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Scientific Team Lead

£65K + profit share | South East |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:889111

The Role

Scientific Team Lead, Healthcare Communications agency, Reading, £65K + profit share

An attractive vacancy for a Scientific Team Lead to join an award-winning agency and lead a team of medical writers from both an editorial and strategic perspective.


The Company

A fun loving, dynamic and ambitious agency looking for like-minding individuals support future business growth.

  • Insight-driven scientific and medical communications agency providing services to the pharmaceutical industry across the globe
  • Focus on finding solutions that provide significant and measurable impact on the lives of healthcare professionals and patients
  • Develop programmes to communicate information that raises awareness and understanding of diseases, patient behaviour and the latest medical treatments and technologies
  • Large independent agency with UK and US offices
  • A gold accreditation for being Investors in People


The Role

An interesting and varied Scientific Team Lead vacancy, to manage the delivery of a range of high-quality medical communication materials

  • Lead and manage the medical writing team, providing strategic guidance across a range of accounts
  • Ensure editorial excellence across the full range of projects, including slide kits, meeting reports, websites and apps.
  • Co-ordinate with the design, production and account management teams for project delivery.
  • Develop specialist knowledge in certain therapy areas, and a thorough understanding of clients' needs and objectives.
  • Recruitment of team members, training and mentoring the associate writers



A life sciences' graduate with a passion for communicating high quality scientific messaging and materials.

  • Several years' experience as a senior / principal medical writer
  • Proven line management experience who enjoys building and coaching high performing teams
  • Has an eye for detail when it comes to reviewing and referencing the work of medical writers
  • Comfortable working in partnership with clients to define their needs
  • Full understanding of industry regulations and guidelines underpinning medical communication activities.


What should you do next?

This is a priority role for the agency and they are keen to move quickly to secure the right person for their business. For more information and a full job description, please let me know your availability for a confidential discussion.

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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