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Scientific Director

£Great salary, bonus, culture and bens! | North West, Cheshire |  Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:888038



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

Independently owned medical communications agency in Macclesfield are looking to hire a Scientific Director to provide scientific and strategic leadership to both client and internal teams.


The Company

This independent agency work with international pharmaceutical clients to deliver global healthcare communication services.

  • Wonderful modern office in central Macclesfield surrounded by shops, cafes and pubs!
  • Loads of onsite parking and walking distance from Macclesfield train station
  • Industry busting client retention; still working with original clients!
  • Look after their teams with a dedicated health and wellness area and an option to take part in Pilates, massage, a mental health awareness course, flu jab and a financial advisor.
  • A break out area with books, sofas and table football to unwind and relax


The Role

Scientific Director to provide scientific and editorial excellence across a full range of high-quality deliverables.

  • Provide scientific, strategic and technical leadership of the editorial teams
  • Evaluate scientific data objectively in order to report results
  • Manage, review and write as needed, the production of a range of materials aimed at educating the medical communications industry
  • Provide leadership and management for line reports, and mentor / motivate junior staff
  • Involved in developing content across Publications and Meetings (Ad Boards, Symposia) including digital work.



A principal medical writer with leadership experience, or scientific team lead or scientific director looking to join a family friendly, supportive company who actively encourage a healthy work / life balance.

  • A keen interest in medical publications, meetings/events and digital work within medical communications
  • Therapy areas include Oncology, Haemostatics, vaccines, Diabetes and Alzheimer's.
  • Budget development and management experience
  • Comfortable building solid client relationship where you can challenge the brief and suggest new ideas.


What should you do next?

This Scientific Director role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to lead teams, develop client relationships and produce materials that will educate HCP's. 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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