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Scientific Director – Pubs and Med affairs – Fully remote USA (East Coast or Central based)


The Company

  • Small independent agency – agility to make quick decision, flexible and able offer individual working patterns and arrangements, seeks to understand the whole person.

  • Broad range of accounts with publications and medical affairs work.

  • Variety of therapy areas with specialism in Rare Disease, Urology, Haematology, Gene Therapy and Oncology.

  • Team members based throughout the US and UK

The Role

As a Scientific Director you will be able to provide expert high-level medical writing/editorial support along with scientific and strategic insights to client work. 

  • Hands on role with content generation for a range of projects, being the writing/ client lead on specific projects.

  • Provide scientific support at congresses/meetings as needed (e.g. at slide previews, taking notes at Advisory Boards to write reports)across the US.

  • Directly manage, mentor, guide and coach junior members of the Scientific Services/ Client Services team to ensure excellence in project delivery across all scientific content.

  • Implementing quality control processes at all stages of a project, including Therapeutic Lead review, editorial review and data checking.

  • Liaise with senior management, writers, editors, client service, digital, designers and artworkers where necessary to coordinate the delivery of projects.


To be successful as a Scientific Director, you should have: 

  • At least 5 years of similar agency experience

  • Strong publications background

  • Have worked on various therapeutic areas ideally including Oncology, Haematology and/or Urology

  • Direct management responsibilities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • A higher scientific degree (PhD/PharmaD/ MD) is preferred

  • Must be based on either the East Coast or Central US

  • Excellent writing and editing skills gained in a medical communications agency; able to write in a range of styles and learn new therapy areas quickly. 

  • High level scientific understanding of a range of therapy areas and an ability to rapidly assimilate information for new therapy areas. 

  • Excellent Project Management skills including organisation and time management. 

What should you do next?

This Scientific Director role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work with a small and dedicated team in a leadership capacity. To discuss this role further or to find out about other medical or healthcare communications roles I’m currently working on, please get in touch or hit apply to submit your current resume.

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the USA, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there.

Carrot Recruitment acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.

If there are any arrangements or adjustments we can make to assist you at interview then please let us know and we'll be more than happy to assist.

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Job Consultant

Zoe Pindar-Ark

Healthcare Communications, North America

Recruitment Consultant


+16472 598 542

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