Scientific Director – Independent Med Comms Agency – SW London Border – c£75k + bonus

£75+ plus quarterly bonus
05 Oct 2020
02 Nov 2020
Marketing Disciplines
Creative and Design
Industry Sector
Agency, Healthcare
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Agency Side
Job Role

Scientific Director – Independent Med Comms Agency – SW London Border – c£75k + bonus

Independent, award-winning med comms agency seeks an ambitious Scientific Director.

Are you longing to move away from large-agency culture and join an agile, responsive team where you can really make a difference? This newly created role, which would suit a Senior Principal Medical Writer who is looking to step up, could be the perfect opportunity.

There is no cap on salary – you will be paid according to your experience and ambition. A flexible and remote working option is also available.

The agency is looking to make this appointment soon with a preferred January / February start date.

The agency

This fast-growing 25-person agency delivers highly effective, insight-driven medical communication and education programmes predominantly for global clients.

The agency’s point of difference is its focus on the creative side of med comms, the ideal candidate will be creative as well as scientific.

As part of this growth, it is seeking a Scientific Director to further strengthen its Scientific Services team.

The role

One of the key criteria will be to establish existing client relationships and build new ones. In addition, you will take ownership of a number of accounts and be responsible for the strategic oversight and ultimate delivery of multiple client projects.

The Scientific Director is also a senior manager, with input into the performance, training, review, workflow and growth of Scientific Services. The role will suit an experienced medical writer with lots of writing experience who is looking for a move into a more senior role overseeing a department.

You will want to contribute significantly to business development in terms of organic growth on your own accounts, new business lead generation and the development and delivery of new business presentations.

Building and consolidating key client and opinion leader relationships will be central to this role. You will also assist in defining the agency’s vision and growth, refining efficient processes and procedures, and maintaining and increasing its fiscal health.


  • A Life Sciences / medical degree is required; further education to MD or PhD level is desirable
  • Five years’ medical writing experience in a med comms agency, ie at least Principal Writer level or equivalent
  • Experience in line management
  • Lead writer skills: breadth of therapy area experience, strategic client counsel

Salary and benefits

  • Full-time position with flexible and remote working option
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Quarterly bonus based on agency and individual performance
  • Training programmes far above industry standard
  • Some international travel

If you are excited about joining a thriving boutique agency, have passion and drive, enjoy delivering beyond expectations and want to be part of a growing team, please send us your CV today.

To be considered for this role, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Whilst every effort is made to contact everyone who applies, due to a high number of applications we are unable to give individual feedback to those who are unsuccessful.

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