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Scientific Director

£85k | London |  Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:887175



Louise Lavelle

Which team do you work in?
Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?
I look after the Medical Education and Medical Communications roles such as medical writers and account managers.

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

Following companies and people of interest on LinkedIn, reading updates on MedCommsnetworking and PMLive, and catching up on relevant news on the "health" section of news websites. 

What's your favourite film and why?
I don't really watch films. Does Corrie count??

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
A chocolate-making machine that would be a normal household object to be used daily, like a toaster. 

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?
I treat people as people, and not commodities. The recruitment process can be stressful and I am constantly mindful of peoples' feelings and overall goals. 


The Role

Scientific Director responsible for the scientific and strategic excellence across a number of accounts within the business unit. Based in London, Buckinghamshire or Cheshire, this Scientific Leadership role will pay upwards of £85k DOE.


The Company

Independent Medical Education agency with a fantastic reputation for looking after their staff and having a true focus on improving patient outcomes.

  • Global network
  • 30% year on year growth
  • Aspirational leadership team who bring out the best in their team
  • Experts in Advisory Boards, Symposia, Stand alone meetings, publication planning and execution, scientific platforms and scientific narratives.
  • Offer tailored packages with flexibility and benefits to suit individual employees.


The Role

Highly visible Scientific Leader to all clients and KOL's, responsible for the scientific and strategic excellence across multiple accounts within their business unit.

  • Expert understanding of client science and strategy, keeping up to date with medical and scientific advances.
  • Lead scientific discussions internally and externally with credibility and authority.
  • Can involve line management of a Principal Medical Writer and Scientific Medical Writer if the applicants wants line management, but it doesn't necessarily have to be part of the role.
  • Senior point of contact with clients ensuring a high level scientific and strategic partnership.
  • Drive growth and lead the development and delivery of new business proposals and pitches.
  • Mentor and coach the team, both writers and accounts, to understand and confidently communicate around client science and strategy.



Will be of interest to Scientific Directors, Scientific Team Leads and Directors of Scientific Strategy, who want to lead the scientific direction of a dedicated business unit and work in close partnerships with clients. Applicants welcome from backgrounds in Medical Communications and Medical Education, pharmaceutical and other transferable industries.


What should you do next?

This Scientific Director job is a great role and won't be around for long! So don't delay. If you are unsure and need some advice, give me a ring, otherwise just click apply, upload your CV and send, it's really that easy! Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there. Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.

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