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Scientific Director

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits: Pension, private healthcare which is extendable to
Location: United Kingdom
Reference: PID 4263
Closing Date: 28/12/21
Job Details:
Our client is a successful independent medical communications agency based in Buckinghamshire. Due to continued success, they are looking for a Scientific Director to lead and further develop the editorial team and their medical education content strategy capability.

In this role, you will provide the depth of knowledge and experience that underpins all content-led initiatives within the company as well as providing expert strategic counsel to clients and ensuring the high quality and compliance of deliverables.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a flourishing company with plenty of growth with a remit to shape, develop and upskill the editorial team within a supportive and friendly working environment. In addition to an excellent salary, you will receive a pension, private healthcare which is extendable to family members, 24 days holiday, discretionary bonus and more.


  • To manage and develop the medical writing and editorial team, identifying any training requirements on an on-going basis
  • To be client focused, providing scientific expertise whilst maintaining awareness of the status of on-going editorial projects and ensuring that all projects are delivered on time, within budget and to quality standards
  • To set and maintain editorial standards, and support all writing and editing staff to achieve these objectives
  • To oversee the allocation and distribution of editorial tasks to team members and organise freelance activity
  • To contribute to new business activity, supporting proposal development and budgeting
  • Be prepared to provide writing support on projects as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Life Science Degree, MSc or PhD preferred
  • Previous experience of developing medical communications content strategy
  • Significant medical writing experience across a range of deliverables and therapy areas gained within a medical communications environment
  • Team management experience and the ability to coach and train writers and editors
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

To be considered for this role you must live in the UK and have previous medical communications experience gained within an agency setting.


This is a great opportunity to be pivotal and have the opportunity in leading and structuring the future of this driven and supportive agency and a chance to build a strong career along the way.

For more information or to submit an application for this role, please contact Sabine Willms on 01932 797963 or

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Posted: 30/11/2021 | NPJ Ref: 292097 | NPJ Original URL
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