Scientific Director

MedThink SciCom

Remote, Remote

Are you a strategic thinker, a natural born leader, and passionate about all aspects of medical communication? The MedThink SciCom team is seeking a Scientific Director to provide scientific direction. You will direct medical communication projects, manage a team of medical writers, support new business, and establish thought leadership in the medical communications environment. Does this sound like you? Contact us today!

 Our Uniqueness and Expectations of Future MedTHINKERS

  • Take Ownership
  • Help Colleagues Do Their Best
  • Infuse Optimism And Fun
  • Nurture Innovation
  • Keep An Open Mind
  • Exceed Expectations
  • Respect Others

 Position Requirements


  • PhD in life sciences or PharmD 


  • ≥7 years professional medical writing experience, with ≥2 years as a scientific director, at a scientific communications agency 

Primary Responsibilities

Demonstrates behavior expected of a professional member of the organization, including but not limited to:

  • Provide scientific direction internally to writing staff and account team and externally to clients and authors
  • Lead strategic planning, including development of scientific platforms and publication plans
  • Responsible for quality control of projects through content review and final sign off
  • Oversee work product of multiple writers and support their professional development
  • Provide writing support for medical communication projects and new business support as needed
  • Work with client services team to manage project-related needs, including writer work flow, scheduling, and prioritizing of tasks
  • Support project scoping and account forecasting
  • Support recruitment, training, mentoring, and management of writers
  • Support Director, Scientific Services in providing leadership, job performance evaluation, and career development to writing staff
  • Establish thought leadership in the medical communications environment (for example conduct best practices workshops at professional society congresses such as ISMPP or MAPS)
  • Willingness to travel (~20%)


Talent and Knack

The candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Able to independently handle wide range of complex projects with multiple timelines
  • Expertise in multiple therapeutic areas
  • Understand marketing strategies and drive development of medical communication plans
  • Strategic thinking with ability to define custom solutions for client challenges and drive organic growth
  • Demonstrable experience with providing scientific direction in publication accounts
  • Demonstrable experience providing content review
  • Excellent work product requiring minimal internal review
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to facilitate client/author interactions and strategic conversations related to project and account asks
  • Excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and reference management software (eg, Endnote, Reference Manager)