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Director, Scientific Communications


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  • Date posted
    May 1, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Apply before
    May 31, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

New opportunity! ClinicalMind is a full-service Medical Communications Company with extensive experience in specialty therapeutic areas. We offer unique, cutting-edge live and digital initiatives designed to integrate, support, and enhance our client objectives and drive additional engagement with key customers.

ClinicalMind’s talented team defines our company. Anyone who works in this business knows that their success is based on one thing above all else – the people. Come join a growing Medical Communications Agency!

Job Summary

The role of the Director, Scientific Communications is to be the primary contact with the client and the bridge among all stakeholders on the account with the client. This includes direct verbal and written communications with clients and their designees including other vendors and investigators, researchers, and authors. When assigned to smaller accounts, the Director may be required to assume responsibilities normally addressed by an account manager. When assigned to larger accounts, the director may receive support from an account manager.

An effective Director will continually drive project and account goals and objectives internally and externally. In addition, this individual is to establish internal and external timelines and manage project deliverables within the approved budget.

Job Responsibilities And Skills

  • Direct communication with the client lead (Sr. Level)
  • Manage projects within goals and objectives
  • Strategic analysis and tactical planning
  • Publication plan management
  • Create and oversee timelines
  • Supports executive lead with client services
  • Coordinate/facilitate/manage publication team activities and projects
  • Create meeting agendas, action items, and meeting summaries for internal and client distribution
  • Act as liaison for internal and external communications with assigned accounts
  • Provide regular status reports and manage task lists on assigned accounts progress for all project areas
  • Liaise and coordinate with creative and editorial to ensure accurate and timely delivery of publication plan assets and projects
  • Works directly with executive lead on development of proposals and budgets
  • Engages client stakeholders, key opinion leaders, authors, and outside vendors at the direction of senior director or executive lead
  • Supports client executive lead on special projects, ad hoc initiatives, and business development
  • Create and oversee budgets
  • Manage project within budget/resource parameters
  • Monitor resource utilization per project, reporting overage and out-of-scope activities to appropriate senior lead
  • Participates in business development initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Strategic input into yearly pub planning, including abstracts, presentations, manuscripts, and other (SCP, lexicon, dossier, monograph, ad boards, etc.)
  • Ad hoc strategic recommendations for meeting or journal placement
  • Review of outline and drafts for key scientific considerations and story flow
  • Identification of authors/KOLs for pubs/other
  • Direct/lead client publication meetings
  • Review writing projects for key messages or revisions per client input
  • Review periodic project reports for budget alignment
  • Provide scientific input, oversee content creation
  • Manage KOL ID process for advisory board meetings
  • Develop draft SOWs for non-standard projects
  • Gather information to justify a change order if appropriate
  • Review/approve draft project timeline developed by manager
  • Identify opportunities to leverage other company divisions for projects
  • Monitor projects for compliance with GPP-2022 guidelines
  • Manage staffing needs of account and medical writer resourcing
  • Develop performance reviews and set goals for upcoming year
  • Set goals for professional development for medical writers
  • Collaborate with library for literature search requests
  • Troubleshoot issues w/clients and/or authors
  • Troubleshoot ways to overcome client internal challenges

Minimum Qualifications

  • Five years’ experience in Publication Planning, Medical Writing, Project Management
  • CMPP certification is ideal and preferred
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical or medical communications/education industry, or ancillary area
  • Scientific degree or clinical experience helpful but not required
  • Account management experience – including direct interaction with the client(s) to manage projects at a senior level is required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Reputation for superb follow-up and responsiveness
  • Must be deadline driven
  • Good knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Schedule flexibility and dedicated work ethic

ClinicalMind provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.