Scientific Director, Promotional Med Ed Marketing—
This position can be based remotely (working from home) or at our headquarters in Stamford, CT.
About Lockwood: Lockwood collaborates with clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries to identify effective, holistic, science-based strategies to address their objectives through medical communications. Our clients count on us to challenge their assumptions and help them creatively navigate around obstacles. From strategy through execution, we focus on accuracy, transparency, and scientific value to create programs that are evidence-based, clinically relevant, and contribute to the development of our clients’ brands. Over a third of our staff hold advanced scientific or medical degrees, and most work from where they live. Because our flexible structure provides better work-life balance, we attract the best talent, facilitate their best work, and as a result, are more responsive to our clients, wherever and whenever they do business.
Summary: In this role, the Scientific Director is responsible for the planning, development, and oversight of scientific content for an assigned account or accounts across a range of therapeutic areas, addressing different target audiences.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities include working with the Group Scientific Director to provide clients with strategic medical communication recommendations that support the achievement of brand goals, independently leading execution of content development activities, supervising Associate Scientific Directors, and liaising with other in-house or freelance staff to manage writing and other content-related tasks such as conducting background research, data-checking, and reference annotation.
Education: An advanced degree in science is required.
Professional Skills & Experience: Candidates must have 5 or more years of relevant job experience with promotional medical education content such as advisory boards, speaker programs, slide decks, etc. This role requires demonstrated organizational, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to analyze and interpret scientific data, multitask, work independently, and manage projects within tight deadlines with limited direction. Experience with established professional medical editorial processes (eg, AMA style) and ethical guidelines is also required.