Medical Strategist

Medical Strategy

Saratoga Springs, NY

Are you hungering to help push the boundaries of what’s possible in pharmaceutical agencies when it comes to medical strategy? Do you want to be a part of an integrated team that combines medical, digital, and brand strategy to develop award-winning physician and patient education? 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 their full scientific skill set—tapping into scientific knowledge, critical thinking, and creativity—to build a comprehensive understanding of relevant pharmaceuticals, devices, and disease states. As the scientific expert, your primary responsibility will be to address the daily Medical needs of the brand. You will also evaluate the current competitive landscape to help determine ways to shape brands, including new messaging and explorations of the unmet needs. This role requires extreme attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to retrieve, comprehend, and interpret scientific literature. 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. 


Your responsibilities



  • You will work with internal teams to support the day-to-day medical needs of the brand, including fact-checking and ensuring the scientific accuracy of the content
  • You will identify and read scientific papers and reports, be able to synthesize complex data, and distill it down to easy-to-understand and meaningful communication for internal brand teams and external audiences (clients, HCPs, and patients)
  • You will develop deeply focused, high-science content for HCP audiences as required
  • You will become an expert in the science of the disease and the brand- not only its today, but its yesterday and tomorrow



  • You will be an active participant in internal meetings to ensure that the objective of each piece is met, and advocate for appropriate use or generation of any new assets to meet these objectives
  • You will participate in client meetings to present scientific ideas and POVs that are relevant to the strategic direction of the brand



  • You will function as a regulatory resource for the internal brand team, including having a knowledge of relevant OPDP and FDA guidance 
  • You will be a regular participant in client MLR meetings to discuss and advocate for specific messaging and tactics under review


  • You will develop a deeper understanding of the brand, and identify key data points and scientific components to build a story that accurately supports and drives brand positioning
  • You will proactively challenge strategies and directions not aligned with current medical practice/science; help identify barriers, positioning, and strategies from a medical/scientific perspective 



Your know-how (the “must-haves”)

  • An advanced degree (PhD strongly preferred)
  • A minimum of 1 to 2 years of agency experience in developing promotional material for pharmaceutical marketing
  • Able to work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Experienced in handling the day-to-day Medical requirements of brands
  • Keen eye for detail with the ability to handle multiple projects 
  • Ability to work effectively as a collaborative team member
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills across 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
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Adobe
  • Self-starter with a constant curiosity, and the passion to explore and create