Medical Director

Updated: March 22, 2023
Location: Nationwide, United States
Job ID: 148079

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Are you a storyteller who likes to challenge convention?

Do you like turning the complicated into the accessible—not just to inform, but to surprise and delight? Does the idea of creating a compelling story out of raw data excite you? Where your expertise in high science meets your joy of impactful storytelling? Clear and concise stories that can drive action and change practice. Stories that challenge convention. Does this sound like you? If so, a Medical Director role with Cadent may be exactly what you're looking for.

The Medical Director is a key member of our creative, collaborative, and fun (yes, fun) scientific team. The Medical Director will lead the development of promotional scientific content across a range of traditional and digital formats. As a key point of contact on content-related matters, this critical team member is expected to develop deep scientific knowledge of both the therapeutic category and the compound, with an eye to making sure the work is future ready and accessible to a number of audiences. You are at ease leading client conversations, fostering client relationships, protecting Cadent’s reputation for flawless execution, and embracing the philosophy that we’re “better together” when collaborating with colleagues in all departments and mentoring junior members of the scientific team. The Medical Director supports and drives Cadent’s organic growth through excellent client service and RPI/RFP participation.

Cadent specializes in medical communications that educate effectively and also challenge the status quo. The company excels in translating complex science into compelling stories that deliver value and action. Cadent builds relationships and collaboration between the biopharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals.


(Duties may include, but are not limited to, all or some of the following)

  • Responsible for the development of promotional scientific content, including but not limited to slide decks, videos, podcasts, monographs, etc
    • Serve as the subject matter expert on the therapeutic landscape and compound
    • Conduct and oversee background research (literature search, KOL interviews, etc) necessary to inform tactical goals
    • Develop and articulate a point of view to guide communication strategy and tactical execution
    • Collaborate productively with other functions (creative, digital, editorial, etc) to ensure flawless execution, scientific credibility, and accuracy
    • Prioritize and organize workload; manage multiple overlapping work streams
    • Communicate clearly and articulately when writing and speaking
  • Support client objectives at national or international meetings and advisory boards, including on-site attendance
    • Collaborate with clients to develop clear objectives for feedback or insight gathering
    • Evaluate feedback and insights for impact on clients’ strategy or tactical plans
    • Develop clear, concise, and strategic summaries that crystallize insights and provide recommended action items
    • Mentor a team of biomedical writers and associate medical directors
      • Ensure efficient workflow according to budget and specs
      • Provide constructive and actionable feedback to improve work product and collaboration
  • Build client relationships through strategic partnership and understanding of client goals
    • Provide strategic and tactical recommendations to clients as appropriate

Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree, PhD or PharmD preferred
  • ≥5 years of promotional medical education experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with account teams, other writers, editors, key opinion leaders, and clients
  • Analyze and synthesize complex information from multiple sources
  • Communicate medical/technical information to a wide variety of audiences
  • Work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, team-oriented environment
  • Efficiently prioritize multiple tasks and provide effective direction to others; can quickly evaluate the resources necessary to accomplish a goal and put those into action
  • Manage a team of writers, delegate work to appropriate staff as needed, and ensure project execution
  • Facility with MS Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

At Cadent, our workplace is flexible, family-oriented and places high importance on work-life balance. The engaging and rewarding nature of the work that we do is evident in the enthusiasm employees bring to the office every day. Overall, Cadent has a commitment to integrity, a commitment to client satisfaction and a commitment to employee satisfaction and development.

Cadent is part of Syneos Health Communications, a purpose-built collective of agencies focused on supporting health and biopharmaceutical innovators. We work in scalable, collaborative teams that partner across disciplines and geographies to deliver integrated communications strategies that accelerate brand performance. In today’s fast-changing and complex environment, success lies in making connections: between science, emotion, and technology; between data, design and human insight. We’re able to make those connections because our medical communications, digital, advertising, public relations, data science, research and market access specialists work closely with each other and with healthcare experts, including physicians, pharmacists and advocates. Together, we are the connected healthcare partner tapping rich insights to drive innovation, change behavior and pioneer a new era of accountable marketing.

Syneos Health Communications is powered by Syneos Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry shorten the distance from lab to life.

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Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled) 

As a healthcare company we have an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. Except in those locations where state or local law impacts this vaccination requirement, this position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities unless an exemption can be confirmed based on a medical condition, sincerely-held religious belief, or other reasons recognized by applicable law. Submission and approval of an exemption request does not necessarily guarantee that an accommodation can be provided for any specific job. 


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