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Scientific Director

Package to £75K | North West, Cheshire |  Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:887371



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 communications team in Cheshire are looking for an additional Scientific Director to join their successful and growing team. You will join a wider team of c70 people and lead the scientific direction and client communications for your dedicated accounts.


The Company

  • Scientific Communications agency with a proud reputation for integrity

  • Long standing client partnerships

  • Excellent reputation for internal and external training, career progression and professional development of their staff.

  • Broad range of projects including publications, medical education and some that include both!

  • Wide range of therapy areas including Immunology, Oncology, Respiratory, Rheumatoid arthritis and Rare Diseases and novel therapeutic approaches.

  • Very patient driven


The Role

  • Scientific Leadership: reviews, quality checks, scientific integrity, high attention to detail. Run workshops in the client company for med Ed and Pubs plans. Onsite presence at congress, run satellite and stand-alone meetings.

  • Client partnership: spend time with the client, understand their needs, challenge the brief, build trusting relationship.

  • Ideas generator: act as a strategic consultant to the client, make suggestions, push back, challenge.

  • Oversight of entire account, delegation of tasks to the team, successful growth of account, forecast for the next 12 months, strategy for growth, make projections and work towards beating them, close client partnership, resourcing to make sure the right people are on the right account, some P&L responsibility, organic account growth.

  • Line management: writers and editorial team, invest heavily in career progression and professional development, formal appraisals and informal meetings every fortnight. Manage freelance resource.



  • A confident scientific leader who enjoys working in close partnership with the client.

  • Strategic consultant able to challenge the brief and raise new ideas.

  • Strong background in Medical Education

  • Inspirational leader who nurtures and develops talent

  • This role is open to Scientific Director, Scientific Team Leads or Principal Medical Writers who have the breadth of experience covering scientific leadership, medical writing, client liaison and team management.


What should you do next?

This Scientific Director role is one not to be missed. 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.

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