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Scientific Director

to £90K | London |  Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:887727



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 across 3 divisions - Healthcare Comms - London - to £90K

A highly strategic Scientific Director role overseeing 3 agencies within this Global Healthcare Comms group in central London. You will join an outstanding, super impressive and award-winning team, sharing their passion for science and finding innovative effective ways of communicating scientific data to a wide variety of audiences.


The Company

The group consists of 5 healthcare communication agencies, with specialisms spanning Medical Education, Healthcare Advertising, PR, Marketing, Branding and Digital.

  • The teams share a vibrant, buzzing office in central London with an onsite café

  • Hugely creative and exciting environment with lots of cross functional opportunities to get involved with

  • Part of a wider Communications network with offices in 100 countries across the globe

  • Constantly evolving and innovating, looking for people with passion, drive and integrity.


The Role

Scientific Director to develop and direct scientific strategy and messaging for designated accounts, provide scientific counsel and take the lead on key deliverables of strategic importance to the client.

  • Identify and develop client communication goals and strategic imperatives, founded in a thorough understanding of the clients' product, portfolio and the clinical and commercial environment in which they operate.

  • Leads high-profile and scientifically complex discussions around therapeutic areas and client communication requirements

  • Use insight and expertise to lead development of scientific strategy for existing accounts.

  • Ensure project deliverables meet programme objectives, contain appropriate medical and commercial messages and meet high editorial standards.

  • Provide strategic recommendations for communication disciplines outside of medical education and Communications, ie. PR and Advertising

  • Develop scientific strategy for more complex and challenging scenarios and above-brand opportunities.

  • A leadership role with responsibility for training, mentoring, managing and leading Medical Writers and Associate Scientific Directors. You will also be actively involved in Senior Management discussions.



A seasoned medical communication professional who has earnt their stripes as a medical writer and enjoys being involved in the leadership of the team and being a strategic partner to clients.

  • A solid career in medical communications, medical education or marketing communications.

  • Proven expertise in strategic planning and scientific platform development.

  • Adept at building strong client and external expert relationships.

  • Inspirational and credible team leader and line manager

  • Confident leading new business pitches.


What should you do next?

This Scientific Director role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to have strategic scientific input across 3 comms agencies with a broader remit across medical education, healthcare advertising and PR. 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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