Scientific Strategist

Cedar Knolls, NJ

Are you hungry 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 their capabilities as a scientist and a person, tapping into both their scientific thinking and creative core. 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: Develop custom application of data to all projects based on in-depth customer understanding gathered from market research, advisory boards, congress attendance, and desk research  

· Expert explorer 

Interrogate scientific literature deeply and broadly with the ability to “follow the trail,” prioritizing key areas of exploration
and identifying barriers and opportunities

Analyze in-depth clinical and mechanistic competitive comparisons 

Distill scientific audits to 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 category based on currently available

Engaging associate: Foster authentic and effective relationships with client 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: Works with all departments to ensure the most creative and strategic utilization of available data  

Scientific champion: Responsible for continually elevating 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: Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small/large groups, with peers, subordinates, and bosses; is effective both inside and outside the organization 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Adobe  

· Constant curiosity with the passion to explore and create