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Associate Scientific Director

Company: Synergy Medical Communications
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Associate Scientific Director - - - - - - - -
Responsible for the production of high-quality medical content, always meeting the client's communication objectives and ensuring work is delivered both on time and to budget, ensuring consistently high standards and internal processes are being adhered to. In addition to this, the Associate Scientific Director confidently incorporates strategic direction on assigned accounts and is the acknowledged go-to contact for in-depth knowledge of select therapy areas.
Qualities and attributes:

  • Excellent writing, communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work independently and driven to deadlines
  • Team player able to navigate a variety of departments
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Dynamics, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to expertly communicate scientific concepts both written and verbal
  • Experience interacting and communicating with KOLs

    Essential Duties:
    Serve as the key day-to-day contact for day-to-day account activities and deliverables:

    • Provide support with developing/second-setting communications and content as needed across a wide range of projects
    • Engage with team members to ensure projects are moving in a timely fashion and working to offer solutions for any issues that arise
    • Liaise with client review team (RAMMP, PROGRES, CRC, Veeva, etc), as appropriate
    • Partner and lead interactions with KOLs with regard to publications, content, and live events
    • Identify and manage freelancers and quality control materials they produce
    • Be the lead contact along with account team partner for assigned accounts
    • Participate in, and lead regular update meetings with clients and internal teams
    • Able to work across multiple projects and accounts simultaneously, whilst monitoring team output
    • Demonstrate full compliance with internal processes and lead adherence to best practices across teams, setting the example for junior team members to follow
    • Share in-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical industry standards and compliance to support the wider team

      Apply strategic mindset to deliverables for a wide range of project types:

      • Independently develop outlines and high-level content for a range of scientific materials and project deliverables for clients
      • Produce scientifically accurate deliverables utilizing the latest and most applicable data
      • Develop creative briefs for overall design concepts
      • Evolve content consistent with client and internal feedback in order to produce strategically astute pieces
      • Partner with account team to ensure deliverables are approved within relevant timeframes and in accordance with client policies relating to processes and permissions
      • Provide additional insight into writing styles, content inclusion, data interpretation and subsequent actions based on previous experience
      • Support the senior team by taking the lead on multi-writer projects, assisting with resourcing and scientific and communications review

        Facilitate a strong cohesive team within the Scientific Services Department, and wider agency teams

        • Work closely with all team members of the Scientific Services Department, demonstrating commitment to achieving individual and wider team goals
        • Maintain a strong relationship with the Client Services department, sharing daily updates and collaborating to deliver the highest-quality projects for our clients
        • Review copy and provide helpful and clear constructive feedback to junior team members
        • Assist junior team members with interpreting external feedback and applying learnings
        • Help guide junior team members in their own strategic development by clearly explaining how to incorporate strategic concepts into projects
        • Coach direct reports to realize their potential
        • Set performance goals and conduct annual performance appraisals for direct reports

          Lead scientific support on accounts for both internal and external stakeholders

          • Proactively enhance knowledge in relevant fields as well as the field of medicine in general
          • Keep up to date on the latest data and happenings within accounts
          • Contribute leadership to deliver the highest possible standards in scientific excellence throughout the entire project process
          • Provide updates both internally and externally on relevant and important developments
          • Communicate effectively and professionally with key opinion leaders and physicians in the relevant field, where appropriate during projects

            Contribute to business development initiatives

            • Actively participate in business development initiatives with both existing and potential clients
            • Collaborate with client service teams to cross-sell services, demonstrating an understanding of the business environment and client business strategy/implications
            • Demonstrate an understanding of scientific service offerings, identifying opportunities for account growth and cross-selling

              Pursue professional development

              • Ask team members (across all levels) for feedback, and proactively implement learnings
              • Own responsibility for your personal development, regularly looking for other ways to learn and grow professionally by maximising exposure to new opportunities, making the most of training and requesting training as required
              • Undertake tasks outside of the specifics of the job description where business reasons require it

                Education and Experience:

                • An advanced degree (PharmD, PhD, RPh, MS, RN, MD) in a scientific/medical discipline is required. Education in biomedical sciences is preferred
                • 3+ years of experience working in medical education, medical communications, pharmaceuticals, publishing, or publications planning and development is preferred
                • This position may require domestic/international travel, including on weekends

Keywords: Synergy Medical Communications, Philadelphia , Associate Scientific Director, Executive , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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