Medical Strategy

Medical Strategist

Cedar Knolls, NJ

Are you hungering to help push the boundaries of what’s possible in medicine? Come join our team in translating the latest scientific discoveries into compelling brand strategies, provider education, and patient care. At Fingerpaint, we focus on infusing science into all aspects of a unified brand-building process to drive commercial and medical communication strategies. The medical strategist will need to utilize all of his or her capabilities as a scientist and a person, tapping into both scientific thinking and creativity. Our ideal partner is a deep and dynamic thinker who can read beyond the data to create focused scientific concepts, push past observations to insights, and help guide our teams forward in strategic development. 


  • Strategic partner: Partner across the disciplines of strategy to drive brand building, unbranded initiatives, and communication planning
  • Insight integrator: Create custom applications of data for all projects based on in-depth customer understanding developed through market research, advisory boards, congress attendance, and desk research 
  • Expert explorer:
    • Interrogate scientific literature deeply and broadly, with the ability to follow the trail to prioritize key areas of exploration and identify barriers and opportunities
    • Analyze in depth clinical and mechanistic competitive comparisons
    • Distill scientific audits into focused scientific insights and concepts with translational value for development of commercial and medical strategies
    • Develop current and future landscapes by inferring key future developments within categories based on currently available information
  • Engaging associate: Foster authentic and effective relationships with brand and medical teams, as well as other relevant medical personnel (eg, key opinion leaders, MSLs, etc)
  • Custom creator: Create clinical and scientific content across commercial and medical deliverables
  • Agency collaborator: Work in sync with all departments to ensure the most creative and strategic utilization of available data 
  • Scientific champion: Continually elevate internal understanding of relevant pharmaceuticals, devices, and disease states


  • Relevant degree (PhD, MD, or PharmD preferred)
  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and/or pharmaceutical marketing
  • Experience developing medical communications programs preferred
  • Presentation skills: effective in a variety of formal presentation settings (one-on-one; small/large groups; with peers, subordinates, and bosses) both inside and outside the organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word and Adobe 
  • Constant curiosity with the passion to explore and create