf of global Medical Communications agency that are looking for an experienced Scientific Director to become a pivotal member of the organisation across the UK.

The role of the Scientific Director will lead you to be responsible for the following;

Provide high-level scientific, strategic and marketing insight combined with editorial leadership of account teams. Effectively line manage and coach Writers and Editorial Team Leaders to ensure excellence in project delivery across the Group.


Combine in-depth scientific understanding of the product/therapy area with commercial/market awareness to provide high-level strategic and tactical communication planning.

Keep abreast of developments in the worldwide healthcare industry pertinent to medical communications/account/therapy area and communicate to the account and/or line management teams effectively.

Use proven track record to provide guidance on briefing and reviewing.


Establish positive long-term relationships with a wide range of brand team members in client organisations.

Single-handedly manage client meetings of all types.

Effectively troubleshoot/handle objections from the client/opinion leaders to ensure continuing good relationships.

Ensure any changes in the internal account/project teams are managed and communicated appropriately with the client.


Lead, coach and motivate account/project teams, providing support and guidance to team members on client and project issues.

Contribute to account team succession planning and resource forecasting.

Provide a professional perspective on quality procedures and editorial processes within and across accounts.

Develop close working relationships with team members, thereby enabling provision of regular feedback on performance, both directly and to line managers.

Through effective line management ensure training, development and appraisal of all line reports, including Writers, Senior Writers, Principal Writers and Editorial Team Leaders as required.

Lead, coach and motivate an editorial team, providing support and guidance to team members on client, project or internal issues, as required.

Participate in staff recruitment by assessing the suitability of candidates.

Actively participate in the organisations training and development programme, coaching individual team members and leading workshops,

Liaise effectively with account team leaders and the Head of Editorial and Scientific Services to resource projects appropriately and to contribute to brand resource forecasting.

Monitor, evaluate and promote quality processes and procedures to ensure clients receive class-leading outputs.


Contribute to the development of forward account plans in liaison with Account Director.

Support Account Managers by actively contributing to project specifications/cost estimates/reconciliations.

Ensure that any request for work outside the original specification is discussed with the client and communicated to the Account Manager, as well as the wider project team.

This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

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