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Scientific Programme Development Manager

£depending on experience + benefits | Hertfordshire |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Client Services, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:889357

The Role

Scientific Programme Development Manager - Medical Communications / Pharma Event Management Agency - Hertfordshire - £depending on experience + benefits

Specialising in pre-launch, clinical events, this agency are adding to their Scientific Programme team with a hybrid role


The Company

With 20 employees, this is a nice size company with a supportive and friendly team, offering:

  • The opportunity to travel about 12 times per year across Europe, the US and Asia
  • Town centre location with shops and cafes on their doorstep
  • Free onsite parking or a train station just a 10-minute walk away
  • Exposure to large global pharma and CRO clients
  • A really great working environment, demonstrated by the number of long service employees (some ~20 years' service!!)


The Role

The Scientific Programme Development Manager will be responsible for:

  • Working on investigator meetings with between 15-300 attendees
  • Working onsite, including international travel
  • Discussing and developing the agenda with clients
  • Working with presenters and speakers on their slides, ensuring accuracy
  • Creation and design of clinical study materials



To be considered for this Scientific Programme Development Manager you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience within an events or medical communications agency, either in a similar hybrid role or as an Account Manager or Medical Writer
  • Scientific understanding is essential
  • PowerPoint skills
  • Have experience in a client facing role


What should you do next?

Please apply for an initial, informal call to discuss the company and this Scientific Programme Development Manager opportunity in more detail to see if it is a good match for you. Your details won't be shared with the company without your consent.

This Scientific Programme Development Manager role is one not to be missed; it offers a rare hybrid opportunity for someone not wanting to be restricted to just editorial or client services work. 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.



Katie Goulbourn

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

I work within the medical communications and medical education team, recruiting on behalf of medical communications and pharmaceutical events agencies across the UK

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

I specialise in recruiting for mid-senior level positions in medical communications, across both client services and editorial.

Typical job roles I recruit for include:

  • Account Manager, Senior Account Manager, Account Director

  • Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Project Director

  • Medical Writer, Senior Medical Writer, Principal Medical Writer

  • Medical Editor, Senior Medical Editor

  • Events Manager, Events Director

What are the hot issues in your sector currently?

In medical communications, there are a lot of vacancies to very few candidates, which means candidates are in a really strong position when they start their job search. We are able to run through a number of suitable options with each candidate, shortlisting their top 2-3 opportunities to focus on, and then guide the candidate through the application, interview and offer processes.

Who is your biggest idol / inspiration and why?

My Dad, due to his ambition and credibility in his industry.

What is your greatest fear?


You’re stranded on a desert island – what one thing could you not live without?

Hot chocolate


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