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Cline Davis & Mann Scientific Director in New York, New York


Job Purpose:

Strategic pillar within the Scientific Services department, providing leadership and direction to the whole team, clients and KOLs

Qualities and attributes:

  • Excellent writing, communication and listening skills

  • Outstanding and inspirational leader

  • Able to train and organize teams

  • Ability to digest science quickly and explain difficult concepts in simple terms

  • Experience building relationships with KOLs

  • Strategically astute

  • Expert presenting skills

Essential Duties:

Provide leadership, direction and support for strategic/brand/client/KOL issues

  • Understand client needs and the current market to identify and communicate strategic insights to guide client strategy, market shaping, and project execution

  • Utilize experience to demonstrate how to incorporate marketing and medical messages at strategic and tactical levels, and ensure everything is grounded in robust science

  • Demonstrate a high degree of scientific and commercial knowledge and insights across all activities, helping guide others to develop this skill

  • Demonstrate passion in the development, presentation, integration, and execution of strategic insights

  • Demonstrate full compliance with internal processes and lead adherence to best practices across teams, setting the example for junior team members to follow

Serve as Scientific Services team lead for clients and agency

  • Support the senior leaders, taking the lead on multi-writer projects, assisting with resourcing and scientific communications review

  • Primary day-to-day contact for content strategy within the agency on key projects

  • Ensure effective communication about content/brand issues with agency, client, and faculty

  • Troubleshoot content issues and ensure all project tasks are assigned and on schedule

  • Communicate with faculty, clients, and agency regarding content throughout projects

  • Lead client meetings on content to discuss project planning, goals and execution of projects

  • Undertake tasks outside of the specifics of the job description where business reasons require it

Help facilitate a strong cohesive team that is focused on priorities and knowledgeable about client(s) products and services

  • Line manage 2-4 members of the Scientific Services department, including those at Associate/Assistant Scientific Director, Scientific Associate, and Account Coordinator levels

  • Provide direction to Associate/Assistant Scientific Director, Scientific Associate, and Account Coordinator levels on content-related tasks

  • Understand client needs and the current market to identify and communicate strategic insights to guide client strategy, market shaping, and project execution.

  • Resource project workload to content team based on skills, knowledge area, and availability

  • Ensure Scientific Services team understands content-related fees to maintain budget and that timesheets are completed and represent the work conducted

  • Lead upskilling of agency team in new scientific content

  • Work with all teams in the agency to ensure interaction with Scientific Services group is “seamless”

  • Ensure future planning of the department through discussions with Executive Team

Strategize agency growth potential

  • Proactively identify and realize business growth opportunities

  • “Own” the ideation/creation of strategic offerings and work with senior team to recognize opportunities to integrate and sell these offerings to clients

  • Develop new business opportunities with current and new clients

  • Keep up to date with product data and developments in relevant fields

  • Lead annual planning process for key accounts

Education and Experience:

  • An advanced degree (PharmD, PhD, RPh, MS, RN, MD) in a scientific/medical discipline is required. Education in biomedical sciences preferred

  • Minimum 7+ years of experience working in medical education, medical communications, pharmaceuticals, publishing, or publications planning and development is required

  • This position may require domestic/international travel, including on weekends

The companies within the Healthcare Consultancy Group are Equal Opportunity Employers. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any category or class of person protected by law.

Job ID 2020-21540

Location US-NY-New York

Category Medical Communications - Medical & Scientific Services

Company Synergy