Medical Director

Posted: 1/24/2020 | Expires: 2/23/2020

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: PR & Communications, Planning & Strategy
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive





Springer Healthcare is a leading full service medical communications agency, and forms part of Springer Nature, the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. With more than 40 years’ experience working with the pharmaceutical industry, we are specialists in delivering innovative medical content and services across a wide range of communication platforms.





The Medical Director manages the delivery of the scientific content of medical communications within accounts; provides strategic consultancy to clients based upon scientific expertise; supports new business development; and acts as lead scientific consultant on one or more accounts.








  • Work with the other members of the team to drive business to meet/exceed client expectations by providing scientific leadership in specific therapeutic categories

  • Write and manage delivery of scientific content for a range of medical communications that meet client needs, internal quality standards and timelines

  • Liaise with Scientific Services leadership on writers’ training needs and provide coaching as required

  • Apply knowledge of the therapeutic use and strategic marketing of pharmaceuticals to account plans, strategic publication plans, strategic communication programs, proposals and pitches

  • Attend conferences, scientific symposia, and advisory boards

  • Travel up to 20% of total work time

  • Any other duties that can reasonably be expected of you




Note: Flexible work from home arrangements are available for this position.






Experience, skills, and qualifications





  • Advanced degree in the Life Sciences (MD, PhD or PharmD) from an accredited university required

  • At least 7 years’ relevant pharmaceutical and clinical experience, and an in-depth understanding of one or more key therapeutic areas

  • Experience in medical communications agency environment is essential

  • Superior medical writing skills and publications experience required

  • Prior experience mentoring staff

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

  • Significant client-facing and presentation experience a must






We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:



  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Life and AD&D

  • 401(k)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Transit Accounts

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Summer Hours






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