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Scientific Director

Part time 4 days - £70k FTE | London, South London, West London |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:889397

The Role

Scientific Director - (New!) Medical Communications agency - SW London - Part time 4 days - £70k FTE

A shiny new medical communications agency in South West London are looking for their Scientific Director! Looking for a natural leader - someone passionate about communicating highly scientific content in an educational setting, not afraid to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in.This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join an agency in its infancy, sit on the management team, guide all scientific services, build an editorial team and really make an impact!This role is offered part time for 4 days and 2 can be worked remotely.


The Company

This new agency is the medical communications division of a larger Healthcare and Medical network of companies, bringing the excitement and ambition of a start-up, with the backing and support of a network.

  • Office in the heart of Twickenham close to the river and surrounding restaurants and cafes

  • Start-up Medical Communications agency - you can really make your mark

  • Backed by a hugely successful wider business of medical education, publishing and media.

  • Focus on Medical Education and Meetings work - no Publications or Publication planning

  • Main Therapy areas are Respiratory and Cardiovascular with opportunity to grow and develop

  • Great work life balance with time and space to develop business strategy.


The Role

This Scientific Director will work closely with the Client Services function to develop the business, establish standards and internal processes and deliver high quality work to pharmaceutical companies, charities and professional medical associations.

  • Set the strategy with a focus on new business development

  • Build, shape and grow the business

  • Develop client process, SOP's, and how work is reviewed.

  • Research pipeline, maintain and grow accounts

  • Managing resources including editors, writers, producers and graphic designers through the shared services

  • On the Management Team with responsibility for business strategy and growth.



A senior / lead / principal writer, or maybe a Scientific Team Lead or Scientific Director, excited by the prospect of joining a new venture to set up and run a new agency.

  • A natural leader - someone passionate about communicating highly scientific content in an educational setting.

  • Significant medical communications experience including writing, developing and reviewing high quality scientific materials and working with external experts

  • Ability to interpret data and translate into audience appropriate materials for pre - post-launch activities.

  • Scientific lead ensuring accuracy and integrity of all medical communication and medical education activities.


What should you do next?

This Scientific Director role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to join a start-up, be on the management team, be the most senior scientific person and develop an editorial team. To discuss further, please submit your current CV.

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.



Louise Lavelle

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

Healthcare Communications covering Medical Communications, Medical Education, Healthcare Advertising and PR.

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

Client Services: Senior Account Director, Group Account Director, Client Services Director, Director of Client Services, Business Unit Director, Managing Director, Business Development Director, Strategic Solutions Director, Client Partnership Director, Agency Lead

Editorial: Scientific Team Lead, Editorial Lead, Scientific Director, Editorial Director, Senior Scientific Specialist, Executive Scientific Director, Senior Scientific Director, Director of Scientific Services, Business Unit Director, Managing Director, Agency Lead

What are the hot issues in your sector currently?

Employee health and wellbeing, flexible and remote working, IR35.

What is your greatest fear?

Debilitating Illness


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