Medical Communications-Scientific Director
The Bachrach Group - Pennsylvania

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Southern New Jersey /PA Scientific Director Ph.D and PharmD /Medical Communications Agency background only!

The Scientific Director will hold the following core competencies: commitment to quality, management, leadership, team player, written and verbal communications skills, listening skills, and time management. Serving as a scientific liaison, this position is responsible for the development of editorial content, directing a team of medical writers and associate scientific directors, and maintaining the scientific integrity of all medical communication deliverables produced by the


Advanced degree in the Life Sciences (MD, PhD or PharmD) from an accredited college or university. Residency and/or publication/writing experience or experience in medical or pharmaceutical field strongly preferred.

At least 8 years relevant pharmaceutical and clinical experience, an in-depth understanding of one or more key therapeutic areas, with emphasis in oncology or diabetes.

Publication planning/ writing experience or experience in medical or pharmaceutical field required. Prior experience mentoring and managing staff required.

Advanced computer literacy necessary, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications such as PowerPoint and Word in addition to online medical resource searching (i.e. Ovid, Medline, PubMed, etc.)

Essential Responsibilities
Department Management and Supervision
: Conduct semi-annual performance appraisals for all direct reports in coordination with Director, Human Resources and VP, Scientific Services
: Provide ongoing guidance and consultation to a team of medical writers and sr. medical writers and Associate Scientific Director
: Makes recommendations and collaborates with HR on the training and development of medical writers and sr. medical writers
: Develops, communicates, implements and monitors policies and procedures for the editorial services function in coordination with VP, Scientific Services
: Recommend methods for improving the quality of editorial services provided to our clients
Editorial Project Management
: Direct the planning and execution of all editorial projects in coordination with VP, Scientific Services
: Plan and coordinate project teams, work assignments, resource planning and allocation
: Determine deadlines and budgeted editorial hours for each project undertaken, either from the relevant client service representative or senior editorial colleague
: Ensure assigned tasks are completed on time and within the time allocated in the project estimate
: Communicate or warn when timelines are not likely to be met as well as suggest an alternative arrangement if necessary
: Coordinate with client services and other colleagues to reach a consensus on content and style for assigned editorial projects
: Contribute ideas to senior management to enhance productivity/competitive edge of company
: By drawing on working knowledge of the different tools available for communicating messages in the pharmaceutical industry, support project teams, contribute ideas, and share experiences
: Play an active role in establishing a cohesive and dynamic relationship between the client services team, other editorial colleagues, and the client
: Communicate regularly with editorial teams in other offices in order to share best practice ideas to achieve great efficiency
: Coordinate at an appropriate level with external parties such as clients and key opinion leaders (e.g. liaising with speakers in the preparation of briefing notes and slide presentations)
Research and Information Management
: Maintains expertise and interprets new research findings in at least one area of expertise and advises clients and internal staff on how new developments will impact the field
: Predicts trends in at least one field of expertise
: Research medical and scientific topics utilizing various information services including in-house reference system, on-line journal subscriptions, libraries, and literature search databases (i.e., Pub Med)
: Research and source appropriate medical literature for editorial projects and proposals (often within a tight timeline)
: Efficiently and effectively use medical literature searching resources available within the company

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