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Scientific Services Director

£85K + profit share | South East, Berkshire |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:889091

The Role

Scientific Services Director, Healthcare Communications agency, Reading, £85K + profit share

An attractive vacancy for a Scientific Services Director to join an award-winning agency and provide high-level scientific, editorial and strategic counsel to pharmaceutical clients.


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

Scientific Services Director to lead projects from a scientific, editorial and strategic perspective

  • Provide strategic counsel to pharmaceutical clients, confidently leading discussions in client meetings and teleconferences
  • Engage external experts in high-level scientific and medical discussions
  • Provide strategic direction to the team based on a thorough understanding of clients' needs and objectives, and the commercial needs of the business.
  • Recruitment, training and development of the scientific services team
  • Supporting new business initiatives including pitches and presentations



A seasoned medical communication professional who has earned their stripes progressing through the ranks within editorial teams

  • Strong scientific background, maybe a MSc or PhD
  • Many years' medical writing experience and able to review and edit the work of others
  • Leadership and direction of high performing teams
  • 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


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