Scientific Director within Healthcare Comms

Location United Kingdom
Contact name: Stacey Croucher

Contact email:
Contact phone: +441293584300
Published: about 1 year ago
Expiry date: 23 Feb 2023 23:59

Role: Scientific Director

Location: UK / Remote / Hybrid working


An opportunity for a Scientific Director to join an established Healthcare & Medical communication company in the UK team has arisen. If you are an experienced Scientific Director or an experienced Associate Scientific Director with medical communications agency experience, looking for your next step, then please read on.


RBW are excited to be partnered with a leading independent Medical Communications group.

They cover a wide spectrum of Medical Communications, offering full service & bespoke healthcare communications such as Medical Affairs, Publications planning, and Promotional Medical Education.

They are experts in delivering high quality & impactful communications & bringing them to life.

As the Scientific Director, you will be a focal point for strategic discussion, demonstrating innovative thinking, commercial and scientific knowledge & pragmatic approaches to address key communication challenges, adding value with consultancy advice.


Responsible for generating & overseeing the strategic review of content. Working closely with the team to ensure that deliverables are implemented & met to the highest standard. Providing expert advice & oversight in a timely, consistent & contrastive manner.


UK based role – Flexible working / remote working / UK offices



·        Provide high-level scientific & editorial support

·        Lead accounts from scientific / editorial perspective

·        Provide senior level scientific & strategic commercial expertise across the business

·        Act as therapy expert for both internal personnel & clients, providing scientific & strategic input

·        Analyse & solve problems for both clients & the delivery team

·        Lead successful delivery teams

·        Create, review, proofread & data check scientific materials

·        Ensure the scientific content & materials are in line with industry compliance, guidelines, internal SOP’s & meet deadlines & budgets

·        Assist company directors in developing & refining internal processes

·        Support recruitment efforts in reviewing candidate writing tests & participate in the interview process

·        Become an internal expert regarding maters of compliance & industry guidelines; (copyright, PhRMA, CONSORT, GPP3, ICMJE, ABPI, client specific)

·        Line manage other team members; provide support, carry out objective setting, help with areas of development

·        Develop training materials

·        Help with new business development by leading successful teams responsible for pitch & proposals

·        Help with the development of projects, budgets & timelines


The ideal candidate:


·        A degree in Life sciences – medicine, biology, pharmacology, pharmacy, biomedical science

·        Previous agency experience in a writer & reviewer capacity

·        Previous line management or mentoring experience

·        Excellent English language & grammatical skills

·        Excellent decision making & project management skills

·        Outstanding attention to detail


For more information please / +44 1293 584300